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Whether it’s a chance to meet the people who help create and build professional-grade trucks and SUVs, keeping tabs on the latest news and vehicle introductions, or learning more on how to leverage the features and advanced technologies available on a vehicle, you’ll find it here on GMC Life.


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You expect a lot of your GMC, and it should always be ready to deliver. When it’s time for service, go Professional Grade with the meticulous skill, advanced diagnostics, and connected technology of Authentic Expertise – only from GMC Certified Service.

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Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to start making your seasonal maintenance list. Lucky for you, we’ve already got one prepared so you’re GMC won’t get left in the dust.

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The purpose-built CarbonPro bed is the first application of its kind for carbon fiber composite and delivers best-in-class dent, scratch and corrosion resistance.

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When it comes to delivering professional-quality work for her clients, design expert Allison Fannin leverages the strengths of both the 2018 Sierra Denali and the 2019 Yukon Graphite Performance Edition to ensure she delivers Professional Grade results.

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Learn more about the different kinds of tires you can get for your vehicle, and how to find your local Certified Service Center.

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For 2020, The GMC Acadia midsize SUV receives an extensive update inside and out, featuring distinctive styling, premium appointments, advanced technologies, and updated powertrain offerings.

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While there’s much to love about the beginning of a new year, driving - especially in inclement weather - doesn’t always make the list. But a little know-how can help keep you from feeling totally snowed as you wait on spring.

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The 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty brings the clever thinking, bold design, and attention to detail expected of a modern GMC to the heavy duty pickup segment – all while providing incredible performance, enhanced trailering capabilities, and a unique, refined, yet distinctly heavy duty personality.

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Confidence and control are as important as strength when towing a trailer. That’s why GMC engineers took a holistic approach to improving trailering with the Next Generation 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty. In addition to bolstering Sierra Heavy Duty’s physical strength and towing capacities, they paid equal attention to other systems designed to aid the driver when pulling a trailer.

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The Next Generation GMC Sierra’s available MultiPro Tailgate is an incredibly versatile tool. Essentially two tailgates in one, it can be positioned in several ways, allowing it to serve as everything to a step to a load stop, and everything in between.

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In my daily schedule, the constant moving of furniture, tools, and fabric samples – along with shuttling our kids and their belongings – proves to be a never-ending challenge. Lately, my family’s vehicles feel as if they’re bursting at the seams!  I recently tested a 2019 Yukon Graphite Performance Edition to see if it could handle everything on my to-do list.

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Performance is a key element to every Sierra AT4, and the Sierra AT4 Off-Road Performance Package takes the AT4’s abilities a step further.

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Looking to surprise a friend or family member with a thoughtful gift this holiday season for their GMC pickup truck? Consider one of these five useful stocking stuffers.

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Skis or Snowboard? Whichever you prefer for carving through fresh snow, chances are you’re looking at the arrival of colder temperatures at the end of this year with anticipation. We don’t blame you – if you work like a pro, you deserve to vacation like one as well, especially when it comes to hitting the ski slopes and unwinding.

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If you’re heading out on the road this holiday season with your GMC, it’s extremely important to take a quick look at your vehicle’s tires – both tire condition and tire pressures play an important role in your journey.

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Looking for a vehicle that can handle any task you ask of it, whether it’s tackling chores outdoors, trailering a boat to your weekend getaway at the lake, or carrying the whole family in refined comfort? Look no further than the 2018 GMC Sierra.

At GMC, our teams of engineers worked hard to design, develop, and refine the Sierra from head to tail, allowing them to not only create a vehicle that’s as dependable and well-rounded as you are, but also set a standard for what a true Professional Grade pickup truck can be. Here are five reasons Sierra should be a leading choice for your next full-size pickup.

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Whether you’re looking for advanced connectivity, enhanced media entertainment, smartphone integration, or simply to listen to the radio, your GMC Infotainment System can deliver the information or multimedia you’re looking for.

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Whether it’s a matter of staying cool in the heat of summer, or toasty warm during the arctic chill of winter, a climatically-controlled interior is essential to staying comfortable in your vehicle. Fortunately, your GMC is equipped with a climate control system that allows you to do just that.

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Owners with 2017 or newer GMC vehicles can now order and pay for coffee from the dash, purchase fuel without leaving the vehicle or swiping a credit card, make dinner reservations on-the go, book a hotel, and more – all from the comfort of their vehicle.

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Ready for autumn? Now’s the perfect time to ensure your vehicle’s routine maintenance is completed by the Certified Service experts at your GMC dealership.

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With bold styling, premium interior appointments, and strong powertrain, the GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali full-size SUVs are undoubtedly professional-grade full-size SUVs – but thanks to smart design, advanced technologies, and versatile functionality, they’re also incredibly adept at transporting your family. Whether you’re traveling across town on a school run, or across country for a family road trip, Yukon’s family-focused features will undoubtedly make it a hit.

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When you drive your GMC, you should expect nothing less than Professional Grade. You live to a higher standard, so why risk taking your GMC anywhere but to the experts who know it better than anyone?

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OnStar Crisis Assist services gives GMC owners with active OnStar service a means to facilitate emergency assistance and other resources in the event of adverse weather or other emergency situations.

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The new myGMC Skill for Alexa allows you to remotely connect to your GMC truck or SUV using only your voice, and remotely start or stop your vehicle’s engine, or remotely lock or unlock your vehicle’s doors.

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If your GMC truck or SUV is equipped with available memory seat functionality, you can quickly recall your favorite driver’s seat position – and, if equipped, power mirror settings and power tilt/telescoping steering column settings.

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Brakes play a crucial role in your GMC’s performance, especially when it comes to control. Over time and use, brake components will wear and require servicing. Learn more about what symptoms may signal your vehicle is due for brake maintenance at a GMC Certified Service location.

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My son – who recently earned his learner’s permit – practiced some driving skills under my supervision in our 2018 Sierra Denali. Hoping he remembered everything from his driver’s education class – and everything I repeated to him on a near-daily basis – we set off to a large, near-empty parking lot nearby to practice basic skills and perfect his parking. Thanks to a number of safety features available on the Sierra Denali, my level of anxiety decreased.

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My GMC Rewards aims to further increase the satisfaction in owning a GMC.  We’ve designed the program to reward GMC owners as they utilize services that help you use and enjoy a GMC vehicle to its fullest potential. Taking your vehicle in for routine paid maintenance or planning on adding a data pass for the in-car 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, for instance? Both instances – and many others – are eligible for earning points within My GMC Rewards.

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No two roads or situations are exactly alike. That’s where the 2019 GMC Sierra’s new Traction Select system, which is standard on all 2019 Sierras, comes into play. With a quick twist of the wrist, drivers can quickly optimize their truck for the situation at hand.

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The GMC Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs are already renowned for premium appointments, handsome design, and formidable strength, but the new 2019 Yukon Graphite and Graphite Performance editions, which go on sale in late summer 2018, infuse a bold new appearance and attitude into the Yukon lineup.

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Expecting your latest purchases from Amazon to arrive any day now, but don’t want your parcels delivered to your front porch while you’re away from home? If you’re a GMC owner, you may have a new, unique, convenient, and secure delivery option at your disposal: Amazon Key In-Car Delivery.

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Summer is road trip season. Make sure your GMC truck or SUV is ready with these helpful tips. Prep your ride, then hit the road.

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Read about the ease and efficiency with which DIY expert Allison Fannin was able to go about accomplishing her full and taxing schedule thanks to the versatility and connectivity found in the GMC Terrain SLT SUV.

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Striking design. Smart capability. Strong performance. The same qualities you value in your professional-grade active gear are exactly what set the Next Generation 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation apart from other full-size pickup trucks.

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Decades ago, headlamps and tail lamps were usually simple, fixed forms that vehicle shapes had to be designed around. Today, they’re an integral part of the initial design process for a GMC truck or SUV, and play a significant role in shaping the distinctive and refined appearance expected of a GMC.

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Your GMC’s engine needs to breathe clean air in order to deliver optimized performance for the road ahead. Learn why maintaining your vehicle’s air filter is crucial to ensuring your GMC continues to deliver professional grade performance.

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Proper tire pressures are a key element in ensuring your vehicle operates and handles properly. Learn how your GMC’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can keep you informed of tire pressures and alert you when maintenance may be needed.

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Austin, you know it better than any other city in Texas. To truly take in the finer things in life, you need to take it all in firsthand.
The same goes for GMC’s range of professional grade pickup trucks and SUVs. The best way to truly see how our vehicles are designed, engineered, and built to a higher standard, is to experience them in person at the 2018 Austin Auto Show.

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Marking the introduction of GMC’s new AT4 sub-brand, the Sierra AT4 is purpose-built to deliver unique style, advanced technologies, and off-road capability, making it a premium-grade full-size pickup that’s perfectly at home on the open road or off the beaten path.   

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Adding the right, coordinated elements to any well-tailored ensemble can improve upon even an already striking appearance. That especially holds true in the world of automotive design – and it’s certainly true with the new GMC Terrain and Acadia Black Editions, which arrive at GMC dealers nationwide in Summer 2018.

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All-new from grille to gate, the Next Generation Sierra full-size pickup will offer unprecedented levels of presence, purpose, and power – all traits best exemplified by the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali.

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Discover how the Next Generation 2019 Sierra light-duty truck offers a suite of new features and technologies designed to take the guesswork  out of trailering, like the new ProGrade Trailering System and the new Trailering App.

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The research process can be intimidating for many shoppers looking to purchase a new truck, crossover, or SUV. Allison Fannin breaks down her experience researching and purchasing a new GMC Sierra pickup truck and the ease with which she was able to access all the information she needed.

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With the right blend of smart capability, convenience, and connectivity, the Sierra 1500 can make a great vehicle for a trip, be it for a day, a weekend getaway, or something longer. Learn how you can leverage Sierra 1500’s refined capability for your next day trip in this interactive video.

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When it comes to managing your busy life, versatility is key. Fortunately, the GMC Acadia is a very flexible SUV. With seating for up to seven passengers and an adaptable cargo area, Acadia delivers the capacity you need, along with the style and refinement you expect of a GMC.

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The GMC Acadia All Terrain can help you stray from the beaten path while remaining confident and connected. Learn more about how this family-friendly SUV provides premium amenities and professional-grade capability that can deliver both on- and off-road.

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The food; the people; the perfect weather; it’s hard not to look forward to tailgating every season. Allison Fannin shares how her family’s GMC Sierra Denali has transformed her tailgating experiences, thanks to its comfort, convenience, and connectivity.

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With massive conceptual off-road tracks, the Sierra Denali All Mountain concept is ready for any sort of terrain – including the slopes at Vail.

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DESIGN

GMC ALL TERRAIN: CAPABILITY MEETS CONTEMPORARY STYLE

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From Acadia to Sierra HD, the unique line of GMC All Terrain trucks and SUVs combine a unique, athletic look and feel with capability to match.

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SUVS

INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2018 GMC TERRAIN

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With stunning design and a premium interior, along with efficient powertrains and cutting-edge technology, the reinvented 2018 GMC Terrain sets a new standard for the premium small SUV segment- and for GMC itself.

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TECHNOLOGY

CONNECT TO YOUR GMC’S BUILT-IN 4G WI-FI HOTSPOT

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A 4G connection and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot is available on most GMC trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and vans. Staying connected while on the go is as easy as this simple walkthrough shows.

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  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • Canyon’s 7700-lb rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Crew Cab DRW equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel and fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch (late availability). Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • Available. Requires 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine.

  • Terrain's 3,500-lb rating requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Yukon’s 8,500-lb rating requires short wheelbase 2wd with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and HD Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 9,006-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires  the available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package.  Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual.  The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 9,600-lb rating requires a 2500 or 3500 Regular wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

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