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GMC LIFE- HOW TO

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR GMC

A GMC is more than just a truck or SUV: it’s a professional-grade tool. Whether you’re carrying cargo, towing a trailer, or personalizing settings to your precise preferences, we’re here to help you learn how to fully leverage the capabilities of your GMC.


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PREPARE FOR YOUR SUMMER ROAD TRIP

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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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ENGINE AIR FILTERS: IT'S ALL ABOUT PERFORMANCE

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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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KNOW WHEN YOUR TIRE PRESSURE IS LOW

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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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TOP TIPS FOR TRAILERING AND LAUNCHING YOUR BOAT

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Heading to the water this summer? Here are some useful pointers for trailering and launching watercraft, along with ways GMC trucks and SUVs can make trailering easier.

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SPRING CLEANING: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GMC

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Spring may mean it’s time to clean out the attic or garage, but it’s also a prime time to clean and care for your vehicle. Consider these six steps to ensure your GMC is in peak condition for the months to come.

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HOW TO PAIR YOUR BLUETOOTH DEVICE WITH GMC INTELLILINK

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Want to use your smartphone to place hands-free calls or streaming music inside your new GMC? Bluetooth makes it possible—and here’s how you can connect your phone.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR GMC FOR SAFE TRAILERING

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This summer, make sure your GMC is ready to pull it’s weight — and more.

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KNOW WHEN YOUR WIPER BLADES NEED REPLACEMENT

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To drive with confidence, windshield wipers are a critical part of your GMC.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT AXLE RATIOS FOR YOUR TRUCK

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Ordering the right axle ratio can further help tailor a new GMC truck or SUV to your particular needs.

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HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN LEASING AND FINANCING A NEW VEHICLE

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Leasing and financing can help break the purchase price of a new vehicle into monthly payments, but there are some distinct differences to consider when deciding between the two.

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HOW TO READ A VEHICLE’S WINDOW STICKER

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More than a price tag, a window sticker can provide these seven pieces of information that can prove useful when shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV.

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HOW (AND WHEN) TO USE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

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Four-wheel drive can be a valuable asset when roads turn slippery— but only when you know how to properly utilize it.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR TOW RATING

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Knowing your vehicle’s abilities allows you to properly pack and prepare for a safe towing trip.

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GVWR: HOW TO KNOW YOUR VEHICLE’S STRENGTH

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Carrying passengers or cargo? Knowing your gross vehicle weight rating helps ensure you don’t overload your vehicle.

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HOW TO SAFELY TRAILER YOUR BOAT

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Choosing a tow vehicle that can safely handle your boat or watercraft makes all the difference.

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PRO GRADE PROTECTION: SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE MADE EASY

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Want to ensure your GMC remains in its best shape? It’s easy – take advantage of your GMC’s Pro Grade Protection in order to perform scheduled maintenance.

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PROFESSIONAL GRADE BRAKE MAINTENANCE

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Brakes in good shape? Even if you’re not hauling a few hundred pounds in the back of your GMC, your brakes’ condition and performance are critical to safe, confident driving at all times.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT 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.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 6.0L V8 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 Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 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 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.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. 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.