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

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

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

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

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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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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Crew Cab with available 6.2L V-8 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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