The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will make trailering even better thanks to the addition of Super Cruise technology. The latest version of Super Cruise will introduce the ability to trailer while driving hands-free. As the industry’s first hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise contributes to the exceptional trailering capabilities of the GMC Sierra.
With the use of real-time camera, sensors, and GPS, as well as precision LiDAR map data, the Super Cruise driver assistance system is available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the United States and Canada. When Super Cruise is in operation, a small camera on top of the steering column works with infrared lights to locate where you are looking. If the system senses you have turned your gaze away from the road for too long, it will activate the steering wheel light bar to prompt your attention back to the road.
The addition of Super Cruise makes the 2022 GMC Sierra even stronger and more capable when towing and trailering. It also improves driver confidence when connecting to a trailer, ensuring you can hit the road knowing that the 2022 GMC Sierra has the latest technology to make the trailering process better.
Super Cruise technology is one of the things that gets us excited about the future of cars. Learn more about the GMC Sierra, Super Cruise, and other cool automotive tech at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.
Your Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck can handle a lot of tough work. While you’re putting your vehicle to the test, it’s also important that you’re operating it properly and carefully. That’s especially true when you’re trailering, which can be dangerous and damaging if done incorrectly. To make sure you’re using your truck correctly around Ruston, Louisiana, here are three must-know towing safety tips.
Inspect your trailer’s condition
Do you give your trailer the same attentiveness that you give your pickup truck? When’s the last time you looked for signs of rust underneath or checked the tires’ tread depth? Every time you plan to hitch up your trailer, RV, or camper, you need to perform rigorous pre- and post-travel inspections. Look for any unusual or alarming signs, and have those fixed before hitting the road.
Know your truck’s limits
Your truck can only handle so much strain, so it’s important you don’t push it past its limits and permanently damage it. Check the vehicle’s owner’s manual or door jamb info plaque for that information. You can also calculate that number by subtracting the truck’s curb weight from the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating.
Watch your surroundings
Having a trailer in tow essentially doubles or sometimes even triples the length of your vehicle, so you have to be extra attentive to what’s in your vicinity. Always use your mirrors and make sure you leave plenty of space when changing lanes or turning.
New GM models have tools that can help you better monitor your surroundings, such as the best-in-class camera technology on the Chevrolet Silverado, using 8 available cameras that give you up to 15 unique views.
If you want a new or used truck that’s great for towing around Ruston, Louisiana, we invite you to stop by Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC.
If you use your pickup truck for tough jobs around Ruston, Louisiana, it’s vital that it can drive just as capable off-road as it does on paved roads. Not all pickup trucks can fulfill that need, but the GMC Canyon AT4, especially now that it offers more off-road enhancements than ever before.
New this year for the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 is a special edition with exclusive enhancements for traversing mud, creeks, fields, and gravel. The new Off-Road Performance Edition of the latest Canyon is a must-have for hard workers in Lincoln Parish. Here’s a look at what this package provides.
The Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition is augmented from the ground up, starting with the 31-inch DuraTrac® tires connected to the 4WD system. Also underneath this Canyon are durable aluminum skid plates, bolstered rocker panels, and a sizable transfer case shield. Now you don’t have to worry about logs or rocks damaging the underside when you’re climbing rock-strewn hills.
In addition to being tough in its build, the Canyon AT4 off-road version is tough in its performance, too. Thanks to a suspension enhancement, the midsize pickup truck boasts an approach angle of about 30 degrees. Plus, the Advanced Hill Descent Control System and 3.6-liter V6 prepare you to conquer challenging terrain.
If you’re interested in purchasing the off-road-ready 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, contact us at Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC. We’ll walk you through the ordering process so you can be on the road — or off it — right away.
The past year has been a tough one for Ruston, Louisiana, but our community has remained strong and connected through this challenging time. Now that 2021 is almost here, it’s time to commit to making it a better year than 2020 was, both for yourself and for your car.
Start 2021 off right by making these New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle so it has a healthy, happy year too!
Schedule seasonal oil changes
Engine oil flushes and filter changes are vital for your vehicle’s health. This year, start scheduling oil changes every season as part of your car’s regular maintenance schedule. Don’t delay those oil changes for longer than the Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC technicians recommend.
Monitor and rotate the tires
It’s easy to neglect your car’s tires until a flat or puncture occurs. You can prevent those dangerous situations by checking the tread depth and air pressure every week. If either look low, bring your car in for service.
And when you’re having the engine oil changed, get the tires rotated too. That will also help slow their deterioration.
Never drive with depleted fluids
Your car has many fluids it uses to operate properly, and all those liquids should be filled up to their “fill” lines. This includes the wiper fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and power steering fluid. Look under the hood every month and refill them as needed.
It’s important that you follow a regular maintenance schedule for your car every year. That’s the best way to ensure your vehicle operates properly for years to come. Performing these three tasks is the best way to jump-start that maintenance, so contact Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC to schedule your first auto checkup of 2021.
Chevrolet has been developing and releasing an array of new technologies in recent years that make your drives safer and easier. A highlight of these innovative offerings is Chevy Safety Assist. If you don’t know what this product is, we’re happy to explain.
Chevrolet Safety Assist is actually a bundle of multiple features sold together. This package combines the six most essential driving tools that today’s drivers should have. These systems ensure you’re fully aware of your surroundings on the road and have the ability to brake and swerve to avoid accidents.
These are the driver-assist technology features included in Chevy Safety Assist:
- Forward Collision Alert: Will sound an alarm if your vehicle is approaching a car ahead of you too quickly and a collision may occur.
- Automatic Emergency Braking: Works with Forward Collision Alert to apply the brakes if you’re not slowing down to avoid a front-end collision.
- Front Pedestrian Braking: Monitors for people walking in front of your car and will apply the brakes so ensure you don’t hit them.
- Following Distance Indicator: Will let you know if you’re tailing the car in front of you too closely and don’t have enough space if they brake suddenly.
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: Monitors your car’s position in the lane and alerts you if you drift over the line.
- Intellibeam® Auto High Beam Assist: Helps you see better in the dark by activating the high-beam headlamps when needed, yet dimming them when an oncoming vehicle approaches.
Until now, Chevrolet had released these safety technologies as components of the Driver’s Confidence Packages I & II. Going forward, these vital tools will be more widely available through Chevy Safety Assist, especially come the 2023 model year.
You’ll find Chevy Safety Assist included as standard on the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Trailblazer, and it will soon be available on other family SUVs and sedans in Ruston, Louisiana. To test Chevy Safety Assist for yourself, come to Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC.