GMC Ranks Third Place in APEAL Study

You know that feeling you get when you buy something you really love? You definitely want to get that feeling the next time you buy a new car or truck. One way you can help increase the odds of that happening is by checking the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout, or APEAL, Study. This study polls new car owners to determine how they feel about many aspects of their purchase.

Owners were asked rate their emotional attachment and excitement about their vehicles across more than 40 areas. These included a sense of comfort in the driver’s seat, the feeling they get when they press on the accelerator, fuel consumption, and even how safe they feel while driving.

In the 2020 study, the GMC brand came in third place among mass-market brands. It has a score of 857, compared to the mass market average of 838. In addition, the GMC Sierra HD pickup came in first place in its segment.

The Sierra HD has been completely redesigned for 2020, which helps add to its appeal. It boasts a range of best-in-class features including HD cargo bed volume and Crew Cab front head and leg room. You can also tow confidently with a maximum tow rating of up to 35,500 pounds.

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Why Tailgating in the GMC Sierra Is Better with the MultiPro Tailgate

A pickup truck is defined by the bed, which unlocks a world of options and capabilities not offered by other vehicles. The GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate is designed to play as hard as it works. If you’re looking to get friends together and tailgate before a big game or a community event such as Independence Day fireworks, these features will help you get the most out of your GMC Sierra.

Primary Gate

The primary gate is easy to open thanks to a release button on the tailgate, an instrument panel button, or a button on your key fob. These opening options make it possible for you to get what you want from the bed with ease.

Easy Access

Lower the MultiPro inner gate while the primary gate is lowered to make for closer and easier access to the bed. If you’re trying to unload a bulkier object, reaching for boxes further back, or having trouble getting a step into the bed, the GMC Sierra is designed to make it all easier.

Full-Width Step

A 48-inch step rated for 375 pounds assists entry to the bed. An available hand grab can be locked in place from the bed wall to make ascent and descent even safer.

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Tips to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

A clean car not only looks great, but it can actually have a longer life than one that’s neglected when it comes to cleanliness. Road debris like salt and grit can wreak havoc on your paint job, while a dirty interior can decrease your car’s resale value. Here are some tips to keep your car clean and organized and maintain its value.

Portable trash can. Trash in your car is inevitable, especially if you have kids or pets. With a portable trash can, you can throw away wrappers, receipts, and other junk on the road and empty it when you get home.

Dash duster. Your dash gets dusty easily, and if it’s black or grey it’s especially noticeable. Keep a microfiber duster in your door pocket or glove compartment to wipe away dust as soon as it settles.

Headrest hooks. You might keep you bags or purses on the passenger seat if you’re driving alone, but a sudden stop can send your belongings flying. Instead, buy a couple of headrest hooks and hang your bag on the seat next to you — or even behind you.

Wax. Your car’s exterior needs frequent washing to get rid of everyday dirt. Finishing up with a coat of wax will help protect your paint from fading and oxidation (i.e. rust). Try to apply wax once a month to keep your car exterior protected year-round.

When it comes time to trade in your car at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC, you’ll be glad you kept it in good condition.