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2017 GMC Sierra | Kelly Buick GMC | Emmaus, PA

 

After a refresh last year, the GMC Sierra rolls in pretty much unchanged for the 2017 lineup year. But, it continues to be the same trusty and widely competent pickup that has kept it a popular choice for several years. If you're on the fence about buying a pickup truck, here are some of the top reasons that investing in a truck like the 2017 GMC Sierra is a great decision.

 

Comfort

While trucks are known first and foremost for their useful qualities (towing, hauling, etc.), comfort is right up there on the must-have list. The 2017 GMC Sierra is one pickup that excels in this area. Seats are soft, but accommodate a range of body shapes, making them great for long journeys. Road, wind and engine noise is also non-existent, which further helps boost the level of comfort for passengers.

 

Versatility

Many think of rucks as having great exterior space with their handy cargo beds, but believe their interiors must be small and cramped. But this is definitely not the case – at least not for the 2017 Sierra. The Sierra features small item storage with door pockets and a center console that both offer generous space. There is also good cargo space available inside the Sierra's cabin. One key feature is the rear seat bottoms that easily fold up, revealing a flat load floor. Not only does this open up more cargo space, but it also makes loading and unloading cargo much easier.

 

Power and Towing

Let's be honest, no one likes a wimpy truck. Instead, we like them to provide adequate power and towing for the things we need to accomplish. For a truck that is impressive in both of these areas, check out the 2017 GMC Sierra.

When equipped with the optional 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower, the Sierra is one of the fastest full-size pickups in the segment. Along with good power, the Sierra offers stand-out tow rates. When properly equipped, the Sierra has a maximum tow rate of 9,200 pounds. But, when fitted with the 3.42 axle ratio that comes with the Max Trailering Package, the Sierra's maximum tow rate explodes to 11,800 pounds.

 

Options in Trims and More

When buying a truck, it comes with a lot of options, like trim levels, body styles and bed configurations. Four trim levels make up the 2017 lineup of the Sierra: the base, SLE, SLT and Denali.

The base Sierra comes with the bare necessities which makes it the perfect choice for anyone simply looking for a work truck. With the standard 4.3-liter V6 that creates 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque or the optional 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, this trim conquers whatever job you throw at it.

The Sierra's SLT trim is definitely worth a look if you want upscale content, like heated mirrors and heated leather seats. But the most luxury – and rugged gear – can be found in the top-level Denali trim that includes all features available on lower trim levels, plus more, like 20-inch wheels, unique interior elements, and exclusive Magnetic Ride Control dampers.

So what kind of cab and bed configurations does the Sierra offer?

  • Cab styles: regular, double and crew
  • Bed lengths: 5.8-ft., 6.5-ft. And 8-ft.

Like what you've learned so far about GMC's 2017 Sierra? Learn even more great perks to this pickup truck when you drop by our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged 2017 GMC Sierra, 2017 Sierra, GMC Sierra, GMC, GMC vehicles, GMC cars and trucks, GMC trucks, trucks of 2017, powerful trucks, pickup trucks, Sierra trucks, on 01/07/2017 at 1:40 PM

2017 Buick LaCrosse - Kelly Buick GMC - Emmaus, PA

 

There are a number of reasons to grab the Buick LaCrosse – especially the fully-redesigned 2017 edition. It's comfortable and composed on all roads, the interior is quiet and luxurious, and it delivers good fuel economy. Not only that, but for 2017, the LaCrosse boasts a higher-quality interior, larger trunk, significantly-improved ride and handling, and new features. If you get a new car, like the 2017 LaCrosse, you don't really have to worry about dealing with any major problems or repairs. However, as time goes on, your car will only stay in good shape as long as you stay on top of required maintenance needs. Compared to other automotive issues, electrical problems don't happen quite as often in new cars. And, while this is a good thing, the bad news is that they can still occur. So how do you know when your car is having electrical trouble? You learn the warning signs. To boost your knowledge on this matter, continue reading.

 

Car Won't Start

A sure-fire sign that your car is suffering from electrical problems is that it won't start. A car that won't start could be due to problems with the battery, alternator or starter. If you start your car and the lights don't work, this means your battery is dead. If the alternator is to blame, your car won't start and your lights won't work. If you turn the key and hear a clicking noise, the trouble lies in the starter. To diagnose and repair these issues, a trip to the auto shop is required.

 

Leaking or Visibly Damaged Battery

A good maintenance tip to regularly follow is to inspect your car's battery for any signs of corrosion stains or buildup around the terminals. If you notice either of these things, your battery may be leaking or nearing the end of its life. Be sure not to touch any corrosive contents leaking from the battery; it will damage bare skin.

 

Lights Dim While Driving

So your headlights and dashboard lights appear to be working, but start to dim when you are driving at low speeds or your car is idling, it could be due to problems with the battery, alternator or voltage regulator. If your battery is to blame for dimming lights, it could mean it is having trouble charging. If the battery is not the culprit, you may need to have your alternator or regulator inspected for potential problems.


Brake Lights Don't Work

Light bulbs don't last forever, so it's common for your brake lights, etc. to burn out every now and then. But, if both of your brake lights go out and still don't work after replacing the bulbs, then an electrical issue may be to blame.

For more information on the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, and for all your automotive needs, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.

 



This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged 2017 Buick LaCrosse, 2017 LaCrosse, 2017 Buick vehicles, Buick vehicles, new Buicks, new sedans, Buick sedans, 2017 sedans, buick dealer, buick models on 01/06/2017 at 4:59 PM

2017 Buick Enclave - Kelly Buick GMC - Emmaus, PA

 

Winter is upon us, which means months of short days, cold air and time spent by the fire. For many, especially those in the northeast and other harsh winter climates, winter means lots of ice and snow – both very dangerous conditions when driving. If you haven't already, it is time to make sure you and your vehicle are well prepared for the snowy months ahead. To learn how to winterize your 2017 Buick Enclave, follow the simple steps below.

Install Snow Tires

All-season tires can provide safe performance in all weather conditions. But did you know, winter – or “snow” tires – offer up to 50% more winter traction than all-season tires. This being said, before the first snow flake even lands on your tongue, it's a good idea to install winter tires on your Buick Enclave to ensure safety winter driving. Winter tires are designed specifically to improve performance and traction in snow and ice, as well as on cold, dry pavement. Winter roads can make it harder for your vehicle to brake efficiently. This is where winter tires come in very beneficial, providing more efficient braking in heavy snow and ice. They are able to do this because they are built with deeper treads that are made to “bite” into snow in order to provide better ground traction. They are also able to clear their treads of snow as they roll, which allows for a more consistent grip with the road.

Change Oil

Just as cold weather can feel hard on your body, it is also hard on your vehicle. This is especially so at start-up. To minimize winter hardships on your Enclave's engine, it's important to use the correct motor oil. Using the wrong motor oil can leave your vehicle's engine poorly protected. For example, in colder climates, oil is likely to thicken – a problem that leads to a lack of vital engine lubrication. To avoid cold-weather engine trouble, be sure to change your oil regularly. This means on time and at proper intervals. Also, be sure to use motor oil with the correct viscosity rating to reflect the colder conditions of winter. To find out the proper oil your vehicle requires for harsh, winter months, check your owner's manual or ask a professional.

Ensure Visibility

Poor visibility conditions are a dangerous mix. This is why it is so important to check and change your vehicle's wipers before they begin to scrape, scratch and smudge your windshield. Investing in winter-specific wiper blades is an inexpensive way to keep visibility high during any winter storm. Also, be sure to supply your wipers with an adequate supply of washer fluid so you don't run the risk of running out when you need it most.

Another important winter tip to keep visibility high is to check your front and rear defrosters to ensure they are in working oder and will help provide a clear view of the road at all times.

Check Antifreeze Level

Antifreeze does exactly as its name suggests, which is stop a freeze. This crucial liquid is an essential part of proper protection for your vehicle during harsh winter months. Found inside your vehicle's radiator, antifreeze is made of a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. To ensure your vehicle has the correct amount and mixture of antifreeze, you can either purchase an inexpensive antifreeze tester or ask a professional mechanic for help. It is also a good idea to service your vehicle with regular radiator fluid flushes.

For more information on the 2017 Buick Enclave and other tips to winterize your vehicle, just ask us at Kelly Buick GMC in Emmaus, PA.

 

 


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged Buick Enclave, 2017 Buick, 2017 Enclave, Buick Dealer, Winter Driving, Winterizing Vehicles on 12/02/2016 at 9:53 PM

2016 Buick LaCrosse - Kelly Buick GMC - Emmaus, PA

You've just driven your all-new 2016 Buick LaCrosse up to the gas station, pick a pump, pay and fill up. Then what? If you're like most, you probably read the credit card advertisements hanging at the pump, check your cell phone or even simply zone out until the gas nozzle clicks off signifying your tank is full. But have you ever considered using these few minutes to give your car a quick check-up? If not, you should because taking a few minutes to give your car a quick once-over with help keep it in good shape. The next time you take a pitstop at the gas station, take the time to perform the following tasks.

 

Clean Windshield

Windshields get dirty – easily, often and for many reasons. Dirt, dust, mud, bugs, even poorly working wiper blades can all make it hard to see out of your windshield. It may not seem like the end of the world, but not being able to see well out of your windshield is a serious safety hazard. So clean it regularly. Cleaning your windshield is a simple maintenance task to perform while stopped at the gas station. The windshield cleaning fluid and squeegee is right within arms reach after all, so make a point to grab it and give your windshield the cleaning it deserves.

For the best wash, first use the spongy part of the squeegee to soak your entire windshield with cleaning fluid. Then, pull the squeegee tightly along your windshield from the middle to the sides. Finish off any remaining streaks by pulling the squeegee from top to bottom. Another good thing to do with the squeegee and cleaning fluid is to clean your headlights, so go ahead and give them a good squeegeeing too.

 

Check Tire Pressure

No matter how important our tires are, we are all guilty of spending much more time ignoring them than providing them with the attention they need. Maintaining the proper tire pressure is one way of keeping your tires in good condition and can even save you some money. Properly filled tires are also more likely to keep you out of harms way when on the road than those that are not. Tires without the proper inflation – whether over-inflated or under-inflated – do not handle or stop as well as tires that have the correct pressure. They also increase the risk of a blowout.

You may not know it, but tire pressure constantly changes. As your tires log miles, their temperature fluctuates. This is why it's so important to check your tires – yes, all four! – regularly. A good schedule to follow is to check them every – or every other – fill-up.

Checking tire pressure may seem difficult, but it is actually one of the easiest, do-it-yourself automotive maintenance tasks there is. Here's how:

  • For the most accurate pressure reading, always check your tires when they are “cold” (as in before you drive them). If your gas station is just a mile or two down the road from your house, your tires are still considered “cold”. But if your tires have been driven for awhile, it's best to let them rest for a few hours before checking their pressure.

  • Find out the tire pressure recommended for your car. The simplest way to find this out is by checking your owner's manual or the panel inside the driver's side door. Regardless of the brand of tire your car is equipped with, always fill your tires to the recommended tire pressure level – not to the max PSI found on the tire sidewall. This number indicates the maximum pressure your tires need in order to carry its heaviest load, not your tire's ideal PSI.

  • Using a tire pressure gauge, check tire pressure. If too low, add more air to these specific tires.

 

For more information on the 2016 Buick LaCrosse or other automotive tips and tricks, visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged 2016 Buick LaCrosse, 2016 Buicks, 2016 sedans, 2016 cars, Buick, Buick LaCrosse, Buick sedans, windshield wipers, maintain your car, vehicle maintenance, tire pressure, tires, on 10/15/2016 at 3:35 PM

GMC Terrain

Ask anyone and they will most likely tell you they are a good driver. But, we all know that's not always a true statement. Driving is not the cakewalk it often appears. Sure, anyone can make a car move by pressing the gas pedal, but this doesn't make them a good – or safe – driver. A good driver is steady, cautious and perseverant. A good driver also has complete control over their vehicle at all times. To be a good driver in your GMC Terrain continue reading to learn the top good driving habits verses the top bad driving habits to keep in mind when behind the wheel.

Good Driving Habits

Regulating Speed. Speeding is easy to do. In fact, it's too easy. With busy schedules, distractions, and more, who doesn't want to spend less time in the car? However, speeding increases the chance of getting a ticket and is also very dangerous, acting as 70% of accidents on the road. To keep complete control of your vehicle, it is imperative to follow the speed limit, whether on city streets, fast highways or country roads.

Avoiding Use of Phone and Other Distractions

Did you know, using a cell phone when behind the wheel lowers your reaction time by at least 20%? This gives you an idea of just how distracting – and dangerous – electronics can be when used while driving. But cell phones aren't the only danger to on-road safety. Eating, applying makeup, loud music, and even talking with fellow drivers and passengers are all driving distractions. It's vital to eliminate all use of gadgets and distractions in order to ensure safety on the road.

Wearing Seat Belts

Everyone knows the importance of seat belts, which makes wearing them one of the most important – and obvious – good driving habits there is. Seat belts are so important because they prevent all occupants inside of a car from being flung around inside a crashing vehicle; they also prohibit them from being thrown from a vehicle. Whether driving hundreds of miles, or just down the street, seat belts should be worn every time you're in a car. No excuses.

Bad Driving Habits

Failure to Use Signals

Can you guess what one of the most hated driving habits is? If you said, “failure to use signals”, you are correct! Not only is it one of the most hated driving habits, but it is also on our list as one of the top bad driving habits. Signaling to fellow vehicles about your intentions – whether to switch lanes or make a turn – is very important to keep everyone (drivers and pedestrians) safe on the road.

Running Yellow Lights

Every driver is guilty of rushing through a yellow light to beat the impending red that follows, but this is never a good idea – and it's also a bad driving habit. A yellow light is meant to inform you that traffic is about to stop. It is also used to provide you with sufficient time to prepare to slow down and bring your vehicle to a stop before the light switches to red. Running a yellow light is very dangerous so avoid the risk and always treat these lights as a red and just stop.

Tailgating

No one likes a tailgater. In fact, even a tailgater dislikes being tailgated. Following too closely to the car ahead of you is a bad driving habit that creates annoyance as well as increases the risk of a collision. When behind the wheel, ensure you leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. If you are the one being tailgated, don't feel rushed to drive faster. Instead, simply allow the vehicle to pass.

For more automotive tips and tricks, we can help! Visit our dealership in Emmaus, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Buick GMC and tagged Car Tips and Tricks, Tailgating, Good Driving Habits, Bad Driving Habits, Good Drivers, Bad Drivers on 09/11/2016 at 8:59 PM

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