Are you trying to decide between a truck or an SUV for your next purchase? Each has its benefits. Let’s explore which one is right for you.
Why Choose a Truck
In general, trucks can tow heavier loads than an SUV. If you have a massive boat or RV, a truck may be better suited. Some campers are only made to be towed by trucks because a part of the trailer sits overtop the truck bed.
Trucks are also useful for moving equipment, tools, and furniture. If you need a vehicle for a business that requires manual labor, such as construction or farming, a truck is likely the right fit thanks to the versatile truck bed. Even if you are a hobbyist or renovating your own home, a truck could come in handy.
Why Choose an SUV
SUVs can still tow heavy items, which means they might make sense if you have a smaller boat or trailer. They also tend to offer more spacious seating, which is ideal if you have a growing family. SUVs more often are offered with a larger array of luxury and safety features (though trucks are no slouches in this department either).
At the end of the day, choosing between a truck and an SUV comes down to your specific needs and budget. Both are great options—and we’ve got plenty of trucks and SUVs to test drive here in Temecula Valley.
How do you choose the right engine oil for your car? With so many different brands and types of oil, it can be difficult to decide. Use this handy guide to get started.
Choose between conventional or synthetic
Conventional oil is made from petroleum (crude oil) while synthetic is made in a lab. The upside of synthetic is that it works across a wider temperature range and has fewer impurities. Ideally, you should want synthetic. However, it’s also more expensive. If you want the benefits of synthetic without the added price, there are synthetic blends that mix synthetic and conventional.
Consider high-mileage oil
If your vehicle’s engine has a lot of miles on it, you should consider high-mileage oil. It contains additives designed for engines that have run more than 75,000 miles, helping them last longer, restore seals, and prevent leaks. However, it is more expensive than conventional oil.
Evaluate your driving style and environment
If your average drive consists of short-distance city driving, lean toward synthetic oil. Short trips consisting of stop-and-go driving are harder on engines and a high-performing oil like synthetic can help your engine perform its best for longer.
Ask the experts
If you’re still not sure what type of oil to get, visit Temecula Valley Buick GMC in Temecula Valley, California. Our expert technicians will help you decide the right engine oil for your car and your budget.
GMC recently revealed the refreshed 2022 Sierra 1500 lineup, and it’s headlined by a stunning new trim: the Sierra Denali Ultimate.
Touted by GMC as “the most advanced and luxurious Sierra ever,” the Denali Ultimate goes beyond even the deluxe Denali trim, scaling new heights of design and quality.
The Denali Ultimate boasts a Vader chrome grille, 22-inch wheels, and GMC’s six-function MultiPro tailgate, along with the available CarbonPro cargo box. A 420-horsepower V8 sits under the hood, 4WD comes standard, and a premium suspension with Adaptive Ride Control makes for exceptionally smooth performance.
The Denali Ultimate’s interior is just as impressive, featuring full-grain leather and open-pore Paldao wood trim throughout, 16-way massaging front seats, and embossed and laser-etched Mount Denali imagery. Tech features include available hands-free Super Cruise with trailering capabilities, a 12-speaker Bose® sound system, and a Rear Camera Mirror.
The rest of the Sierra lineup is getting an upgrade, too, including a new off-road AT4X trim, fresh exterior design elements, a reimagined interior with bigger display screens, and boosted capabilities.
The alternator is a crucial component of your vehicle. It’s responsible for keeping the battery charged so you can start your car, turn on the headlights, and use the infotainment system and other electronic features. Sometimes a vehicle’s alternator goes bad and needs to be replaced, and here are some of the warning signs to watch out for.
The Battery Warning Light Comes On
If the battery warning light on your dashboard activates, it could mean that your alternator is above or below its voltage limit — and unable to handle its normal duties.
Your Car Doesn’t Want to Start
If you try to start your vehicle and hear a clicking sound instead, this could be a sign that your alternator isn’t charging the battery like it should.
Lights and Electronics Aren’t Working Properly
Are your headlights too dim, too bright, or constantly flickering? A failing alternator could be to blame. If your power windows, radio, or other electronic features are working poorly, this could also indicate that the alternator isn’t supplying power the way it should.
Your Battery Is Dead
Your battery might just be dead because it’s old, but it could also be a symptom of a bad alternator. If your battery dies again right after a jump start, or if you’ve noticed the other warning signs mentioned in this blog post, alternator trouble is a likely explanation.
If you’re experiencing potential alternator trouble, don’t delay – make a service appointment with the experts here at Temecula Valley Buick GMC in Temecula Valley California. We’ll install a new alternator and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
The results are in, and the GMC Terrain has ranked among the best small SUVs regarding usable storage space. According to Consumer Reports, the Terrain is one of the top options for the maximum capacity.
Consumer reports measured the Terrain’s cargo space at 33 cubic feet, which is slightly more than the 29.6 cubic feet reported by GMC. Per the automaker, that expands to 63.3 cubic feet of room when you fold down the second-row seats. Thanks to the rear seat’s ample 39.7 inches of legroom, child or adult passengers alike can relax in the back with comfort and style.
When you fold the front-to-back fold-flat seating, you’ll open space for larger suitcases and objects up to 8 feet long. For your added convenience, a 7-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System comes standard in every Terrain, enhancing your ride with the latest technology for your navigation and entertainment needs.
The GMC Terrain combines innovative configurations for optimal carrying capacity with premium standards of comfort, making it a premium choice for traveling from the neighborhood to the campsite and beyond.
Stop by Temecula Valley Buick GMC today and view our stock of available Terrains and prepare to hit the open road in comfort and style.
Itching to take a road trip out of Temecula Valley, California? Consider one of the following Buick SUVs. Each of these models combines luxury and style with creature comforts and family-friendly amenities so everyone in your crew can enjoy the journey.
With seating for up to seven passengers and a maximum of 97.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, the 2021 Buick Enclave has plenty of space to accommodate all of your family and your luggage. Its Smart Slide second-row seats and 60/40 split-folding third-row make it easy to adjust the cabin to suit your needs. And its QuietTuning™ technology keeps the cabin peaceful enough for mid-road trip naps.
If you have a smaller family, you’ll appreciate the five seats and 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the 2021 Buick Envision. The next-generation Buick Infotainment System comes with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility as well as a touch screen as big as 10.2 inches so you can keep connected no matter where the roads take you.
The 2022 Encore GX is slightly smaller than the Envision with up to 50.2 cubic feet of cargo room. However, you can reconfigure the cargo floor to have an extra 2.7 inches of height for tall gear. Wireless smartphone compatibility, available wireless smartphone charging, and the optional Wi-Fi® hotspot also stave off boredom on long drives.
Whether you want a truck for work or play, you need it to have enough power to transport your trailer, tools, or other gear. U.S. News & World Report has recognized the 2021 GMC Canyon and 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 on its 13 Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in 2021 for their strong engine options.
2021 GMC Canyon
The Canyon offers three engine options, including a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Its 2.8-liter turbo-diesel not only produces 369 lb-ft of torque but also allows the truck to tow up to 7,700 pounds with the proper equipment. U.S. News notes that the Canyon is easy to handle and makes for smooth rides too.
2021 GMC Sierra 1500
Choose between several powertrains for the Sierra 1500. The strongest is a 6.2-liter V8 that reaches 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving the truck the strength to 11,800 pounds when properly equipped. It also has a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, which puts out a best-in-class 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. According to U.S. News, the Sierra 1500 also stands out with its reliable safety tech and unique style.
Are you looking for a safe and spacious family vehicle that is perfect for carpools, commutes, and weekend adventures? The Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia offer plenty of safety, technology, and performance features designed to meet your needs. These key differences between the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia can help you decide which mid-size SUV is better for your family and lifestyle.
The GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave can both comfortably seat seven passengers. The Enclave offers slightly more storage room than the Acadia, with 23.6 cubic feet behind the third row and a maximum cargo volume of 97.6 cubic feet. The GMC Acadia offers 23.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 79 cubic feet.
Powertrain and Efficiency
The Buick Enclave offers one powertrain option that cranks out 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
The GMC Acadia has a more diverse powertrain lineup, which starts with the standard 2.5-liter engine that delivers 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. For more power, the Acadia can opt for a 2.0-liter engine that provides 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.
Want to learn more about these classy family vehicles? Come to Temecula Valley Buick GMC in Temecula Valley, California, and we’ll help you find the perfect model to suit your lifestyle.
General Motors doesn’t just make great vehicles like the all-new 2021 Buick Envision and GMC Sierra 1500. It makes a difference, working toward the vision of a future with zero congestion, zero crashes, and zero emissions. For its aspirations and its actions, GM has once again been named one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies.
By earning a place among the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies, GM achieves the honor for the second consecutive year. Though this year’s awards represent 47 different industries, General Motors is the lone representative from the auto industry.
According to Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich, GM was one of this year’s honorees because it demonstrated leadership during the challenging past year. In an effort to combat COVID-19, GM manufactured millions of face masks and 30,000 ventilators. GM also took a leading role in the fight against iniquity, committing $10 million to organizations fighting against racial injustice.
“While addressing the tough challenges of 2020, we saw companies lead – above all other institutions – on earning the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity,” said Erblich. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacting the communities they serve.”
Another key to GM being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is its commitment to battling climate change. In addition to pledging to be carbon neutral by 2040, GM is committing $27 billion worldwide to the development of electrified and autonomous vehicles.
You’ll see the fruits of this ethical innovation soon at Temecula Valley Buick GMC in the form of new vehicles like the GMC HUMMER EV and the latest version of Super Cruise™ hands-free technology. Visit our showroom in Temecula Valley, California, to see more of what’s new with Buick and GMC.
Last year was an unprecedented time for automakers and Americans alike, but we’ve made it into 2021 stronger than ever. Despite the tough times experienced by its contemporaries, GMC entered the new year with a big win for its flagship pickup.
According to market data revealed by Steve Hill, the Vice President of General Motors, GMC’s iconic Sierra pickup truck was one of only two trucks that actually gained market share during 2020. Meanwhile, major competitors saw large drops in sales drop, even as General Motors’ strong performance allowed it to become the highest-selling pickup manufacturer in America.
During 2020, over 250,000 GMC Sierra trucks were sold. This represents an 8.91 percent growth in sales from 2019. Altogether, the GMC Sierra’s market share in the United States increased from 9 percent to 11 percent in 2020.
The GMC Sierra’s big market share gain during a time when most other trucks saw drastic decreases is a testament to its quality. Industry-leading features like the six-function MultiPro tailgate, a first-in-class Head-Up Display, and durable carbon-fiber bed help give the pickup an edge over its competition.
If you want to see for yourself why the GMC Sierra defied the odds and gained market share during 2020, visit Temecula Valley GMC for a test drive today.