Transporting a Kayak with Your GM Vehicle

Transporting Kayak | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

Living in San Angelo, Texas has numerous benefits. One of those is being so close to multiple water sources, like Twin Buttes Reservoir and O. C. Fisher Lake. Both spots are prime locations for kayaking. If you own your own kayak or two and want to take them on your next water adventure, here are a few tips on transporting a kayak with your GM vehicle.

Roof rack

The safest way to transport a kayak on top of a vehicle is with a roof rack. If you don’t have one, you can get one installed at Jupiter Chevrolet. Also, if your GM SUV only has side rails, you can get crossbars installed.

Kayak attachments

To keep your kayak secure on your roof rack, you should purchase a kayak attachment. This will keep your kayak secure while you’re driving. There are multiple types of kayak attachments including saddles, stackers, and J-cradles.

Loading the kayak

With the right kind of roof rack and kayak attachment setup, you can start loading your kayak. The safest and easiest way to put a kayak on your roof is going to be with someone’s help. With two people, each person can hold an end of the kayak while you put it into place. Be sure to double check all straps and buckles before driving to make sure everything is secured properly.

Contact us at Mitchell Buick GMC if you have any questions about adding roof racks to your current GM vehicle.

How To Pack Light for a Summer Road Trip With Your GM SUV

Road Trip Packing | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

Whether you’re in it for a day trip to Fort Concho or the long haul across Texas, Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo presents tips on packing lightly. You’ll find that capitalizing on the space in your Acadia or Encore means less stress and more room for fun. Here are some tips to pack light on your next summer road trip.

Plan ahead

Before packing those ten extra pairs of socks, make a list of what you’ll need for each day. Plan to bring only seven days’ worth of clothes, and research how you can do your laundry on the road. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that all of your shirts match your pants, making it easier to mix and match.

Pack efficiently

Opt for smaller, light luggage options like a duffel bag or backpack. Challenging yourself to make it all fit will save space for future souvenirs.

You’ll save space in your luggage by rolling, not folding, your clothes. If you’re worried about crinkling your shirts, opt for quick-dry fabrics that don’t wrinkle. Choose one pair of comfortable, multipurpose footwear to save shoe space.

Ditch the extras

Most hotels have essentials stocked, so only bring items that you won’t be able to purchase on the road. If you’re not staying in a hotel, consider bringing sample sizes of the basics.

You’ll thank yourself for replacing clunky books and your laptop with an efficient tablet or e-reader.

Following these road trip tips from Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas, will save you from over-packing and under-enjoying your summer.

What is Ultium from General Motors?

What is Ultium? | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

General Motors is paving the way for an electrified future for its vehicles and the drivers who love them. They have even set a pressure-cooker deadline. By 2025, the automaker plans shoppers will have 30 new electric vehicles to choose from in its brands’ lineups. How will the automaker achieve such a bold goal of revolutionizing how their vehicles are powered? It starts with its innovative Ultium Platform

Ultium Platform basics

The way GM plans to outfit its range of vehicle types from cars, SUVs, trucks, and even commercial vehicles, is with a versatile power unit that mimics a “one-size fits all” capability. That’s the Ultium Platform — a modular battery and drive unit that has the flexibility to electrify the GM range of vehicles thanks to its pouch cell design.

Ultium power

Not only is Ultium flexible and versatile, it also provides a powerful punch to every drive and an impressive range that keeps you on the road for miles and miles.

“The next generation of EVs by General Motors will be as responsive as they are powerful. Ultium enables a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower center of gravity, which together result in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving,” reports GM.

Learn more about the Ultium Platform from GM and see it in action under the hood of the GMC HUMMER EV at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring Maintenance | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

With warmer weather just around the corner, it is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is ready. Get your essential spring maintenance done by scheduling a service appointment at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

Oil change

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It works to keep your engine clean and cool. Over time, dirt and other debris collect in the oil and cause it to thicken. If not changed regularly, that thick engine sludge can damage the engine leading to even more expensive service costs.

Tire maintenance

Your tires keep your vehicle in contact with the road. Routine maintenance ensures they last as long as they should and keep you safe. Tire maintenance typically includes regular tire rotations, which promote even wear, and air pressure checks. Your tires should be inflated at a specific air pressure. When that pressure is too low or too high, this can cause premature damage to your tires.

Battery check

After the colder winter temperatures, your battery may have experienced some stress. Have it tested to make sure it has enough life left to make it through the intense Texas heat.

HVAC inspection

No one wants to be left without air conditioning when Texas summer rolls around. An HVAC inspection makes sure everything is working properly to keep you cool.

Contact us at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo if you need to schedule a seasonal service appointment before your upcoming summer travels.

First-Ever GMC Sierra Denali EV Coming Soon

GMC Sierra 1500 EV | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

GMC continues to push the boundaries of what can be done with electrification. Following the hit HUMMER EV, GMC will add the first-ever Sierra Denali EV to the lineup very soon.

In its first teaser image, we only get a taste of how the front of the GMC Sierra Denali EV looks. In place of a standard grille design, the Sierra EV appears to have a body-color panel surrounded by LED lights. In addition, the GMC nameplate in the center appears to glow. Bold LED headlights in the shape of an inverted L flank the center grille.

If you are ready to make the switch to electric, consider the HUMMER EV, available currently as a pickup. This rugged truck is designed to conquer the outdoors. It is available with innovative driving modes including a diagonal crabwalk and an extract mode that lifts the truck by 6 inches. Imagine the new off-road destinations you can try with innovative features like that.

For those of you who still want a traditional truck, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is arriving now at Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas. This truck offers best-in-class diesel towing with a capacity of up to 13,000 pounds. It will also be the first pickup in its class to offer the advanced hands-free Super Cruise™ technology.

GMC will reveal the Sierra Denali EV later this year. Check back at the Mitchell Buick-GMC blog for all the details.

Why Buy a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

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You already know that the Buick and GMC lineups offer diverse vehicle types with well-equipped interiors, powerful performance, stylish designs, and the latest in safety tech. If buying new is out of your budget or you just want more bang for your buck, consider a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. When you’re considering a CPO vehicle from Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas, you’ll enjoy lots of great perks to go with an incredible vehicle.

In order to be certified by General Motors, a pre-owned Buick or GMC vehicle must

  • Be no older than six model years
  • Have 75,000 miles or less on the odometer
  • Pass a 172-point inspection
  • Have a clean title and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

If a Buick or GMC vehicle meets these qualifications, it’s then offered with a 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. You’ll also get your first two service visited included as part of the Scheduled Maintenance Program.

Better still, these perks apply to the latest and best vehicles the Buick and GMC brands have to offer. From the Buick Encore GX to the Enclave Avenir to the GMC Acadia to the Sierra 1500, a Buick or GMC Certified Pre-Owned vehicle delivers the goods.

If you’re looking for the goods in San Angelo, get down to Mitchell Buick-GMC. We’ve got a great selection of CPO vehicles as well as a great offering of new and pre-owned.

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Arrives at Mitchell Buick-GMC

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited has made its impressive debut at Mitchell Buick-GMC. The stylish light-duty pickup truck has so much to offer in 2022, and we can’t wait for you to stop by for a test drive. Until you make it in for a closer look, here are a few highlights of the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited.

Versatile tailgate

The reason you choose to drive a truck is the space and functionality its bed delivers for work and outdoor pursuits. The 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited optimizes that functionality with the available MultiPro™ Tailgate, which offers six positions to help secure your gear better and offer easier access to the cargo area. The 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited also offers more cargo volume in the bed than rival trucks with a maximum 89.1 cubic feet.

Strong engine lineup

You have the choice of four incredible engines in the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited. Depending on the trim you choose, you can utilize a 2.7-liter Turbo gas engine, a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, or a Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel V8, which generates 460 lb-ft of torque.

Diverse trim levels

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited offers a diverse lineup of trim levels including the ultra-luxurious Denali and off-road ready AT4. If you’ve got plans to stand out in 2022, the Sierra Limited helps you shine.

Contact Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas, to get a closer look at the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited. We have it in stock and ready to test drive.

New Ultifi Platform to Debut in 2023 Models

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In September, GM announced the introduction of its new Ultifi platform, which will streamline and simplify the installment of new software to your vehicle, enhancing connectivity for you and your family.

The Ultifi platform is an enhancement of the Vehicle Intelligence Platform, which is already rolling out in some GM models. VIP offers over-the-air software updates, fast and safe connections to outside sources, and faster data processing. Ultifi builds upon the capabilities of VIP, enabling “accelerated development and deployment of software and applications over the air to millions of customers, without affecting basic hardware controls,” according to a GM press release.

Ultifi will work similarly to your smartphone in its personalization options, upgrades, and wide variety of apps. Adding Ultifi to your vehicle will give you easy access to the newest capabilities offered by developers. GM also enables you to save some settings to authenticated accounts so you can transfer between Ultifi-equipped GM vehicles.

The cloud-based connectivity of the new Ultifi platform will let you enjoy the full spectrum of your digital life from the comfort of your vehicle. Future projections include using facial recognition software to start your car, linking your vehicle to your smart home, and adjusting teen driver settings based on their real-time location.

The Ultifi platform will start appearing on GM products in 2023. Can’t wait that long for your next ride? Come see what we have in stock today at Mitchell Buick GMC in San Angelo, Texas.

GMC Reveals Cool Canyon AT4 Concept Truck

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

To give you a taste of what the new Canyon AT4 can do, GMC revealed an awesome concept truck this summer at Overland Expo Mountain West 2021. The GMC Canyon AT4 Concept shows the truck’s impressive potential for off-road exploration and adventure-minded customization.

“We wanted to showcase GMC Canyon with this concept and punctuate GMC’s commitment to premium, off-road capable vehicles,” said Buick and GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred. “Consumer reaction to this concept’s design will help us further serve the growing market of buyers leading authentic outdoor lifestyles.”

So what’s the GMC Canyon AT4 Concept got going for it? On top of its 3.6-liter V6 and Multimatic DSSV™ dampers, you get upgrades like 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. This allows the GMC Canyon AT4 Concept to ford up to 31.1 inches and gives it a total 10 inches of ground clearance.

The GMC Canyon AT4 Concept also boasts upgrades that help you make the most of your trip, like a roof-mounted tent, 270-degree awning, and a functional kitchenette. These upgrades make the Canyon AT4 a next-level off-road vehicle if you’re eager to get out there and explore San Angelo, Texas, and beyond.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, contact the friendly experts at Mitchell Buick-GMC.

2022 GMC Acadia Arrives at Mitchell Buick-GMC

2022 GMC Acadia | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

The midsize 2022 GMC Acadia is rolling into Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo, Texas. This comfortable, capable family vehicle is what you need for commuting, errands, or family getaways.

Economical and Fun

GMC makes its new Acadia a fun-to-drive yet economical SUV thanks to a pair of impressive engine options. The standard 2.0-liter Turbo four-cylinder delivers robust power and acceleration, but it’s a great option for saving money at the pump with up to 29 mpg on the highway.* If you want more might, the Acadia AT4 and Denali offer a 3.6-liter V6 which makes 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Safe and Smart

With three rows of seating and an upscale interior, the 2022 GMC Acadia is a sound option for growing families in San Angelo. On top of this, the Acadia features GMC Pro Safety Plus standard, equipping it with a bevy of driver-assist safety features. GMC Pro Safety Plus includes technologies like Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Warning.

The 2022 GMC Acadia offers great presence, giving you plenty of curb appeal wherever you go. If you’re ready to treat yourself to the standout vehicle you deserve, check out our inventory of 2022 GMC Acadia SUVs and schedule your test drive at Mitchell Buick-GMC in San Angelo.

*EPA-est mpg 22 city/29 hwy (FWD) with 2.0L engine.