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.

New Ultifi Platform to Debut in 2023 Models

GM Ultifi | Mitchell Buick GMC | San Angelo, TX

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.

3 Holiday Events in San Angelo

Happy Holidays

Seasonal festivities abound in central Texas. Here are a few holiday events in San Angelo, if you’re still needing some fun Christmas plans this month.

Kayak Through the Lights – Dec. 14

Take to the water while witnessing onshore lights when you participate in Kayak Through the Lights. Hosted by Kayaking Divas and Dudes, this fun event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your decorated kayak or canoe while building memories with loved ones. Paddlers will meet behind the girl Scouts building off of 304 W. Avenue A., where participants will launch their boats into the Concho River.

Run Rudolph Run – Dec. 15

Release some endorphins and help burn off some holiday calories when you take part in the Run Rudolph Run on Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. This non-competitive run/walk event is open to strollers and wheelchairs to accommodate a wide range of participants. The route starts at Old Town on East Avenue B. and extends 2.5 miles through the Tour of Lights. There’s also cookies and hot cocoa if you need more incentive for donning your running shoes.

Tuba Christmas – Dec. 21

If you’re a fan of brass instruments, you’ll want to catch the Tuba Christmas concert on Dec. 21. This free performance will be held at noon at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Local tuba and euphonium players from the Concho Valley will share a program of traditional holiday songs while you sit back and soak up the soundwaves with your family or friends.

Mitchell Buick GMC wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas. And don’t forget to call us to schedule your vehicle’s seasonal service appointment, to ensure that your holiday travels are as safe as they are enjoyable.