In April, GMC teamed with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to host the Honoring our Heroes Gala. The sixth event of its kind, the gala supports the Siller Foundation’s Smart Home Program as well as the Fallen of Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan.
The Smart Home Program helps provide wounded service members with custom homes catered to improving their quality of life. These smart homes are offered completely mortgage-free — a comparatively small gesture for the price that many of these soldiers have paid for their country.
“GMC’s Professional Grade identity is a perfect fit for these organizations because it is the same philosophy these veterans live by day in and day out,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “This mindset drives us to strengthen our efforts and help provide our veterans the state-of-the-art Smart Homes they need to achieve independent lives.”
GMC playing a key role in the Honoring our Heroes Gala is just the latest example of General Motors supporting the military and veterans. GM employs around 5,000 veterans around America and plans to hire 500 more vets by the end of 2022.
GM also supported the Siller Foundation’s Smart Home Program as well as the Fallen of Wounded Soldiers Fund of Michigan in April with a live concert at Sound Board — Motor City Casino. Proceeds from that show, which featured award-nominated country act Big & Rich, benefited both organizations.
If you’re looking for a new truck to take on an off-roading adventure near Clinton Township, Michigan, we always recommend the GMC Canyon. Its AT4 trim is perfectly designed for conquering muddy bogs and sandy dunes. And if you want something even better than perfect, GMC offers a brand-new Off-Road Performance Package for the 2021 Canyon AT4. Here’s a look at the best off-road enhancements and features offered on this capable version of the latest GMC Canyon at Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck.
Extra protection from rubble
The Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition adds extra aluminum plates to the undercarriage to shield its mechanical components from damage. Now you can cross rocks and logs without worrying about the lower engine or axle.
For better balance on rough trails, the enhanced AT4 uses a suspension leveling kit that increases ride height by one inch. Now it accomplishes a greater approach angle for increased clearance over off-road obstacles.
Massive performance wheels
The Canyon AT4 utilizes a fine-tuned four-wheel-drive system that sends power to each wheel as needed to keep the truck rolling. Each wheel is wrapped in a 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac™ tire boasting deep tread and resistance to punctures.
If you’re ready to start your off-road adventures this new year, come to our GMC dealership in Clinton Township and ask about the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4.
You take a lot of the basic features in your car for granted. But at some point in history, that feature didn’t exist, and someone invented it. Many of these essential vehicle features came from General Motors. These are some of the General Motors innovations that changed the industry forever.
The first automatic transmission, called the Hydra-Matic, made its debut on the 1940 Oldsmobile. Today, nearly every car sold is equipped with an automatic transmission.
General Motors was the first company to use air bags commercially in the 1970s (under the name “air cushion restraint system”) in the Buick and Oldsmobile brands. Today, air bags in cars are as necessary as steering wheels, and have saved countless lives.
A catalytic converter helps control the amount of toxic gases emitted by your car. General Motors started developing the converter in the 1960s and implemented the first units for the 1975 model year.
The now-beloved OnStar® system made its first appearance in 1996. It was the first type of in-car communication system and was used to offer drivers’ assistance long before cell phones became massively popular. More than 7 million drivers continue to use OnStar® today for help with emergency services, diagnostics, and even Wi-Fi.
While the industry continues to see new technology created on a regular basis, the early innovations of General Motors reminds us that sometimes, the best things never change. Visit Jim Causley GMC today for a look at the latest innovations from GM.
The innovative new CarbonPro bed on the GMC Sierra is the first use of this unique carbon fiber composite in pickup trucks, and it delivers unmatched strength and durability. Boasting “best-in-class dent, scratch, and corrosion resistance,” according to GMC, the CarbonPro bed is more lightweight, spacious, and versatile than ever.
The carbon fiber used to make the CarbonPro bed, the same raw material often found in supercars and spacecraft, is super lightweight, shaving 60 pounds off the total weight of the Sierra. It’s bigger, too, with an extra cubic foot of cargo space in the bed, and its durable, textured surface means it doesn’t even need a bedliner.
The CabonPro bed was rigorously tested to ensure its resistance to every kind of damage. GMC tested its performance in extreme temperatures both high and low, dropped heavy loads into the bed repeatedly, and even ran a snowmobile in the bed at full power, with the bed sustaining little to no damage.
A limited number of CarbonPro-equipped vehicles will be released for the 2019 model year, so find a GMC Sierra Carbon Pro on sale soon. If you miss it, though, don’t worry — GMC plans to offer the CarbonPro much more widely in 2020.
Visit Jim Causley Buick GMC Truck for more details on the all-new CarbonPro™ Editions of the GMC Sierra.