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The History of GMC: From Founding to the Modern GMC Truck

January 14th, 2021 by
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In 1908, William Durant, owner of General Motors Company (GMC), purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. After buying the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909, he merged the two businesses to form General Motors Truck Company. Since that time, GMC has become one of the premium manufacturers of trucks and SUVs in the USA. In…

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2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Chevy Equinox (Specs, Trims, Features)

January 14th, 2021 by
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Whether you’re looking for a two-row or three-row SUV, Chevrolet has you covered. The sporty compact Equinox with its two rows of seats makes a great commuter car or an SUV for your adventure-loving college student. The three rows of seats in the larger midsize Traverse make it the ideal family-friendly SUV with plenty of…

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The Most Common Warning Signs of Bad Brakes

January 14th, 2021 by
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Parts inevitably fail with use and time. It’s extremely important for drivers to know what the warning signs of brake failure are and what to do when they are detected. Not recognizing the signs in time could result in a costly accident. Check out the most common signs of brake system failure, and learn how…

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How Much Can a 2021 Chevy Traverse Tow?

January 10th, 2021 by

Many Jacksonville, Illinois, customers who choose a 2021 Chevy Traverse are looking for a mid-sized SUV capable of towing heavy loads. Whether it’s hauling a trailer across off-road terrain or transporting your boat or camper, you can rely on Chevy’s latest version of the Traverse to get the job done. And since this vehicle comes…

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How to Adjust Your Car’s Headlights

December 22nd, 2020 by
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Driving with poorly adjusted headlights can put you or others at risk. Headlights aimed too far down or toward the ditch limit visibility while driving, while headlights aimed too high or toward the other lane can make it difficult for others to see where they’re going. A minor mishap like bumping into something can throw…

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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Features and Specs

December 16th, 2020 by
2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity

If you’re considering a new truck, and towing capacity is important, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 should be on your shortlist. The latest model received a few upgrades from 2020, including an increase in max tow capacity on some configurations. The Sierra 1500 has the strength you’re looking for, plus a long list of premium features. Engine…

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All of Trim Levels of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

December 10th, 2020 by
All of Trim Levels of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you’re interested in the new Chevy Silverado 1500, you have quite a few trim levels and different features to choose from. The new 2021 Silverado 1500 is available in a regular cab, extended double cab, and crew cab. There are two front seating options and three different bed lengths. There are also 34 available…

Why Buy a Used Car from a Dealership vs. Private Seller?

December 3rd, 2020 by
Why Buy a Used Car from a Dealership vs. Private Seller?

If you’re thinking of getting yourself a used car, you have a couple of options. You can search online or in the local newspaper for a used car from a private seller, or you could go to your local dealership and check their inventory. Let’s look at some compelling reasons why you should consider purchasing…

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Which Chevrolet SUVs Have Third-Row Seating?

November 30th, 2020 by
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Are you shopping for a new Chevrolet SUV and have a large family? You’re going to want to focus on SUVs with third-row seating that will give you the added space and flexibility your growing family needs. At United Chevrolet Buick GMC, we can help you find the perfect Chevrolet SUV with third-row seating. Our…

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