Awesome Updates Coming to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

GMC is great at making sure its family of trucks is freshly updated each year with new technology and capabilities. The automaker has added a number of awesome new features to the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, and the truck lovers at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike have compiled a few of our favorites below.

More Affordable: It’s unusual for a vehicle to get a price decrease as time goes on, but GMC has improved the price of its diesel Sierra 1500. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel Duramax variant of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is now priced $1,500 less than last year.

Improved Hauling: In addition to having a more attractive price, the diesel edition of the Sierra 1500 is now able to tow up to 9,300 pounds of gear for your next weekend trip to the lake. The 2.7-liter Turbo powertrain also gains over a ton of hauling capacity.

New Trailer Camera Options: If you frequently travel with a camper or a boat, you’re going to love the five new camera views in the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. Plus, a Jack-Knife Alert lets you know when your trailer is too close to the corners of your truck bed, while the Cargo Bed Hitch Guidance view makes it easier than ever to hook up your camper.

If you want to test out the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500’s new features for yourself, call Sunrise GMC at Covington Pike to schedule a consultation.

Tips for Protecting Your Vehicle’s Interior This Winter

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Wintertime can take a toll on your vehicle, inside and out. While we usually turn our attention to maintenance issues like snow tires and fuel line freezes, it’s also helpful to keep your car’s cabin clean and tidy. Here are some handy tips for protecting your vehicle’s interior this winter.

Seats

Both cloth and leather seats need a little extra TLC when wintertime rolls around. Snow, salt, and grime can mess up your upholstery, so consider investing in seat covers. Leather seating should be conditioned to safeguard it against cracking in cold temperatures. And since you won’t be airing out the cabin with your windows rolled down, consider purchasing an air freshener to keep your car smelling nice.

Floor mats

Thanks to all of the sandy, salty slush on the ground, winter can do a number on your car’s carpeting. Protect your vehicle with some all-weather floor mats, particularly if your car’s own mats aren’t water-resistant. If you really want to go the extra mile, consider getting a second pair of shoes to change into before entering the cabin.

Storage and organization

When temperatures drop, it’s hard to stay outside and tidy up the cabin. But without those regular cleaning sessions, you may find your vehicle overrun with wrappers, napkins, and receipts. Corral the trash with an in-vehicle trash bin, so it’s easy to gather up garbage and keep your vehicle looking its best.

At Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike, we offer a variety of accessories for Buick and GMC models. Shop with us today!

Great Events This February in Memphis, TN

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Looking for something fun to do this February? Memphis, TN, has no shortage of entertaining events to enjoy for your Valentine’s season date night, family bonding time, or friends’ night out.

Passport to Oregon: On February 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at 409 South Main, the 9th annual Passport to Oregon wine tasting event will be held here in Memphis. True to its name, the Taste of Oregon event aims to introduce Memphis wine-lovers to the charms of Oregon wines. Brand new wineries to the Tennessee market and established vendors will be in attendance, virtually guaranteeing a fun — and informative — afternoon in the city.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend: Grab your blue suede shoes and head to Graceland from February 28th to 29th to enjoy a weekend in honor of the king himself – Elvis Presley. Special VIP hotel packages are available for those who aim to make the most of the event, which features tribute performances from a number of Elvis impersonators.

When you want to head out to enjoy some of the amazing events for fun and entertainment in Memphis, Tennessee, you’ll probably need a quality vehicle to get there. If you need a new ride — or expert service to keep your current one in tip-top shape — please pay us a visit at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

What Services Need To Be Done At What Mileage?

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Properly caring for your vehicle over time is the best thing you can do to ensure its continued health and longevity. The simplest way to do this is to follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations and stay on schedule. Specific maintenance tasks are suggested at particular mileage counts depending on your vehicle. So, what services need to be done at what mileage?

Many manufacturers follow a 30-60-90 maintenance schedule, which means checking and servicing your car’s major systems at the 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000-mile marks. In between these checkpoints, you should regularly inspect and change your oil (every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on your vehicle), check your tire pressure and tread depth, maintain proper fluid levels, and replace your windshield wiper blades when they start to function less effectively.

Before 30,000 miles: By 30,000 miles, you should change your vehicle’s air and fuel filters to ensure that fuel economy doesn’t begin to suffer due to clogged filters.

Before 60,000 miles: Before you pass the 60,000-mile mark, you should have your car’s battery checked, replace the brake fluid (and pads, if necessary), have your brake rotors smoothed down, and replace the coolant and transmission fluid.

Before 90,000 miles: Once your vehicle hits 90,000 miles, you should check the hoses (as they tend to crack and wear out over time), replace the power steering fluid, check the spark plugs and ignition, and (if applicable) change the timing belt.

Keeping track of your car’s mileage, and what services need to be performed, is a minor time investment that pays big dividends. To have your vehicle cared for by professionals, schedule an appointment with Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

Plan Your Summer: the Memphis in May Festival

Memphis in May

This year’s Memphis in May event features a special salute to Columbia this year, including performances, food, and more. The festival will also include a 5K and half-marathon, the renowned barbecue cookoff, and a special music festival. With more than 70,000 guests expected, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale Street Music Festival will kick off events, starting May 3 and running to May 5. Buy a three-day pass, single-day ticket, or special VIP passes to get backstage. Guests include the Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, and Khalid, performing on four stages. With a wide variety of genres and acts, the music festival is welcoming for all music lovers.

International Week and 5K and Half-Marathon

Many residents recognize the festival for its International Week and the 5K and half-marathon. You can learn about Columbia this year, as there will be live shows, lectures, exhibits, Columbian food, and more. The 5K and half-marathon event on May 25 also draws a crowd, and it features a post-race party for participants and spectators to enjoy.

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Finally, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held from May 15 to 18 — an even named as the most prestigious in the business by USA Today. There are more than $115,000 in prizes that will spread over categories like best ribs, shoulders, and sauce, as well as a whole hog and “anything but pork” contest.

While you are in the area, visit Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike Blog

Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike

Welcome to the Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike blog. The Sunrise Buick GMC blog is an ideal resource for our customers as it connects you with your community and updates you on the latest industry news and events. Here, we will inform you on special deals and tips for improving driving habits.

Our blog is where we break down everything in easy-to-understand language, like new specs and features on new models. We also provide updates about the community, including local news and events. This blog ultimately allows you to stay in contact with us, when you comment on a post.

In addition to events and industry news, expect posts about vehicle maintenance, tips for driving, and more. We will provide informative posts on car-related ideas like when you should get an oil change or car cleaning tips.

Contact our sales department at 901-201-6267 to learn more about our wide selection of Buick and GMC models, or call our service department at 901-201-6262 to schedule service or order parts.

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