What’s New for the 2022 Buick Lineup

2022 Buick Lineup | Memphis, TN

The Buick lineup of SUVs received a range of updates for the 2022 model year, from cosmetic changes to engine upgrades.

The subcompact 2022 Encore features a brand new turbocharged engine that gets it a big increase in horsepower and torque. It’s not the only Buick with a changing engine lineup — the sporty Encore GX loses its base engine, so the standard engine is the more powerful three-cylinder that puts out 155 horsepower.

Not much has changed on the compact Envision, but Buick has tweaked the styling options, adding Sapphire Blue to the exterior color options. Special red stitching and logos are available at certain trim levels, and new alloy sport pedals have been added.

The biggest changes this year come in the mid-size Enclave. The 2022 Enclave feels more modern than its predecessor thanks to updated exterior styling and a new center console. It also has expanded safety features, with the Buick Driver Confidence Plus package now standard at the base level.

This package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring, to name a few. If safety tech is high on your list of necessities in a new SUV, Buick has made them more accessible and affordable than ever.

You can find the latest Buick models right here at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis.

Discover the GMC ProGrade® Trailering System

GMC Truck Trailering | Memphis, TN

Nothing can ruin a day on the work site or a relaxing weekend away like a trailer malfunction. Thankfully, the GMC ProGrade® Trailering System is here to save the day.

This system is an intelligent array of trailering technologies that make your towing experience run more smoothly than ever. It includes three main components: the In-Vehicle Trailering App, myGMC Mobile App integration, and Smart Trailer features.

The in-vehicle app lets you access trailering features from the infotainment system in your GMC truck. You can use it to check pre-departure checklists and run a light test on your trailer, as well as access customizable trailer profiles, Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring, and even a theft alert system.

The myGMC Mobile App provides many of the same features, but from the convenience of your own smartphone. It also offers a trailer load calculator and can send you alerts for trailer components like the trailer’s miles and tire pressure.

Smart Trailer features work with compatible recreational trailers, allowing you to access smart features of your trailer through either your phone or your infotainment system. More specifically, with a trailer equipped with ASA Electronics’ IN-Command® Control System with Global Connect®, you’ll be able to operate its climate control, adjust its slides and awnings, and check on its generator functions in either of the apps mentioned above.

Got more questions about how to use your GMC truck’s GMC ProGrade® Trailering System? Call us at Sunrise Buick GMC at Covington Pike.

Upgrade Your 2021 Sierra 1500 with These Camping Accessories

2021 Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

The GMC Sierra 1500 is the perfect companion for your outdoor adventures. To help you tailor your truck to your active lifestyle, here’s a look at some of our favorite camping accessories for the 2021 Sierra 1500.

Truck bed tents

Instead of pitching your tent on wet, rocky ground, spend a night in your Sierra’s truck bed. There are a variety of easy-to-use truck bed tents, including two-room models, so you and your adventure buddies can have some privacy.

Cargo carriers

Need to bring along a little more cargo than your Sierra’s bed can carry? Consider an external cargo carrier. There are models that offer ideal storage solutions for everything from clothes to kayaks.

Entertainment options

Whether you’ve got a long drive to your destination — or you’d like to have a family movie night in the woods — you can count on the available Rear Seat Infotainment system to keep everyone entertained. It comes with a built-in DVD player, and it can even serve as a monitor for a game console thanks to its HDMI port.

Ready to upgrade your GMC Sierra 1500? Order parts and accessories right here at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

What is a Lifted Truck?

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab | Memphis, TN

You’ll feel like the king of the road when you’re riding high on a lifted truck — but even with a hefty list of advantages, lifted trucks aren’t for everyone. Here’s what you need to know about lifting your GMC Sierra 1500 or GMC Sierra HD.

How do you lift a truck?

You can lift a truck via modifying its suspension system or by simply lifting its body. A suspension lift will require the replacement and modification of other parts, while a body lift requires minimal additional modification. For maximum height, your truck can be lifted with both methods. Either way, a lift will enable your truck to have a greater ground clearance and accommodate larger, more rugged tires.

Pros

Thanks to offering a higher vantage point, you’ll enjoy greater visibility in your lifted GMC Sierra. Lifted trucks are also ideal for adventurous drivers — since your vehicle is taller, it’ll provide better ground clearance and water fording capabilities, so it’s perfect for off-road adventures. Plus, when it’s time to trade in your truck for a new one, you can rest easy knowing that lifted trucks have a great resale value.


Cons

If you do a lot of highway driving, a lifted truck probably isn’t for you. When you lift your truck, you’ll diminish its fuel economy, so expect to make more frequent stops at the pump. Plus, those oversized tires aren’t cheap to replace, so be sure to leave extra room in your budget for maintenance. And finally, you’ll have to drive carefully in a lifted truck, since taller vehicles are more prone to rollovers.

Whether you’re looking for a capable truck or to have a lift kit expertly installed, come to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

Headlight Maintenance Tips

headlight maintenance tips

Whether you’re driving around the back roads of Shelby County at night or driving through morning fog on your commute to downtown Memphis, strong headlights are essential for maximizing your visibility. Here’s a look at a few handy headlight maintenance tips to help you stay safe on the road.

Restore the headlights

If your car’s headlight casings are looking foggy or yellow instead of crystal clear, it’s time to clean them with a headlight restoration kit. This kit will contain everything you need to sand, wax, and polish your car’s headlight lenses. If you’d rather skip this step, you can always simply buy new headlights.

Replace the bulbs

If your headlights are dim despite clear lenses, it’s probably time for a new set of bulbs. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to replace your car’s exterior lighting bulbs every few years,

Make adjustments

Cars with auto-leveling headlights can sometimes suffer from misalignment. You can check the bubble levelers on the top or side of the headlights to see if they’ve slipped out of alignment. If they’re askew, locate the bolts or screws on the sides or back of the headlights, and adjust them accordingly. For more guidance, check your vehicle owner’s manual.

These aren’t the only factors that could impact your car’s headlight strength. A failing battery, faulty wiring, or alternator issues could also be to blame. If your car’s headlights are having trouble, schedule a visit to the Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike service center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Treat Your Buick Envision to These Buick Accessories in the New Year

2021 Buick Envision | Memphis, TN

It’s time to give your Buick Envision a fresh start for the new year. With these convenient accessories, you’ll be able to give your vehicle a more organized interior, a sharper look, and even greater functionality to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

All-weather floor mats

Keep your Envision’s cabin looking fresh with these stylish, premium all-weather floor mats. They’re available for both the first and second rows. Unlike third-party floor mats you’d get at an auto parts store, these custom-made mats are tailored to the shape of your Envision’s interior and designed to fit with its sleek aesthetic.

Smart storage containers

Corral your cargo with an array of helpful Buick-branded organizers. This foldable cargo organizer comes with dividers that let you customize the size of the bins. It even comes with attachment straps that prevent it from sliding around in the back seat. You can also opt for a vertical or horizontal cargo net to corral bulky items, like sporting equipment.

Exterior cargo carriers

Need more than the 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space that your Envision has to offer? Supplement it with an external cargo carrier. The TRANSPORTER COMBI™ Hitch-Mounted Cargo Box by Thule is perfect for carrying additional camping gear or road trip supplies. You can also opt for a variety of hitch-mounted and roof-mounted carriers for bikes, skis, canoes, and paddleboards.

You can find all of these great accessories — and more — at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.

How to Defrost Your Car Quickly

How to Defrost Your Car Quickly | Memphis, TN

When it’s time to embark on your commute, a frosted, foggy car can be more than a frustration — it can be a hazard to your visibility. Here are some quick tips to help you defrost your car and stay safe on the road.

 

If it’s warmer inside your vehicle and cooler outside

When you’re trying to stay warm in your car, but your windshield is fogging up, crank your heat to its maximum setting. Then, switch to AC to help draw moisture out of the air. Finally, disable any air recirculation, and crack your windows a bit to vent out the humidity. You can also use your windshield wipers to scrape away any fog or frost on the outside of your car.

 

Sprays to cut through frost

Looking for a quick fix? Cut through fog and frost with these easy spray solutions, made of common household items. You can mix one part water with two parts rubbing alcohol to defrost your windows. You can also one part white vinegar and two parts water to make a similarly helpful fog-busting cleaner.

Need help getting your vehicle ready for the snow, fog, and ice of a Tennessee winter? Bring your car to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, for climate control repair, new wiper blades, or a fresh set of headlights to help you stay safe when the weather turns rough.

Drive to These Fall Foliage Destinations Near Memphis

Fall Foliage | Memphis, TN

Fall in Tennessee is a wonderful sight to behold. Don’t let the season’s beauty pass you by — here are some of the top fall foliage destinations near Memphis for you to explore.

Memphis Botanic Garden

Looking for some Instagram-worthy shots of autumn colors? Load your family into your Buick Encore and head over to the Memphis Botanic Garden. Here, you can explore 96 acres of lush, landscaped beauty, complete with a variety of trees that provide a dazzling array of seasonal red, orange, and yellow hues.

Wolf River Greenway

Even though Wolf River Greenway is located at the heart of the city, it feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. It boasts 26 miles of walking paths, including many paved, wheelchair- and stroller-accessible routes. You can even load your canoe or kayak onto your Buick Envision and go on a journey down the river.

Natchez Trace State Park

Want to spend a weekend getting in touch with nature? Pack up your Sierra 1500 with camping gear and head out to Natchez Trace State Park. Located two hours away from Memphis, this woodland getaway offers hiking, fishing, camping, boating, and horseback riding trails. With so many options, you can enjoy the Volunteer State’s breathtaking views however you prefer.

Before you head out on your next family road trip, bring your vehicle to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike for a comprehensive checkup and routine maintenance.

New GM Lithium Partnership Helps Secure Future of EVS

2022 GMC Hummer EV | Memphis, TN

General Motors is well on the way to going all-electric with exciting new vehicles like the upcoming GMC HUMMER Pickup and HUMMER EV. To ensure that it stays the course, GM reached a new partnership with Controlled Thermal Resources that secures lithium for Ultium battery packs to come.

CTR announced the news in July, saying that it will supply GM with lithium sourced from its Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power development at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California. The first deliveries of the product should begin in 2024, right as the HUMMER EV2 SUV and Pickup are scheduled to arrive at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike.

“We are very pleased to establish this strategic relationship with GM moving forward,” said Controlled Thermal Resources CEO Rod Colwell. “GM has shown great initiative and a real forward-thinking strategy by securing and localizing a lithium supply chain while also considering the most effective methods to minimize environmental impacts.”

CTR is also committed to sustainability with a near-zero carbon footprint and minimal physical footprint. This ensures that the sourcing of lithium is ethical and doesn’t affect vital ecosystems.

The all-new GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV are just part of what GM has in store in its push for full electrification. Stay tuned for more details on another electric GMC truck that should be coming to Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike very soon.

GM Delays Sierra Refresh, Produces Limited Models

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 | Memphis, TN

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 was set to release this fall with a nice refresh. However, GM is delaying the release of this revamped truck and will now only offer it as a Limited model for the 2022 model year. Take a look at what we know so far.

The 2022 Sierra Limited lineup will likely have the same features and trims as the 2021 Sierra 1500. GM will begin producing the 2022 Sierra Limited in September, which is originally when it was going to produce the refreshed Sierra.

You can still expect the Sierra to get a refresh, but it may not happen until late in the 2022 model year or even in the 2023 model year. The automaker hasn’t yet given a reason for the delay, but it’s likely due to the chip shortage and other issues manufacturers have had to face during the coronavirus pandemic.

The upcoming Sierra 1500 should gain a variety of exciting updates, which GM will announce in detail at a later date. As of now, the automaker has revealed that the truck will gain the innovative Super Cruise™ hands-free driving-assistance feature.

While we wait for the Sierra refresh, be sure to check out the other GMC trucks we have at Sunrise Buick GMC Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee, and take one out for a test drive.