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4 Signs You Need a New Truck

4 Signs You Need a New Truck | Greer, SC

If you drive a truck like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you know how great it is. However, your loyal truck won’t last forever. As much as you might dread it, you will have to replace your trusty pickup eventually. Here are 4 signs you need a new truck.

  1. Expensive repairs. If you are spending most of your extra cash keeping your truck running, it might be time to put that money to better use and upgrade to a new truck. Consider how much a monthly truck payment would cost you. If your repair costs are close to or above that number, you are spending too much on repairs.
  2. Rust and corrosion. Trucks withstand a lot of tough conditions. However, years of driving through muddy puddles, over salty roads, and near water leaves a mark with rust and corrosion. If there are spots on your truck that have become more rust than metal, you might be thinking about the spectacular finish on a new Chevrolet Colorado.
  3. Failing performance. If it feels like your truck struggles to reach highway speeds or has a hard time towing heavy loads, these could be signs your truck’s engine is wearing out.
  4. Dread getting behind the wheel. Perhaps your truck is in decent shape, but you just dread driving it every day. Maybe its features don’t work well with your lifestyle anymore. However you are feeling, an upgrade to a Silverado sounds really good.

Looking to upgrade to a new pickup? Turn to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC in Greer. We’re your destination in Greer, South Carolina, for trucks including the Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado, GMC Sierra and Canyon, and even the all-electric GMC HUMMER EV Pickup.

Sierra Denali Electric to Join GMC Lineup

GMC Sierra Denali Electric | Greer, SC
GMC gives a first-look at its upcoming electric Sierra Denali pickup, previewing the truck’s unique and premium exterior lighting sequence.

Want to go green and switch to an electric vehicle — without compromising on power and capability? GMC recently unveiled the perfect vehicle for you. The brand has just announced the fully electric Sierra Denali pickup.

In its debut, the truck showed off its signature exterior lighting sequence alongside that of the upcoming GMC Hummer EV Pickup. This thrilling new truck will only be available in the popular range-topping Denali trim level.

“Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers,” stated Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC. “We now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.”

When the Sierra Denali Electric launches, it will be the third EV in the brand’s lineup, following the GMC Hummer EV SUV and GMC Hummer EV Pickup. Much like its siblings, the new Sierra Denali Electric will be built upon the Ultium Platform and boast all the upscale touches and premium features you’d expect to find in a Denali model.

Although no release date has been set yet, it’s been confirmed that the Sierra Denali Electric will be made right here in America, at the GM Factory ZERO Assembly Plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.

More details about the Sierra Denali Electric will be revealed later in the year. For more information, stay tuned to the Bradshaw Automotive blog or visit our website.

The Exciting New 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Is Almost Here

2022 GMC Sierra 1500, Greer, SC

If you’ve been saving up for a new truck, we have the perfect model to dream of: the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500.

Your New Multi-Use Truck

The Sierra 1500 is a versatile pickup that’s made for both daily driving and hard work, and its new features more than live up to your expectations. An updated exterior and comfortable interior await, no matter what trim level you choose. The front instruments are in the 12.3-inch diagonal configurable instrument cluster, and the center console is tilted towards your driver’s seat for a cockpit-like design. The 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display helps you keep your eyes on the road, and Google comes built-in for an assistant as you drive.

Sierra Denali Ultimate Trim

If you upgrade your Sierra 1500 experience to the all-new Sierra Denali Ultimate Trim, everything gets bumped up with luxury finishes throughout. One of this trim’s most exciting features is Super Cruise and its first-in-class capability while trailering, making road trips with a camper or boat much easier. The segment-exclusive CarbonPro composite cargo box is more than ready for the payload you need to haul.

Sierra AT4X

When off-roading is more your thing, check out the Sierra AT4X. Its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission, two-speed transfer case, large wheels, and off-road suspension make it ready to conquer rugged terrain.  

For all the details on the new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, get in touch with our sales team here at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina.

GMC Reveals Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Off-Road Concept Truck

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX | Greer, SC
With over 20 premium off-roading features, the GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept was designed to be everything an overlanding enthusiast needs. Confident capability comes from features like the truck’s heavy-duty front bumper with winch, front and rear electronic locking differentials, and 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires, enabling a 27.7-degree approach angle and 10.0 inches of ground clearance. For longer adventures, drivers could enjoy the convenience of features like a camp kitchen, topper-mounted tent and truck bed storage system.

GMC recently introduced a new concept truck: the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX. This off-roading beast wowed at the Overland Expo Mountain West 2021 with its premium appointments and impressive capabilities.

The Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX features Multimatic DSSV™ dampers as well as front and rear electronic locking differentials to make for smooth rides. Off-road rocker panel protectors and a factory-lifted, wide off-road chassis with improved underbody coverage can keep the truck safe on rough terrains.

It drives on 33-inch BFGoodrich® KM3 Mud-Terrain tires that ensure plenty of traction. Plus, this concept truck offers 10 inches of ground clearance, 32.1 inches of water fording capability, and a 27.7-degree approach angle — so trail obstacles are no issue.

A roof-mounted tent, a 270-degree awning, a kitchenette and cooler, and jerry cans for gasoline and water make the OVRLANDX more convenient for camping and fishing trips. In addition, design elements like an exclusive leather-wrapped interior, unique grille and headlamp finishes, and distinct AT4 badges give the truck an eye-catching look.

While you can’t buy the Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX at dealerships right now, GMC does offer the off-road-capable AT4 trim for the Canyon, Sierra 1500, Sierra HD, Yukon, Terrain, and Acadia. Check out some of these models at Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina, and take one out for a test drive.

2020 GMC Canyon and 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Named Among Best Trucks for Towing

2020 GMC Canyon Greer, SC

The 2020 GMC Canyon and GMC Sierra were recently named among the top trucks on the market in terms of towing and hauling. According to U.S. News & World Report, both pickups are on their list of the 13 Best Trucks for Towing. Perfect for your next outdoor adventure near Greer, SC, or for hard work around town, the Canyon and Sierra 1500 are bound to impress any driver.

The 2020 Canyon has an available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, which has 181 horsepower and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. This turbo-diesel engine not only saves on fuel, but it has a class-leading 7,700 pounds in maximum towing capacity when equipped with a Trailering Package.

You’ll also find a tow/haul mode when you select the automatic transmission, which helps to improve driving when towing a heavy load. This feature was particularly appealing to the judges at U.S. News, as Nick Kurczewski writes that “this raises or lowers shift points, depending on how much you’re hauling, and uses engine compression to assist with braking.”

The Sierra 1500 is among the top full-size trucks on the market, with 12,100 pounds in towing capacity. You’ll find an available 6.2-liter V8 engine, a Max Trailering Package, and four-wheel drive to improve performance. Other features improve functionality as well, such as the optional ProGrade Trailering System and a state-of-the-art six-function GMC MultiPro Tailgate.

The GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Canyon are available for purchase at Bradshaw Automotive.

iSeeCars Study Reveals GMC as One of the Longest-Lasting Brands

2020 GMC Yukon XL, Greer, SC

The automotive search engine and research website iSeeCars.com recently conducted a survey to determine which makes of automobiles are on the road the longest. GMC came in as one of the longest-lasting brands available.

Long-Lasting Vehicles

The study looked at the percentage of vehicles by particular automakers that reached 200,000 miles or more and included nearly 16 million cars, trucks and SUVs. Vehicles made by GMC ranked third among the major automakers. As a matter of fact, the GMC Yukon XL got especially high marks. The Yukon is likely to surpass 200,000 miles, and even last up to 300,000 in some cases.

GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon seats seven passengers very comfortably with 34.5 inches of legroom in the third row of seating. The cargo space is an ample 39.3 cubic feet and offers a powerful 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. Not only will your Yukon last for years, it can stand up to whatever you want it to do.

GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Canyon

As far as long-lasting trucks, the GMC Sierra and Canyon ranked well among light-duty trucks. The Sierra comes in five different trim levels and is available with a V8 or a turbo diesel engine. Among small pickups, the Canyon is rated at 30 mpg, making it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class.

Want to learn more about these reliable models? Contact us at Bradshaw Automotive!

GMC Sierra Camping Accessories

GMC Sierra Camping Accessories
GMC Sierra Accessories

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to hit the road with your family and enjoy the great outdoors. There’s no better camping vehicle than the GMC Sierra 1500, which has a range of compatible camping accessories that will make your trip more convenient and fun.

Truck Tent

One of the most exciting GMC Sierra camping accessories is the truck tent. Truck tents let you set up a tent over your truck bed, so you can sleep off the hard, rocky ground and in the comfort of you Sierra while still being protected from the elements. Throw an air mattress in and you’ll be amazed at the comfort and convenience your Sierra offers. Plus, truck tents are easier to set up than normal tents.

Trailer Hitch

Another great feature the Sierra offers is a trailer hitch. If you’re going to be near a lake, use the Sierra trailer hitch to hook up your boat and tow it with ease, or attach a camper for you and the family to sleep and eat in on the road while you travel across the country. The Sierra is the perfect vehicle for towing heavy loads thanks to its incredibly powerful engine and smart design.

For more information about the GMC Sierra and the many camping-friendly accessories, you can add onto it, give us a call at Bradshaw Automotive.

5 Cool Things About the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Diesel

GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Diesel

The new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD Diesel is here, and it’s set to impress. This heavy duty diesel pickup is so exceptional it might even earn some diesel converts. Here are a few of our favorite things about this truck.

  1. New Engine

This year’s Sierra Denali 2500HD gets a new 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 engine. This bad boy boasts 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

  1. Excellent Handling

Despite is large side, driving the Denali 2500HD Diesel is smooth sailing. Not only is it easy to navigate turns and various terrains, but you can take this pickup up to nearly 100 mph and it will still feel like it’s cruising at 60.

  1. Built to Tow

This GMC diesel truck was built to handle towing like a champ. Features like the cruise control, stability control and engine braking were all engineered to be of use when towing up to 15,400 pounds.

  1. Luxurious Ride

Heavy duty trucks used to be made for hard work and nothing else—but not anymore. The 2017 Denali 2500HD has a luxurious cabin that offers you and your passengers a comfortable and quiet ride.

  1. Smart Features

This pickup is equipped with the latest technology, plus neat functional features like side view cameras that kick on when the turn signal is activated. With tools like these, you can feel confident while you work in the 2017 Sierra Denali 2500HD diesel.

GMC Earns Most Refined Brand Award by KBB.com

2016 GMC Lineup

For the third-consecutive year, GMC earned the Most Refined Brand Award from Kelley Blue Book.

This prestigious award was presented to the GMC brand at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. The reason why the award is important is because it recognizes an automaker’s ability to create and maintain products that create excitement amongst prospective car buyers.

In order to determine each award winner, data from more than 12,000 KBB.com users was analyzed in the Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch study. This study focuses on what factors are important to consumers when purchasing a new vehicle, as well as the buyer’s familiarity and loyalty towards a particular brand.

GMC’s Denali sub-brand was credited by KBB.com as being a huge reason why GMC was honored as the Most Refined Brand. Denali models are known for their enhanced style and superior luxury features. In fact, Denali vehicles accounted for 23% of all GMC retail sales last year, which outsold Porsche’s full line of products.

If you are looking for an award winning brand like GMC, stop in to Bradshaw Automotive in Greer, South Carolina today to find out more about these GMC models and the Denali lineup as well!

3 Reasons to Drive to Your Summer Getaway Instead of Fly

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

If you’re planning on traveling this summer, it’s likely you’re considering catching a plane to your warm-weather destination of choice. But why not drive instead? Driving to a summer getaway has just as many benefits as flying, if not more! Here are a few reasons why you should drive instead of fly.

Scenery

Staring out of the window of a commercial airliner can be gratifying, but it can’t make you feel as if you’re part of the scene. It’s like the difference between seeing something in person and seeing something on TV. Driving allows you to experience your surroundings in a visceral way. Plus, if you see something pretty, you can stop and gawk all you want.

Time

Commercial airliners fly at around 500 mph. Even if you’re a lead foot, your top speeds in a car are significantly less than 1/5 of that. Flying saves time, right? Well, when you add safety screenings and everything else that comes with flying—like parking a half-mile away, waiting for the shuttle, taking the shuttle, waiting for the shuttle to pick others, etc.—flying is awfully time-consuming. And stressful!

Despite all of that, flying will still probably beat driving when it comes to the quantity of time. What about the quality of time? Flying just really can’t compete with driving when it comes to fun.

Claustrophobia

Even if you’re not a particularly claustrophobic person, sitting for hours inside of an airliner can really rob you of any sense of space. Not to mention, airline seats are actually getting smaller. According to the USA Today, seats on some carriers have shrunk as much as three inches! With this decrease in personal space, driving in a car is just that much more appealing.

If you prefer to drive instead of fly, stop by Bradshaw Automotive today to pick out the perfect car to travel in!