Saturday, January 30, 2016

SpaceKap - Fiberglass Transferable Service Bodies



SpaceKap is the innovative result of over 40 years in the service truck industry. SpaceKap's universal slip-in design makes it the perfect fit for plumbers, electricians, contractors, first responders and more.

Saving with SpaceKap

The SpaceKap was built to be transferred from one pickup to another. This unique design allows users to reuse the equipment inside the SpaceKap while keeping their truck or fleet newer and younger.

Your SpaceKap will fit all full size trucks with the same bed length (6.5' or 8') So whether you are transferring your SpaceKap within your fleet or the time has come to replace your current pickup, you will not be limited to a particular make or model.

 Unmatched Versatility SpaceKap has been engineered to be the most versatile service truck solution on the market. Its universal fit transforms you favorite pickup into the ultimate workshop on wheels.

Maximized Efficiency Organize and secure your tools and workspace by outfitting your SpaceKap with one of the Quick Ship Packages. This means you spend more time getting things done and less time searching for your tools.


Find out more at: http://www.spacekap.com/

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's a Pickup - It's a Dump Truck! - Venco Pickup Hoists

 

GM – VP/VC 6600

The Venco 6600 Pickup Hoist is for 2011 - 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.


For the 2015 and newer Silverado/Sierra models, the Venco 6600 will ONLY fit Platform Bodies. Pickup models will NOT be included.

Venco hoists are designs for and intended to be used on stationary trucks dumping on firm and level ground. Spreading applications and/or shock unloading are strictly prohibited and will void any warranty.

Find out more at:  http://venturo.com/product/gm-vpvc-6600-1112/

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Exxpand - Shelf Staxx

THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ORGANIZATION 
AND PRODUCTIVITY.


Shelf Staxx are a lightweight, durable van shelving system that creates an organizational solution for your van. The modular design allows for flexibility in both configuration and layout. Shelf Staxx’s modern appearance compliments both the current and new generation of commercial vans.

Shelf Staxx include five base modules and three extension modules configurated to fit inside of your cargo van. The base modules come with a row of Sortimo by Knapheide BOXXes to help you move towards complete organization. Extension modules attach to the end panel of the base module to allow for more storage space toward the front portion of your van.

Find out more at http://www.sortimo.us/exxpand

Sunday, January 24, 2016

2016 GMC SAVANA CARGO IS ONE OF INDUSTRY’S MOST VERSATILE VANS


The GMC Savana Cargo is a versatile van designed to make work easier and more accommodating. It is available in regular (135-inch / 3,429-mm) and extended (155-inch / 3,937-mm) wheelbase lengths, in heavy-duty 2500 Series and 3500 Series models.

The 2500 Series models are rated at 8,600 pounds (3,901 kg) GVWR and the 3500 Series is rated at 9,600 pounds (4,354 kg) GVWR. Both have a standard 4.8L gas V-8 and optional 6.0L gas. Also available is 9,900-pound GVWR (4,490 kg) with the available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel.

New for 2016 is OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which includes a Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected all the time. The hotspot allows passengers to connect up to seven personal devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets to high-speed wireless Internet whenever the vehicle is on.

Also new is an available navigation radio with the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system. Additional equipment and configurations offer many competitive advantages, with standard and available features including:
  •     Standard 4.8L and available 6.0L gas engines
  •     Available dedicated compressed natural gas package
  •     Available 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with B20 biodiesel capability
  •     Six standard air bags
  •     Fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmissions
  •     Available locking rear differential
  •     Trailer rating of up to 10,000 pounds (4,535 kg)
  •     StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models
  •     SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available
  •     Available 220-amp generator.
The unique Savana Crew Cargo Van offers a three-passenger rear bench, with additional equipment including full-length black rubberized-vinyl floor covering, fixed full-body window package glass, swing-out passenger-side door, full driver and passenger head-and side-curtain air bags and a Medium Pewter interior color. On extended wheelbase models, it also includes rear air conditioning.

Savana design and exterior features:

    Chrome appearance package is available and includes chrome front and rear bumpers and chrome grille with dual composite headlamps. Black-painted bumpers are standard
  •     Swing-out 60/40-split passenger-side doors are standard
  •     Sliding passenger-side door is available
  •     Heated power-adjustable outside folding mirrors are available on all models in both single and dual-pane mirrors
  •     Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard
  •     Ambulance prep package and hotel shuttle package are available
  •     Exterior colors: Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Summit White, Cardinal Red, Wheatland Yellow and Bronze Alloy Metallic.
  • Savana interior standard and available features:    Power locks and windows are standard
  •     Air conditioning (single-zone) is standard
  •     Rear air conditioning is available
  •     A standard digital radio including AM/FM/MP3 capability
  •     A range of optional audio systems including USB port, CD and navigation is available on all models. An audio system provision package is available
  •     SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available
  •     Driver information center is standard on all models. A compass and outside temperature features are available
  •     A rear auxiliary heater is available
  •     An enhanced interior lighting package with three light-emitting diode roof-mounted lights in the cargo area is standard
  •     Six standard D-rings for securing cargo
  •     Two auxiliary 12-volt power outlets are standard and located on the dashboard
  •     110-volt outlet located on dash is standard
  •     Remote keyless entry is available
  •     Remote vehicle starter system is available
  •     Six-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats are available
  •     Leather-wrapped steering wheel and steering wheel audio controls are available
  •     Custom vinyl or cloth upholstery is offered in Neutral or Medium Pewter colors.
Savana powertrains: 6.6L Duramax diesel
The available Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 delivers best-in-class torque and horsepower. Known by its “LGH” engine code, it is rated at 260 horsepower (194 kW) and 525 lb-ft of torque (711 Nm).

The LGH Duramax was designed with a robust EGR cooling system, along with revised turbocharger tuning that helps enhance EGR performance. It also has a large-capacity selective catalytic reduction system. In fact, the engine features the latest in emission control technology, making it the cleanest Duramax engine ever produced. NOx emissions are controlled via a Selective Catalyst Reduction aftertreatment system that uses urea-based Diesel (Emission) Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The DEF is housed in a 5.83-gallon (20 L) tank and needs to be replenished about every 5,000 miles (8,000 km). Electrically heated lines feed the DEF to the emission system to ensure adequate delivery in cold weather.

The Duramax also includes GM’s second-generation diesel particulate filter system. Unlike most competitors’ systems, the Duramax regenerates its diesel particulate filter using a downstream injection of diesel fuel directly into the exhaust stream and can travel up to 700 miles (1,125 km) between regenerations – a 300-mile (482 km) increase over the previous Duramax engine. The use of downstream injection also helps improve engine life by eliminating concerns regarding the possibility of diesel fuel contaminating engine oil, which can happen when fuel used for regeneration is introduced directly into the cylinder.

The Duramax also provides outstanding cold-weather performance, with  microprocessor-controlled glow plugs capable of gas engine-like start performance in less than three seconds in temperatures as low as -20 degrees F (-29 C), without a block heater. The engine has been developed to operate for at least 200,000 miles (322,000 km) on a rough-duty cycle without the need for a major overhaul; and it is backed with a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

A fuel-operated heater also is available for vans equipped with the Duramax 6.6L to provide heat quickly to the vehicle interior in cold weather. The seamlessly integrated system is designed into the Express chassis, saving customers the time and labor of upfitting an aftermarket system. The electronically controlled, fuel-operated heater operates automatically, turning on and off within parameters that include outside air temperature, fuel level, coolant temperature and whether the engine is running. It features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater (with a surge tank) that uses diesel fuel to generate up to 17,200 Btu/h (5 kW) of heating energy.

The Duramax engine is backed by GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L90 heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.

Savana powertrains – gas engines
GMC Savana offers a choice of two gas engines: a standard 4.8L V-8 rated at 285 horsepower (213 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm) and an available 6.0L V-8 rated at 342 horsepower (255 kW) and 373 lb-ft of torque (506 Nm). Each is part of GM’s legendary small-block engine family and designed for quiet operation, including:
  •     Special friction-reducing polymer coating on piston skirts
  •     Full-floating piston pins
  •     Damping patch on the oil pan (externally mounted)
  •     Timing chain tensioner
  •     Quiet alternator.
Backing the engines’ quietness is the assurance of long-lasting performance. The engine family was validated under extreme conditions, with the 6.0L engine dynamometer-tested to the equivalent of 200,000 miles – 50,000 miles more than other engines in the family. The engines also feature many long-life engine components that can reduce maintenance intervals and costs. The iridium-tip spark plugs, engine coolant, accessory drive belt and sealing gaskets are some of these items.

Some of the stringent durability testing included cycling engines between the peak torque and peak horsepower rpm points – the equivalent of towing a heavy trailer up a steep grade – for 600 straight hours.

The engines are mated to the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic and a fast-idle option makes it easier to run accessories at a work site.

The 6.0L is also offered in a special version with hardened valve seats for the available dedicated compressed natural gas models – the industry’s only CNG vehicles that are fully integrated at the factory, crash tested and backed by GM’s 60,000 mile/five-year transferable powertrain limited warranty.
(Certain commercial and government fleet customers receive the 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty.)

Two systems are offered:

    A three-tank system (RPO code UFM) provides a range of up to 200 miles and allows the complete use of the cargo area
    A four-tank system (RPO code UFP) provides a range of up to 300 miles, with the additional tank in the driver’s side of the cargo area, just inboard of the wheel well.

Savana chassis and suspension
The Savana is built on a strong, ladder-type full frame architecture. The frame features fully boxed sections for greater strength and rigidity, while extended and tapered front frame rails are used for improved crashworthiness. Also, additional tubular frame cross members are used to increase torsional stiffness.

All models feature an independent short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with a 35mm front stabilizer bar. Two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs are used in the rear suspension and help locate a semi-floating axle.

Additional chassis and suspension features include:
  •     Hydroboost four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and dynamic rear proportioning
  •     StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models
  •     A locking rear differential is available
  •     31-gallon (117.3 L) fuel tank is standard on all models (except for dedicated compressed natural gas package)
  •     8,600-pound GVWR on 2500 models
  •     9,600-pound / 9,900-pound GVWR on 3500 models.
Savana safety and crash-avoidance features
Savana is equipped with a host of safety features, including six standard air bags: frontal, head and side curtain, and thoracic air bags, which provide a higher level of protection in the event of a side impact or a vehicle rollover.

Additional standard safety features include:
  •     StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  •     OnStar with Turn-by-Turn navigation
  •     Tire pressure monitoring
  •     Flat and convex exterior mirrors (for a wider field of vision)
  •     Four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system with Hydroboost
  •     Daytime running lamps.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Aluminum Classic Service Van by Reading


The first aluminum service van built with Reading’s legendary quality and extensive lineup of standard features, the Aluminum Classic Service Van (CSV) is up to 50 percent lighter than a comparable steel van. The results are fuel savings of up to 10 percent and a greater payload capacity. The CSV features the same premium materials and quality Reading construction that have made the Classic II™ Service Body the industry leader. The CSV comes loaded with exclusive Reading features, including acrylic E-Coat primer, Dual-Pro® door seals, our Aluma-Fill fuel cup, patented hidden hinges and stainless steel locks with paddle handles. It is available in 57″, 72″ and 75″ heights.
  •     Aluminum construction
  •     Enclosed work space
  •     Accessible storage
  •     Smooth finish for decals and wraps
  •     Industry leading warranty
  •     Optimized storage
Source: http://www.readingbody.com/product/classic-service-van/

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

GM Woos Used Car Buyers with New Online Service


 Factory Pre-Owned Collection creates a simpler, easier experience
•    Huge inventory of pre-owned, low-mileage vehicles available online
•    Features easy-to-compare suggested pricing using Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
•    Extension of GM’s Shop-Click-Drive online shopping service

DETROIT – Online shoppers in the U.S. looking for a used Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac will soon have access to a national inventory of low-mileage former General Motors lease, daily rental and company-owned vehicles never before available to the public in one easy-to-navigate place.

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra today announced the company is launching the Factory Pre-Owned Collection as another example of GM’s efforts to earn customers for life.

“We know that many of our customers who are shopping for a used car want to complete more of the process online, and that number is growing,” Barra said. “GM is already a leader in online new car shopping with our Shop-Click-Drive service, and we are expanding it with the Factory Pre-Owned Collection, making GM the first automaker to offer this choice to consumers.”

GM’s Factory Pre-Owned Collection will feature a nationwide inventory of more than 30,000 vehicles, all with fewer than 37,000 miles, and including an extended factory bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

Consumers can easily compare suggested prices on the site to what others in their area have paid using the Kelley Blue Book Fair Market Range, which is based in part on what others in the vehicle’s area have paid for the same or similar vehicles. Customers can also get a Carfax Vehicle History Report on the vehicles displayed on the site. The Factory Pre-Owned Collection site (www.factorypreownedcollection.com) will be available to consumers in February.

“Kelley Blue Book’s mission is to provide this type of trusted valuation and car shopping information to help consumers make the best possible purchase decision,” said Jared Rowe, president of Cox Automotive Media Division, which includes Kelley Blue Book.

Online shoppers who use the Factory Pre-Owned Collection will follow three simple steps:
1.    Browse the inventory to find the vehicle of their choice.
2.    Choose a participating GM dealer and reserve their vehicle using the Shop-Click-Drive experience.
3.    Finalize their purchase and take delivery of their vehicle from their selected dealer.

The Factory Pre-Owned Collection also features a three-day/150-mile exchange program, a three-month trial of the OnStar Guidance Plan and the Sirius/XM Satellite Radio All-Access Package and more. Vehicles also come with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation during the warranty period.

“Technology and consumer demands are disrupting the used car marketplace, and GM is leading the way in transforming the way used cars are sold,” said Alan Batey, president, GM North America. “The Factory Pre-Owned Collection creates a simpler, easier experience for our customers and offers them more choices, less hassle and greater peace of mind. It’s also great for our dealers and GM because it introduces new buyers to our brands and increases residual values. Everybody wins.”

Monday, January 18, 2016

GMC Introduces All-New 2017 Acadia



•    700-lb. lighter, more efficient crossover aimed at heart of midsize segment
•    Expanded range of available active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking and Surround Vision Camera
•    New powertrains include a 2.5L I-4, offering a GM-est. 28 mpg hwy, and an available est. 310-hp 3.6L V-6
•    Acadia Denali with new, exclusive Continuously Variable Ride Control
•    New Acadia All Terrain with an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch
•    On sale this spring

DETROIT – GMC today introduced the all-new 2017 Acadia – a reimagined crossover aimed at the heart of the midsize segment, designed to offer great versatility and refinement, with more advanced safety technologies.

The new Acadia offers more-efficient powertrains, while continuing to offer three rows of seating on most models. The premium Acadia Denali returns, along with a new All Terrain model offering enhanced off-road capability.

“GMC is a strong, growing premium brand and the Acadia is a cornerstone of our success story,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Acadia leverages GMC’s proven SUV experience to take on and shake up one of the largest vehicle segments, with a strong blend of design, technology and capability.” 

The new Acadia goes on sale this spring, almost a decade after its original introduction, and coming off of its strongest sales year ever in 2015 with 96,393 deliveries.

“Typically, a vehicle’s sales can be illustrated on a bell curve during its lifecycle, but the Acadia’s success has defied convention with impressive sustainability,” said Aldred. “It’s a shining example of GMC’s momentum and we’re confident it will grow with the new Acadia.”

New size, bigger advantages
The strategic re-scoping of the 2017 Acadia offers customers a midsize crossover positioned between the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon. Depending on the model, it is available with five-, six- or seven-passenger seating, while offering greater maneuverability than the first-generation model.


“The new Acadia captures a greater feeling of refinement, in everything from the responsive feeling behind the wheel to the way passengers interact with its intuitive features,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer for compact and crossover SUVs at General Motors. “It’s a vehicle that offers the functionality Acadia is known for, while delivering big advantages and balance to customers’ everyday lives.”

The new Acadia is 700 pounds lighter than the current model, which pays dividends at the gas pump. A new, 2.5L engine is standard, offering an estimated 28 mpg on the highway for FWD models (EPA estimate not yet available; estimate is based on GM testing). City fuel economy offered is GM-estimated at 22 mpg (FWD) and is bolstered by GMC’s first application of Stop/Start technology, which enhances efficiency in stop-and-go driving.

A new, available 3.6L V-6 engine is more powerful and efficient than the current model, while offering 4,000 pounds estimated trailering capability (with the available towing package). It is GM-estimated at 310 horsepower (231 kW) and 25 mpg highway (FWD models – EPA estimate not available).

Both of the Acadia’s new engines feature direct injection and variable valve timing, and both are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions and an electronically controlled drive mode selector.

Legacy of functionality and spaciousness
The 2017 Acadia builds on a legacy of intuitive functionality, with new features such as a split-folding second-row seat that improves on the original Smart Slide feature of the current model. It offers greater flexibility, including the capability of the curbside seat sliding and tilting forward, even with a forward-facing child seat in place, while the driver-side section tips and slides forward for easier access to the third row.

The 50/50-split third-row seat folds flat for a completely flat load floor behind the second row and when the second row is also folded, there’s 79 cubic feet (2,237 liters) of cargo room. Levers at the rear of the vehicle make it easier to fold the second- and third-row seats.

Additional solutions range from simple to technologically advanced. The rear of the center console, for example, features a unique pull-out storage drawer. It is accessible to rear-seat passengers and allows items such as electronic devices and small toys to be stored out of sight, for greater security and reduced clutter.

There’s also a new, standard rear seat alert that can remind the driver when an item may have been left in the second- and third-row seats. Additionally, all three rows offer USB charge ports for compatible electronic devices.


Design evolution
The new Acadia offers a greater emphasis on refinement, while remaining instantly recognizable with an evolution of the vehicle’s signature, professional grade design cues such as a chrome-trimmed grille, squared off and flared wheel arches and wraparound rear side windows with dark D-pillars.

“It’s a confident design influenced by extensive customer input,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global GMC Design and User Experience. “The original Acadia was very truck-inspired, but the new model has a decidedly SUV influence conveyed in sculptural details, softened corners and a sleeker windshield angle.”

New dimensional grilles and wraparound headlamps – HID lamps on Denali and halogen projectors on other models – reinforce the confident, refined appearance, while standard LED signature lighting on all models reflect GMC’s premium attributes. Complementing C-shape rear lighting graphics add a cohesive detail to the design.

Premium cues distinguish the Acadia Denali. Like all Denali models, it features a dimensional chrome grille, along with integrated chrome side trim, chrome-accented door handles, a chrome lower-rear fascia and specific six-spoke wheels.

Inside, all Acadia trim levels feature unique interior color and trim combinations and incorporate authentic aluminum trim.

Latest safety and connectivity technologies
As a contemporary crossover designed for families on the go, the 2017 Acadia offers the latest active safety features to protect them, as well as the latest technologies to keep them connected.

The active safety features are designed to help make drivers more aware of their surroundings and potential crash situations. They are available depending on the model and include:
•    New Front Pedestrian Braking
•    New Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (standard on SLT-2 and Denali)
•    New Forward Automatic Braking (available on Denali)
•    New Following Distance Indicator
•    New IntelliBeam automatic headlamp high-beam control
•    New Surround Vision camera system
•    New Safety Alert Seat
•    Forward Collision Alert
•    Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
•    Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
•    Front and Rear Parking Assist.

An available Tow Vision Trailering system helps make hitching easier by employing a rear-vision camera, with dynamic guidelines, to help line up the Acadia’s hitch with the trailer, as well as offering views of the trailer while driving.

And when it comes to connectivity, the Acadia is plugged in with available phone integration technology through GMC’s available IntelliLink system. It offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it easy to connect to some of the features smartphone users rely on most. (Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and require a compatible smartphone and adherence to data plan rates, terms and privacy statements.)

Additionally, an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.

New foundation and driving dynamics
Built on a new, lighter body structure, the 2017 Acadia’s driving dynamics are more responsive, while its shorter length and narrower width enable greater maneuverability, for easier turning in parking decks and easier parking in home garages.

    Wheelbase (in / mm)    Length
(in / mm)    Width
(in / mm)    Height
(in / mm)    Turning radius
(ft / M)    Curb weight
(lb / kg)
2017 Acadia    112.5 / 2857    193.6 / 4917    75.4 / 1916    68.7 / 1745 (w/o mast, w/ roof rack)    38.7 / 11.8    3956 / 1794 (est. - FWD)
2016 Acadia    118.9 / 3021    200.8 / 5101    78.9 / 2003    72.6 / 1844 (w/o mast, w/ roof rack)    40.4 / 12.3    4656 / 2112 (FWD)

The body structure incorporates press-hardened, high-strength steels, which allowed thinner components in some areas offering comparable or better crash performance than conventional materials. They also help reduce the base curb weight by 700 pounds (318 kg), compared to the current model.

New splayed front frame rails also contribute to crashworthiness. They flare outward to provide effective folding and crushing performance during small overlap frontal crash situations.

The new Acadia retains a front-drive layout with available all-wheel drive. All models feature a new drive mode selector, which allows the driver to alter chassis and powertrain attributes to suit a variety of driving conditions. Front-drive models offer Normal (2x4), Snow, Sport and Trailer/Tow modes, while AWD models offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4, Sport, Off Road and Trailer/Tow modes.

The AWD disconnect mode effectively disconnects the rear axle from the drive system to save fuel. On-demand AWD capability can be reapplied on the go by switching the drive mode selector to 4x4 mode.

Additional chassis and driving dynamics features include:
•    MacPherson strut front suspension
•    Five-link rear suspension
•    Rack-mounted electric power steering system
•    Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife rotors
•    Electronic park brake
•    Available electronically controlled continuous damping system.

All Terrain
The new All Terrain model matches distinctive design elements with enhanced off-road-driving ability.

At the heart of the Acadia All Terrain’s capability is an advanced AWD system with Active Twin Clutch, which optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. And while it is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, it also provides enhanced stability in dry conditions.

It also has a specific All Terrain mode in place of the Off Road mode on the drive mode selector, which works with the model’s exclusive AWD system to offer enhanced hill-climb capability.

All Terrain models are distinguished from the rest of the Acadia lineup with a body-color grille surround, black chrome trim and unique wheels. Inside is exclusive five-passenger seating, dynamic All Terrain interior accents and covered storage bins in the rear cargo floor in place of a third-row seat.

Manufacturing
The 2017 GMC Acadia will be produced at General Motors’ Spring Hill (Tenn.) assembly facility, with globally sourced parts. 

GMC is one of the first brands to use Facebook’s new 360 technology to support the all-new 2017 Acadia reveal. You can experience the Acadia interior video and choose the angle you want to see it from. On your mobile device, you can do this by dragging with your finger. You’ll also be able to hold up your phone and the 360 video will follow you around as if you are really in the vehicle. Go to our Facebook page @ Facebook.com/GMC to view the experience. To view on your mobile phone, you must go through the Facebook App and then navigate to the GMC page.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.




Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dow Lewis Motors - Part of the GMC Business Elite


Dow Lewis GMC is now officially a Business Elite dealer as of December 2015. See more about this great business and fleet customer-focused program here.

Dow Lewis Buick GMC believes in a hassle-free sales process that provides the highest levels of customer service and a lasting relationship long after the sale. We carry the full line of Buick and GMC models, along with used and certified pre-owned vehicles.

In addition, we have a fast-growing commercial truck/work truck inventory in stock of work-ready flatbeds, service bodies, enclosed plumber-style bodies, dump trucks, and many others including work truck pickups and work truck cargo vans. Dow Lewis GMC Trucks has been in the commercial truck or work truck business for a long time. See Jordan Lewis, commercial truck/fleet manager for all your needs in work vehicles.

One of the most important aspects of Dow Lewis Buick GMC and its longevity is our outstanding service and parts departments. We are well known throughout Yuba City, Marysville and the surrounding area for our care of each and every customer that comes to us for service and repairs. If you haven't had the opportunity, please give us a try and we think you too will become a long time customer.
 
 Here at Dow Lewis Motors, we are an extremely active community member and love giving back to Yuba City and the surrounding areas whenever possible. We understand that in order to continue to serve the wonderful community near Nevada County, we must invest in the future of these communities. Dow Lewis Motors would like to thank our generous Buick and GMC customers, the residents of Yuba City, as well as all of our neighbors for their loyal business!

One last thing. Our dealership and its heritage is family. We are family owned and family operated. Murry and Ted Lewis are owner operators of the dealership that their father, Dow Lewis began many years ago, and now we have a third generation of the Lewis family in Jordan Lewis, now head of our commercial truck and fleet department.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Meet the National Truck Equipment Association



Ever try to explain the work truck industry? Us, too. This video will help. Meet the work truck, the people and companies behind the wheel of this multi-billion dollar industry. To learn more, visit NTEA at http://www.ntea.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NTEA.TheAsso....

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OnStar AtYourService Grows with Groupon, ExxonMobil


Offer-based platform brings consumers
more savings and convenience in 2016 

DETROIT – AtYourService, a multichannel platform providing Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners who subscribe to OnStar with money-saving offers on products and services is adding Groupon and ExxonMobil as partners.

Additionally, new functionality later this year within RemoteLink and the upcoming Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicle apps will allow active subscribers to perform tasks such as mobile ordering, mobile payments and fuel pump activations with participating AtYourService partners.

“The AtYourService platform is all about delivering daily relevance and value to our connected customers, enhancing their ownership experience,” said Mark Lloyd, consumer online officer, OnStar. “Integrating great new partners like Groupon and ExxonMobil helps us deliver content and services that simplify our customers lives and save them money.”

Groupon, a global leader of local commerce, will add a variety of location-based offers for restaurants, salons, spas and retailers to the platform. Within the AtYourService tile of OnStar RemoteLink and the new vehicle owner apps, Groupon’s marketplace of deals will be presented based on the phone’s location. Active Groupon promotions will appear as a standalone search category, allowing users to easily find offers from area merchants. Groupon offers also will be accessible through OnStar advisors.

ExxonMobil, with more than 10,000 Exxon-and Mobil-branded fuel stations nationwide, will incorporate new fuel and convenience store offers into the AtYourService platform. The Groupon and ExxonMobil offers will be available early in 2016, while the mobile ordering and service interactions functionality will come as an update later in the year.

In the last quarter of 2015, AtYourService users opened more than 130,000 money-saving offers. In addition, since the launch of AtYourService, more than 6,400 hotel reservations were made through a partnership with Priceline.com.

OnStar customers can use RemoteLink to access AtYourService before they start their journey. The app includes featured offers, sponsored locations and a category search tool to locate multiple options for dining, retail, fuel and more. The content will update based on the subscriber’s location, time of day and day of the week. Offers can be saved for use anytime and the app can be personalized by favoriting frequently visited locations. Subscribers with capable plans can have directions to an offer-based location downloaded directly to their vehicle.

Companies providing offers through the AtYourService platform include Dunkin’ Donuts, Priceline.com for hotel rooms, Parkopedia for parking locations, and RetailMeNot for national retailers in numerous categories. Audiobooks.com is another partner, offering an extended trial and access to more than 60,000 audio books.

AtYourService offers are available to any subscriber with a paid OnStar plan in the U.S.  To learn more about OnStar, AtYourService and RemoteLink, visit: www.onstar.com

OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Holdings LLC (“GM”) that launched in 1996, offers in-vehicle safety, security, diagnostic, navigation, and connectivity services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall  models, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, RemoteLink mobile app and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. OnStar has more than 7 million subscribers in North America, Europe, China and Brazil. In 2015, OnStar recorded its 1 billionth customer interaction, topped more than 2 million 4G LTE Wi-Fi equipped-vehicles, and launched in Opel/Vauxhall.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Defog your windows TWICE as fast using SCIENCE- 4 easy steps



Here are 4 steps to defog your windshield twice as fast in the morning and the science behind why it works. Thanks for watching from the bottom of my nerdy heart.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Knapheide KUV and Sortimo Storage Solutions



Mike Soich of Knapheide Manufacturing shows us their partnership with the world leader in storage solutions in vechicles, Sortimo. Knapheide has designed special shelves prepunched to accomodate varied box sizes to allow for maximum storage and to match individual business needs and desires. It is a brilliant use of the space and helps people be more efficient and effective.

The Sortimo boxes are available in the Knapheide KUV body, and all of Knapheide's service body products.

See more about Knapheide products at www.knapheide.com and you can see the full range of products from Sortimo at www.sortimo.com.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SEM Spotlight Series • Rock-It Liner



SEM Products, Inc. - Rock-It Liner is 2K protective truckbed liner. Watch to find out more. Look for the Truckbed Liner How-To video coming soon!

Visit www.semproducts.com

Monday, January 4, 2016

Transfer Flow Refueling Tanks


The only completely assembled refueling tanks on the market. No hassle — you can legally leave the pump in place when driving!

When it comes to in-bed refueling tanks, it’s hard to know what’s legal and what’s not. With a Transfer Flow refueling tank, you don’t have to guess! Our refueling tanks are Department of Transportation (DOT) legal to carry and transfer gas, diesel, ethanol, methanol, kerosene and jet fuel in all 50 U.S. states. Having a DOT legal refueling tank from Transfer Flow means you won’t get red tagged and fined by your Highway Patrol for carrying an illegal fuel tank in the bed of your truck. Click here to see our Special Permit from the Department of Transportation.

Transfer Flow refueling tanks are manufactured and engineered in the U.S.A., unlike many of our competitors. Each refuelling tank is designed with the heavy-duty user in mind, and comes pre-assembled with a 12-volt refueling pump, 12 foot hose with nozzle, locking fuel cap, wire harness with dash-mounted power switch and mounting hardware.

We choose premium suppliers for our refueling tank parts: Great Plains Industries supplies our fuel pumps, Goodyear supplies our hose, and our locking fuel caps come from SpinSecure. The result is a tank that is trusted by Industry professionals, as well as municipalities, fire departments, and several government agencies. They chose Transfer Flow because they want safe, durable and LEGAL refueling tanks, just like you do!

Transfer Flow refueling tanks come in a variety of shapes and gallon sizes, including 40, 50, 82, 100, 109 gallons. They’re made from 12-gauge aluminized steel for superior rust resistance and strength, are baffled for extra support, and are powder coated black for a durable finish.
refueling tank
Toolbox and Refueling Tank Combos

A Transfer Flow toolbox and refueling tank combo is your solution to more fuel plus additional storage space on your pickup! Available in 30, 40 and 100 gallons; the 30 and 40-gallon units fit short and long bed pickups, while the 50 and 100 gallon units fit long bed pickups only.
Department of Transportation Special Permit issued to Transfer Flow for Refueling Tanks
Features and Benefits:

    Available in 40, 50, 82, 100, 50-50 split and 109 gallons
  •     All refueling tanks come with 12 gallon per minute fuel transfer pump, 12 foot hose with nozzle, mounting hardware, SpinsSecuree® locking fuel cap and wiring harness with dash-mounted power switch
  •     Made from 12-gauge aluminized steel and powder coated black for strength and maximum rust resistance
  •     Baffled to reduce fuel sloshing
  •     Refueling tanks are US DOT approved for gas, diesel, ethanol, methanol, kerosene and aviation fuel
  •     Over 300 authorized fuel tank installers in the US and Canada
  •     Optional Spray-on coating available for added durability
  •     3-year/unlimited mile warranty
  •     Designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA
Find out more at:  http://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/refueling-tanks