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Steps to Buying a Truck: What Do You Need to Know First?

2017 GMC Sierra - El Paso, TX

Are you curious about buying a truck? We’ve put together a list of the various steps to the process, from finding the pickup that’s right for you to purchasing. Naturally, the car-buying process various from person to person; however, there are some important steps to buying a truck to keep in mind when shopping around.

First, according to Edmunds, it’s important to budget accordingly. The average car sells for roughly $25,000. However, the average truck sells for about $45,000. Trucks are larger, with added capabilities, components, and technologies—one reason they can be more expensive. Budgeting will help you find a truck that’s within your price range as well as practical.

Next, you’ll have to choose between light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty. These are the three basic criteria of production trucks on the market, and most are divided into categories like 1500, 2500, and 3500. There’s a trade-off between fuel economy and towing capacity, so it’s important to know what you plan on using your truck for. If you need it for hauling heavy loads for work, consider a heavy-duty truck. If you simply want a truck to have the option to tow and haul every once in a while, a light-duty truck might be right for you.

Finally, find the right bed and cab size. This also gets back to use—do you need a truck for carrying people, payloads, or both? Extended cabs are great for fitting people, but they can be more expensive. Meanwhile, short beds often improve fuel economy and handling, though they limit what you can carry.

For more information about choosing the right truck, stop by Crawford Buick GMC today. We have a huge selection of trucks to select from, including a range of options and trims.

Big Changes Coming to the GMC Brand

changes coming to the GMC brandIn a recent interview with Edmunds.com, Buick-GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred laid out some possible changes coming to the GMC brand. Among these changes was the introduction of a new flagship SUV, as well as the possibility of a vehicle that could challenge the Jeep Wrangler.

Aldred took on his position earlier this year, and already has big plans for the brand, “I have come here to do a job and change the face of the brand,” he declared.

While Aldred said GMC currently doesn’t have any plans to add new models to the lineup, the automaker is still in the brainstorming stage. He said, “There is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy.”

If GMC goes through with these additional models, it could really help redefine the brand and give it a more specific mission. Perhaps GMC could focus more on offering off-road type vehicles, as well as vehicles that can haul and tow your boat and camper.

The current GMC lineup includes the GMC Canyon, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, and upscale Yukon Denali. What type of vehicles would you love to see GMC add to its lineup?

Presidents Day Specials at Crawford Buick GMC!

Now is the perfect time to visit your El Paso Buick GMC store, Crawford Buick GMC! This month, step up into a GMC Sierra, upgrade to a brand new Buick, or get more fuel for your dollar in an all-new GMC Terrain.

Celebrate Presidents Day throughout the month of February here at Crawford Buick GMC and get $500 Presidents Day cash on the 2014 Terrain or 2014 Sierra. Right now you can you can get the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra regular cab with two years of scheduled maintenance for only $199 per month! Looking for a small SUV with excellent fuel economy? The 2014 GMC Terrain offers an EPA-estimated 32 mpg, making it the best in its class!

More Americans than ever are upgrading into a new Buick vehicle and experiencing all of the new innovative technologies, comfort, and luxuries Buick has to offer. Visit Crawford Buick GMC this Presidents Day and earn $500 Presidents Day cash on a 2014 LaCrosse or 2014 Verano. “If you don’t know our luxurious lineup, you don’t know Buick.”

Be sure to stop by our dealership for our Presidents Day Sales and Specials! The friendly, professional and knowledgeable  sales team here at Crawford would love to help you find the perfect new Buick or GMC vehicle!

FLASH: Get preferred pricing* on all remaining new 2013 Buick & GMCs!

*Example: 2013 Buick Verano. STK #B130623, MSRP $24,470, preferred price $23,935, rebates $2,500 SALE PRICE: $21,435

*Disclaimer: Not available with some other offers. Please see dealer for full details.

GMC Sierra HD Ranks Highest in Large Pickup Segment by J.D. Power

GMC Sierra HDThe J. D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past year by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles to determine dependability long after you’ve driven off the car lot. GM vehicles took the highest ranking in four segments this year, including the GMC Sierra HD winning the Large Pickup category.

In addition to its good reliability rating, Sierra HD also boasts a comfortable, well-made interior and easy-to-use tech features. Its impressive hauling and towing capabilities are showcased through a variety of powerful engine options.

“As GM heads into a big year of new model launches, we believe this tells us that we engineer and manufacture our cars and trucks so that they are reliable and last a long time,” said Alicia Boler-Davis, vice president GM Global Quality and U. S. Customer Experience. “Outstanding, dependable vehicles combined with an exceptional customer experience are the cornerstones of our commitment to provide the best overall ownership experience in the industry.”

Find your next dependable Sierra HD pickup at Crawford Buick GMC. Visit our El Paso dealership in person for a test drive, or find us online at www.crawfordbuickgmc.com.