GMC CarbonPro Bed Is Rugged and Versatile

CarbonPro - Terry, MS

Carbon fiber is one of the strongest and lightest materials used in automotive manufacturing. This makes it the perfect material to use in a pickup truck’s bed. GMC is the first automaker to incorporate carbon fiber as a truck bed material on a large scale by creating the CarbonPro bed.

The GMC CarbonPro bed is available on both the Sierra 1500 AT4 and Denali models. It weighs about 25 percent less than a traditional steel bed, which reduces its overall weight by about 60 pounds. This bumps up the payload ratings of CarbonPro-enhanced pickups. And, since carbon fiber is thinner than steel, and easier to form, it also increases cargo volume by 1 cubic foot.

“CarbonPro is made of the same raw material found in seven-figure super cars and even aerospace applications,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global GMC. “Coupled with offering the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate, the 2019 Sierra packs a one-two hauling punch for whatever the situation demands.”

In addition to its increased cargo volume, the CarbonPro beds also come with special indentations for supporting the tires of dirt and street bikes. These, along with the two additional tie-down locations at the front of the bed, can help keep bikes more secure.

Anyone looking to get in on the cutting edge of truck bed enhancements should visit Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC to see the goods for themselves.

Check Out the Great Capabilities of the 2019 Equinox

2019 Equinox - Terry, MS

If you are shopping for a new family SUV, we have a great recommendation: the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. This vehicle may seem small from the outside, but hop behind the wheel and you will discover how versatile it really is.  

For starters, the Equinox is available in three engine options, including a 1.5-liter turbo, a 2.0-liter turbo and a 1.6-liter diesel. With these options, you can choose whether you want more power (up to 252 horsepower) or more efficiency (up to 39 mpg on the highway*). When properly equipped, the Equinox can even tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Inside, the Equinox comes with comfortable, spacious seating for up to five passengers. Behind the second row, it sports 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down the back seats and space grows to 63.9 cubic feet. This should be plenty of room to haul all the equipment for your next DIY project.

The Equinox also keeps you connected and in control. It comes with a long list of standard tech features like Teen Driver, OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment display.

If you want to get to know the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox a little better, head over to Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC and take one out for a spin.

 

*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

Updates for the 2020 Silverado

2020 Silverado - Terry, MS

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 may have just been completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, but it will still get its fair share of new features for next year as well. Here are some of the updates for the 2020 Silverado that we are excited to see.

 

Better Availability of Powertrain Options

 

Next year, the impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine with the 10-speed automatic transmission will be more widely available across the Silverado 1500 lineup. This 420-horsepower engine will be available on more than half of the Silverado trims with new availability on the Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss models.

 

Diesel Engine Available

 

Originally planned to arrive late in the 2019 model year, the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine will finally be available for the whole 2020 model year. It will be available on the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country models. Chevrolet announced that it will have an output of 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

 

More Technology Options

 

Another new addition for the 2020 model year will be the availability of the advanced towing camera system from the Silverado HD model. This system comes with 15 camera views including the innovative transparent trailer view, which uses a camera mounted on the back of the trailer so you can see what is coming up behind you.

 

When we get the 2020 Silverado on our lot at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC, you’ll definitely know about it. Stay tuned for more details and updates on this exciting truck.

Get to Know the Skinners Service Department

Service Department - Terry, MS

Here at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC, we love to sell cars. However, we also love to fix them and ensure our customers are safe and stylish in their rides. If your car is in need of service, whether you bought it from us or not, we are here to help. At the Skinners Service Department, we want to give your car the expert service it deserves.

 

Service Specials

 

We know how expensive it can be to repair your car. That is why we frequently offer money saving service specials for different types of service like oil changes, brake pad replacements, tire rotations, and batteries.

 

Certified Service

 

All of our service technicians have been factory-trained to know everything about General Motors vehicles. They have to go through years of training and pass rigorous tests before they can become certified.

 

Genuine GM Parts

 

If we have to replace a part on your Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle, we will use Genuine GM Parts. These parts are expertly crafted to fit and work exactly like the original factory part. These parts are also backed by a warranty. Many parts come with a 24-month/Unlimited Mileage warranty, while others offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty. If a replaced part fails within that time period, you won’t have to pay for the part again.

 

Visit our Service Department or give us a call at (601) 308-4194 if you have any additional questions.

Car Interior Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning Interior - Terry, MS

If you are like most people, your car starts to gather trash and junk over time. Summer is a great time to remedy that situation and give your car a thorough detailing. Here are a few car interior cleaning hacks to help make things a little bit easier.

Empty your car. The first thing you will want to do is take everything out of your car. Have a few boxes or bags ready to sort items into three categories: trash, keep, and find a new home.

Clean floor mats. You should have taken out your floor mats in step one. An easy way to clean them is to spray them down with the hose and then leave them in the sun to dry.

Wash hard surfaces. Starting from the top down, wipe all hard surfaces in your car. This should include things like the center console, doors, and windows.

Scrub away stains. You probably have one or two stains on your upholstery. Use a good upholstery cleaning solution, a stiff brush, and some clean rags to scrub away those stains.

Vacuum. Using the vacuum attachments, vacuum your entire car from the top down. Pay close attention to the tight spots between and under the seats.

Need service on your car? Head to Skinners Chevy Buick GMC to visit our factory-trained technicians.

How to Take Care of Your Car in the Summer

Car Care - Terry, MS

Summertime in Mississippi means scorching temperatures and sweltering humidity for months on end. To make sure you and your vehicle make it through the season, here are a few tips on how to take care of your car in the summer and prevent roadside disasters.

Check your battery. The high temperatures of summer can make battery fluid evaporate quickly. Heat can lead to internal failure in a weak battery. Have your battery tested to see if it has enough life left before you end up with a dead battery.

Check the coolant. You don’t want your car overheating. Make sure your car has enough coolant and that it is the correct proportion.

Inspect the HVAC system. Your air conditioning is a vital component during the summer. Not only does it keep you comfortable, but it helps prevent driver fatigue. If your A/C doesn’t seem as cold as it once was, have the system inspected, including your cabin filter.

Check the tires. Tires that are not properly inflated are more likely to experience a blowout. This risk increases even more when the road temperatures are hot. Inspect your tires, check the tread depth, and make sure all the tires are inflated to the correct air pressure setting.

Need help getting your car ready for summer? Bring it in to Skinners Chevy Buick GMC for service courtesy of our expert technicians.

Three Easy Ways to Make the Most of Your Commute

Commute - Terry, MS

Does your drive to work feel more like a drag? These ideas will make the most of your commute while you’re behind the wheel.

 

Listen to classical literature audiobooks

You don’t need your eyes to read. You can absorb classic novels by listening to audiobooks, from “Pride and Prejudice” to “Paradise Lost.” Many pieces of literature are available via free downloadable apps on smartphone devices. Entertain yourself during your drive, and become “well-read” for that next dinner party you attend.

 

Practice your breathing

We don’t always think about our breathing. Can you remember when you intentionally took deep, lung-filling breaths? Try this in traffic, and it will decrease your stress level. This practice sets you up for success in the morning by establishing a relaxed, focused mindset to take on the work day challenges.

 

Learn a language

Many foreign language podcasts are available for download on your smartphone device. These mini-radio programs allow you to listen at your leisure. Choose a language that peaks your interest while you commute to work.

 

Stop by Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC in Terry, MS, during our operating hours, if you need us to translate a strange sound your car is making. We will be more than happy to help you.

Our Favorite Things to Do Around Terry, MS in the Summertime

Summertime fun - Terry, MS

Summertime provides a satisfying season of things to do around Terry, MS, each year. Here are a few of our favorite activities during these warmer months.

 

Mississippi Petrified Forest

A quick 40-minute jaunt up north sits Mississippi’s unique Petrified Forest. Here you can walk the stunning nature trails, mine for gemstones in a flume, and learn something new in its quaint museum. Make it a day trip or spend the weekend on a camping excursion.

 

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Our state’s fantastic Children’s Museum is 20 minutes away in Jackson. Pack up your kiddos and plan to spend a fun-filled afternoon exploring their exhibits and taking part in their programs. Plan to grab a bite at the tasty Red Rocket Cafe when you’re there.

 

Clinton Community Nature Center

Picnic at the Clinton Community Nature Center. This stunning natural area, just west of Jackson, is a lovely, small locale to spend a sunny afternoon with a loved one or the whole family.

 

Jackson Zoological Park

One of our favorite things to do around Terry is to pay a visit to the Jackson Zoological Park. The Jackson Zoo has been around for over a century and is a guaranteed good time for large crews or a day-time date.

 

Before you head out to these adventures, schedule a service appointment for a tune-up at Skinner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Terry.

Road Trip Destinations Near Terry, Mississippi

Road Trip - Terry, MS

If you want to enjoy this beautiful spring weather, here are a few road trip destinations near Terry that you can drive to with your GM vehicle.

 

Bienville National Forest

 

Located only an hour east of Terry lies the Bienville National Forest. This national forest stretches over 178,541 acres and is home to both Marathon Lake and Shongelo Lake. Enjoy the outdoors within this forest’s boundaries, as you go fishing out on the lakes or cycle through the forest’s many trails. Bring a picnic along with you and absorb the beauty of the area as you eat.

 

Jackson, Mississippi

 

Just 20 minutes north of Terry is Jackson, Mississippi. Known as the “City of Soul,” Jackson offers you plenty of adventure. The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout history. On your way, there are many delicious restaurants.

 

Homochitto National Forest

 

If you drive a little over an hour southwest of Terry, you will find Homochitto National Forest. Slightly larger than Bienville with almost 200,000 acres, this national forest includes a wide range of activities. You can hike the trails, enjoy a night in one of its many cabins, and fish on Okhissa Lake.

 

Stop by Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC for service in preparation for your weekend getaway.

Tips for Saving Money for Your New Car

Saving Money - Terry, MS

Like buying a new house, a car purchase is one of the most expensive finances you can make in your lifetime. Before you buy, you can better prepare yourself for your down payment by following a few tips for saving money for your new car.

 

Remember to budget. One of the easiest ways to save money for a new car is to monitor your monthly expenses and cut down on your spending. Cutting out one slightly expensive cost that isn’t necessary for your day-to-day life can benefit you in the long run. For instance, if you buy your lunch at work, consider packing your lunch for the next few months. That will save you a decent amount of money.

 

Get a good savings account. Find a savings account that offers you a solid interest rate that will earn you money as it sits. Contact your local bank to find out which account might be best for your needs.

 

Be patient. The longer you wait, the more money you will have to give for your down payment. Unless it’s absolutely necessary to purchase a car now, take your time and save as much money as possible.

 

When it comes to time to buy, browse our new car inventory at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC.