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07-11-19

How to Easily Customize Your Truck

When you have a truck you’re proud of, you want to show it off, we understand. We offer tons of aftermarket parts and accessories for your vehicle, upgrading it’s style and performance. Here are some of the easiest ways to modify your truck and stand out from the crowd.
One quick and easy way to make a statement with your truck is with a nice set of rims and off-road tires. The tires that come standard with your truck are usually engineered for maximum fuel efficiency which is great, but there’s often a trade off in outdoor performance. Off road tires have a more aggressive tread pattern that is functional and looks great on any truck. There are tons of rim and tire options available for any truck, and you’ll find outfitting yours doesn’t cost that much either.
A lift kit will add height to your vehicle. Whether you just think it looks cool, or need a bit of extra ground clearance for some serious off-roading, a lift kit give you the boost you need. Leveling kits will add one to three inches in height by fitting on top of the coil spring strut assembly. Suspension or body lifts are the next step up, and if you get them installed by a qualified service bay like ours, your warrant is likely to remain intact.
If you’re driving late at night, especially on a work site, safety can be a concern. A light bar might be just the thing for you. High end light bars often come with lifetime warranties. They range in length to fit different vehicles and offer the level of light you need. They can be mounted behind the grille, above the cabin, or even on the back of your vehicle if you need some extra light while backing up. These lights should be installed by a qualified technician, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you with that too.
Looking for that sleek, stealth look? You can black-out the chrome on your vehicle, not by painting, but by Plasti-Dipping it. Available in aerosol, Plasti Dip is a durable, yet peelable rubber coating that you can use on your chrome. You might also consider removing the badges from your vehicle to give it that distinct incognito look.
Nice side rails can go a long way to improving your street cred. These, usually tubular, metal struts hug the side of your vehicle and go from wheel to wheel so you have a step to get into your vehicle. Be aware of your needs, as these accessories can reduce ground clearance.
You can also trick out your truck bed with tool boxes, tonneau covers, bed rails, bed liners and sprays, tents, nets or extenders. The amount of accessories for your bed is really unbelievable, and there are tons of unique options depending on your needs and style.
The front grille of your truck is expressive like a persons face. It says a lot about both the vehicle, and the person driving it. You may be able to order a non-standard grille, and either install it yourself or get a dealer like us to do it for you.

At Shaw GMC, not only do we offer a huge variety of trucks for sale, but we have tons of parts and accessories to help you customize everything. We’ll even install everything for you in our Certified service bay. We even offer one-of-a-kind Blackfoot Trucks, which we’ve modified ourselves to make some of the coolest vehicles on the road.

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06-13-19

Best Driving Songs for Any Road Trip

Push that pedal to the floor and crank the volume up, because we’re arming you with the 20 best driving songs of all time. From the music of today to classics of the 70’s and 80’s, we’ve got all the tunes that are guaranteed to make your next road trip a thumb tapping, head banging, singing in your seat adventure.

20. “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar

You can drive 55, or a lot faster. You’ll want to with this catchy tune by Sammy Hagar blasting out of your speakers. *Please obey speed limits*

19. “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry

Whether you have a particular place to go, or not, this little ditty will accompany most adventures you might have on the open road.

18. “Little Red Corvette” by Prince

If you don’t have a Corvette of your own, don’t worry, we can help you get one. What we can’t do is help you get this tune out of your head.

17. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen

Sex, rebellion, desperation – this classic riff has it all, including that extra special ingredient essential to your road trip adventures – Freedom.

16. “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

This power ballad will have you make up your mind, and not wasting any time cranking up your speakers and hitting the open road.

15. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses

We know you’ll want to riff along with Slash during this one, but please, try to keep both hands firmly on the wheel. You can tap your thumbs if you want…

14. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sweet Home Alabama reached #8 on the US chart in 1974. This song was written as a reply to :Southern Man” and “Alabama” by Neil Young, and will have you singing in your car all the way to the deep South.

13. “Take It Easy” by The Eagles

The sound of your own wheels  will definitely not drive you crazy with the harmonious sound of the Eagles emanating throughout your vehicle.

12. “Route 66” by Chuck Berry

Route 66 by Chuck Berry has inspired a dozen cover versions of this well known song, which brings to mind visions of roadside attractions as you cruise down an asphalt highway.

11. “Home” Remix by Phil Collins and Bone, Thugs & Harmony

While Phil Collins classic original is a hit, this remix features vacals by Bone, Thugs & Harmony. The fast pace of the song will really rev you up!

10. “Holiday Road” by Lindsey Buckingham

In 1983 this classic song was recorded by former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham for the hit film National Lampoon’s Vacation. It has since become one of Buckingham’s best known songs.

9. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers

You’ll be bobbing to the beat of the Proclaimers from the edge of your driveway to the furthest reaches of your journey.

8. “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson

This country song from the 80’s will keep you company on the road with Willie Nelson’s low timbre being perfect for driving past pastures and country low lands.

7. “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf

In 1969 this tune accompanied the opening scene to the iconic film “Easy Rider”, and since then it’s stayed prominent as the quintessential song to hit the open road with.

6. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Get ready for one of the all-time classic sing along’s to welcome the open highway. Also popular in bars… but DON’T drink and drive.

5. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins

This classic featured in the popular 80’s film “Top Gun” with have you lighting the afterburner on your next adventure.

4. “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

This song was re-popularized by Pixar’s movie, Cars. It’s really fun and you won’t be able to get enough.

3. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

This is an epic breakup song, and nothing quite sooths a breakup like an awesome road trip.

2. Jack & Diane” by John Cougar Mellencamp

Longing for your teenage years? This lil diddy is all about savouring those teenage moments that turned you into the stud/studette you are today.

1. “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” by Beastie Boys

This hip-hop wonder combines rap and hard rock to create a track that’ll make you want to sing along, substituting your destination du jour at the appropriate moment.

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05-09-19

NBA Players GM Car Collections

With NBA teams driving toward the finish in the 2019 Playoffs, we were wondering what some of the top players in the NBA drive when they’re not on the court. With millions in the bank, some players have opted for popular GM models over some of the luxury brands you might commonly associate with NBA stardom. The most popular models for the NBA elite are Chevy Impala’s from the 1970’s, new Chevy Camaro’s.

Lebron James

Lebron James represents the LA Lakers on the court, but on the road he’s his own man, owning a large car collection with some of the finest luxury brands accounted for. Key in his collection is a new Chevrolet Camaro SS outfitted with custom rims and a bright white exterior. This shows that GM vehicles are capable of standing shoulder to shoulder with some other luxury vehicles in James collection, including a Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche 911, Hummer H2, Mercedes S63, Ferrari F430/458 Spider’s, Maybach 57S and more.


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Another gem from the collection of King James, and a classic cornerstone of GM’s past, is his 1975 Chevrolet Impala convertible featuring extra wide custom rims with oversized tires, a lavish purple paint job, and hydraulic suspension.


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Kevin Durant

As a small forward for the Golden State Warriors, and second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft, Kevin Durant knows a thing or two about being in the red, and his 2011 Chevy Camaro SS proves the point. This stunning GM vehicle features an all red matte paint job with matching rims and low profile tires.


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James Harden

James Harden Plays for the Houston Rockets, and when he’s not on the court he’s rocketing down the road in this sporty, black and yellow Chevy Camaro. The 6.2 L V8 engine in this beauty has him powering down the road in style.

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph’s collection of vintage 1970’s Impala’s are truly a sight to behold. These restored vehicles are ripe with “bling” factor and all sport oversized rims and low profile tires. Over a million Impala’s were produced back in the 70’s, but these days they are in short supply. Prized by collectors like Randolph,  these V8 beauties are the ultimate cruiser.

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03-20-19

The Innovative New MultiPro Tailgate

The 2019 GMC Sierra sports the most innovative tailgate ever. The MultiPro tailgate is an industry first that minimizes effort and maximizes functionality with six tailgate positions that add to your everyday experience.

Made from aluminum, the MiltiPro tailgate is proven strong and durable with GM’s most rigorous tailgate testing yet. It is available on all Sierra models, although a traditional tailgate is still an option.

Primary Gate

The first and most familiar tailgate position available is the Primary Gate, which allows the gate to lower like any normal pickup. The gate can be lowered using the vehicle’s key fob from inside the truck, or with a button on the tailgate.

Primary Gate Load Stop

With the tailgate lowered, the load-stop can be raised from the tailgate to stop items from sliding out of the box.  This is especially useful when traversing rough terrain, or if you need to complete an emergency maneuver to avoid an accident.

Foldable Inner Gate for Easy Access

The inner gate may fold downward to create an opening in the tailgate. This allows easy access to your cargo, letting you get closer to the load so you can lift things more ergonomically.

Full-width step

With the tailgate down, the inner gate folds into a large step for easy entry or exit from the box. The step has a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds so you can haul in and out whatever you need.

Inner gate load stop

With the tailgate raised, the inner gate can be lowered with the load stop up to prevent high-up items from shifting and sliding out of the box on bumpy terrain.

Inner gate work bench

Need an area to work? Simply open the inner gate with the tailgate up to create a work surface that will help you get things done on the road. This is especially helpful if you use your Sierra as a work truck.

The MultiPro tailgate was the winner of an internal competition among GM engineers. The engineers were aware that customers wanted an easier way to get in and out of the truck bed, and the first iteration achieved this by adding a foldable step, but cut the tailgate completely in half to make it happen. GM spent quite a while honing and polishing the original to get it to its current stat, which you’ll see on the GMC Sierra.

Being a more well thought out design with an array of configuration options, the MultiPro tailgate is operated using a two-button touchpad located at the center of the tailgate. Come into Shaw GMC today at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE to see the new tailgate for yourself, or give us a call at (403) 243-4200 to ask us a question.

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12-21-18

Things to do in Calgary this holiday season 2018

There’s no time like Christmas time. The Christmas spirit is reflected in everything and there are plenty of dedicated events that you can attend with your family, significant other, or by yourself. This is why we’ve decided to kick back a bit and give you some information about where you could spend some quality time during holidays, instead of what you should use to get there.

Granary Road Christmas Market

For those of you not familiar with the concept of the Granary Road Christmas Market, you should know that this is not just a market, but a collection of features for anyone with children, or anyone whose inner child emerges during holidays. You can find carolers, Santa and Mrs. Clause, an Alpaca, hot chocolate, fire pits as well as a number of fun activities such as marshmallow roasting, wagon rides, building snowmen and ice skating.

Being a market, you can also buy Christmas presents from more than 50 carefully selected vendors.

The event lasts three days, from Friday to Sunday. There is no entrance fee and parking your family transportation is also free.

Granary Road Christmas Market

Lions Festival of Lights

These wonderful drive-by Christmas lights showcase in one of Calgary’s most interesting events, both due to its wonderful lights and the back-story.

The Lions Festival of Lights is made possible by a great number of organizations, dedicated volunteers and sponsors who all join together to create the largest showcase of its kind - and it is completely free. The result of this collaborative effort is more than 16,000 light strings which hold close to half a million bulbs and create one of the best Christmas sights.

This year the creators of the Lions Festival of Lights used LED light bulbs which make the festival green. This is a huge effort by all the volunteers and everyone else and it is obviously one people know to appreciate, gathering on average almost 60,000 people a day.

Speaking of which, it is also one of the longest Christmas events, taking place from December 1 this year all the way to January 8, 2019.

Lions Festival of Lights

Holiday Teas

Holiday Teas is definitely a more relaxing event happening from Friday December 28 to Sunday December 30 in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women. This stunningly beautiful home will host the main event, where you will be able to enjoy tea and freshly baked food. For the ticket price you also get admission to Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park, a wonderful collection of memorabilia dedicated to the rise of the automobile over time, and a coupon that you can use in Haskayne Mercantile Block gift shops.

Maybe teas and cars seem too different to mix, but the atmosphere of these perfectly maintained and mostly pre-war pieces perfectly fits the picture.

Holiday Teas

Once Upon a Christmas

Taking place at the Heritage Park Historical Village, Once Upon a Christmas is another event whose admission price includes access to the already mentioned Gasoline Alley Museum. Aside from that, you can enjoy carols, a wagon ride and have a close look at the ways Christmas was celebrated in the old days by visiting historical homes and buildings that will openly share their traditions.

Once Upon a Christmas

Calgary Jazz Orchestra, a Perfectly Frank Christmas

This event is slated for Sunday, December 23 and it includes two concerts – one taking place at 3pm and another at 7pm at River Park Church in Calgary.

It will include the revered Calgary Jazz Orchestra and Johnny Summers performing holiday tunes as well as some of the most famous Frank Sinatra hits.

The tickets cost $27.50 for students and $36.50 for adults and you can book them by visiting the website of the Calgary Jazz Orchestra or calling them at 403-239-8545.

A Perfectly Frank Christmas

12 CANs Till Christmas

This event is one of the best examples of what Christmas and community are all about. Organized by Made by Momma, a charity organization dedicated to helping families affected by adversity and crisis, 12 CANs Till Christmas is a challenge that invites you to “collect 12 CANs for those who can’t”. This simple challenge can make a world of difference for those less fortunate in our community and what better time to do this than during Christmas holidays.

12 Cans Till  Christmas

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12-06-18

Make Way for the Chevrolet Malibu

In 2017 the https://www.shawgmc.com/new-inventory/chevrolet/malibu.htm Chevrolet Malibu was named best mid-size car for families by US News & World report. The 2018 model builds on that success to make the best in class even more appealing. Great looks, plenty of equipment and ever-increasing levels of tech, combined with a roomy cabin and clever use of space make the Malibu a standout choice in the midsize sedan segment.

Design of the Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet seems to be borrowing its design ideas throughout the range and this means that the Malibu benefited from some sportier models. Absolutely every part of this car is harmonious and stylish. The front hosts beautiful headlights, a thin upper and a wider lower grille separated by a strip holds the brands badge. The lower front spoiler adds a lot to the sporty look as does the wonderfully sculpted hood.

The side and rear also have stylish shapes and details. The side has slightly curved sheet metal that plays with light and reflections creating elegant lines from any angle. The rear has large taillights, but also an elevated trunk lid that somewhat doubles as a subtle spoiler and a big bumper underpinned by a faux diffuser with large dual exhausts.

The latest Malibu is a stylish car from every angle and a big step up from the previous version.

Interior of the Chevrolet Malibu

Interior design is also very upmarket in the Chevrolet Malibu with good materials and unusual shapes. Upright central air vents are reminiscent of some other Chevrolet vehicles and the high infotainment screen is easy to read and use. Climate controls are located under it and localized in a small space.

The central console is practical and has a storage tray, gear lever, cupholders and an armrest with a storage bin. Door pockets hold bottles and even larger items and the rear has cup holders in the armrest. The layout is functional and uncluttered and there is plenty of space.

Passengers in the rear have enough space even if they are taller adults. The stylish roofline slopes near the rear, but headroom is sufficient despite this.

USB outlets are found in the front and back. MyLink comes in most trims, but not in all. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included from the LS up, as is Wi-Fi and OnStar services. Depending on the trim level, the touchscreen is 7 or 8 inches.

Engines and Drive of the Chevrolet Malibu

The entry level powering option is a 1.5 l turbo with VVT, direct injection and start-stop system. It produces 163 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque from 2500 RPM.

The most powerful version is a 2.0 turbo with 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

The Hybrid version is powered by a 1.8 l engine with two more electric motors that provides the combined power output of 182 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. It is rated at 5.5l on the highway and 4.8 in the city. It can also work on electric power alone.

The hybrid powertrain and the turbo ones do their jobs really well. The Malibu is at a very high level in terms of performance, handling and comfort, which makes it a great all-round option.

The entry-level 1.5 never feels overwhelming. The turbo kicks in pretty low for added boost for acceleration and the car always feel competent.

However, if you are up for some driving fun, you’ll do a lot better with the 2.0 turbo which boasts 250 hp – more than enough for a car of this size. It pulls with confidence from almost any RPM and provides hard acceleration and loads of entertainment. Ease back on the throttle and it becomes a civilized vehicle with a quiet and smooth ride. Add to this the fact that the 2.0 comes only in the Premier trim level which is packed with comfort, tech and safety features, and the Malibu becomes an exceptionally good car even when observed from the position of higher class vehicles.

The Hybrid gives a lot of power to the electric motors which can propel the car to over 80 km/h on electric power alone. As conditions become more difficult, the engine intervenes more prominently, so you will mostly notice it while overtaking or going up some steep hills. Electric motors have instantly available torque at any RPM, so acceleration is so smooth that it is reminiscent of some electric only vehicles. The Hybrid really gives the best of both worlds.

Suspension is tuned for a great mix of composure and comfort. It provides enough precision during heavier turns, but also finds a way to soak up road imperfections. Combine this with a well-insulated cabin and the Malibu becomes an excellent motorway cruiser.

Trim Levels for the Chevrolet Malibu

There are 5 trim levels to choose from for the Chevrolet Malibu – L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier.

The L is the entry level trim and it comes with the most basic equipment including the 1.5 l  turbo, 6-speed automatic, all round disc brakes, StabiliTrak with traction control, independent suspension, 16” steel wheels, power mirrors, keyless entry and start, , ABS, panic brake assist, cornering brake control and hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring, air conditioning, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, multifunction steering wheel, premium cloth seats, 60/40 split rear seats and OnStar with 1-month coverage.

The LS includes all of the above and 16” aliminum wheels, acoustic laminated windshield and front side glass, rearview camera, MyLink with a 7” touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Teen Driver technology and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi.

The LT adds 17” aluminum wheels, LED DRLs, heated power mirrors with turn signals, remote start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheels and shift knob, power 8-way driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, ambient lighting, floor console, rear air vents, 8” touchscreen, SiriusXM, 120V AV power outlet and wireless charging. There are also several optional features that improve the safety of the passengers such as forward collision alert, following distance indicator, lane change alert, side blind zone alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, low speed forward automatic braking, front pedestrian braking, front and rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert and more.

The Malibu Hybrid builds on the LT with 1.8 gas with two more electric motors, and forward collision alert, following distance indicator, lane change alert, side blind zone alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, low speed forward automatic braking, front pedestrian braking, front and rear park assist, and rear cross traffic alert as standard. It also improves the climate control with a dual-zone automatic unit.

The Premier sits at the very top with additions that include the wonderful 2.0 turbo with 250 hp, 9-speed automatic, 18” wheels, LED taillights, chrome door handles, heated steering wheel, perforated leather seats with heating and ventilation, power 6-way driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment, Bose sound system with 9 speakers and a trunk mat.

The top three trim levels also have the total of nine optional packages which improve comfort, tech and/or safety, so you can really make your Malibu special.

The Chevrolet Malibu is a great vehicle with lots of options and even more features. You can see for yourself at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE. You can also give us a call at (403) 243-4200 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. Really want to get behind the wheel? Book a test drive online today.

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10-01-18

Explore the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe is still one of the most common solutions for anyone looking for a full-size SUV, with plenty of space and packed with comfort and tech features.

Design of the Chevrolet Tahoe

The bulky vehicle does nothing to hide its size and it is just the way it should be. It is a body-on-frame, full-size SUV and it is massive, sharp, elegant and practical.

The chrome grille is huge and hugged by squared headlights that complement the overall rectangular look of the front. The rear of the Chevrolet Tahoe is similarly sharp with simple design features that ensure large glass surfaces and narrow pillars for better visibility.

The Tahoe is a great mixture of modern and classic design features. It is not as sleek as some modern, and usually smaller SUVs, but it is also far from outdated. Having in mind its size, this kind of a design is simply a better idea.

Interior of the Chevrolet Tahoe

Interior design and materials are great. The infotainment screen which includes MyLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is hugged by air vents, as is common on several Chevrolet vehicles nowadays. Even though there are plenty of dashboard controls, buttons and knobs, they are easy to get used to, well laid out and remarkably close to the steering wheel – even the lowest ones.

Instruments are easy to read and the design with four small dials on top of the two main ones and the driver information screen gives the feeling of driving a proper truck. It looks just great.

It is remarkably easy to get into the large SUV. Running boards on the Tahoe are great help and the power folding of the second row seats makes third-row entry easy. Once you are inside, you will enjoy modern design, fine materials and great fit and finish.

The two front rows of seats are very comfortable and spacious. The seats in both of these rows are plush, soft and comfortable on long trips. The third row does not have the same kind of room, but it is more than enough.

Rear seats on the Tahoe fold to create a large loading area which is almost completely flat, with the exception of a hole that is left between the two second-row armchairs.

Another advantage of the Tahoe is its solid air conditioning. Despite the vehicles huge body, or the outside temperature, the cabin is cooled very quickly.

Engines and Drive of the Chevrolet Tahoe

The Tahoe has two engine options in Canada. The first one is a 5.3 l EcoTec3 V8 with features such as direct injection, active fuel management and VVT. It produces a healthy punch with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

There is also a larger option in the form of 6.2 l EcoTec3 V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It is available only on the Premier model.

The smaller engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic, while the 6.2 gets a 10-speed automatic.

Towing capacity of 3900 kg makes towing large items like boats or campers peril-free.

The ride is remarkably quiet and comfortable. The Tahoe soaks up bumps with ease and elegantly glides along on the highway.

The Tahoe is designed to be spacious, reassuring, comfortable, competent and capable – all the things the Tahoe is. With this in mind, the base Tahoe is suitable for mild off road driving, but not more. It is simply not designed to do that.

However, if you like the Tahoe, but fancy a bit of off road adventures, tick the Z71 optional package and get dedicated off road perks.

The Premier trim level also features a Magnetic Ride Control system familiar from the Corvette. It scans the road ahead and adjusts dampening in real time, thus making the ride as smooth as it can be.

Trim Levels for the Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe has three trim levels – LS, LT and Premier – and there are also several optional packages that can be added to the above trim levels.

All three come standard with the 5.3 V8, while the 6.2 V8 is optional for the Premier trim level.

The LS comes as standard with tow/haul modes, driver shift control, grade braking, Duralife brake rotors, ABS, DRP, hill-start assist, StabiliTrak, proactive roll avoidance, traction control, trailer sway control, locking rear differential, trailering package, 18” wheels, active aero shutters, heated power windows, rear park assist, rearview camera, remote keyless entry, remote starter, Teen Driver, tri-zone climate control, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight seats covered in premium cloth, power 10-way driver seat, power 6-way front passenger seat, 110V power outlet, 8” infotainment screen with MyLink, SiriusXM Radio with 3-month subscription, 5 USB ports sprinkled around the cabin, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar Safety and Security Plan with 1-month coverage and 4G LTE with Wi-Fi.

The LT trim adds low speed forward automatic braking with forward collision alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beam on/off, leather seats, programmable power rear lift gate, heated front seats, safety alert driver seat, 2-position memory for seat and power adjustable pedals, auto-dimming rearview mirror and Bose premium audio system with subwoofer.

The Premier trim adds more with outstanding Magnetic Ride Control suspension, 20” wheels, HID headlamps, fog lamps, lane change alert, side blind zone alert, front and rear park assist, heated, power exterior mirrors, power-folding with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and driver-side auto-dimming feature, hands-free programmable power rear lift gate, heated steering wheel, power 12-way adjustable front seats, power tilt and telescoping steering column, perforated leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats with power release, 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround audio system and wireless charging.

Aside from this there are also 13 optional packages which can be added to some trim levels, enhancing off-road ability, styling, comfort, luxury, safety, trailering ability and more.

Come into Shaw GMC’s Calgary car dealership at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE, or give us a call at (403) 243-4200. We’re eager to answer any questions you might have. Want to skip right to the fun part? Book atest drive online and see why the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe is a top performer.

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08-17-18

Take a Tour of the Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevrolet Traverse is a mid-size SUV that shares its platform with the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. This proven formula brings peace of mind, but it also comes with enough uniqueness to make the Chevrolet Traverse a distinctive model. In its latest iteration the Traverse climbs a few steps up with more modern features, more power, lower weight and better fuel efficiency.

Design of the Chevrolet Traverse

In terms of looks, the latest Chevrolet Traverse has very fresh styling, with large, angular grille and sleek headlights. Sheet metal of the vehicle also features sharp lines.

The first and second row windows are bordered with chrome surrounds that separate the third-row windows, giving both the feeling of elegant compactness and practicality.

Interior of the Chevrolet Traverse

The latest Traverse brings more space overall. Legroom has increased for both second and third rows, which makes the Traverse more accommodating that the Highlander or the Pilot. The second row seats can slide and recline to give more room for the third row, or more comfort to the second one. Moreover, third row seats get additional foot space under the second row seats, as well as bottle holders and USB chargers.

Storage is also plentiful, with large door bins, deep central console bin, cup and bottle holders, glovebox and another bin in front of the gear selector. Lower trim levels can come with 8 seats.

The spaciousness of the Chevrolet Traverse is further emphasized by the total available cargo space of a massive 2790 l. 650l is available with all seats up and there is an additional underfloor compartment.

However, it’s not all about space. Ergonomics in this vehicle are amazing. Seats are easily adjustable and finding the right position is a breeze.

The seats are obviously geared more towards comfort than sporty driving and that is completely in line with the main use of the Traverse.

In terms of tech, the interior is awesome. Just some of the standard features on even the base trim level include 3-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Of course, as you start stepping up with more elaborate trim levels, the list of amenities increases greatly. But, we’ll get to that below.

Engines and Drive of the Chevrolet Traverse

The Traverse gives more of a push in this latest generation. It carries a similar engine as last years model, the 3.6 l V6, but now it has more power and torque, anew gearbox and a lighter body to push. The total power and torque stand at 310 hp and 266 lb-ft, respectively. The gearbox is a fine nine-speed, fuel-saving unit. All of this translates to 12.9 l per 100km combined, and a respectable 8.7 l on the highway.

However, it’s not all about efficiency. When you push the pedal, the Chevrolet Traverse is very enthusiastic. The gearbox is a big reason for this enthusiasm, and in normal conditions the shifts are smooth and seamless. Similarly, if you want to overtake and you press the pedal harder, the gearbox instantly understands and downshifts without hesitation.

There is also a 2.0 l turbo with 257 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. However, this engine comes only with the RS trim level and only with FWD.

Suspension is amazing. Settling after a rough bump is quick and confident and comfort is among the best in class. It is worth saying that the new Traverse is 180 kg lighter than the previous one and that it shows both in terms of performance and agility.

Trim Levels for the Chevrolet Traverse

There are five trim levels in total. If you opt for a FWD Traverse, you can choose between LS, LT and RS, while going for AWD removes the RS, but adds the LT True North, Premier and High Country.

The LS kicks off the lineup with loads of airbags with Passenger Sensing System, OnStar Safety & Security Plan with 1-month coverage, reversing camera, electronic stability system, Teen Driver function, electronic traction control, ABS, hill start assist, Traction Mode Select which controls suspension, engine and gearbox settings, manual liftgate, LED DRLs and LED taillights, power mirrors, 18” wheels, automatic 3-zone climate control, cruise control, ambient lighting, eight seats, MyLink system with 7” screen, Wi-Fi hotspot and six USB ports.

Stepping up to LT adds different wheels, trailering pack with heavy-duty cooling system, fog lamps, lane change alert with blind zone alert, rear park assist and cross traffic alert, power rear liftgate, remote starting, leather steering wheel, heated front seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar adjustment and 8” touchscreen.

The LT True North has all of the abovementioned but adds switchblade AWD system, 20” wheels, 360 camera, rear camera mirror, 2-panel sunroof, leather seating surfaces, satnav and premium Bose sound system.

The next one is the RS which is noticeably different, mostly due to the four-cylinder turbo engine. Aside from that, it features everything that the lower trim levels have plus dedicated 20” wheels, black bowtie emblems, black ice grille and black side rails. These features are unique to the RS.

The Premier trim level adds new 20” wheels, low speed forward automatic braking and pedestrian braking, forward collision alert with following distance indicator, automatic high beam, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, hands free programmable power liftgate, perforated leather seats, vented front seats, heated second row seats and wireless charging.

High Country is the very top of the stack. It includes all of the amenities from the lower trim levels and adds twin-clutch advanced AWD, 20” polished aluminium wheels, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking and premium perforated leather seats.

Come see everything the Chevrolet Traverse has to offer at our Calgary car dealership, Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE. You can also give us a call at (403) 243-4200, or book a test drive online now. We are happy to show you all the features of this vehicle and answer any questions you may have. See you soon!

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08-07-18

Why Use GM Approved Dexos Oil?

Most GM vehicles produced after 2011 require Dexos oil specification. However, we often get questions if Dexos is really necessary. This article answers that question and most others that you may have about the oil requirements of your GM vehicle.

What Is Dexos Oil?

Dexos oil is engine oil that meets a special set of requirements. Oils with Dexos specification meet the most stringent specifications that will help your vehicle meet the latest emissions standards and improve fuel efficiency.

However, even if you’re an evil Disney villain who turns his nose up to emissions standards and fuel efficiency doesn’t float your boat, you should use Dexos oil for any engine that calls for it. The reason for this is that the engine is configured in such a way that Dexos oil specifications help it work as it should. Dexos oil is also specially formulated for proper lubrication, sludge reduction, friction level moderation and controlling temperatures – the latter being especially important in vehicles with turbochargers or superchargers, as they create more heat. Coincidentally, due to the engine downsizing trend, the number of vehicles with forced induction (turbo or superchargers) has been increasing rapidly.

Dexos oil specification for GM vehicles also provides a global framework that enables GM vehicle owners anywhere in the world to know which oil is right for their vehicles, instead of making different blends for different regions as was often the case in the past.

But Dexos goes a step further.

Aside from meeting the current API (American Petroleum Institute) and ILSAC (International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee) requirements, Dexos oils were developed through additional testing that provides reduction in piston deposits of up to 28% and a slight improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the API and ILSAC requirements.

What Is the Difference between Dexos1 and Dexos2? Can I use either? 

No! Even though many of the features are very similar, Dexos1 oils are designed for gasoline engines and Dexos2 for diesels. Due to the inherent differences in operations between gasoline and diesel engines, using the intended oil is of the highest importance.

Can Dexos Be Used in Vehicles Older than 2011? 

Even though you do not have to use Dexos oils in vehicles that were made before Dexos became standard for GM, Dexos is compatible with older vehicles as well.

Dexos Oil and Warranty 

Using non-Dexos oil for engines that are officially required to use Dexos voids your warranty, and if you have to use the vehicle manufacturer’s oil only.

Not using Dexos oil for engines that are officially required to use Dexos voids your warranty.

However, if the oil you use has the required specifications, or is even Dexos-licensed, your warranty will usually remain in good standing. Make sure you ask your mechanic about this if you intend to switch from the manufacturer’s oil.

Come into Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick today to see all the amazing cars, trucks and SUVs we have in stock – all protected with Dexos. Want to get a new vehicle with protection meeting the highest standards? Visit our Calgary car dealership at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE, give us a call at (403) 243-4200, or book a test drive online today.

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06-26-18

Three Best Chevrolet Vehicles for Families

When choosing a family car, most important things are interior functionality and space, comfort, cargo space, safety and child seat suitability.

As buyer’s habits evolved, manufacturers noticed that SUVs and minivans fulfill these needs better than sedans, and Chevrolet is leading the family vehicle bandwagon. Here are some of the best family vehicles from Chevrolet, starting at the lowest price and working our way up.

1. Chevrolet Equinox 

If you don’t need more than 5 seats, the 2018 Equinox is a great option for a growing family. The latest model is a lot different from the previous one, both in terms of the available safety tech, fuel efficiency and the feeling behind the wheel.

A weight reduction of almost 200 kg made the Equinox far more interesting to drive. It got on-board the engine downsizing bandwagon and is now powered by four cylinder 1.6 l diesel, 1.5 l turbo gasoline or a 2 l turbo gasoline engine with 252 hp. However, modern engineering solutions give the vehicle enough power and outstanding fuel efficiency, with turbochargers that give low end torque like never before.

Inside the cabin you get a versatile interior, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 360 camera, forward collision warning, safety alert seats (a really cool feature), and low-speed automatic braking for crash prevention.

The new Equinox offers low maintenance cost, unmatched fuel efficiency, good feel behind the wheel, and loads of tech.  If you need up to 5 seats in your family vehicle, you’ve found your car. If you need (or want) more than five seats, read on.

2. Chevrolet Traverse 

Jumping to a whole three seats more, the mid-size SUV - the Traverse - offers 8 seats and a surprisingly spacious cargo area, even with the third row seats unfolded. The versatile interior continues with a sliding second row of seats and loads of storage space, including a very smart storage unit behind the infotainment system.

As your kids mature, you’ll also see why the Teen Driver feature is awesome, as it allows you to keep an eye on how your kids drive when you’re not with them – a good way to make sure speed limits are followed and cornering isn’t aggressive.

All standard safety and convenience kits are there too, including adaptive cruise control and AEB.

3. Chevrolet Tahoe

Moving up a size further , the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe offers seating for up to nine people, but that is by no means its only appeal. It also offers a refined cabin with perfect fit and finish, great materials -- especially in the higher trim levels, smart storage space, almost flat floor and wide second-row bench for three full-size adults, loads of electrical sockets, 12V and USB charging points, HDMI connection, loads of safety and entertainment equipment, and relaxed cruising.

If you enjoy active holidays with your family and need a vehicle suitable for towing, the Tahoe’stowing capacity of 3900 kg will sure come in handy.

The Tahoe is also quite capable off road - with great ground clearance and capable suspension. However, if it’s road fun you’re after the 2018 Tahoe comes with a new engine – a beloved 6.2 l EcoTec3 V8 with 420 hp. Sure, the huge, high-riding body is not designed for sharp cornering, but with 420 hp straight line acceleration, it should be fun for the whole family. Other engine options are also available.

Bring your family into Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick and see for yourself what makes the EquinoxTraverse and Tahoe great family vehicles – a pleasure to drive, spacious, and with lots of features to keep the kids entertained and comfortable. Drop by our showroom at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE, give us a call at (403) 243-4200, or book a test drive online today.

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05-18-18

GMC Terrain vs. Chevrolet Suburban

The Terrain and Suburban are not vehicles in the same class. The Suburban is a full-size SUV with three rows of seats, plenty of room and a V8 engine to push all that. The Terrain, on the other hand, is a mid-size SUV which even got a bit smaller in the latest generation. It has several powering options, all of which are inline 4.

So, why the comparison?

Even though the Suburban is obviously more of a car, it is also noticeably more expensive. Also, if we are honest, despite the popularity of the Suburban, not many people really need a vehicle that big.

With the expansion of SUVs of all sizes on the market, many owners learned that a smaller car can fulfill their needs just fine. So, let’s have a look at these two popular models and see if you really need a Suburban, or if you can save a lot of money with a Terrain that meets all your needs.

Chevrolet Suburban Review

The Suburban offers three rows of seats with up to 9 seats available, depending on the trim level. If this is something you need, the Suburban is the car for you. Moreover, if you have nine people inside on a longer trip, their luggage requires a lot of space. Even if you decide to tow it, this shouldn’t be a problem, since the Suburban has towing capacity of a massive 8,300 lbs. However, even with the third row up, the cargo space in the car measures hefty 1,113 litres. Power-fold the two rear rows of seats and you get up to 3,447 l of cargo space. That is massive!

Obviously, a car with such a large body and towing and cargo capacity needs a powerful engine. The Suburban has a 5.3 l EcoTec3 V8 which produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

Safety is also on a very good level, including modern additions like low speed forward automatic braking, collision warning system and a teen driver mode, adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat, rear vision camera, rear park assist and cross traffic alert, blind spot alert, lane keep assist and a lot more.

Chevy engineers did their best to provide a comfortable and refined ride in the Suburban and they did a really good job. As an example, they added an acoustic-laminated windshield and loads of insulation features including triple-sealed doors. All this makes the Suburban a refined highway cruiser.

The interior, apart from being huge, is also very comfortable, with plenty of amenities including Chevrolet’s revered MyLink infotainment system. Chevrolet also offers many optional features, several trim levels and customization perks, so you can really make the Suburban fit all your needs.

GMC Terrain Review

The 2018 GMC Terrain is a whole new model. It has smaller, but more efficient engines and a lot more modern perks. You get 5 seats in a refined, practical and spacious interior. Aluminum, wood, leather and elegant soft-touch materials cover the cabin and give a premium feeling of polished elegance. Design follows the modern route, with the latest infotainment and comfort features in a contemporary package.

Rear seats fold easily creating plenty of space and a flat loading floor. With the second row up you get an impressive 838 l of space. Fold the second row and the capacity rises to 1,792 l.

The exterior is also more stylish with wheel sizes ranging from 17 to 19” and the massive GMC grille which really adds to the presence of the Terrain. Sharp lines promote a confident look and the unusual headlight shape adds to the uniqueness of the vehicle.

The Denali trim level adds another point of exclusivity with top-notch materials and flawless fit and finish.

On the power front, the Terrain has three options, all of which are turbocharged. The 1.5 l I4 petrol is the entry level power plant which produces 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. The next in line is a 2.0 l turbo with 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both of these are paired with a 9-speed automatic which provides relaxed cruising and improved fuel efficiency.

The last offering is a 1.6 l turbo diesel with 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic and offers the best fuel efficiency going as low as 6.1 l per 100 km on the highway.

Further adding to its versatility, the Terrain can be either FWD or AWD. All models get a very comfortable suspension setup that makes the Terrain great for long trips.

When it comes to safety, the Terrain offers forward collision alert, hill descent control, LED DRLs, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, blind zone alert, low speed forward automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, rear view camera, safety alert seat, teen driver mode, surround vision and more.

The Verdict

Both of these cars are among the best in their class. The Suburban is inherently on a higher level of elegance and comfort, but the Denali trim level of the Terrain means that you can enjoy similar, if not the same, perks for a lot less money.

The V8 in the Suburban confidently pushes the large vehicle, but the smaller engines in the Terrainare not short on power because they have less weight to haul.

All in all, your choice comes down to preference and practicality. If you need the space and seating options of the Suburban, there aren’t many better options. But if you mostly use your car in the city and never drive more than 4 or 5 people, you will welcome the lower price, better fuel efficiency and easier maneuvering of the Terrain.

To check out either of these great vehicles, come visit our Calgary Car dealership, Shaw GMC at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE. You can also call us at (403) 243-4200 or book a test drive online now.

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04-17-18

Learn About the Cutting-Edge Technology in Chevrolet Cars

Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick is your number one answer when you are looking to shop with a dependable dealership with an astounding assortment of vehicles to pick from. If you are interested in cutting-edge Chevrolet technology, we encourage you to stop by to view our inventory in person. Our friendly team at our Calgary Chevrolet dealership can go over every detail with you and even set you up to take your favorite model for a test drive.

Chevrolet MyLink

We can’t wait to show you the latest Chevrolet cars that have the Chevrolet MyLink technology. This is connectivity at its finest and this technology allows you to easily access the information you need. Take calls, get messages, and take note of alerts all while having your device safely stored away so that you are not distracted. We can even show you how to pair your smartphone.

Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control

In order to stay as safe as possible when you are on the roads, you need to have a solid collision avoidance system on board. The Stabilitrak® Electronic Stability Control System helps your vehicle when you are experiencing road conditions with low traction. We are proud to say that this technology is standard on all new Chevrolet models, which we can go over when you come by for a test drive.

When it is time for you to invest in a new Chevrolet Equinox or a Chevrolet Silverado, you will find Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE in Calgary, AB. Should you have any questions when it comes to pricing, Chevrolet financing, and the latest Chevrolet technology, simply call our friendly sales team today at (403) 243-4200 and we will be happy to assist with your buying or leasing needs.

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04-05-18

Looking for Upcoming Spring Events in Calgary?

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When the weather warms up in Calgary, you will find plenty of events to explore. If you need a new vehicle to get you where you want to go, Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick has a wonderful selection of new Chevrolet vehicles at great prices. Whether you want to enjoy unique dining experience or you want to make memories with the entire family, Calgary is loaded with plenty of amazing events and a little bit of something for everyone.

Calgary Poutine Week

If you love poutine or you know someone who does, this is an event you do not want to miss. Participating restaurants in the area will be serving poutine dishes from April 20th to April 28th for you to enjoy. Each poutine sold during the Calgary Poutine Week provides a meal for someone in need, so you can enjoy your treat with a little less guilt.

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Comic book fans from around the region will love the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. This annual celebration is filled with vendors, comic book creators, artists, fantasy, authors, and plenty of excitement. Check it out April 26th to April 29th at the BMO Center in Calgary.

Calgary International Children’s Festival

This is a smart way to spend time with the family regardless of the ages of your children. The Calgary International Children’s Festival takes place from May 23rd to May 26th at the Arts Commons and Olympic Plaza in Calgary and you will find a variety of outdoor activities, performances, and fun for all ages.

Do you want to buy or lease a new Chevrolet Trax or Chevrolet Cruze for your upcoming spring adventures? Stop by to see us at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in beautiful Calgary, AB or give us a call at (403) 243-4200 and we can go into detail about our current inventory.

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03-16-18

News From The Calgary International Auto Show

There is a lot to love about all of the happenings going on at the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show this March. The team at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick wants to let you in on a few of the special features and elements that you would find at this popular auto show. In the meantime, you are more than welcome to visit the staff to learn about your buying or leasing options on any of the new GMC models in stock.

Events And Giveaways

You can always count on the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show to bring you some of the finest events and unbelievable giveaways. There are coloring books and crayons available for kids and they will also be able to take place in a scavenger hunt for Hot Wheels. There is also the Postmedia Car Giveaway as well as the Connect First RESP drawing. Guests may also visit the Kidney Foundation booth to meet Cindy Cherry, daughter of Don Cherry.

Chevrolet, GMC & Buick

As usual, guests will have the opportunity to check out the vendor booths for all of their favorite vehicles. The Chevrolet, GMC & Buick booth will be filled with all of the latest information that you could ask for when it comes to the newest models and trending information about these brands and the industry today.

When you get done with the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show, we invite you to come by Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick so that we can pair you with the perfect purchase or lease to meet your driving needs and personality. Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick will be happy to have to test drive a GMC Sierra or a GMC Yukon. You can view our full selection at our dealership conveniently located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in beautiful Calgary, AB. Give our friendly sales team a call at (403) 243-4200 and we will be happy to help.

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03-07-18

Prepare Your Vehicle for Spring at Our Service Center

Whether you have a brand new Buick car or you have an older model, you need to keep proper maintenance on your mind. At Shaw GMC Buick, we are always available to address your vehicle maintenance needs, especially with the changing seasons. Now that spring is near, you can count on our staff to address whatever services you are thinking of to ensure proper function of your vehicle for all of your driving adventures.

Oil Change and Fluid Check

Spring time is a great time to have your oil changed, especially if the last time you had it done was before winter. We can also take a look at all of your other fluids, making sure things like your brakes, wipers, and transmission fluids are in good shape.

Tires

Your tires go through a lot during the winter months, especially with the rough roads. Have your Buick Enclave’s tires checked for proper inflation and make sure that the tire tread is thick enough. Should you need new tires for your vehicle, we will be happy to have them mounted and balanced for you.

Suspension and Alignment

There is nothing worse than having damage to your suspension or issues with your alignment after a tough winter. Our trained technicians can look at your Buick Envision to perform the necessary repairs and give you the added peace of mind that you need.

Regardless of your automotive needs, you can trust in our trained technicians at our state-of-the-art Buick service center at Shaw GMC Buick to get the job done. See us today at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in Calgary, AB for your spring service appointment or call us at (403) 207-1071 for more information.

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02-15-18

Tire Education: When Is It Time To Rotate Or Replace?

If you have been wondering whether or not you need to get your tires rotated, the answer may be clearer than you think. The fact is that you could save yourself from having to get your tires replaced simply by making sure that you have them checked and rotated on a regular basis. Our friendly technicians at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick are able to get your vehicle in for a tire inspection and we can tell you what is best for your vehicle’s tires.

Tire Rotation

Many people tend to forget about their tires until an issue arises. To help avoid this, think about having your tires checked and rotated with every oil change, or at least every other. This will help you to make sure that your tires are wearing evenly and to detect any issues with loss of tread before you are left with a flat.

Tire Replacement

When it comes to a tire replacement, you need to be sure that you always have ample inflation and plenty of tire tread. If it seems as though you have a tire that keeps losing inflation, you may want to have it replaced sooner than later. The technicians at our professional GMC service center will also take a look at your tires to be sure you have at least a 4/32 of an inch tread depth. Anything that gets much lower than that is not safe.

Whether you are driving a GMC Sierra or a GMC Yukon, we can get you in for tire service and have you on your way as soon as possible. Call (403) 207-1071 to set up a service time or stop by to see our service technicians in person at your local Calgary, AB GMC dealership located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in Calgary, AB. You can always trust in our level of expertise and skill.

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02-05-18

Lots to See and Do This Winter in Calgary, AB

With so many wonderful sights and activities in and around the Calgary, AB area, there is never any need to hibernate for the winter months. Our staff at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick will be happy to show you the vast Chevrolet cars inventory we have to offer that will take you from sightseeing to a night on the town, or hitting the ski trails or ice rinks with friends or family.

Sightseeing

Make your way to the Trans-Canada Highway and you will have breathtaking views of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains. You also have many parks and nature trails to explore like Edworthy Park and the Weaslehead Natural Area, both of which are perfect for snapping pictures and taking in all that the snow-covered landscape has to offer.

Hockey, Ice Skating, And More

ake in a few amateur or professional hockey games at the Scotiabank Saddledome or set out with friends for a trip down the trails at Mt. Norquay Snow Tubes. There are also countless places where you can put on a pair of ice skates at local Calgary, AB rinks, including options like Olympic Plaza, Thomson Family Park or Carburn Park.

With so much to see and do this winter, having a beautiful Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Silverado to take you there is key. We invite you to visit our state-of-the-art showroom to view our current inventory or to take a test drive at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick. You will find us located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in Calgary, AB. For more information on our selection or your options for buying or leasing a new Chevrolet car or truck, please give our sales team a call at (403) 243-4200 and we will be happy to help.

 

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01-11-18

Understanding The Difference Between AWD And 4WD

You will always have what you need from an automotive standpoint when shopping the selection at your local Calgary, AB Chevrolet dealership. As a consumer, looking for your options in either a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle will mean understanding the difference between each version. Once you are ready to shop and you would like a little bit of insight, our staff at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick will be happy to help. 
 
All-Wheel Drive
 
With an all-wheel drive system, all of the power is put to the wheels that need it the most. All-wheel drive is a good option for drivers that sometimes have to take on wintry conditions and rough weather as well as having much better control and handling on the roads. There are a number of amazing AWD vehicles to pick from when browsing our full-selection available at our Calgary, AB area dealership. Options in our Chevrolet lineup that come with AWD include the 2018 Chevrolet Equinoxand the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. 
 
Four-Wheel Drive
 
With a four-wheel drive system, the power is sent to all four of the wheels at the same time, which will also give strong performance in adverse weather conditions. The difference is that the 4WD system will also be very helpful while taking on a variety of terrain types, including gravel, dirt, etc. When shopping at our full-service Chevrolet dealership, you will find great four-wheel drive vehicles such as the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado or the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. 
 
No matter what you are hoping to find in a new vehicle, you can count on our staff at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick to offer you a memorable buying or leasing experience. You will find our full-service Chevrolet dealership conveniently located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in beautiful Calgary, AB when you are ready to take a test drive. Should you have any questions on AWD or 4WD or if you would like to set up a time to take a test drive, we invite you to give our sales team a call in the sales department at (403) 243-4200 and we will be happy to help in any way possible. 
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01-04-18

Enjoying 2018 Calgary Events

It goes without saying that the Calgary, AB area is jam packed with plenty of sightseeing and rich experiences. When you stop by to see us at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick, we will be happy to talk with you about all of the adventures that await you in the area for 2018 while going over your buying options in a 2018 GMC Yukon. Once you get behind the wheel of this stunning SUV, you will find that having and dependable driving truly can go hand in hand.

 

Experiencing All Calgary Has To Offer

 

The Calgary, AB area is rich with history and you always have plenty of local events that you can take part in. If you are interested in driving your 2018 GMC Yukon to take in a one-woman show filled with story-telling and laughter, from Jan. 15-17, Inner Elder will be at the Lunchbox Theatre as part of the High Performance Rodeo. The High Performance Rodeo is the International Festival of the Arts in Calgary, AB going on from Jan. 5-28. This is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy local and national artists displaying music, comedy, theatre, and dance for all in attendance.

 

Get There in the 2018 GMC Yukon

 

Under the hood for most 2018 GMC Yukon models holds a 5.3-liter V8 engine that delivers 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission, you will have plenty of get up and go for any driving need. We can also talk with you about your ability to buy or lease a GMC Yukon that features a 6.2-liter V8 engine that gets 420 horsepower along with 460 lb-ft of torque.

Are you ready to see all that Calgary has to offer in 2018? Our team at your local Calgary, AB GMC dealership would like to make sure that you have the right new GMC to get you there. Contact our sales team today at (403) 243-4200 and we can go over all of your options for GMC financing. Should you want to view our current inventory in person, you will find our full-service GMC dealership located at 4620 Blackfoot Trail SE in lovely Calgary, AB.

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01-04-18

The 2018 GMC Terrain at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick

Your local Calgary GMC dealer is always ready to show you an incredible buying experience from start to finish. If you are a consumer looking for a capable compact SUV that is ready to take you on all of your driving adventures, our team at Shaw GMC Chevrolet Buick can give you all of the information that you need on the 2018 GMC Terrain. This is a stylish vehicle with an impressive new body design as well as all of the handling and comfort that you could ask for. 
 
Performance
 
The base trim level features a turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. We can also go over the option of a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 252 horsepower. Either engine option that you decide on is paired beautifully with a nine-speed automatic transmission for a flawless ride. Interested in more power? We can also show you the turbodiesel 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 137 horsepower. 
 
Safety and Special Features
 
There is a lot to love in the 2018 GMC Terrain when it comes to safety technology, including a rearview camera and a full selection of airbags with options for lane departure warning, active lane control, safety alert seat, surround-view camera system, rear parking sensors, forward collision warnings, and blind-spot monitoring system. This impressive compact SUV includes special features such as air conditioning, active noise cancellation, keyless ignition, Bluetooth® connectivity, and options for a towing package, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seating. 
 
Once you are ready to take this new GMC SUV for a test drive, please make your way to see us atShaw GMC Chevrolet Buick at 4620 Blackfoot Trail in Calgary, AB. If you have any questions regarding availability, pricing, and GMC financing, please give our sales team a call at (403) 243-4200 and we will be happy to help.
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