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    About GMC

    One of the most recognizable names in the industry, GMC has been a leading automaker for over a century. From the very start of its story, the company has made a broad range of military grade and commercial vehicles, and genuine GMC auto parts. Founded by Max Grabowsky in 1901 as the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, it was to develop commercially viable trucks for domestic consumers. In 1909, the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was purchased by GM for the purpose of creating a division geared towards trucks. Sure enough, GM also went on to buy the Reliance Motor Car Company, and in 1911 merged Reliance with Rapid Motor Vehicle Company to form the GMC Truck nameplate. The first GMC Truck was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in 1912. Just four years later, a GMC Truck traveled from Seattle to New York in thirty days, proving the reliability of the automobile and GMC parts.

    General Motors kept busy and purchased Yellow Coach, a bus manufacturer, in 1925 and would later rename it the GM Truck and Coach Division. World War II would end up providing another proving ground for the brand, as GMC assembled more than 600,000 trucks for the US military. With duty seen both on the Pacific front and in Europe, GMC Truck was a key contributor to the war effort. The GMC C/K series of light trucks launched in 1960 and paved the way for generations of future success. The C/K series would lead to future GM stars such as the GMC Sierra and the Chevy Silverado. It was towards the end of the decade when GMC added the Jimmy to its lineup. The GMC Jimmy (along with Suburban) first arrived in 1969 as a full-size SUV built on the C/K series chassis. Other models such as the Sprint, Vandura, and the continuation of both the C/K and B series, respectively, helped GMC maintain traction during the oil-deprived '70s when most drivers preferred smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles.

    In 1980s high performance GMC vehicles have proven their strength and reliability, and GMC parts have come to be trusted all over the world. It was the time when GMC made the jump as one of America's most recognizable producers of trucks and SUVs. The GMC Jimmy (along with its twin, the Chevy Blazer) held strong and enjoyed a climb in popularity. Other models such as the Safari and the C-Series truck line were solid successes, as well. The GMC Sierra, a light-duty pickup, debuted in 1988, showing off sturdy dependability with practical comfort and has also been one of the automaker's most popular models. In 1992, the Yukon (Chevy Tahoe) premiered and gave GMC a legitimate full-size competitor to tackle the emerging SUV segment. The GMC Envoy rolled off the line in 1998 as the luxury trim level for the Jimmy and by 2002, took over the Jimmy's roster spot full time. The GMC Terrain has now replaced the Envoy as the brand's entry-level SUV. Due to the recent economic struggles of the automotive industry, it had been speculated that GM would do away with GMC in order to appease its bankruptcy plan. But GMC avoided being folded, as GM announced it would keep the GMC truck line intact. And now, driving a GMC vehicle offers world-class reliability and durability, as does using genuine GMC parts when the time comes that something needs to be fixed.

    Perhaps no automaker in the world covers the ground that GMC does. Besides being the "home" for other respected manufacturers, GMC has managed to produce a fleet of vehicles that have helped define the American landscape. High performance sedans, trustworthy SUVs, and road-inspired trucks, all are crafted and assembled with the driver in mind. Quality is truly the grand tradition when it comes to both the GMC vehicles and the GMC parts, and it has been that way for generations. GMC is a company that purely wants to give its customers the best, and it is in that line of thinking where CARiD comes in.

    When you get down to it, you know you want superior quality when it comes to your GMC Accessories and Parts, which is why we have the resources to help you reach that next level look and feeling for your vehicle like nobody else. You can't go just anywhere to find the right GMC parts that fit anymore; there are just way too many imitations out there. You need the best. And you need it now. If you're searching for superb GMC accessories, trust CARiD as your "One Stop." We won't let you down.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 2,604 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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     GM Releases New Front Center Airbag
    GM Releases New Front Center Airbag

    Even if you think automakers can't add any more airbags into a car's cabin, General Motors has managed to do that introducing new front center airbag. Engineered to keep the driver in place when a solo far-side impact occurs, the GM's new front center airbag also prevents passengers from bouncing off of one another in case the amount of passengers is bigger than one.

    New device comes as standard equipment in such models, as GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Buick Enclave. The airbag is tethered nd tube-shaped, deploying from the driver's right side and positions itself in the center of the car.

    According to GM, the analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data showed that far-side impact crashes made 11 percent of the belted front passenger deaths in non-rollover accidents between 2004 and 2009. These deaths also represent 29 percent of all accidents in all side-impact crashes.

    It was Automotive parts supplier Takata who co-operated with GM in designing the airbag during three years.

    GMC Received One More Award Thanks to Yukon
    GMC Received One More Award Thanks to Yukon

    March is over and it is time for J.D. Power and Associates to release the results of its survey. This time GMC was placed among industry's top ten brands, while its Yukon became a winner in the Large Crossover/SUV segment. This award is very important for every automaker, as it demonstrates how the owners are satisfied with their cars, Trucks and SUVs. More than 73,000 respondents took part in the survey. They were asked to describe the problems that occured during the everyday driving. The less problems a vehicle has the highest score it gets.

    “We believe GMC’s initial quality performance and Yukon’s placement in its segment demonstrate GMC’s commitment to deliver high-quality, professional grade vehicles,” said John Schwegman, U.S. vice president of GMC Marketing. “We’re celebrating these accomplishments on the run as we continue to improve quality across our portfolio and exceed the expectations of our GMC customers.”

    GMC is very lucky to have such vehicle as Yukon in the portfolio. The model brings its brand award after award. The award by J.D. Power is already the second honor, received by the SUV in this year. Earlier this year the model earned the “2011 Best Overall Value” title. The results of the next well-known study will be announced in May. It will be the 15th Vehicle Satisfaction Award by AutoPacific. GMC expects the Yukon to be among the winners. Time will tell on that.

    GMC Granite Concept: They Produce It... They Produce It Not
    GMC Granite Concept: They Produce It... They Produce It Not

    The final petal is “they produce it”. At least, this is what Motor Trend reports. The GMC Granite concept made its debut at the last year’s Detroit Auto Show and by summer there were rumors that it has been slated to enter production. At that time GM’s PR team officially disclaimed those reports, but now there is talk that the concept has been given the green light.

    Referring to the “well-placed source”, Motor Trend claims that the GMC Granite will likely see the world in the 2013 or 2014 model year. According to the same source, the vehicle is going to keep the rear-hinged suicide-style door setup featured on the 2010 concept. It will be based on the same C-Segment platform that’s shared by the Chevy’s Cruze, Volt and Orlando, the Buick Verano and Opel Astra. The Granite’s closest relative is the Chevrolet Orlando mini-MPV, which GM will sold outside the U.S.

    If GM keeps the road-going GMC Granite close to the concept, the vehicle will use the same 138-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four as the Cruze, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. However, the press suggests that a small urban utility vehicle, which will be heavier than Cruze, could be equipped with something more powerful, like the 177-horsepower 2.4-liter I-4 that will be the Buick Verano’s base engine.