GMC Shows Off Transparent Trailer View in New HD Trucks

Do you ever have those moments where you see something new and marvel, “That is so cool!” That’s how we reacted when we saw the new GMC Transparent Trailer View that’s arriving on the redesigned 2020 Sierra HD trucks later this year. It essentially makes your trailer invisible on the display screen so you can see what is coming up behind it — much like the cloaking abilities you see in science fiction films.

Transparent Trailer View is part of the ProGrade Trailering System. It uses a tailgate-mounted camera and a rear camera on the trailer to stitch together a virtual view of your surroundings on the screen. This view is one of 15 different views that will help give you more visibility while towing.

“Trailering is the most important consideration for Sierra Heavy Duty customers, and the new features and technologies in the 2020 Sierra HD make it easier than ever to hitch a trailer and tow it confidently,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, vehicle chief engineer of GMC Heavy Duty Trucks. “We’ve developed this new truck to offer the greatest trailering experience ever offered by GMC.” GMC will take much of the advanced trailering technology you can find in the current 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and incorporate it into its next-generation of heavy-duty trucks. However, with some unique new additions like the Transparent Trailer View, the GMC Sierra HD trucks coming next year will revolutionize towing functionality. Check the system out when the 2020 Sierra HD models arrive at Aber’s Truck Center.

transparent trailer view - 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

“Step Up Like A Pro” With the Most Revolutionary Tailgate Ever

"Step Up Like A Pro" With the Most Revolutionary Tailgate Ever | Ashland, OH

A big part of a pickup truck’s allure is its truck bed and tailgate, and GMC is proving to be tough to beat. GMC recently launched a new advertising campaign, “Step Up Like A Pro,” showcasing the world’s first six-function MultiPro tailgate. This revolutionary tailgate is offered in the next-generation Sierra, which arrives for the 2019 model year with bold power and grace.

The campaign “Step Up Like A Pro” inspires drivers to step up to the new Sierra, accepting its premium status in its segment and not settling for anything less. The MultiPro tailgate is a brand-exclusive feature that “signals landmark change to the industry” according to Rick Latek, director of GMC Marketing.

You may ask, what makes the MultiPro tailgate so remarkable? The new tailgate features “six functions and positions for enhanced second-tier loading, load-stop solutions and easier access to items in the cargo box.” The tailgate includes the following functions: Primary gate; Primary gate load stop; Easy access; Full-width step; Inner gate load stop; and Inner gate with work surface. The tailgate is incredibly versatile to meet a variety of needs; the primary gate, on the one hand, can be opened using the key fob, using a button inside the truck’s cabin, or by using a button on the tailgate itself, while the inner gate, on the other hand, can be used as a work surface or for second-tier loading.

Stop by Aber’s Truck Center to find out more about the MultiPro tailgate. You can also test-drive one of our GMC models. 

Prep Your Truck for Winter

Prep Your Truck for Winter | Aber’s Truck Center | Ashland, OH

Harsh winter weather can be brutal on vehicle parts. A well-equipped truck is a great answer for icy roads to ensure your vehicle’s reliability during this season. Here are some strategies for winter-proofing your truck.

Make sure to check important fluids such as the engine oil and coolant. It’s also a good idea to regularly check the battery, to make sure it’s in peak condition to weather winter’s elements. Tire tread is important in providing traction on slick roads, so remember to have a professional technician examine your tires. And make sure to check tire pressure often as rapid changes in temperature can quickly deflate a tire.

Diesel engines — like those available in the GMC Sierra 2500HD and Sierra 3500HD pickup trucks — have numerous advantages. However, these engines do require some extra attention when the temperature turns chilly. When the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, a process called “gelling” occurs within diesel fuel. When the temperature falls below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the fuel solidifies so much that it cannot flow. This can result in damage to the engine. Fortunately, avoiding this is as simple as adding an anti-gelling agent to the fuel.

Contact us at Aber’s Truck Center for more tips on winter maintenance for your truck. We can also schedule a service appointment for your vehicle, to help ensure safe travels this season.