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  1. Maybe you should quit backing into people Seriously replacing the factory bumper will be expensive, the trailer hitch for one thing is part of the bumper and it’s mounting and strength. A painted bumper will cost to match your vehicle so maybe the chrome one would be cheaper, just a guess but i’ll bet it has a price tag closing on a grand plus installation. I cannot imagine driving with the bumper bent for too long, I would bite the bullet and have it replaced.
  2. I checked and my truck does not have a gas cap locking or otherwise so I do the next best thing and simply lock my truck in the garage when not in use.
  3. TXGREEK, I am one who over services his vehicles, until five or six years ago I did most of the work myself because the dealer did not do as nice a job as I. Now that I am a senior ( politically correct for “ old as dirt” it is hard to get up and down or lay on my back under the vehicle. I purchase from a “hometown” dealer and they are very friendly to my Westie and me. GM recommends Mobil One and being a creature of habit once I started using it some years ago I probably will not change short of a world wide shortage, my vehicles run super fine on Mobil One consequently I am quite content, price being of no consequence. I am currently on my fifth Canyon pick up and have yet to seek out the service department for anything but recalls and service leaving me to believe my maintenance schedule is in fact working. A friend of mine long ago began using Amsoil and a toilet paper filter on his Dodge pick up, after many many miles he would change the oil and filter. Amsoil and his TP only lasted for 260,000 miles when the transmission and rear end finally gave up and the truck went off to the Great wrecking yard, the engine he boasted had never been touched internally and was still going strong when the rest of the truck died ( he used Amsoil in the transmission and rear end also. So no disparaging comments on Amsoil here I just like the warm fuzzys Mobil One gives me. Oh, I also have the dealership trained to wipe off any residue they put on my engine or undercarriage, taking the truck back and having it done over one time convinced them to do the job right the first time.....that was five years ago and I still check but find they are doing everything expected.
  4. I always change oil near 1000 miles for the first time, just took delivery on my 2020 Denali and have made an appointment for the service next week. I have only 500 miles now and expect a few hundred more by change time then the changes will be every 3000 thereafter. GM now puts synthetic in their vehicles and I have always used Mobil 1 having all services done at the dealership.
  5. Find a nice community where the liberals predominate, they will take your guns and teach you and your family to hide in a closet while the undesirables ( with guns) relieve you of your possessions and haul them away in your truck.
  6. I have always changed oil in a new vehicle around 1000 and every 3000 thereafter, use Mobil 1 for every change. I have never had to return to a dealer with engine problems, I like to think my over maintenance is partially to blame.
  7. I have never had the gas pump light come on I choose to refuel at half a tank or better, weather conditions in the winter pretty much demand a full tank if you are going any where the snow might cause problems. I just carry that attitude through the summer months.
  8. All of the oil life gadgets are fine for those who push the envelope on maximum time/ miles they can get on a change, I simply change my Mobil one each 3000 miles and do not worry about engine failure because of contaminates in the oil and filter. Yes I over service my vehicles and usually get a new one before 25,000 miles. One of my acquaintances informed me he never changes the oil in the Chevy pick up he bought from me but he does change the filter every 7000 miles and dumps oil on top to bring the dip stick level up to full. He is also one who never washes the vehicle, piles Mc Donald’s crap knee deep inside, and has the gas pump light on for a day or two before refueling. It had 18,000 when I sold it to him, at 40,00 if I remember correctly I saw the truck at a friends garage where it was receiving a complete new engine, the mechanic directed me to the old block with black crap a half inch deep covering everything. He laughed about driving several hundred miles to tow the truck to his garage, the tow and the cost of a new engine was very profitable for him. Shortly after the truck was back on the road a uninsured, no license or green card gentleman ran into it and totaled the truck. Some folks will never learn however and i’ll bet my friend is swimming in hamburger wrappers and slowly cooking another engine today.
  9. Yes Doug, GM is remiss in not calling you for technical correction of their transmission woes...better yet why don’t you call them they will be anxiously waiting. I wish someone would help them out before next week when they install an eight speed in my new build. This will be my second Denali with the eight speed, the 2017 ran like a top rarely letting me know it was shifting. I read here that others have had different experiences, hopefully the flush will correct any difficulties they may have encountered. GM has built hundreds of thousands of the eight speed I would like to know what portion of those required maintenance, mine surely did not and I know of several other folks who are quite happy with the transmission.
  10. I have changed oil every 3000 since my first car (55 Chevy) in 1960. Even today with Mobil 1 full synthetic I change every 3000 but it often takes four months or more to hit that mark. In the meantime the dealer reminders start at three months and continue about every 12 minutes until I make an appointment. My Jeep is a different situation, since I take it to GMC for the 3000 mile shots of Mobil 1 the Jeep people ignore me.
  11. I have ordered a 2020 Denali to .replace my 2017 Denali, both with eight speed transmissions. I really liked the way the eight speed performed on two trips to Texas (10,000 miles total) and mileage up to thirty MPG (28 average for the second trip:). I have yet to take one of my Canyon’s to a dealer for any repairs whatsoever ( the current ordered Denali will be my fifth). Although some have had problems my truck was trouble free from delivery to trade in.
  12. I just happen to be searching myself, just ordered a new Canyon Denali and found what I want at Tonneau Covers World....find what you want and call to see if they will undercut their own price.
  13. Sierra Dan, Well just maybe if I like changes in the 2022 I will order a new Denali, especially if the sun roof and power slider are included. In the mean time I can suffer through with another Denali that has only minor upgrades, that and the fact that I usually buy a new vehicle every two or three years keeps the “new smell” in my garage.
  14. Johnny one is so correct, in any class action the lawyers get paid for all the “victims” they can drag in but unfortunately the award to an individual is rarely worth the hassle. I’m sure there are many with legitimate complaints about the transmission or other parts but I am also sure there are many thousands of satisfied customers for every complainer. Another unfortunate thing with automobiles in particular is their complexity and dependence on other suppliers for much of the finished product, even with high standards the possibility of a glitch in all those gathered parts is all to real and constant checks and corrections are demanded by the auto manufacturer.....no matter what brand...GM is not the only manufacturer to receive a class action suit or to find part of it’s product requires attention. old chevynut, i just ordered a 2020 Denali to replace my 17...both with an eight speed transmission.
  15. I have had a 2015 SLT and currently a 2017 Denali, the 15 had a six speed and the 17 has an eight speed. I am one satisfied owner who has not had to visit the service department for anything but oil changes, the transmissions in both vehicles operated smoothly, rarely feeling the shift points. I know there are some who have had problems but I am not one of these and I feel the vast majority of owners fall into my category. Last Thursday I placed an order for a 2020 Denali with an eight speed transmission but alas still no sun roof or power rear slider.
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