Towing Safety Tips for Your Chevy Truck

Towing Tips For Your Chevy Truck | Fort Stockton, TX

Whether you use your pickup for towing your boat to the family lake house or to haul tools to the jobsite, it’s important to be careful. Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas has compiled some helpful safety tips for the next time you use your Chevrolet truck for towing.

  1. Pre-Departure Checks: Don’t leave without making sure you’ve ensured your trailer’s weight doesn’t exceed your truck’s gross combined weight rating. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure all points are greased up properly.
  • Driving Safety: Before you take off, do a complete check of your lights and your brake system. To help make this process easier, the new Silverado 1500 has an in-vehicle towing checklist that includes an audit of your lighting system.
  • On the Road: When you have completed your checks and you’ve made it on the road, keep in mind that you’ll need to drive very carefully given the extended length and extra weight of your rig. Make wide turns, be mindful of climbing and descending from hills, and be sure to slow down gradually.

If you’ve mastered these tips but still want to be as safe as possible while towing, consider upgrading your truck to the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The truck is filled with handy towing technologies and has up to 15 distinct camera angles to make hitching your trailer, backing up, and parking a breeze. Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas has plenty in stock today.

The Best Accessories for Your Chevrolet Truck

Chevrolet Truck Accessories | Fort Stockton, TX

The Chevrolet lineup of pickup trucks is filled to the brim with vehicles ready to tackle the toughest jobs. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have some vehicular accessories at the ready to make those tasks a little easier. Here are just a few of the best available accessories for your Chevrolet truck.

GearON™ Cargo Management System

It’s easy to accumulate items in the bed of your Chevy truck. To organize the tools and supplies that end up there, the GearON™ Cargo Management System is a must-have accessory that will make your truck bed more orderly and easier to use.  

Bed Mats and Rugs

As durable as the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado are, it helps to have an extra layer of protection for the bed of these vehicles. That’s where the Chevy collection of bed mats and rugs comes into play, allowing you to store more supplies without worrying about any unsightly blemishes on your truck’s bed.

Tonneau Covers

If you want to protect the supplies in the bed of your truck from the outside elements, investing in a Tonneau Cover is a smart decision. From soft folding varieties to hard rolling covers, there’s a myriad of ways to protect all of the gear in the bed of your Chevy truck.

You can purchase these accessories for your Chevy truck right here at the dealership when you visit Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas. 

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gets New Tailgate and Trailering Tech

Chevrolet Silverado Tailgate | Fort Stockton, TX

Updated trailering tech, greater capacity, and a Multi-Flex Tailgate position the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as the most capable vehicle for work and play. Whether you are at the jobsite, out on an outdoor adventure, or tinkering on DIY projects, everything is easier with the 2021 Silverado 1500.  

Trailering tech for 2021

The trailering length indicator reveals obstacles in the way when you’re trying to change lanes. You’ll be warned with a jack-knife alert if the connection between the 1500 and the trailer is misaligned. It is easier to hitch gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailers with the new cargo bed zoom view and bed hitch guidance, new features part of the enhanced cargo bed view. Rear side view enhancement means you’ll get a better perspective of what’s on the right and left sides of your truck when you’re moving backwards.

Increased capacities

Two engines offer increased towing capacities on the 2021 Silverado 1500. On the crew cab/short box model powered by the 2.7-liter turbo engine, you’ll have a towing capacity of 9,300 pounds. The regular cab/long box can tow 9,600 pounds. With the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel engine under the hood, the 2021 Silverado 1500 can tow an extra 1,900 pounds.

Versatile tailgate

The Multi-Flex Tailgate features six functions and can handle a weight of 375 pounds. You can configure the tailgate using your key fob or directly at the tailgate.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available now here at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

Cargo Space in the Chevrolet SUV Lineup

SUV Lineup | Fort Stockton, TX

Do you need a ton of room for equipment or road trip gear? Do you need to accommodate your passengers’ stuff or do you want just enough space for groceries? With a range of cargo space, the Chevrolet SUV lineup delivers an option to fit your cargo-carrying needs.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban

The large three-row Suburban boasts the most cargo space in the lineup. With the second and third rows folded down, it reveals 144.7 cubic feet of space. Fold down the third row to reveal 93.8 cubic feet of space. When all seats are in use, you still have 41.5 cubic feet of space to fill.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 2021 Tahoe comes close to the measurements in the Suburban with a maximum cargo space of 122.9 cubic feet. Fold down the third row to fill 72.6 cubic feet of space or leave all rows up to utilize 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

2020 Chevrolet Blazer and 2020 Equinox

If you only need two rows in your SUV, opt for the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer or 2020 Equinox. These models still offer plenty of cargo space. Behind the second row in the Blazer is 30.5 cubic feet of space, and the Equinox supplies 29.9 cubic feet. The Blazer delivers 64.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and the Equinox features a max space of 63.9 cubic feet.

Visit Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas, to check out the Chevrolet SUV lineup for yourself.

Go Big: Meet the Impressive Chevy Texas Edition Lineup

Chevy Silverado Lineup | Fort Stockton, TX

Everything is bigger and better in Texas, including trucks and SUVs. In fact, Texas is so undeniably great that Chevrolet has created three special editions models in our state’s honor. These models include the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Chevrolet Tahoe Texas Edition

This special-edition package is only available on the LT and Premier trims. It includes premium features like a panoramic power sunroof, heated seats in the first and second rows, the Max Trailering Package, and Texas Edition badging.

Chevrolet Suburban Texas Edition

You can get the Suburban Texas Edition on either the LT or Premier trim levels. It will give you features like a heated steering wheel, heated power exterior mirrors, and a panoramic power sunroof. The Premier model adds 22-inch polished aluminum wheels with all-season blackwall tires.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Texas Edition

The Texas Edition package is available on the LT, RST, and LTZ trim levels on the Silverado 1500. With this package, you will get a power tailgate, a sliding power rear window, rear heated seats in Crew Cab models, and the Trailering Package. The LTZ trim also includes the Safety Package with features like front and rear park assist.

You can get these special edition models right here in Fort Stockton at Amistad Motors. Stop in for a visit to learn more about the Chevy Texas Edition lineup.