Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021

Chevrolet Diesel Pickup Trucks | Fort Stockton, TX

The U.S. News and World Report publishes annual write-ups and lists about the top vehicles across several categories, and in their “11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” list, all three Chevy trucks — the 2021 Colorado, 2021 Silverado 1500, and 2021 Silverado HD — came away with top honors thanks to their high torque outputs and powerful towing capabilities.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado eliminated its base trim from the previous year and revamped its exterior style. U.S. News and World Report specifically lauded the truck’s Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. That system can connect to your phone thanks to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

In the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, you’ll find the Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine capable of producing 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, as well as towing up to 7,700 pounds.

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s six-function Multi-Flex Tailgate makes it easier than ever to load and unload your bed. Trailer Length Indicator and Jack-Knife Alert help you stay safe while towing. An available Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-Diesel delivers 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while enablling you to tow up to 9,500 pounds.    

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD can tow up to a best-in-class 36,000 pounds thanks to its Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8, which generates 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.

You can find these capable Chevy trucks at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

How to Protect the Bed of Your Truck

How To Protect The Bed Of Your Truck | Fort Stockton, TX

The bed of a truck is one of the vehicle’s most important and most notable features. It’s what makes a truck as versatile as it is. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most vulnerable components of any truck. Thankfully, there are several ways to protect the bed of your truck.

Prevent Any Excess Clutter

It can be tempting to store a ton of supplies in the bed of your truck. Still, if you let those supplies accumulate, it can begin to cause some wear and tear for the truck bed. Fortunately, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with a Multi-Flex Tailgate, making it easier to find the ideal position for all the supplies you’re storing in your truck bed.

Consider a Bed Cover

Constant rain or snow can cause lasting damage to any part of your truck, especially the bed. Keep the elements away from the bed of your truck by investing in a bed cover.

Apply a Bed Liner

To keep the bed of your truck as functional as possible, you might want to consider applying a high-quality bed liner. This will help prevent unsightly dents and blemishes from forming, as well as help your truck bed stay looking in top shape.

For more advice on how to keep your truck bed protected, feel free to consult our team of automotive experts here at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

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.