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.

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Has Arrived

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Fort Stockton, TX

The all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is now rolling into dealerships, and you can check out this advanced full-size SUV right here at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

The 2021 Tahoe delivers far more maximum cargo space than the 2020 model — a best-in-class 122.9 cubic feet. There’s also more passenger space. Rear-seat passengers get 40 percent more legroom than the Tahoe’s previous generation thanks to improved seat heights and placement.

Up front, a Power Sliding Central Console is available that rolls back 10 inches for added front cargo. Or you can use it as a drawer to hide valuables when rolled forward.

The Tahoe incorporates advanced tech to improve driving. Nine cameras are available to aid in maneuverability and visibility. An available Head-Up Display puts information in your line of sight. The infotainment screen has grown to 10.2 inches while the available Rear-Seat Media System offers dual 12.6-inch screens.

Travel in the 2021 Tahoe is always comfortable thanks to its new independent rear suspension and Magnetic Ride Control™ technology. You can expect reliable power and towing capabilities from both of the Tahoe’s available V8 engine options. Later this year, the Tahoe will also add a Duramax® turbodiesel engine that puts out a massive 460 lb-ft of torque.

Ready to test-drive the new and improved 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe? Stop in at Amistad Motors and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

How to Protect Your Truck from Extreme Heat

Protect Your Truck From Extreme Heat | Fort Stockton, TX

Is your pickup ready for hot weather? Here in Fort Stockton, temperatures can get quite extreme, so use these tips to protect your truck from summer’s worst heat.  

Under the Hood

Your cooling system is paramount to keeping your engine running smoothly in the Texas heat. Have the coolant drained and redone, as well as other engine fluids topped off. Running the air conditioning in summer gives your battery a workout, so make sure it’s operating at its full potential. Consider replacing the battery if it’s an older one.

Interior

UV rays heat up your truck’s interior, causing the upholstery to fade and even cracking your leather seating. Whenever you can, park in the shade to prevent unnecessary damage. If you can’t do that, get a sunshade to keep UV rays off the dash and front seats, and install seat covers to prevent fading.

Exterior

Heat can cause the pressure in your truck’s tires to go down. Check your tire pressure often to avoid underinflation, which can lead to blowouts. Meanwhile, the sun’s rays can damage the outside of your truck, too. Consider a bed liner to protect the bed, and apply a coat of wax to act like sunscreen, putting a layer between the sun and the paint job.

If you need any help summer-proofing your pickup, be sure to get in touch with our service experts here at Amistad Motors.