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™
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.