AutoPacific Honored Three Chevy Models as Most Reliable

Good looks, high-end gadgets, and a powerful engine are all great to have in a new car, but the most important thing you should be looking for is reliability. Luckily for you, Chevy’s lineup of quality cars, trucks, and SUVs has all of the above as recognized by AutoPacific’s 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Chevy took home honors for the reliability of its Blazer, Colorado, and Camaro, and you can get details about the awards below.

  • Chevy Blazer: AutoPacific honored the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer with its prestigious Best Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV award. The publication explains that Blazer owners were more satisfied with their vehicle’s comfort, styling, and size than owners of other vehicles in the same segment. AutoPacific also noted that the fun-to-drive Blazer’s powerful engine options made it a no-brainer pick when compared with other competitors.
  • Chevrolet Colorado: Topping AutoPacific’s ranking of compact pickups is the nimble 2021 Chevy Colorado, which scored better than the competition in over 60% of the surveyed categories. Owners love that the Colorado has simple controls, excellent visibility, and is highly accessible. Colorado drivers also love that the peppy pickup has a large touchscreen, gorgeous exterior, and awesome off-road capabilities.

Interested in test driving the Blazer, Colorado, or Camaro? Visit Amistad Motors today.

Back-to-School Driving Tips

Back-to-School Driving Tips | Fort Stockton, TX

The back-to-school season marks the start of a new year-long journey for your children. Part of that journey involves regular car rides with you at the wheel, so let’s go over a few back-to-school driving safety tips that will help ensure everyone stays out of harm’s way.

Give buses space

Make sure to give school buses plenty of space. Maintain at least 10 feet of distance, which will make it easier to see kids walking or running nearby. Needless to say, do not pass a bus when its stop sign is deployed — it’s dangerous and illegal.

Respect cyclists

Some children ride their bicycles to school. Cyclists are subject to the same traffic laws as cars, but you know how kids can be — they don’t always pay attention. Pass cyclists slowly, give them a wide berth, and watch out for kids coming onto the road from driveways.

Drive carefully in school zones

You should always drive slowly in school zones, but that isn’t always enough. High levels of automotive and pedestrian traffic can make getting around tricky, and most schools have drop-off and pick-up procedures. Follow the rules and drive as though a kid could come out of a blind spot at any moment.

At Amistad Motors, we offer several vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking systems capable of detecting pedestrians. Visit our dealership in Fort Stockton, Texas, to enhance your back-to-school driving experience.

Important Features for One-Car Families

Important Features for One-Car Families | Fort Stockton, TX

Having multiple vehicles can get expensive, and cutting down to just one vehicle can help free up space in the family budget. Here are some features to look for when you want to become a one-car family.

Personalized Profiles

Thanks to memory settings, cars today allow drivers to create personalized profiles. You can set the height of the driver’s seat and mirror positions, as well as create infotainment profiles for every family driver.

Teen Driver Package

If you have young drivers in the family, choose a vehicle with a monitoring system, like Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Package. This technology produces a driving report card detailing your teen’s performance behind the wheel and allows parents to set safety limits on speed, driving distance, and audio volume.

Infotainment Tech

If you want to keep everyone in the family happy during commutes or long road trips, make sure the vehicle you choose has plenty of USB charging ports. A wireless charging station is great if your phones have that capability, and a Wi-Fi hot spot is a plus, too.

Comfort Controls

Arguing over the thermostat at home is one thing, but there’s no need to continue it in the car. Plenty of vehicles offer multi-zone climate control systems. This allows everyone in the family to choose the climate comfort level that they desire.

Here at Amistad Motors, we have a large selection of new and pre-owned vehicles with many of these helpful features. If you’d like help finding the perfect vehicle for your family, contact our team.

Spring Cleaning Tips For Tidying Up Your Garage

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Garage | Fort Stockton, TX

If you have a garage, you understand how great it is to have covered parking for your vehicle all year round. You can rest easy during heavy storms and scorching heat. However, if you are like many homeowners, your garage is also home to a lot of junk. Now that the temperatures are warming up, it is time to do some spring cleaning in your garage.

Take everything out

To organize your garage, the first thing you need to do is take everything out. This may make your driveway and yard look like a junkyard, but now you can decide which items you really need. You can organize items into four groups: keep, throw away, sell, and donate. Only keep items that have significant value and are functional.

Repair any damage

If your garage needs any repairs, now is the time to get those done. Seal cracks and inspect the wiring for damage done by rodents.

Clean the floor

Now that all the junk has been removed, you can tidy up the floor. You may have some vehicle fluids that leaked. If you do, sprinkle some kitty litter over top to absorb the mess. Sweep everything out with a large push broom. Use a degreasing soap and a stiff-bristle brush to remove any stains.

If your vehicle is leaking, don’t let it go unaddressed — schedule an appointment at the Amistad Motors service center in Fort Stockton, Texas.

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.