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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.