Simple Ways to Improve Your Truck’s Fuel Economy in Sterling, CO

If you love revving the engine of your Chevrolet Silverado or Colorado truck but wish you could save some money on gas, you’re not alone. Here are four strategies to improve your truck’s fuel economy as you explore the beautiful state of Colorado.

Clean the fuel injectors

Invest in a fuel injector cleaner lubricant from an auto parts store to keep the fuel injectors free of carbon deposits. This product will boost the performance of the system, giving your truck’s engine a better fuel-to-air ratio for improved efficiency.

Regularly replace air filters

Keep up with air filter replacements. A new air filter can boost your truck’s efficiency by as much as 15 percent, according to CarBibles contributor Dan Collins.  

Travel light

Just because you can tow and haul a ton of stuff in your Chevy truck doesn’t mean that you should all the time. Any extra weight your truck is carrying, whether it’s in the truck bed or the trailer it’s pulling, puts a strain on the engine. This results in reducing the truck’s efficiency. By removing unnecessary gear from your truck and the trailer it’s hitched to, you’ll save a bit more on gas.

Leverage cruise control

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When driving on I-76, make use of your truck’s cruise control feature. This technology translates to less braking and accelerating when you’re behind the wheel, which helps conserve fuel.

Of course, one of the best ways to make sure your truck is running efficiently is to keep up with regular maintenance. Contact our service department at Transwest Chevrolet Buick in Sterling for seasonal oil changes and engine inspections.

Chevy Colorado Is King in Motor Trend Midsize Truck Testing

Earlier this year, editors at Motor Trend pitted the industry’s four most popular midsize trucks against one another: the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2019 Ford Ranger, a returning truck to the segment. Absentees included the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier.

In this Motor Trend midsize truck testing, the editors noted that, though they usually disagree to some degree, they were unanimous on the ranking of these four trucks. In last place was the Toyota Tacoma. The Ford Ranger managed to grab third while the Honda Ridgeline ranked second. Unsurprisingly, the 2019 Chevy Colorado was the top dog after serious testing that included city driving and hard work on a farm.

Motor Trend editors appreciated that the Colorado functions both as a daily driver and work truck. It’s powerful, it’s efficient, and it’s fun to drive but has a functional bed.

One of the editors commented in deadpan humor, “It’s like these guys [Chevy] are truck-building experts or something. Not hard to remember why this is a two-time Truck of the Year.”

The 2019 Colorado, which is America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck and offers best-in-class towing, is available now at Transwest Chevy Buick.

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