Silverado Changes on the Way for 2021

We’re excited to have the newest 2021 Chevy Silverado coming to Transwest Chevrolet Buick in Sterling. This popular, durable truck comes in several models with different levels of capabilities. Each version will feature several new updates, so here’s a look at the 2021 Silverado changes on the way.

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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is part of the fourth generation of this full-size pickup. It’s receiving a number of minor alterations, including a shuffling of features and availability among the trim levels. There are also three new exterior colors replacing two retired exterior colors, and there will no longer be a manual tailgate.

All of the new Silverado models — including the 2021 Silverado 1500 light-weight truck and the 2021 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD heavy-duty trucks — are adding some new advanced technologies. They’re available with a new Wireless Phone Projection for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. SiriusXM is now included on the Work Truck trim and is standard on the Silverado 2500 and 3500 LT models and many Silverado 1500 versions. The 2021 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD will feature a new Bed View Camera and a rearview mirror with partial video display for more confident maneuvering and hauling.

Each new 2021 Silverado will say goodbye to packages like the Remote Start Package and the Trailer Camera Package, and add updated features in their place. For instance, the 2021 Silverado models will be available with a new Safety Confidence Package, as well as many other appearance packages that will let you customize your truck.

If you’re interested in getting the best truck for your work in Sterling, Colorado, you’ll be able to find your ideal Silverado soon at Transwest Chevrolet Buick.

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.

Express Your Style with Four New Silverado HD Special Editions

The Chevrolet Silverado HD is known for its power, versatility, and handsome good looks. And now, with an array of special edition models available, you can put your own spin on the Silverado HD’s styling.

The Z71 Carhartt Special Edition combines off-road capability with rugged, all-American styling that’s inspired by Carhartt workwear. This model sports all-terrain tires, Grazen metallic painted accents, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, and plenty of Carhartt-branded touches. These include Carhartt-emblazoned headrests, floor mats, and a roll-up tonneau cover.

If you’re looking for sleek styling, go with the Sport Edition or the Midnight Edition. These add a splash of black on the skid plates, badging, assist steps, grille inserts, gloss-black alloy wheels, and hood vent surround. The Midnight Edition also boasts mud-terrain tires on the Silverado 2500 HD.

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And if you really want to set yourself apart from the crowd, go with the Z71 Chrome Sport Edition. It boasts similar features to the aforementioned Sport Edition, minus the black badging and assist steps. However, it boasts a bold chrome skid plate, chrome grille accents, and trim-level-exclusive 20-inch wheels.

Want to get behind the wheel of a Silverado HD? You can find this stylish, capable truck at Transwest Chevrolet Buick in Sterling, Colorado. We have plenty of versions in stock now.

Silverado Shows Capability in Best in the Desert Race

Chevrolet stepped onto the desert race scene back in 2017 with its Colorado ZR2 driven by Hall Racing. One of the biggest benefits to entering the Colorado ZR2 in the desert races was to test its off-roading capabilities to the max. From those races, the Chevy Performance created upgrades and modifications to the Colorado that it passed onto consumers.

Now, it’s time to see what the Silverado is capable of, so the team put the Silverado to the test in the 2019 Best in the Desert Race series.

The competing Silverado was an LT Trail Boss model with a 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission capable of 420 horsepower. Modifications were limited due to its entry as a 1200 Stock Class so the suspension, underbody, and safety equipment couldn’t be over-amplified. But the performance team was able to gear it up with long-distance suspension, front and rear jounce shocks, and a set of high-capacity, prototype Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve.

The Silverado Z71 is already a durable and reliable off-roading truck, so it will be exciting to see what innovations the races will produce to make even better Silverado trucks for the future.

One desert race can put more wear and tear on a truck than most owners will experience in years of use, so you can rely on the trucks you buy at Transwest Chevrolet Buick to be more than capable for your needs.

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These Are the Engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is famous for its lineup of efficient yet powerful engines that make it stand out in the midsize truck segment. If you’re not sure which engine you want, here’s a quick guide on what you should know about the engines for the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado:

2.5-liter four-cylinder

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine perfectly balances power and efficiency. It enables the Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, cranks out 200 horsepower, and produces 191 lb-ft of torque — all while offering up to 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.*

3.6-liter DOHC V6

The 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine is a force to be reckoned with, delivering a best-in-class 308 horsepower and following it up with 275 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is pretty impressive, clocking in at 7,000 pounds, but efficiency doesn’t suffer: With this engine, the Colorado achieves 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.**

Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel

The Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine earns a number of best-in-class distinctions. It can tow up to 7,700 pounds, earn up to 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, and serve up 369 lb-ft of torque.*** All of these stats are best in its segment, and the 2.8-liter also creates 181 horsepower.

These amazing engine options lie at the heart of what makes the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado so great: Each one demands power, capability, and efficiency; but they blend each quality in different quantities so you can get what you need out of your truck. If you’re interested in looking at the 2019 Colorado, visit us at Transwest Chevrolet and we’d be happy to show you our models.

*EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 4WD with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and available automatic transmission 20/26.

**EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Colorado 2WD with available 3.6L V6 engine and available automatic transmission 18/25.

***EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.87L turbo-diesel engine based on segment exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.

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Driving Your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in the Snow

You’re probably no stranger to the harsh Colorado winters. Luckily many Chevrolet vehicles are well-suited to winter driving, especially the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

  • Use your Drive Mode Selector: If you opted for the available Drive Mode Selector, you’ll notice a mode called Snow/Ice. It’s engineered to reduce slipping and boost traction during harsh weather.
  • Consider winter tires: Purchase winter tires: They are the number one safety precaution you can take for slick roads, and the Silverado’s Snow/Ice drive mode works best when paired with these tires.
  • Turn on your lights: Improve your visibility by turning on your Silverado 1500’s available high-intensity LED headlamps so other cars can see you on the road too.
  • Make use of your Durabed: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s pickup bed has more cargo volume than any competing truck. Pack it with essentials like warm clothes, food, and water in case you get stranded. Stow away tools that could help like shovels, chains, flashlights, flares, and sand.
  • Pay attention: Your Silverado is available with a wide range of active safety features like the StabiliTrak stability control system and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Remember that they are no substitute for your full attention during driving, but they certainly help.
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Winter driving is stressful, and all of us at Transwest Chevy Buick hope you stay safe this season ride into the spring without a hitch.

Celebrating 100 Years: The History of Chevrolet Trucks

Over the past century, Chevrolet has cultivated a reputation for building rough-and-tumble pickup trucks that can help get any job done. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet trucks, and Transwest Chevrolet Buick want to celebrate by looking back at the history of Chevrolet trucks.

 

The first Chevy truck to arrive on the market was introduced in 1918 and was known as the One-Ton. As the first purpose-built truck from the brand, it was an affordable and flexible platform that customers could build on to create a vehicle that suited their needs.

History of Chevrolet Trucks

In 1929, the International Series AC Light Delivery became the first truck to feature an OHV six-cylinder engine, which offered 46 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. This truck still had an old-school style, though, something that changed with the 1938 Chevrolet Half-Ton, which was the first truck designed by the Art and Color department.

 

The truck style continued to change with the 1947 Chevy 3100 Series offering an all-new look that featured a 5-bar horizontal grille and a rounded profile. Throughout the years, the Chevy truck style began to take trips from the sedans in the brand’s lineup, incorporating more comfortable seating and more color options.

 

In 1973, though, we got the first glimpse of the square body design that helped improve aerodynamics and efficiency, something the brand continues to do even now.

 

Now, to help celebrate the Chevy truck lineup’s 100th birthday, the brand is offering a Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado, which looks to its legacy for design inspiration.

 

The 100-year history of Chevy trucks is filled with amazing milestone moments and great trucks. We look forward to the next century!