Trailering is a skill, just like many other aspects of driving, that takes time and effort to perfect. Whether you’re helping a friend move to Garland, Texas, or you’re planning a cross-country road trip with a trailer, keeps these tips for trailering with your truck in mind.
Pick a truck
Before you can tow a trailer, you need to get the right truck for your towing needs. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is great for smaller trailers, as it will tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with a 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. You also can’t go wrong with the 2021 Silverado 1500, which will tow up to 13,300 pounds when properly equipped.
It’s also important to practice before you embark on your journey. Familiarize yourself with the hitch and trailer, and make sure to note the blind spots. It’s especially important that you test the brakes and get a feel for how having a trailer affects your driving.
Leave more room
Be sure to increase your following distance when trailering. Trailers add weight, which means deceleration takes longer. You don’t want to end up slamming the brakes with a 7,000-pound trailer behind you.
To learn more about trailering and to find a Chevrolet truck suitable for your needs, don’t hesitate to call us at Jupiter Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Traverse is the ideal family SUV, not only because it’s spacious and versatile but also because it provides an especially quiet and relaxing ride. In fact, the Traverse was named one of the 17 Quietest Cars of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report for creating such a peaceful driving experience.
One of the reasons the Traverse is so quiet is thanks to its Active Noise Cancellation technology, which comes standard on the current generation. Whether you’re driving in Garland, Texas, or off the beaten path, this technology keeps the noise to a minimum by dampening vibrations and blocking out the outside sounds you don’t want to hear.
U.S. News & World Report also appreciates Active Noise Cancellation for minimizing the sounds of the SUV’s 310-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. Plus, the Traverse is specifically designed to prevent wind noises from reaching the cabin.
The three-row SUV also comes with an array of interior amenities for your comfort and entertainment. The standard tri-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone cozy, while available leather upholstery adds refinement to the interior. The available Bose® premium audio system and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System also create more enjoyable drives.
To learn more about the relaxation-enhancing Chevrolet Traverse and how to make it your next vehicle, give us a call at Jupiter Chevrolet.