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Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Parts and Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Accessories

Interesting Facts on the Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

  • The Silverado Pickup didn't first come out as a standalone model that's part of Chevy's lineup. From the 1970s up to the end of the 20th century, the name was only used as a trim to designate its C and K trucks. These were most luxurious and top-of-the-line models Chevrolet had to offer. It's safe to say that this serves as the roots of the current Silverado's high-end design.

  • Since Chevrolet is part of General Motors (GM)-the company that also holds other American makes such as Buick, Cadillac, and GMC-the same platform of the Silverado is also used as the for the GMC Sierra. It has been this way throughout the history of both Chevy and GMC trucks. Despite being almost identical, the Sierra is marketed as the option more luxurious compared to the Silverado.

  • Trucks have the stigma of being major polluters and gas guzzlers. As the trend for cars becoming more environmentally friendly increases, Chevy decided to join in on this by making a very bold move on the Silverado. 2004 saw the release of the first GM hybrid vehicle with the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid. Though the new truck didn't immediately make a big impact, it was commending to see the company's efforts in the cause.

  • The standalone Silverado model has earned multiple awards and recognitions since its beginning in 1998. Car and Driver and Motor Trend gave the truck the Best Pickup Truck and Truck of the Year titles for multiple years. All these are proof the truck's status as one of the best in the market.

  • The Chevrolet Silverado is so tough and dependable that a modified version of it is being used for military applications. The Milverado has been in the ranks of both the Canadian and American army since 2001. It's a huge feat considering the Silverado beat rival trucks from Dodge, Hummer, and Ford.

  • One of the heroes of stock-car racing was the legendary Dale Earnhardt who rode his ever-reliable Chevrolet Impala. To honor his life and commemorate his death, a limited edition Silverado Intimidator SS was released for the 2006 model year. It was a two-wheel rear drive truck that resembled the classic SS. A little over a thousand units of the truck was sold, and part of the proceeds was pledged to the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.

Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Articles

  • Problem Areas of the Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

    The Chevrolet Silverado Pickup is a hit among the working men. Its powerful engine, spacious cabin, and very long bed make it one of the most ideal utility trucks in the market. The Chevy should never give up on its owner especially in the middle of a job. Unfortunately, the Silverado isn't free from faults. There have been many concerns reported by owners of the truck that question its quality and integrity. The following are some of those problem areas:

    Dirty brakes

    A big vehicle like the Silverado needs brakes strong enough to stop it. However, the one on the truck is prone to various issues regarding its reliability. The lines are prone to different rusting and bursting issues. This usually leads to failing front discs. Another symptom that indicates the same problem is a pedal that's easy to floor even if a light amount of pressure is applied to it. Despite being in this position, it's more dangerous because the brakes still don't engage

    Faulty electrical

    When the electrical system goes bad, all gadgets and devices connected to it begin to act crazy. It's as if the truck is being possessed. Some samples include doors that rapidly lock and unlock, alarms that don't work, spotty interior and exterior lights, and dead console and instrument panels, and the engine suddenly stops working. The complexity of the system makes it difficult to diagnose the problem. Fortunately, issues like these seem to have solutions that can take care of the problem.

    Weak transmission

    The transmission system of the Chevy tends to suddenly blow or fail. This happens regardless if the truck has a four or six speed on. Usually, what most experience is a hard change in gear especially when at a low speed. The tachometer may even reach the redline in 3rd or 4th gear before deciding to shift. Worse indicators include small fires due to leaking oil or fluid. In another example, the transmission completely fails to engage and not give power in either drive or reverse. The best solution is to have it replaced-doing this multiple times is common-if it's still under warranty. If not, there's no other choice but to buy and install a new assembly.