FAQs—GMC Sierra 3500
I am using my father's Sierra 3500 to help me carry and tow furniture out of my apartment to move them out of the City. Can you give me an idea of the Sierra's carrying capacity and how will the heavy loads affect my driving?
Fortunately, the Sierra 3500 goes beyond industrial chic and proves itself to be a real heavy-duty workhorse. Because of its suspension design, the Sierra 3500 provides minimal choppiness and toss that comes with carrying and towing. So even if you carry heavy loads, you can still enjoy a pleasant ride. The interior of the Sierra 3500 also includes carpeted wheel wells- it that can insulate sound making it hushed and quiet inside. The cabin design employs good ergonomics- there is reasonable limb space plus the seats are comfortably upholstered. The controls have good adjustability too. Thus, as you do your long haul out of the city, you can still enjoy a refined and smooth ride.
I frequently use my Sierra 3500 for downhill drives and I am cautious of what it can do to the braking system. What I can do to maintain and protect my brakes?
Frequently driving any vehicle through downward slopes can contribute to the wear and overheating of braking system parts, usually resulting to brake fade or the reduction in stopping power. This especially holds true if you carry heavy loads in high speeds. One long downhill drive can also cause overheating the brakes. The most basic step in protecting your brakes is to drive in neutral or at least in a lower gear. Invest in a brake cooling kit or a brake duct system. Of course, always check your brake fluids and make sure they are clean. Check the fuel lines and other systems for they contribute to brake performance as well.
What tools and accessories can I get for better cargo management?
There are many towing and cargo bed tools in the market; some of them are even specific to Sierra 3500. If you use your cargo bed often it is best to get a bed liner, look for one that is fully-ribbed and skid-resistant to minimize load shaking while driving. Under rail box lights lit the cargo bed when it's dark. A tonneau Cover is soft-folding vinyl top which is lightweight and durable that serves as protective cover for the load. A bed net is another accessory that helps secure the load on to the bed. Additional carriers and racks as well as bars, ladders, brackets and adapters are other tools to help maximize the cargo capacity of your Sierra 3500.