Driving is a skill that most of us will have to utilize on a daily basis. As such, it can be easy to assume we have mastered the art of driving. However, even the most skilled drivers could benefit from keeping these tips for staying safe behind the wheel in mind.
Keep Your Eyes on the
In today’s world of mobile devices, it can be tempting to
check a text message or e-mail while on the go. However, your priority needs to
remain on the road while behind the wheel. Maintaining awareness of what’s
going on around you will make every drive a safer journey.
Adjust Your Position
Many commutes last quite a while, so you’ll want to adjust
your seating and your mirrors to ensure they are in the perfect position to
make your driving experience both comfortable and safe.
Once you receive your driver’s license, it might seem like
you never have to familiarize yourself with traffic laws again. On the other
hand, if you make it a practice to study up on best driving practices and
traffic laws every once in a while, you will be a much more prepared driver
than if you let that knowledge atrophy.
No matter how well you drive, you’re only as safe as your vehicle. At the Amistad Motors service center in Fort Stockton, our team of expert technicians can help your car stay in peak condition.
If you have a garage, you understand how great it is to have covered parking for your vehicle all year round. You can rest easy during heavy storms and scorching heat. However, if you are like many homeowners, your garage is also home to a lot of junk. Now that the temperatures are warming up, it is time to do some spring cleaning in your garage.
Take everything out
To organize your garage, the first thing you need to do is
take everything out. This may make your driveway and yard look like a junkyard,
but now you can decide which items you really need. You can organize items into
four groups: keep, throw away, sell, and donate. Only keep items that have
significant value and are functional.
Repair any damage
If your garage needs any repairs, now is the time to get
those done. Seal cracks and inspect the wiring for damage done by rodents.
Clean the floor
Now that all the junk has been removed, you can tidy up the
floor. You may have some vehicle fluids that leaked. If you do, sprinkle some
kitty litter over top to absorb the mess. Sweep everything out with a large
push broom. Use a degreasing soap and a stiff-bristle brush to remove any
The U.S. News and World Report publishes annual write-ups and lists about the top vehicles across several categories, and in their “11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” list, all three Chevy trucks — the 2021 Colorado, 2021 Silverado 1500, and 2021 Silverado HD — came away with top honors thanks to their high torque outputs and powerful towing capabilities.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado eliminated its base trim
from the previous year and revamped its exterior style. U.S. News and World
Report specifically lauded the truck’s Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. That
system can connect to your phone thanks to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
In the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, you’ll find the Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine capable of producing 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, as well as towing up to 7,700 pounds.
The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s six-function Multi-Flex Tailgate makes it easier than ever to load and unload your bed. Trailer Length Indicator and Jack-Knife Alert help you stay safe while towing. An available Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-Diesel delivers 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while enablling you to tow up to 9,500 pounds.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD can tow up to a best-in-class 36,000 pounds thanks to its Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8, which generates 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
You can find these capable Chevy trucks at
Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.
The bed of a truck is one of the vehicle’s most important and most notable features. It’s what makes a truck as versatile as it is. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the most vulnerable components of any truck. Thankfully, there are several ways to protect the bed of your truck.
Prevent Any Excess
It can be tempting to store a ton of supplies in the bed of
your truck. Still, if you let those supplies accumulate, it can begin to cause
some wear and tear for the truck bed. Fortunately, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500
comes with a Multi-Flex Tailgate, making it easier to find the ideal position
for all the supplies you’re storing in your truck bed.
Consider a Bed Cover
Constant rain or snow can cause lasting damage to any part
of your truck, especially the bed. Keep the elements away from the bed of your
truck by investing in a bed cover.
Apply a Bed Liner
To keep the bed of your truck as functional as possible, you
might want to consider applying a high-quality bed liner. This will help
prevent unsightly dents and blemishes from forming, as well as help your truck
bed stay looking in top shape.
Whether you use your pickup for towing your boat to the family lake house or to haul tools to the jobsite, it’s important to be careful. Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas has compiled some helpful safety tips for the next time you use your Chevrolet truck for towing.
Checks: Don’t leave without making sure you’ve ensured your trailer’s
weight doesn’t exceed your truck’s gross combined weight rating. Additionally,
you’ll want to ensure all points are greased up properly.
Safety: Before you take off, do a complete check of your lights and your
brake system. To help make this process easier, the new Silverado 1500 has an
in-vehicle towing checklist that includes an audit of your lighting system.
Road: When you have completed your checks and you’ve made it on the road,
keep in mind that you’ll need to drive very carefully given the extended length
and extra weight of your rig. Make wide turns, be mindful of climbing and
descending from hills, and be sure to slow down gradually.
If you’ve mastered these tips but still want to be as safe as possible while towing, consider upgrading your truck to the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The truck is filled with handy towing technologies and has up to 15 distinct camera angles to make hitching your trailer, backing up, and parking a breeze. Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas has plenty in stock today.