Go-To Guide for First-Time Truck Owners

From all of us at Mtn Chevy, guide for first-time truck owners

Chevrolet’s full lineup of vehicles is perfectly suited for Colorado roads. The efficient Volt and Bolt can take you long ranges without refueling. The small Malibu and Spark are perfect for navigating Denver’s city streets, and large SUVs and pickups like the Chevy Tahoe and Silverado tackle the harsh conditions and steep inclines of the Rocky Mountains without issue.

If you are new to pickup trucks and plan to get one for Colorado’s wintry roads, consult our guide for first-time truck owners.

  • Blind spots: When you adjust your mirrors in your new truck, you will notice that you have new blind spots you are not used to from driving smaller cars. Become familiar with where your blind spots are before entering the roadway.
  • Turning and reversing: You are in a much larger vehicle when you own a pickup, which can make turning and going in reverse more of a challenge. Practice in an empty parking lot, making sure to use your rearview camera and mirrors to your advantage. Before attempting to reverse when towing or hauling, watch some online tutorials or ask a veteran truck driver for tips.
  • Weight: Pickup trucks are much heavier than smaller cars — often by more than 2,000 pounds. This means your momentum when driving is much greater, so take it slow and give yourself plenty of time and room to brake.

If you’re on the hunt for a new pickup to add to your garage, stop by Mountain Chevrolet. We have a wide selection of new and used trucks to take you on your next adventure.

New vs. Used Chevy SUVs: Which Is Right for Your Rocky Mountain Home?

2017 Chevy Tahoe

If you’ve got a home in the Rocky Mountains—be it Aspen, Vail, or somewhere in between—chances are good you’ll have a need for an SUV: to carry equipment, to tackle the steep inclines and snowy roads, and to escort your visiting family and friends. There are merits to buying a new SUV and to buying a used one—we at Mountain Chevrolet just recommend, of course, that it’s a Chevy. Not sure which option to go with? Explore the pros and cons below…

New vs. Used Chevy SUVs: The Pros of Buying New

If you go with a new Chevy SUV, such as the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox or the 2017 Chevy Suburban, you’ll benefit from all the new tech that Chevy has made available—from 4G LTE Wi-Fi to a rear-seat entertainment system. And it’s not just entertainment tech that you’ll appreciate; you can also count on the latest safety technology and optimal safety scores when you buy a brand new Chevy SUV.

Other bonuses: You’ll also earn the luxury of a fantastic warranty if you opt for a new Chevy SUV from Mountain Chevrolet, you’re likely to get better financing options, you’ll spend less money on maintenance, and you’ll be able to get more efficient options to keep that mountain air fresh for longer.

New vs. Used Chevy SUVS: The Pros of Buying Used

On the flip side, if you buy a used Chevy SUV from Mountain Chevrolet, you’ll enjoy a much lower price due to lack of immediate depreciation—and you’ll benefit from lower insurance costs to boot. And because of Chevy’s long-standing commitment to durability and safety, even older model Chevy SUVs are designed to keep you and your family safe in the harshest of snowstorms.

Still can’t decide? Browse our new and used Chevy SUV inventories, which include the all-new 2017 Chevy Tahoe, Traverse, and Trax, and call Mountain Chevy with any questions today.