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.

These Are Some of Chevy’s Best Family-Friendly Features

Chevy’s best family-friend features are seen throughout our entire lineup at Mountain Chevrolet!

Chevrolet’s SUVs, trucks, and cars come with a wide range of features meant to provide comfort, safety, and entertainment for to your family. While we love all of them, these are Chevy’s best family-friendly features offered on a range of models at Mountain Chevrolet:

Teen Driver: Available on most models — such as the Equinox, Cruze, and Silverado 1500 — Teen Driver coaches your teen even when you can’t be in the car. Various functions include muting audio until seat belts are on, setting warnings for when certain speeds are exceeded, and tracking how far the vehicle has been driven.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™: Most new Chevy models offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. This means you can safely access your favorite apps for messaging, streaming audio, navigation, and more on the go.

Rear-Seat Entertainment System: Select models offer an available entertainment system that plays Blu-Ray and offers wireless digital headphones. Get it on the Suburban, which is the ultimate entertainment on wheels, with up to 14 charge locations throughout the interior.

Flexible seating: SUVs in particular offer up flexible seating options. In fact, the 2018 Chevy Traverse offers up to 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space — that’s the best in its class.

Our Chevy models are designed to cater to your family’s needs. Whether you’re hauling cargo and need flexible seating options or your family just wants a bit more entertainment in the cabin, check out some of our family-friendly options at Mountain Chevrolet.

How Far Can Your Chevy Take You on One Tank of Gas?

Have you ever thought about how far can your Chevy take you on one tank of gas?

Chevrolet’s lineup includes a number of fuel-efficient vehicles of all sizes, truly capable of taking you all across the country on a budget—and without much disturbance to Mother Nature. But how far can your Chevy take you one tank of gas? The number crunchers at Mountain Chevrolet determined just how far you can get from a starting point of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, without having to stop for fuel (or a charge).

2018 Bolt EV

Fuel economy: 128 MPGe city, 110 MPGe highway, 119 MPGe combined

Total range: 238 miles between charges

With 238 miles between charges, you could make it from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Fort Collins, Colorado, with miles to spare.

2018 Volt

Fuel economy: 106 MPGe combined

Total range: 53 miles all-electric, 420 miles with full charge and full tank

Depending on the route you choose, you could make it from Glenwood Springs to Salt Lake City, Utah, with 80 miles to spare.

2018 Equinox

Fuel economy: 39 MPG highway (turbo-diesel)

Total range: 608.4 miles (15.6-gallon tank)

You could travel from Glenwood Springs to Las Vegas in the Equinox without stopping for gas.

2018 Silverado 1500

Fuel economy: 18 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined

Total range: 520 miles (26-gallon tank, 20 MPG combined)

Take your Silverado 1500 from Glenwood Springs to Albuquerque, New Mexico, with 60+ miles to spare sans fill-ups.

2018 Traverse

Fuel economy: 20 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined

Total range: 572 miles (26-gallon tank, 22 MPG combined)

With the Traverse, you could travel from Glenwood Springs to Yellowstone National Park on one tank of gas.

 

Start your journey with your new Chevy by taking a test drive at Mountain Chevrolet.

All fuel economy figures are estimated by the EPA. Actual mileage may vary.