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.
If you are going to survive a Rocky Mountain River and still want to be active on the slopes every day, you’re going to need a powerful truck or SUV. Lucky for you, we’ve got plenty at Mountain Chevrolet.
Browse these trucks and SUVs that beat the Rockies
The Chevrolet Silverado lineup (including the 1500 and the Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models) is full of best-in-class distinctions that will help you power through the tough terrain, like best-in-class horsepower ratings, best-in-class torque ratings, best-in-class towing ratings and even best-in-class efficiency ratings—because preserving the Rocky Mountain environment is important.
If you want something a little smaller, opt instead for the Chevrolet Colorado, named for our great state, which offers America’s best pickup fuel economy at 30 mpg.*
If SUVs are more your style, you’ll want the Suburban or the Traverse for their cargo capacity: The Suburban offers up 121.7 cubic feet of space for your gear while the slightly smaller Traverse provides an impressive 98.2 cubic feet. Even the smallest SUV, the Chevy Trax, is available with all-wheel drive for Rocky Mountain winters, and the Tahoe offers best-in-class fuel economy at 23 miles per gallon on the highway.*
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Per the motto of House Stark, winter is coming. While winterizing any vehicle is important and includes the basics like testing your battery, topping off your fluids, and checking your heater, trucks need some special attention, especially if you plan to take them out for some joyrides in the snow. Make sure your Silverado or Colorado is ready for a Rocky Mountain winter with these helpful tips to prepare your truck for winter.
It’s All About the Lube
If you want your truck to truly enjoy the longevity it was built to have, you’re going to need to spend some time lubing it up ahead of winter. Lube all the locks and door hinges, as well as the tailgate latch and spare tire mechanism.
Don’t Forget the Wax
Your truck can handle the extreme road conditions of the Rocky Mountain winter, so it’s likely you’ll leave your car in the garage in favor of your truck. With potentially increased use this winter, you’ll want to give your truck a good coat of wax on the paint and bright surfaces.
Take Care of Your Weather Stripping
Snow and freezing rain can “glue” your weather stripping together, which could make it difficult to get in your truck doors. Use a silicon product to treat the stripping.
Have more questions about winterizing your truck? Visit Mountain Chevy for winter service on your truck.