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.

Buying for Winter—Trucks and SUVs that Beat the Rockies

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.

Find trucks and SUVs that beat the Rockies 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.*

Test drive any of these Chevy trucks and SUVs at Mountain Chevrolet.

*EPA-estimated.