Owning a Silverado is a lot like having a tank. Everyone has always wanted one, it can do about anything that you want it to, and you love it like it was your firstborn son. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado is no different. In fact, it might even be a little enhanced. Lets look into your new firstborn.
Tow Power of the 2013 Silverado
When you buy a full sized truck, one of the main things that pop into your mind is, “What am I going to tow with this thing?” That’s a good question that can be answered by looking into the capabilities of the Silverado. Most models of the new Silverado come with a rear camera, hill assist start, and a tow capacity of 10,700 pounds.
Apart from this, the automatic transmission Silverado has a new feature that was only able to work on a manual transmission before. The 2013 Silverado features a drive train braking option. Drive train braking is when you down shift to save your brakes from being burnt out. Now the Silverado uses drive train braking by downshifting for you automatically when you take your foot off the gas petal and you going downhill.
2013 Silverado Safety Features
Because you can tow just about anything with the Silverado, there is a good chance that one day you will go on a camping trip with the fifth wheel and take your family with you. This raises the question, “Will my family be safe with me in my Silverado?” The short answer is yes, they will.
The safety features of the Silverado starts off with how the main cab of the truck was made. The Silverado was made with High Strength steel in specific areas to there would be crush points and protection points. This means that when you are hit in most areas of the truck, it will crush and take most of the force out of the crash. But in areas around the passengers there is high strength steel that will protect them like a cage.
You will also get things like a rear view camera so you will be able to see pedestrians and other objects in your way as you are backing out. The remote key FOB also offers a very interesting new feature that can help anyone in a crowded parking lot. It takes the normal panic button and will make an alarm less sound so you can find your car without all of the noise that you might usually make. These are only a few of the many active and passive systems that will help you stay safe.
A finisher for an active system that keeps your car save is the OnStar system that will call the OnStar headquarters when you do get into an accident and alert them if you are in a serious accident or not. If you are in a serious enough accident, it will have someone at the OnStar company call you and check if you need help, if you do they can even send an ambulance to your exact spot.
For any serious hauling needs, the Silverado passes the tests with flying colors.