About Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet Silverado, as a pickup truck, has been produced by General Motors' Chevrolet Division since 1987. It is designed to replace the long-running Chevrolet C/K line. Since its production, it had been awarded as Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year for 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2011. Other awards such as Car and Driver Magazine's Best Pickup Truck also are obtained easily. Up to today, Chevrolet Silverado has been produced for three generations.
When the second-generation Chevrolet Silverado (2007-2013) was released in the last quarter of 2006 as a 2007 model, it was available in trim levels including Silverado 1500, Silverado 1500 Classic, Silverado 1500 Classic SS, Silverado 1500 HD and Silverado Classic HD as well as 2500 and 3500 with same submodels. All trim levels are available in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive system. Chevrolet Silverado then was powered by a 6.0 L 360 horsepower V8 engine and a 6.6 L 397 horsepower Duramax diesel V8 engine mated to 6-speed automatic transmissions. Then on December 13, 2012, new designed Chevrolet Silverado debuted at the North American International Auto Show unveiled the third generation (2014-present). Now, Silverado adds an upmarket High Country edition besides the 1500, 2500 HD and 3500 HD. Engine options become more versatile and add 4.3 L V6 engine and 5.3 L, 6.0 L and 6.2 L V8 engines. At the meanwhile, a new 8-speed automatic transmission is available.
Chevrolet Silverado Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Just like other cars will experience, Chevrolet Silverado also wears and tears as accumulation of mileage. In order to slow down its wearing, you had better know how to diagnose and solve these common problems happened to it:
First, knocking from the engine. Actually, Chevrolet Silverado drivers complained that this knocking and whining sound attracted them a lot while driving. What's more, excessive oil consumption caused by loss of power when acceleration gave them a heavy burden as well. Inability to start the vehicle and illuminated Check Engine Light in your Chevrolet Silverado are warning you to check the spark plug, fuel pump, fuel filter and intake manifold gasket.
Second, bouncing while driving. According to Chevrolet Silverado owners' description, it is easy to assume that some parts in suspension system are failing. Broken shock absorber would not only cause excessive vibrations while driving, swerving or nose diving when braking, but also lead to longer stopped time, uneven tire wear and leaking fluid. So would bad leaf spring and coil spring insulator. If your Silverado starts to tilt one side, you will be wise to check these parts first.
Moreover, as an assembled item, you need to do more to keep your Chevrolet Silverado at the best shape. The daily used seat belt is designed to protect occupants in sudden movement, so is driver belt; door lock is responsible for protecting property safety; wheel bearing's main job is to make sure wheels could run smoothly. Wiper blade is often made of soft rubbers but works under adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or snow, it plays an important role in cleaning or clearing off debris on the windshield so that drivers have a better visibility, under such conditions, the possibility of accidents due to poor driving vision would be lower dramatically. You had better replace it every six to twelve months for your driving safety. Other parts such as door lock, door handle also need to be on your maintenance list.
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