Owning a truck might seem impractical for many drivers, but these utility-driven vehicles have more uses than simply towing and hauling things around town. While some top-of-the-line trucks will cost you a pretty penny, others, like the Chevrolet Colorado, offer exceptional utility, a high fuel economy, and a powerful engine for their price. Here are a few perks of owning a truck from us here at Amesbury Chevrolet.
Trucks are designed to be the more durable vehicles on the market, making them a prime choice for drivers who are constantly working on home projects. Hauling dirt and bricks is a simple task for most trucks. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. when properly equipped. Imagine trying to move heavy bricks in the back of a sedan.
Harsh weather is an unfortunate occurrence in many climates, but trucks are built to handle the worst of the worst. Northern areas often experience slick winters that leave cars stranded on the side of the road. Fortunately, Chevrolet trucks can power through with their versatile four-wheel drive configuration. The heat isn’t a big factor for most trucks either. A properly-equipped truck can be driven year round with no major consequences.
Conquering the open road is largely dependent on safety features. While cars are built to crumple strategically upon impact in order to protect occupants, a truck is designed to power through whatever comes across its path. A higher ride height offers increased safety as well.