Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab, Bi-Fuel

The 2016 Silverado 3500HD will have a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG option.

The 2016 Silverado 3500HD will have a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG option.

General Motors is looking to challenge Ford and increase sales of its heavy duty pickups to fleet buyers and municipalities with a new variant of the Chevrolet Silverado. For 2016, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD will include a chassis cab with bi-fuel CNG (compressed natural gas) option. While limited to a regular cab configuration, the new model is sure to appeal to its target audience.

Available in both two and four-wheel-drive, the Silverado chassis cab includes both a 24.5 gallon CNG behind the cab and a standard 23.5 gallon gasoline tank. With the bi-fuel truck, Chevrolet is one of only two automakers, the other being Ford, that offer a CNG flex-fuel system.

The bi-fuel chassis cab trucks are set to roll out at the end of 2015 and appeal to fleet buyers and municipalities. Buyers of heavy duty pickups usually purchase large amounts of compressed natural gas to keep at their work or fueling site. Doing so drastically reduces their annual fuel expenses.

Warranty information is much of the same you can find on commercial trucks. The powertrain is protected by a factory limited warranty of five years or 100,000 miles. Unlike other trucks, the warranty covers the CNG fuel system and components. Chevrolet also offers free two year or 24,000 miles regular maintenance under its Chevrolet Complete Care program. Lastly, all CNG parts are available from General Motors dealerships (and online) across the United States and Canada.

While we here at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY carry plenty of fuel efficient cars and trucks, we’re happy to see General Motors expanding in the alternative-fuel market!

Silverado to the Rescue at Woodward Dream Cruise

Silverados will come to the rescue at the Woodward Dream Cruise!

Silverados will come to the rescue at the Woodward Dream Cruise!

The Woodward Dream Cruise is by far one of the largest classic car events in the United States. Millions of people flock to Detroit to see more than 40,000 cars spread across the city. Part of the Dream Cruise involves an actual cruise as thousands of cars drive up and down Woodward Avenue.

Since most of these cars are older than average, there might be a few mechanical issues along the road. That is where Chevrolet is stepping in to help with the “Certified Rescue Squad” of six red 2014 Silverado trucks.

“It’s called ‘The Dream Cruise,’ but an overheated engine, a drained battery or a flat tire can turn that dream into a nightmare for enthusiasts whose countdown clock to Woodward starts the day it ends,” said Chris Brandt, Chevrolet Certified Service advertising manager, in a statement. “No one wants to break down or cause ‘The Dream Traffic Jam,’ so Chevrolet Certified Service technicians will be assisting cruisers with minor issues that can be easily remedied.”

Last year, the squad was able to help more than 55 cars on the Dream Cruise and used the information they learned to help drivers be more prepared this year. They suggest making sure your car’s battery is charged, the terminals are clean, all fluids are at the right levels (including gas), and your tires and tire pressure are good to go.

And, drivers don’t have to worry if they aren’t driving a GM car; the Rescue Squad will lend a hand no matter the make or model of your car!

Have you ever headed to Detroit to participate in or visit the Woodward Dream Cruise?

Chevy Certified Service Saving the Day at Woodward

Chevy Certified Service Rescue SilveradoFor the second year in a row Chevrolet is doing its part to help make sure that the cars of the Woodward festival are in good hands in case any trouble may arise with a Chevy Certified Service Rescue Squad. The squad will consist of ASE Certified Technicians in 2014 Chevy Silverado pickups. There will also be two Chevrolet Certified Service locations that enthusiasts can go to if they need assistance.

“It’s called the ‘The Dream Cruise’, but an overheated engine, a drained battery, or a flat tire can turn that dream into a nightmare for enthusiasts whose countdown clock to Woodward starts the day it ends,” said Steve Walczak, Chevrolet Certified Service marketing manager. “No one wants to breakdown or cause ‘The Dream Traffic Jam,’ so Chevrolet Certified Service technicians will be assisting cruisers with minor issues that can be easily remedied.”

The Chevy Certified Service Rescue Squad was on hand last year as well, and have offered the following tips to those who plan on making their way to Woodward this weekend:

  • Battery – make sure the battery is charged, the terminals are clean and check for wear or aging of the alternator belt and distributor cap.
  • Fluids – check fluid levels to make sure the vehicle is ready to operate for several hours and have extra to top it off when necessary.
  • Gas – fill it up and top it off before embarking on the journey. A sticky or faulty gas gage can leave you stranded on the side of the road.
  • Tires – check the tire pressure and condition especially if it’s a vehicle driven only a few times a year.
  • Blades – make sure the windshield wipers are in good operating condition in the event of rain.

Hutch Chevrolet hopes that everyone participating in the Woodward festival has a safe and trouble free day, but just in case we’re glad Chevrolet is there to help out.

Build Your Dream Silverado or Sierra

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2014 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71 in Tungsten Metallic

Chevrolet and GMC have recently released the complete, full-blown, configurator for the 2014 Silverado and 2014 Sierra. At the time being, you’re only able to build out the Crew Cab models, since they are the only ones available right now. Expect the Regular Cab and Double Cab flavors to show up as they are released.

There are plenty of options for both of these trucks when you build your own, which makes it that much easier to set your truck apart from the rest and make it unique to you. Here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC we’ve spent a little bit of time playing around with the tool and have came up with some pretty nice trucks, but my favorite so far has been a 4-Wheel Drive Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71 in Tungsten Metallic with 22” wheels, chrome tow hooks, black tubular side steps, cargo box LED lighting, and o so much more.

What are some of the things you’d put on your 2014 Silverado or Sierra?