2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Focuses on Towing
There’s a lot to love about the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 as it boasts a new look, new engines, and new capabilities. It’s the latter that Chevy is focusing on now as it outlined all the new goodies the 2019 Silverado 1500 will features that’ll help you tow with ease.
It all starts with the myChevrolet app trailering feature included with the purchase of all 2019 Silverados. This feature not only gives you step-by-step instructions and checklists for towing, but it also has a trailer-light test that allows you to test that the trailer lights operate correctly directly through the app — no partner needed.
The Advanced Trailering System is standard on LTZ and High Country trims and available on the LT, RST, and Trail Boss trims. This system includes a few features that make regular towing easier, including Auto Parking Brake Assist, Hitch Guidance with Hitch View, and Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The Auto Parking Brake Assist senses when the vehicle is in Hitch View and automatically engages the parking brake when you put the truck in park to avoid the annoying rollback that throws off the trailer-hitch alignment. Hitch Guidance with Hitch View puts a dynamic guideline on the rearview camera to help you line up the hitch and trailer. Finally, the Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System can keep an eye on the tire pressure on a properly equipped trailer and alert you of pressure anomalies before there is a blowout or a flat tire.
The Advanced Trailering System Infotainment app is part of the Advanced Trailering System. This app allows drivers to track important data while towing like mileage, fuel economy and transmission temperature. It also saves brake gain information so the driver can quickly set the trailer brakes. The final piece to this app is the Trailer Theft Alert that sets off the truck’s horn and lights if a thief attempts to disconnect the trailer from the hitch.
The Trailer Camera Package uses the 2019 Silverado’s rearview camera and cameras on each side-view mirror to create a 270-degree view of the trailer. Optionally, buyers can add a fourth camera to the trailer for an even better view.
Finally, the simplest yet most complex of the additions that make towing in the 2019 Silverado 1500 easier is the Trailering Label. Not all 2019 Silverado 1500s will have the same capacities and weight ratings — these vary greatly by cab and bed combination, wheel sizes, and powertrain options. Each 2019 Silverado 1500 will have a trailering label on the driver’s side door jamb that lists that specific truck’s gross vehicle weight rating, gross combined weight rating, gross axle weight rating, payload capacity, tongue weight capacity, and curb weight. This eliminates all the guesswork in whether your 2019 Silverado can haul that load.
The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and its advanced — and not so advanced — towing features will hit the Garber Chevrolet Midland, Michigan showroom in fall 2018. Stay tuned for updates. And if you need a truck now, our showroom is full of 2018 Silverado 1500 models for you to choose from.