Easy Towing With Chevy Silverado Rentals

2019 Chevy Silverado

Chevrolet is one of the premier car and truck manufacturers in the world that caters to the needs of every industry. Among their lineup of vehicles is the Chevy Silverado, which has been at the forefront of towing for fleets across several industries in the country. While developing the all-new 2019 model of this classic, the development team at Chevy talked with many fleet managers about what they needed from the Chevy Silverado. While they addressed many concerns, one of the primary and common themes discussed was the ability to tow easier with the new vehicle. Fleet owners, operators, and managers agreed they wanted it to be simple to hook up a trailer, have better visibility while towing, and have a better connection between the trailer and the car.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 addresses these concerns with new and improved features and driver-assisted technology—this combination leads to an overall better towing experience, which is essential for workers in any industry.

Here is a better look at the options offered by the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500.

Improved Trailer Connection System

The advanced driver assistance technology has been tailor-made to allow a seamless trailering process. Chevrolet’s proprietary Advanced Trailering System consists of a trailer control and diagnostics interface which comes preinstalled in the vehicle. It will allow the driver to remove all aspects of guesswork while trying to make the connection between the truck and trailer.

Features Offered By Chevrolet’s Advanced Trailer System

  • Hitch View Guidance: There is a rear camera installed which has dynamic guiding lines for the truck as a standard but the Advanced Trailer System developed by Chevrolet offers a Hitch View mode for the trailer as well. The Hitch view will allow the driver to zoom in on the hitch so they can maneuver the truck with pinpoint accuracy—no more guesswork when it comes to perfectly hooking up the trailer. The lighting system for the hitch area allows you to make the perfect connection even in low light and dark conditions. You can even access the system’s Hitch View camera to check the connection, even while the car is in motion.
  • Electric Parking Braking Assist: Another amazing feature offered by the new Chevy Silverado’s Advanced Trailer System is the auto electric parking brake assist. This automatic brake will engage if there is ever a misalignment of the hitch, making the aspect of towing the trailer more secure.
  • Trailer Camera Package: Fleet operators can even opt for the trailer camera package when they get their Chevy Silverado rental vehicles. The Trailer Camera Package offers a comprehensive 270-degree view of the Silverado through the rear vision camera. This camera package system will allow fleet operators to make sure they have an eye on everything and are aware of any fishtailing and loose connection problems in a prompt manner. Rear-facing cameras installed on the side view mirrors also allow the driver to have a good view of the sides of the trailer and the truck while changing lanes and backing up. There is also the option to install an additional camera on the trailer for a view from the trailer itself.
  • Trailer Brake Controller: The Chevy Silverado’s Advanced Trailer System also boasts an integrated trailer brake controller. After connecting a trailer, the driver can save it as a stored profile. This allows fleet operators to track the trailer mileage and provides reminders for maintenance among other convenient features. The integrated system allows the fleet operator to set specific brake settings based on the saved profile of the trailers. The brake gain memory makes for a crucial part of the Advanced Trailer System.
  • Sway Control: One of the biggest issues for drivers towing trailers has been the trailer sway. The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 has sensors on the truck that automatically apply tow vehicle brakes or dial back engine power whenever the trailer starts to sway. This system works in tandem with the integrated brake controller to help bring more stability to the trailer while in motion without causing too much worry for the driver.
  • Haul Mode: This mode on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 adjusts the shifting points for the transmission so that it can deliver the optimal power when it is needed. Whenever a trailer is detected by the system, it gives a reminder to the driver to engage the Haul Mode.
  • Auto Grade Braking: The Silverado is capable of detecting when a driver wants to slow the truck and trailer down to go up a steep decline. It automatically shifts down so that the brake wear is reduced while going down a decline.
  • Trailer Theft Alert: This system automatically turns on the horn and lights if the harness that attaches to the truck and trailer has been disconnected.
  • Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System: This optional feature has wireless sensors that can be attached to the trailer tires. This helps drivers monitor tire pressure levels and any other possible problems right from the driver’s seat. The monitoring system also has temperature sensors that help prevent overheating blowouts in the trailer tires.

MyChevrolet Trailering App

The myChevrolet app provides a step-by-step checklist for your towing needs right on your smartphone. It also allows drivers to conduct trailer light tests to make sure that the trailer has been properly connected. This feature eliminates the need for a second person to check that the connection has been made properly. Additionally, the app allows the driver to track the mileage, transmission temperature, and fuel economy while towing a trailer.

Elimination of Guesswork

The trucks under the domain of fleet managers have varying capabilities when it comes to hauling and towing. These capabilities can differ from truck to truck even when from the same manufacturer. Individually calculating them is a menial task for the fleet manager which is inconvenient.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a trailering label, which removes the guesswork when determining the combined weight of the trailer and the truck. This feature was introduced by Chevrolet through the 2019 model and is located on the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500’s door jambs on the driver’s side.

Do we have 2019 Chevy Silverado trucks in our fleet? You better believe it. If you will be towing and hauling a lot this coming year learn about our towing-capable truck rental options on our 2019 Chevy Silverados.

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