Silverado Accessories | Portland, ME
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Best Silverado Accessories for Truck Owners in Portland, ME

Your Silverado 1500 gives you the confidence you need on the road. Why not treat it to some official Chevrolet accessories? Here is our list of recommended upgrades every truck owner should have.

Fitted all-weather floor liners

Unlike regular mats, floor liners contour to your Silverado truck’s floor for seamless fitting. They provide protection year-round from dirt and salt tracks here in Maine and extra grip for when entering your truck cab wearing messy boots.

Wear from everyday use is normal in a Silverado, but protecting your floors can retain your truck’s value when you want to trade for a new truck at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland.

Quality truck bed cover

Bed covers are designed to shield your cargo and bed from rough weather and theft. A hard top is great for durability in snow and extra security. Soft tops provide more flexibility when filling the bed over its top and are easily rolled up when not in use.

Console-mounted safe

Stash personal items like sunglasses or loose change in your Silverado cab with a safe located inside of the center console. The lock box adds protection in the case of a break-in or lending the truck to someone you don’t trust.

Hitch cap

Give your tailgate and trailer hitch longer lifespans by protecting them from debris when driving your Silverado in Portland. Simply close the cap when the ball hitch is not in use. You’ll also appreciate the polished look it provides.   Order these must-have Silverado accessories from our parts department at Quirk Chevrolet in Portland, Maine.

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2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss is Going Diesel

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD Trail Boss | Portland, ME

Chevrolet has announced that its half-ton Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss will finally be available with the 3.0-liter Duramax® turbodiesel six-cylinder. Producing 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, this is a workhorse of an engine that delivers exceptional capability as well as strong fuel economy.

The Duramax® engine was one of the most highly requested engines for the popular four-wheel-drive Trail Boss model, which is a version of the Silverado that focuses on off-road performance. Trucks with the Trail Boss package already get Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned shocks, a two-inch suspension lift kit, a locking differential, skid plates, and red tow hooks.

Despite all of these performance-enhancing goodies, the Trail Boss gets an impressive 25 miles per gallon combined in four-wheel-drive applications, and up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway. [1]

General Motors plans to eliminate fuel-burning engines by 2035, but in the meantime, the Duramax® engine provides a nice option to customers seeking uncompromised capability that can still save them a buck at the gas station.

It’s one thing to read about the Duramax® engine, but it’s another thing entirely to actually feel all of that torque. Visit Quirk Chevrolet of Portland, Maine, to get behind the wheel of the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss!

[1] EPA-estimate. Actual mileage will vary.

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Looking for an Affordable Truck? Try These 2 Chevrolet Models

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

If you expand your search to used models, it’s easy to find a pickup truck for an affordable price. Two of the most budget-friendly options are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the older Chevrolet S10 ZR2. These models were recently recognized for their affordability by Car and Driver, which named them both to an annual list of Best Used Trucks for Under $10,000.

The Silverado 1500 has been a Chevrolet bestseller since 1999. It’s a capable, durable choice for everything from do-it-yourself projects to family hauling. Silverado models can be found with a wide range of engine, cab, and bed options. Your best bet for a Silverado on a tighter budget is a first-generation or second-generation model from 2014 or earlier.

The off-road-ready Chevrolet S10 ZR2 was sold from 1994 to 2003. Even though it’s smaller than most of today’s pickups, its tough, lifted body and hardy V6 engine make it a great (but still economical) option for moving furniture, tackling yard work, or hitting the trail.

If you’re in the market for these or other affordable trucks, be sure to stop in and see us here at Quirk Chevrolet of Portland. We offer one of Maine’s most impressive selections of pre-owned vehicles, and we can’t wait to help you find what you’re looking for!

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The 2019 Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine Has Best-In-Class Power

2019 Silverado 1500 | Portland, ME

For the first time in almost ten years, a diesel engine will be available on the 2019 Silverado 1500. This noteworthy addition has caused a bigger stir by bringing the Silverado 1500 to the top spot when it comes to best-in-class power, beating out Ford and Ram.

The engine making these waves with its reveal is the new 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel that operates on a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear- or available all-wheel drive. This configuration pumps out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and makes use of turbo technology for rapid on-demand power. The closest competing vehicle, the Ford F-150, falls short by 27 horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque.

Exact towing specifications as well as fuel economy ratings have not been released, but going off of the numbers revealed so far, it is safe to say that more buzz is in store for the Duramax turbodiesel engine configuration before it goes on sale this summer.

Stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland to take the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for a test drive.

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All about the New Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Upcoming Trucks

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Pickup truck enthusiasts have a next-generation model to look forward to. Chevrolet has redesigned the Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year with a bigger cabin, further capability, and additional features.

Engine variety

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers many different engine choices, ranging from the standard V6 to the powerful 6.2-liter V8 to the Duramax® turbo-diesel engine option. This enables drivers to find an engine that best suits their lifestyle. When properly equipped with the right engine and additional equipment, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

More space

Expanding on its size form the previous year, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is the ideal choice for families with its Crew Cab. All of these design elements come together, allowing passengers to stretch out. The spacious amount of room is also evident with the optimized in-cabin storage under the rear seats and in the spacious center console.

Technology

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers plenty of smartphone integration to match the high-tech touchscreen for the infotainment system. An In-Vehicle Trailering System is available for drivers who want the reassurance and improved safety of integrated trailer diagnostics and monitoring tools.

Keep an eye out for upcoming releases from Chevrolet such as the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. For the time being, stop by Quirk Chevrolet of Portland for our current stock of new Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.

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