2022 Chevy Silverado HD Adds Innovative Multi-Flex Tailgate

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Chevrolet’s newest innovative truck feature, the Multi-Flex tailgate, debuted last year on the Silverado 1500. Now, the 2022 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD will offer this handy six-function tailgate as an option for heavy-duty pickup buyers as well.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate includes half a dozen different functions designed to improve loading, unloading, and access for the Silverado HD’s cargo box. The inner gate provides a standing work surface and has a load stop that prevents stacked items from sliding out of the bed. When the inner gate folds into a large step, it has a weight capacity of 375 pounds. You can then fold the inner gate down for closer, easier access to the bed.

The Multi-Flex Tailgate’s primary gate also includes a load stop to keep extra-long items from items. And as with any traditional tailgate, the primary gate folds down so you can easily load your Silverado HD.

With the addition of the innovative Multi-Flex Tailgate, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD helps you work smarter, not harder. You can simply activate the Multi-Flex Tailgate configurations with your key fob or two buttons on the tailgate. The instrument panel even includes a power tailgate button for easier control.

Test the functions of the Multi-Flex Tailgate — and the rest of the 2022 Silverado HD — for yourself when you visit Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Electric Chevrolet Silverado: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Electric vehicles continue to take the automotive industry by storm. GM recently joined the party by announcing an electric Chevrolet Silverado.

As Chevrolet’s first full-size battery-powered pickup truck, this new electrified Chevy Silverado will combine GM’s innovative electric technology with Chevrolet’s iconic pickup design. With both retail and fleet versions of the model, the electric Chevy Silverado will appeal to loyal Chevy truck buyers, new electric drivers, and businesses alike.

When fully charged, the electric Chevy Silverado is estimated to deliver over 400 miles of zero-emissions driving. The full-size truck will be powered by GM’s exclusive Ultium batteries, which also power the GMC Hummer EV SUV and truck.

These fuel cells are produced in Lordstown, Ohio, at the new Ultium Cells LLC facility. The electric truck itself will be built at GM’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Michigan. The facility pushes the boundaries of a zero-emissions future as GM’s first EV-only assembly plant. By producing EVs such as the Hummer, new Silverado, and upcoming Cruise Origin, Factory ZERO continues to pave the way for an exciting and electrified world.

While we wait for more details about this latest addition to the Chevy lineup, you can get behind the wheel of the 2021 Silverado pickup when you visit Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Are Strange Smells Coming From Your Car’s Air Conditioner?

Are Strange Smells Coming From Your Air Conditioner? Fuller Chevrolet GMC in Rockland, ME, Can Help

Now that the temperatures are heating up here in Rockland, Maine, you’re going to be using your air conditioning more often. But instead of a blast of refreshing cool air, you may be met with weak airflow and stale smells. Here’s a look at what could be behind those problems.

Mildew

If your air conditioner is smelling like a musty old basement, there may be mold growth in the vents, or there could be a leak in the AC drainage tube. This excess water seepage can cause mildew growth inside of your car’s cabin. The unpleasant odor can also stem from a dirty under-hood air intake vent.

Sweaty smells

Does it smell like your kids left their gym socks in the car? If that’s the case — and your kids aren’t responsible for it — you may want to turn your attention to the cabin air filter. If it gets filled with debris and bacteria, it can give your vehicle the signature scent of a locker room.

Sweet and noxious odors

Notice the distinct scent of maple syrup in your car? It might be coming from the heater core if it’s leaking antifreeze. And pungent chemical odors should be checked out, too — they’re typically the result of a refrigerant leak.

Don’t let these problems go unaddressed — if you notice strange smells coming from your car’s climate control system it’s time to bring your vehicle in for an inspection at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

                                                                                                                          

Three Reasons to Choose a Pickup Truck

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Here in America, trucks rule the road. Pickup trucks have been one of the most popular vehicle types for decades. If you are looking to join the truck club, here are three reasons why you should choose a pickup truck.

Towing capabilities

No other vehicles have better towing power than pickup trucks. Consider the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It is capable of towing up to 13,300 pounds. Trucks also are available with advanced towing technology like the ProGrade™ Trailering system in the GMC Sierra 1500 that includes up to 15 camera views and lets you save multiple trailer profiles.

Engine options

If you like being able to choose how powerful your vehicle is, pickup trucks are a great way to do that. Most models give you multiple engine options. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 currently have six powertrain options ­— including the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel.

Bed versatility

A truck bed can be incredibly versatile. This is even more so with the class-leading cargo volume found in the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500. These trucks are also available with a versatile multi-position tailgate. Whether you are looking for a truck for work or for play, the bed can make it easier to do both.

Need a versatile, capable vehicle? You can find all of the latest GM truck models at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Chevy Models Make Best Diesel Pickup Trucks List for 2021

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The U.S. News & World Report’s “11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” list lauded all three Chevy trucks as some of the best to run off a diesel powertrain: the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado 1500, and Silverado HD.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado removed its base trim from the prior year. It boasts a 7-inch touch screen to go along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. An available Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine generates 181 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque, and can make your 2021 Colorado tow up to 7,700 pounds, the model’s max capacity.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 sports an available Duramax 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel which produces a best-in-class 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque. Its 9,500 pounds of max towing strength represents an increase of 1,900 pounds from the previous model. Trailer Length Indicator and Jackknife Alert help you stay safe while trailering.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD is a heavy-duty pickup truck whose Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel creates 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, all of which it channels through an Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Plus, its best-in-class tow rating of 36,000 pounds solves problems at work and makes it easy to haul a camper for family vacations.

You can find all three of these top-performing trucks at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali is Getting Hands-Free Super Cruise

The 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Gets Hands-Free Super Cruise | Fuller Chevrolet GMC | Rockland, ME

The all-new 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is set to receive GM’s innovative hands-free Super Cruise technology. This advanced feature will be available when the truck hits dealerships later this year.

The Super Cruise system is a huge breakthrough in self-driving tech. When the feature is activated, your 2022 Sierra 1500 Denali will steer itself down roads and highways that are compatible with the system. Super Cruise also ensures that your attention remains on the road by sounding an alert if it detects your eyes wandering. It can also intuitively switch control back to you if a stretch of road is deemed unfit or in the event of a potential accident.

This incredible system is made possible thanks to its use of multiple sign-reading cameras, Adaptive Cruise Control, lane-centering technology, and access to a map that charts over 200,000 miles of highway across the United States.

Super Cruise is also set to make trailering an easier task. When released, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali will officially become the first truck that will allow you to use Super Cruise while driving with a trailer. Hauling work equipment or camping gear will be an entirely new and better experience.

The 2022 Sierra 1500 will be making its way to Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck later in 2021. Visit us to reserve yours today.

GM Vehicles Named the Most American-Made

GM Vehicles Named the Most American-Made | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Blog | Rockland, ME

The American University Kogod School of Business and Cars.com each ranked vehicles based on how American-made they were. The studies found that GM produces the most American-made models in the automotive industry, helping to bring more jobs to the U.S. and boost our economy.

The American University Kogod School of Business evaluated models in its Made in America Auto Index. It specifically looked at the final assembly location and key components’ production. GM had 10 models make the index’s top 25 list for 2020, which is more than any other automaker. GM also had the top ranking for total domestic content in 2020.

Cars.com rated 91 vehicles in its American-Made Index for 2020. It took into consideration the final assembly location, percentage of Canadian and U.S. parts, U.S. manufacturing employees compared to each automaker’s footprint, and country of origin for available transmissions and engines. Once again, GM had the most models make the list, coming with nine of the top 25 vehicles. The Chevrolet Corvette earned the eighth spot overall, making it the highest-ranked GM model.

In the U.S. alone, GM has invested over $27 billion since 2009. Since 2010, GM has been responsible for more than $1 of every $4 that U.S. automakers have invested in the U.S., according to the Center for Automotive Research.

We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck are proud to offer American-Made GM vehicles in Rockland, Maine. Check them out by viewing our inventory online.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado HD Gains More Power

2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD Gains More Power | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Blog | Rockland, ME

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is the perfect truck for those who want improved towing capacity, payload, and performance. The 2021 model year comes with several updates and innovations, including trailering technology and up to 36,000 pounds in maximum towing.

The Silverado 3500HD can tow up to 36,000 pounds when you select the Work Truck trim with a regular cab, dual-rear-wheel configuration, and two-wheel drive. You’ll also need to opt for the Max Tow Package and the 6.6-liter Duramax Diesel engine, which comes paired with a 10-speed heavy-duty Allison transmission. The 3500HD can also carry an impressive 7,442 pounds in payload, and it has 83.5 cubic feet of cargo volume with the long-bed model.

Towing technologies have been upgraded for the 2021 model year as well, which includes up to 15 camera views to make navigating easier than ever. You’ll also find a segment-first Advanced Trailering System, which comes with customized trailer profiles and improved connectivity via the myChevrolet Mobile App, with pre-departure checklists, lighting diagnostics, maintenance reminders, and trailer tire pressure/temperature monitoring.

Additionally, the Silverado HD has several tools for towing. There’s StabiliTrak® with Electronic Stability Control, a selectable Tow/Haul mode, and available Digital Variable Steering Assist. This is also complemented by Auto Grade Braking to keep you in control on steep surfaces.

Don’t wait – check out the Silverado 3500HD today at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gains Multi-Flex Tailgate and Trailering Enhancements

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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers even more functionality with the addition of the new Multi-Flex Tailgate, along with increased capability to make trailering even easier. The 2021 Silverado is on track to be the most versatile Silverado to ever hit the road.

Six-function tailgate

The Multi-Flex Tailgate has six opening functions that make bed access easier and offers many loading options. The tailgate has a load capacity of 375 pounds, and you can configure it into a bench or step. You can even use it to extend bed length and stack heavy objects like lumber and cement blocks. You can also use the bed as a work desk with LED lighting and a 120-volt outlet for plugging in tools or charging electronics. The Multi-Flex Tailgate will be available on all 2021 Silverado 1500 models.

Improved efficiency engines and trailering technology

The 2021 Silverado has upped the trailering capability for the 2.7-liter Turbo and 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engines. The 2.7-liter mill can tow up to 9,600 pounds, while the turbo-diesel engine now maxes out at 9,500 pounds. On top of that, new alerts for trailer length and jack-knifing have been added to the trailering package, along with enhanced views of the bed and sides of the truck.

You can check out the 2021 Silverado 1500 at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck in Rockland, Maine.

Big Changes Coming for 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra

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If you stay on the pulse of all things pickup, you probably know that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are frequently updated to stay fresh for truck lovers with evolving capability and technology needs. According to the industry insiders, the two beloved General Motors trucks have some major updates on the way.

Initial rumblings about updates to the trucks actually predicted that the changes would be for the 2021 model year. Unfortunately, due to global supply chain and production issues that affected the automaker, the refresh is now expected for the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

For those curious about what changes might be coming to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra trucks, GM Authority suggests looking no further than the recent updates made to the newest Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon. These models were refreshed for 2021 and include a number of high-tech features and luxury touches.

While similarities between the recent Suburban/Yukon updates and the upcoming Silverado/Sierra refresh are only rumored for now, it’s likely a safe bet to assume there will be some similarities. The Suburban and Yukon were upgraded to include new features like a heads-up display, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment centers, and an all-digital instrument panel.

Keep up with Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck to be the first to know about updates to the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra.