Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab

The Chevrolet Silverado nameplate has been around since the 1970’s, when it was a single model on the old C/K lineup that GM was manufacturing. In 1998 the Silverado earned its own entire model line as the C/K was discontinued the year before. It sold well, and today the Silverado comes in many different makes and sizes. Auto transportation for a Silverado 2500 is a bit more difficult because of its size, which you can read more about in the “auto transportation” link above. It is offered in three basic models, the 1500, 2500 and 3500, with a special Hybrid option as well, and the 2500HD Extended Cab has three further models, the WT, LT and LTZ, which we will cover in detail below.

The WT comes with a 6.0L V8 Vortec engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, though Chevy does offer a 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine for an additional price. It also features a transfer case with a floor-mounted shifter, the Z85 handling/trailering suspension system, 3,275 lbs of standard payload capacity and 17-inch steel wheels. The LT, in addition to or replacing certain features available on the WT, features an electronic transfer case with rotary dial, an MP3-compatible CD player, SiriusXM Satellite Radio free for three months, power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors, power windows, premium cloth seating, 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels and OnStar with the Directions & Connections Plan for six months. The LTZ features the following, with some being in addition to or replacing features of the LT: body-color, power-folding and adjustable heated mirrors, an automatic-locking rear differential, custom leather-appointed front bucket seats, a Bose-powered sound system, USB ports and 18-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels.

When it comes to finding auto transportation for this specific Silverado model, things can get a bit tricky. Since it’s a larger pickup truck, any auto transportation company will tack on an overweight vehicle fee, which should be anywhere from $150-$300 depending on the shipping company. A good rule of thumb for the Silverado lineup is to take its model (1500, 2500, 3500) and dividing it by ten, thus giving you a rough estimate for the overweight vehicle fee you’ll need to pay your auto transportation company. The second major factor is where it’s coming from and going to, but this pertains to the pickup and delivery locations as opposed to the type of vehicle you’re shipping. It’s best to ship from areas close to heavily-used interstate highways, as it’ll keep your cost down and availability up – auto transportation companies run on common routes, so picking up and dropping off from a location not far off the beaten path will always help save money in the auto transportation department. Regardless, your auto transportation company will give you all the information you need to know when it comes to securing auto transportation for your Silverado.

But no matter where you’re shipping to or from, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form and you’ll receive an instant quote. We clear all our auto transportation carriers for reliability ahead of time, and we make sure that they are all fully licensed, bonded, insured and in compliance will all state and federal regulations and restrictions before we send them to pick up your car. So you can rest assured that you are getting a fair auto transportation quote. You can also call our toll-free number to speak to our own auto transportation representatives and ask questions pertaining to your shipment or the auto transportation industry in general. So go ahead, fill out our free form, or give us a call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.

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