The Chevrolet Silverado is steeped in history, though the name itself has really only been present on Chevy trucks since 1998. Chevrolet introduced its first pickup truck in 1930, and this was the start of what was to become the Silverado. The nameplate itself was introduced in 1975 as a specific trim level for the C/K series of pickups, and remained that way until 1999, when the Silverado replaced the C/K as the main nameplate for the lineup. The name has stuck, and today the Silverado is sold in a variety of different models, each with different available options. This article will focus on the Silverado 1500 Regular Cab Standard Bed, which is perhaps the most popular version of the Silverado.
The 1500 Regular Cab Standard bed currently is sold in two different models, the WT and the LT, with the WT being the base option and the LT being the upscale version. The WT features a 4.3L V6 Vortec engine as its base engine (upgradeable to either a 4.8L or 5.3L Vortec engine for a price), the Z83 Smooth Ride suspension package, a manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case, an electronic stability control system complete with hill start assist and trailer sway control, an AM/FM radio, single-zone manual temperature control, cruise control, spare tire lock, and can haul up to 1,724 lbs of payload. The LT, on the other hand, features a 4.8L V8 engine with an available 5.3L V8, as well as Z85 integrated handling and towing suspension, an Autotrac active transfer case, 1,598 lbs of payload, an MP3-compatible CD player, Sirius XM satellite radio free for three trial months and power-adjustable and heated outside mirrors. You can read more about this particular Silverado configuration by visiting the official website for it here.
Of the four Silverado sizes out there (1500, 2500, 3500 and Hybrid), the 1500 is obviously the smallest and lightest. And when it comes to auto transportation, the smaller and lighter the vehicle, the better it is for your price. Auto shippers base their prices on two main factors: the pickup and delivery cities and the size and weight of the vehicle. For the most part, where it’s coming from and going to are standard; if you’re shipping to or from a place that’s far away from a major interstate highway, chances are it’ll cost a bit more, but on the whole the final price is more dependent on the size and weight. Heavier vehicles cost more in fuel to transport, and fuel costs are any transport company’s number one overhead cost. Therefore, heavier vehicles will cost more in fuel, which means that transporters have to charge more for heavier vehicles. Now, as far as shipping a 1500 goes, it’ll probably cost you around $150 extra to ship it – this is an estimate, and different companies will have higher or lower oversize vehicle fees, but $150 is a good baseline average. So it’s a good idea to adjust your budget accordingly, as this is standard in the industry, and besides: cheaper isn’t always better in the auto shipping industry.
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