The Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid was originally introduced way back in 2004; it was the first commercially-available hybrid pickup, and has remained a part of Chevy’s stable of pickup trucks ever since. Finding a vehicle transport company to haul it shouldn’t be too difficult despite the fact that it is a full-size pickup. In this vehicle transport article we’ll focus on what models are currently available (as of 2012), their options, and what they will mean for you when you’re searching for a vehicle transport company to move it.
Entering 2012 the Silverado Hybrid features just two versions, the 1HY and 2HY. The 1HY features a 6.0L V8 Vortec engine with a two-mode hybrid propulsion system and a stron two-mode hybrid-specific transmission, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with regenerative capabilities, an automatic-locking rear differential, the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with added traction control, a soft tonneau cover, a heavy-duty trailering/equipment package, 1,553-lbs standard payload, an MP3-compatible CD player, Sirius XM Satellite Radio with three trial months and premium cloth seating. The 2HY, in addition to or replacing certain 1HY features, includes custom leather-appointed front bucket seats, Navigation radio with SiriusMX NavTraffic for three trial months, foglamps, a hard tonneau cover, body-color/power-folding/adjustable heated mirrors, the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist system, a Bose-powered sound system, power-adjustable pedals and USB ports.
When it comes to acquiring vehicle transport for your Silverado Hybrid, you should be in luck. Though it is a full-size pickup, it’s not nearly as large as, say, the Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab, which means it shouldn’t cost you near as much as its larger brother. Vehicle transport companies typically look at two things: the size of the vehicle, and where it’s coming from and going to. Typically with a truck like this you’ll be looking at anywhere from $100-$250 in oversize/overweight vehicle fees; every vehicle transport company imposes fees for larger vehicles, so you probably won’t be getting around paying extra money with a vehicle like this. The other major factor that vehicle transport companies look at is the from and the to, the pickup and destination locations. Every vehicle transport company prices somewhat differently, but on the whole there are standard rates per mile that vehicle transporters will use to price a specific transport, then add on their overweight vehicle fees. It’s always cheaper to ship from and to large, populated areas, so if you need vehicle transport on a budget and are shipping from or to the middle of nowhere, it might be best to talk to your vehicle transport representative about what options are available to you to help you save some money.
But regardless of where you’re shipping from or to, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transport quote request form and you’ll receive up to ten free quotes from our reputable and reliable vehicle transport companies. We clear all our vehicle transporters for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever send them your information. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live vehicle transport representative, should you have questions about our quote form or the vehicle transport industry in general. So go ahead, give us a call or fill out our free form, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and your vehicle transport needs.