What Makes Chevrolet Silverado Such a Darling?

What Makes Chevrolet Silverado Such a Darling?

Even though Silverado had trouble catching up with the popularity of the Ram truck lineup, it still held its head high in sales in the first quarter of 2021. It has earned respect as a full-size pickup truck with its assortment of powertrain choices.

But what makes it a favorite of so many pickup truck gearheads?

New Features

For starters, the assortment of new features is exciting and a great addition to the Chevy truck. These include the much-improved max tow ratings for the turbocharged 4-cylinder and diesel 6-cylinder, newly added multi-flex tailgate, and a slew of trailer assistance technologies.

The trailer-length indicator and a cargo bed viewer come in handy when towing, and you can safely change lanes.

Engine and Transmission

The overall handling is exceptionally agile for a pickup truck. It sometimes feels too good. But what about off-trail performance?

If you are the kind of person who loves rough backcountry rides, the Trail Boss models are pretty much up in your alley. They make the roads less traveled easier and exciting.

In addition, you will almost certainly find a Silverado 1500 for your taste. For example, the 6.2L, 420-hp Silverado High Country is the quickest of the lineup, and the 310-hp turbocharged 2.7L 4-cylinder model has a much better-towing capability.

Interior Features and Safety

The cheap plastics cabin and design may put some off, but there are numerous upticks in the rest of the interior. For example, the storage cubbies spread throughout the Silverado are clever, and the practical hauler will put a smile on your face.

On the other hand, a touch screen infotainment system with physical buttons and knobs and boasting support for a mobile hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay makes the interior as modern as possible.

Silverado has a four-star NHTSA crash-test rating and comes with various driver assistance technologies.

Diesel Transmission Repair for Trucks

Diesel Transmission Repair for Trucks

A1 Performance Auto Repair has a certified mechanic to do the diesel transmission repair for your truck. We are located in Sunnyvale, CA, and handle transmission repairs for both autos and trucks, gasoline engines and diesel, small and heavy duty.

Diesel Transmission Repair

We always have at least one diesel certified mechanic on duty every day. Many of our mechanics are certified by ASE, so you can be assured that their work has been tested by an independent agency and they’ve passed, proving their competency. You can see the types of testing mechanics are put through by visiting the ASE website.

A1 Performance Auto Repair Services

A full range of services for small cars, passenger vehicles and diesel trucks are offered at our auto shop. We take care of our customer’s smog certifications for the state of California, do the routine maintenance recommended by the manufacturers and bumper to bumper repairs. We work on both gasoline and diesel engines. We even install tires, shocks and struts. We have you covered from your work truck to your family SUV to your son or daughter’s first car.

We always look out for our customers, letting them know when it looks like a problem is coming up soon for repair. When repairs are needed we do the investigation of the problem first, in order to make sure we are fixing the right part. We pride ourselves on our customers needing to bring the problem to us only once and we fix what is truly broken.

A1 Performance Auto Repair always has a few specials running. Be sure to check our deals page often and you’ll usually be able to save a few bucks on your car’s maintenance or repair. We make it easy for you by sending out an email every month listing our special. You can join that mailing list here.

Auto Diesel Mechanic with Towing to the Shop

Auto Diesel Mechanic with Towing to the Shop

If you own a diesel, shop ahead of a repair for an auto diesel mechanic. But, you won’t have to search too hard. A1 Performance Auto Repair handles both European makes of cars and diesel engines. If you need our help right this minute, give us a call for a tow into the shop. Details on our towing program are below.

Auto Diesel Mechanic

A1 Performance Auto Repair handles all types of diesel engines, from your Jeep, Ram, Chevy to your company’s delivery van or truck. We have an experienced, certified auto diesel mechanic on duty.


For cars and vans that break down in the Sunnyvale area, we will come to you to tow it into our shop. Give us a call at 408-530-0089 whenever you need a tow.

A1 Performance Auto Repair

A1 Performance Auto Repair is a popular mechanic in the Sunnyvale, CA, area. We are popular for a reason. We care about our customers and go that extra mile to make sure we properly identify the car’s problem and then fix it properly the first time. Rarely will one of our customers have to return for the same problem.

Our shop is ASE certified and has been awarded the Blue Seal of Excellence. We are also Diamond Certified, so you know our customers are happy – American Ratings Corporation called hundreds of them and asked them!

Whenever you need regular auto maintenance on your car or truck, foreign or domestic, stop by. And if you need an auto diesel mechanic, we have at least one on duty. Hopefully, you’ll never need a repair, but if you do, give us a call for a tow into the shop.

The Diesel Difference

The Diesel Difference

Diesel cars of today are a far cry from those of decades long ago. Luckily for all of us, they no longer resemble the smoke belching, loud running vehicles of the past. Today, situated below higher priced electric or hybrid vehicles and offering better mileage than engines fueled on unleaded gas, diesel offers options.

Diesel in a New Era

Diesel maintenance – or lack of – offers a key selling point. These engines automatically ignite without a spark. This means no constant scheduling of tune-ups and spark plug replacements. You can also drive an 1800 rpm water cooled diesel engine up to 30,000 hours in many models before maintenance. A comparable unleaded gas vehicle requires maintenance between 6000 and 10,000 hours.

It’s true that diesel fuel still costs more than filling an unleaded gasoline tank. Yet diesel owners often make fewer trips to the pump. Certain models boast a 20 percent or greater mileage improvement. If you’re considering a higher-performance gasoline vehicle that requires premium fuel, you’ll pay similar to diesel each time you fill your tank.

Power also tends to attract consumers. A diesel engine offers more power from a cold start. This translates into a better towing capacity. If you use your car or SUV for towing trailers or boats, you’ll cause less strain and fuel burn with a diesel engine.

The Resale Value Consideration

Finally, if you’re the type who buys a car while thinking about resale value, diesel may present a great opportunity. A study by ALG, a firm that frequently estimates resale rates, states that compact diesel vehicles hold 63 percent of their value in 36 months. Gasoline vehicles and hybrids came in at 53 and 55 percent for the same period.

Diesel is no longer the butt of auto jokes. Check out a modern diesel and see for yourself. When you finally do need some diesel maintenance or repair, schedule an appointment with our mechanic at A1 Performance Auto Repair.

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