To make sure the 2014 Silverado could go the distance, no matter the driving conditions, test trucks drove through scorching heat in Yuma, Arizona to frigid air in Kapuskasing, Ontario and topped it all off with torture tests at General Motors' Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. Overall the test trucks completed more than 4 million miles of extreme durability testing. To push the new Silverado to its limit the tough tests included traversing the Belgian blocks, splashing through the off-road-simulation grit trough, climbing/descending a 30% grade, and driving at high speeds.
Not to mention, through most of the tests, the Silverado was loaded to its gross vehicle weight to make sure this truck could handle the heaviest of loads for the long haul. While Chevrolet proved that the 2014 Silverado can perform under the most demanding conditions, most drivers don't drive their truck fully loaded on a regular basis. So, the automaker had a fleet of test trucks travel over 8.2 million miles of real-world driving too.
The 2014 Chevy Silverado benefits from intense durability testing and with the 12.5 million miles of testing, Chevrolet looked to improve areas of the truck that could be improved and continue with what was already considered world class. The automaker implemented three key durability improvements on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado:
-A high-strength steel frame to ensure it will not crack, even when loaded to full capacity.
-New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors that offer double the service life and brake-tuning revisions that improve pedal feel for more confident braking performance on any driving surface.
-Extra protection from stones and gravel with an anti-chip coating on the lower body side.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is available now at Graff Bay City! Stop by today to experience the truck's extreme durability for your self! If you're looking for a previous model Silverado, we also have Used Cars near Bridgeport, MI. Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706. For more information on Hank Graff Chevrolet, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.