So It’s Your First Time Buying a Pickup Truck

Chevrolet Pickup Trucks | Fort Stockton, TX

If you’re looking to buy your first pickup truck but aren’t sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of helpful tips for potential new truck owners.

It’s Not a Car

Though this should go without saying, buying and maintaining a truck is significantly different from owning a car. Because trucks are significantly larger and differently shaped, you’ll definitely want to make sure you test drive your truck before you buy it to make sure you like how trucks handle. It’s also harder to park a truck — both at the grocery store and in your garage — so make sure you are prepared.

Only Get What You Need

Most pickup owners only use a small portion of their truck’s capability. Know what you need your truck to do so you don’t end up with too much truck for your lifestyle. Make sure to consider bed length, cabin size, and capabilities as well.

Buy from a Dealership

Dealerships like Amistad Motors have huge pickup truck inventories, so you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for on our lot than from a third party. Our truck specialists can special-order a pickup that meets your exact specifications if we don’t have it in stock.

Visit our dealership in Fort Stockton, Texas, to test-drive your preferred model — or go online to browse our inventory of new and pre-owned pickup trucks.

Show Your Appreciation with These Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts | Fort Stockton, TX

Showing your mom how much she matters to you should be something you try to do every day, but it’s extra important on Mother’s Day. If your mom relies on her vehicle or just really loves to cruise around Fort Stockton, here are some ideas for great Mother’s Day gifts to consider this year.

Chevrolet merchandise

Is your mom crazy about her Corvette? Elated with her Equinox? Smitten with her Silverado? Help her wear that love on her sleeve with the freshest apparel and accessories out of the Chevy Mall. From bowtie-branded hats and sweatshirts to super-fancy 2020 Corvette C8 driving shoes, there’s a little something for every style. Plus, you get free shipping on qualifying orders over $250.

Chevrolet Accessories

Help your mother upgrade her daily driving experience with a range of must-have Chevrolet Accessories. Whether it’s a cargo management system to help with her craft store runs, assist steps to make it easier to climb up into her Silverado, or a tech upgrade like a remote start kit or wireless charging, you’ll be able to get the right gear right here at Amistad Motors.

Give it the works

Moms can be busy people, so it might be difficult for yours to find the time she needs to break away and bring her Chevy in for service. This is where you take over: Drop mom off for a day of getting her nails done and getting pampered at the spa and bring her ride in to Amistad Motors for a comprehensive service visit. If you noticed that her ride needs fresh tires or some brake work, we’ll get it done quickly and affordably so that you can be there to scoop her up and take her to dinner. Don’t forget a full professional detailing to get her car sparkling like new.

Pro tip: Let your mom know how much she means to you every day, but do that little extra something special for her this Mother’s Day with a wonderful gift. The team at Amistad Motors is here to help.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Stockton, TX

Recently named the 2020 North American Car of the Year, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the first mid-engine version of this classic American sports car. The award — one of the most prestigious in the industry — is chosen by a special jury of auto journalists and experts. In particular, its new design and exceptional performance helped the Stingray to leave the competition in its tracks.

The North American Car of the Year award specifically recognizes vehicles that excel in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value, and driver satisfaction. The next-generation Corvette has a revolutionary mid-engine design, which you can see through the rear window. The LT2 V8 engine was completely reengineered for 2020, and you can also opt for a special carbon-fiber package.

“The 2020 Corvette represents a new era for the iconic brand,” said Lauren Fix, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year president. “The excitement from consumers has been overwhelming. From a journalist’s perspective, this is one of the best-built GM products that exemplifies what it means to be the North American Car of the Year.”

What else is new on the 2020 Stingray? One of the other most notable features is the first-even production retractable hardtop option. The hardtop can retract at speeds up to 30 mph, and it has six electric motors to ensure reliability and speed.

Visit Amistad Motors to learn more and order the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette for yourself.

Meet the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe | Fort Stockton, TX

SUVs are among today’s most practical and popular vehicle options, thanks to the space and technology that they provide to drivers. Now, Chevy is ready to offer even more of these aspects to modern motorists with its recently revealed 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban.

Without drastically increasing its price tag, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will offer drivers more room than ever. In fact, cargo space is set to increase 66 percent. There’s also more legroom and shoulder room for passengers.

The Chevrolet Suburban, long a staple in the Chevrolet lineup, will receive a brand-new set of advanced safety features for drivers to employ. Among these safety systems are an HD Rear Vision Camera, Rear Park Assist, and Hitch Guidance for trailering. The 2021 model of the Tahoe will also be adding many of these features to its own safety suite.

Both of these SUVs come equipped with an independent rear suspension for a smoother ride. They’re also available with an Air Ride Adaptive Suspension system and Magnetic Ride Control, which Chevrolet describes as “the most advanced available suspension in the segment.”

To learn more about the latest iterations of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, or to check out the current offerings for these models, take a trip to see us here at Amistad Motors.

2020 Silverado Diesel Knocks Out the Competition

2020 Silverado 1500 Diesel - Fort Stockton, TX

With the new Duramax® turbo-diesel engine, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — mighty towing power and impressive fuel economy.

This engine, a 3.0-liter inline-six, cranks out 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, Silverado diesel models can tow up to 9,300 pounds and handle a payload of up to 1,870 pounds.

The Duramax® turbo-diesel is just as efficient as it is strong. In recent testing by the EPA, two-wheel-drive Silverado diesel models achieved 23 mpg in the city and an outstanding 33 mpg on the highway.* Four-wheel-drive models got 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.*

Compare those numbers to the Silverado’s diesel competitor, the Powerstroke-equipped Ford F-150. The 2WD diesel F-150 gets just 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg, and the 4WD model gets only 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Not only does the Silverado 1500’s diesel engine top the competition, it also delivers better fuel efficiency than many family cars, including the Toyota Camry and Subaru Legacy.

The diesel-equipped 2020 Silverado 1500 will be arriving soon at Amistad Motors, where you can experience its capabilities for yourself with a test drive.

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.