October 22nd, 2019 by

Trucks can do a lot of things these days beyond just functioning as diesel-powered workhorses with big wheels. Of course, today’s trucks can tow and haul more weight than ever before thanks to innovations in construction materials and design, but that’s not all Rockwell City drivers ask of them today. Trucks have more seating capacity than ever, and the cabs are available with as many premium materials as a luxury sedan. With so many options, how can you know which truck is the right one for you?

How Much Truck Do You Need?

One of the best starting places for Fort Dodge drivers in deciding which truck they should buy is figuring out how much they require from their truck.

  • Do you need to pull a heavy trailer like a camper, large boat, or horse trailer?
  • Do you frequently haul soil, seed, or smaller motor vehicles around Storm Lake?

If you answer yes to either of these questions, you may need to consider a heavy duty truck like a new Chevy Silverado 2500HD or 3500HD. These powerhouses are available with a Duramax® 6.6-liter V8 turbo diesel engine and an all-new Allison 10-speed automatic transmission as well as more high-tech towing and infotainment technology than you can shake a stick at.

If you routinely tow a medium-sized trailer or haul construction equipment but don’t need quite so much power, the Chevy Silverado 1500 may be the right choice for you. It’s capable of towing up to 13,400 pounds, but it is also available in an extended cab configuration that comfortably seats six, and is available with premium leather upholstery and all the bells and whistles that any family sedan might come with.

If you really want a truck for your lifestyle or a job near Carroll, IA that doesn’t require quite so much muscle, then you’d do well to save your money and opt for the mid-size Chevy Colorado truck. While capable of towing a respectable 7,700, the affordably-priced Colorado is available with a turbo diesel engine, an eight-inch digital touchscreen, and the awesome off-road ready optional ZR2 package.

Find Yours at Macke Motors

Macke Motors in Lake City, IA is a family-owned dealership with the experience that comes with 50 years in the business. Our sales team can help you find the perfect truck to match your individual needs and desires. Give us a call today to schedule your test drive!

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