Mechanically, the trucks are the same. I just left it alone. To Increase Chevrolet Full-Sized Truck Fuel Mileage Use Synthetic Lubricants One thing that noticeably boosted the fuel mileage of my Chevy Silverado 1500 was switching to synthetic oil and gear lube. Both have 6 speed auto's. I had to pay for all repairs.
In addition, almost all reviewers find this monster motor doing its job in a refined and unobtrusive manner. In addition, you can go longer between oil change intervals. Login This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service. On an average tank of towing, city and highway driving I get 12 mpg. The Sierra's cab is inviting, spacious and well-organized. I removed the red battery cable then replaced it and was able to start the engine and it operated normally for a while. He was still getting like 12 mpg.
Deep discounts are not the norm, but be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price on kbb. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die. Will tow with the diesel trucks but always shifting. The Sierra gets the latest OnStar 9. A low geared rear end will cost you dearly at the pump. Your mileage is improving because you have installed the pcv oil catch can! Another brand of fuel economy programmer for Chevy truck is the Bully Dog which seems to have good reviews. Had to be towed to a dealership.
Especially since there have been so many complaints on the auto industries. Stabilictrac, traction control codes running and the 2011 sierra also wanted to die while slowing down and hard shifting. I'm retired and travelling the country in a 34' motor home. I realize everyone is attempting to save a few bucks where they can. Changed the front and rear differentials over to Amsoil synthetic gear lube. What Owners Think Build quality issues, including squeaks and rattles and some glitches in a few techno-gadgets, seem to top the list of owner complaints with the 2011 Sierra 1500.
Here are the things that I did to get better gas mileage from my full sized Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup. For the seat belt, back seat middle, the dealer repaired it twice, but once warranty expired than they wouldn't fix it anymore unless I paid. Google Maps Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. However, keeping tires at the proper inflation is the single best way to boost fuel mileage in a Chevy truck or any other auto. I saw similar mpg when mine was new, my mpg started to climb and settle around 7,000 miles. By reducing drag you can boost fuel mileage.
My daily commute to work and back is approximately 50 miles and 85% highway Not very hilly around here. Roof-mounted side curtain and seat-mounted side-impact airbags are now standard on all half-ton models. Like any Sierra, the Hybrid can also be ordered with four-wheel drive. For fuel economy, you should buy a truck with two-wheel drive, a five-speed transmission, and as small a motor as you need for whatever you plan to do. They had fixed the problem at dealer, but once warranty expired they stopped.
Hybrid vehicles have come a long way since first being introduced. For a four wheel drive full sized truck 20 plus mpg is actually very good. This is not bad for a crew cab 4x4 with a 5. Index Exchange This is an ad network. Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal.
All have various strengths and weaknesses, and all are worth a look-see, especially from those looking for their first full-size pickup. Roof-strength tests were not conducted. One and a half hours later while driving 60mph it happened again and I cost off the interstate and could not get it running again. All configurations are available in two- or four-wheel drive. New for 2011 There are only minor changes for the 2011 Sierra half-ton pickup. Your mileage is improving because you have installed the pcv oil catch can! Safety Though the 2011 Sierra 1500 lineup provides a margin of occupant safety through its sheer size, this sharp pickup also sports much of the usual standard safety equipment.