Tips for Staying Safe

Driving with Pets

 

Bringing your pet on a road trip is nothing short of fun, especially if your pet can’t wait to hit the road. Nevertheless, there are important safety tips to keep in mind when you’re driving with pets, especially dogs and cats. Above all else, make sure your pet is comfortable and happy when you’re driving.

 

According to the American Humane Society, it’s a smart idea to take some short test trips before you commit to a longer road trip with a pet. Get your dog or other animal used to the experience and try to give your pet treats when they get in the car so they associate the vehicle with a positive experience. In some cases, your pet may get car sick, which may require special medicine to prevent nausea.

 

Be sure to get proper ID tags and update your microchip registration. In the event of an accident, it’s fairly common for pets to flee the scene. If they’re not identifiable, pets can get lost. This is also why it’s a good idea to buy restraints like a car carrier, pet seat belt, or barrier to keep your pet secure in the event of a collision.

 

Never allow your pet to stick their head out the window, as they might be struck by road debris. Wind can also irritate the mucous membranes in many dogs, so there can be negative secondary effects. You should also avoid putting dogs in the bed of a truck, as roughly 100,000 dogs die in accidents each year because they were in the back of a pickup.

 

For a new ride that’s perfect for bringing along your animal best friend, contact the team at H&H Chevrolet.

New 2019 Silverado 1500 Design Gets Added Bed Space

2019 Silverado 1500

 

The 2019 Silverado 1500 design comes with more cargo room than ever before thanks to the especially large bed. The Silverado has the most functional bed of any truck on the market, offering lots of space and several features to improve versatility. If you’re looking for a truly capable truck, check out the new Silverado 1500.

According to Chevrolet, the 2019 Silverado has up to 89 cu ft of space with the Long Box configuration, which is 14 cu ft more than the 2018 model year. The Short Box and Standard Box configurations are also considerably larger, allowing you to store a wider range of cargo. Plus, the high-strength steel design can withstand 500 MPa, which is significantly more than trucks like the F-Series or Ram 1500.

“The bed is the heart and soul of any pickup, so we made several improvements to the bed of the all-new Silverado to give our customers an even better hauling experience,” said Tim Herrick, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks, General Motors. “We’ve added so many features and benefits that it deserves its own name – Durabed.”

In addition to more space, the Silverado 1500 has added features like 12 fixed tie-downs that can hold 500 pounds of pressure before bending. Available in-bed LED lighting provides visibility so you can work at night, and an optional 110/120-volt outlet provides a convenient power source.

To learn more about the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, contact the team at H&H Chevrolet.