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Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck at Tucson Auto Auction

When searching for a Chevrolet Silverado pickup at a Tuscon auto auction there are several key characteristics to keep in mind.  There are 3 different types of Silverado’s to choose from including the 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD.  Each of these trucks are in a different class, which means different strengths and weakness.  Some of the most important differences include overall size, power, and purpose.  Here is a closer look at all of these characteristics to help you decide which one you should focus on the next time that you look for a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at a Tucson auto auction.

The first characteristic to consider is size.  The Silverado 1500 is probably the most common model that you will find at these auctions.  The available interior space tends to be fairly similar between all three models, however there are other size differences to consider.  For example, the 1500 will sit a little lower to the ground.  Depending on the year, the 2500HD will have nearly 5 more inches of ground clearance than the 1500.  Other size aspects such as bed length can vary as well depending on what options were chosen for each truck.

The next thing to consider when purchasing a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at a Tuscon auto auction is the power and abilities.  In terms of overall payload, each truck can handle more starting at the 1500 and working its way up to the 3500HD.  The 1500 is a half-ton pickup truck and is the only Silverado without the HD (heavy-duty) option.  The 2500HD is a three quarter ton truck that will normally be able to pull 3600 pounds whereas the 3500HD full-ton has a payload of 4000 pounds.  If power is your primary concern, then the bigger the better.  Keep in mind that most people will rarely be in a situation where they need more than what the 1500 offers.  If you are only using it to pull a boat or trailer, then you may not need as much power as you would expect.  On the other hand, if you are using it as work truck and will be towing or hauling often, then the 2500HD or 3500HD might be your best choice.

The final thing to consider is purpose.  In most cases, the average person will be more than satisfied with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.  Like it’s big brothers, it is known for its durability and long lifespan.  If you need a truck for off road purposes or general work purposes then the 1500 is probably the best fit.  The 2500HD and 3500HD are designed for people will need the towing and hauling capabilities on a regular basis. 

You should be able to consistently find all of these Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks at Tuscon auto auctions, it all comes down to what you need.  There is no point in paying for more than you need, but at the same time, it doesn’t help if you buy a truck that doesn’t do everything that you need it to.  By understanding some the core similarities and differences between the 1500, 2500HD, and 3500HD, you will be able bring home exactly what you need.

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