Whether you’ve been driving for days on a work trip or you’re just trying to make it through your morning commute, you might find yourself feeling sleepy and having trouble concentrating on the road. Drowsy driving can be extremely dangerous, so follow these safety tips.
Know the Signs
If you’re yawning a lot and can’t keep your eyes open, you’re drifting into other lanes, missing exits, braking suddenly after getting too close to another vehicle, or any active safety feature your car is equipped with is giving you frequent warnings, you’re in serious danger of driving when drowsy.
- Don’t travel alone. Having a passenger who stays awake in the car can help you stay focused.
- Drink caffeine. Coffee and energy drinks can help you stay awake, but don’t rely on them in place of sleep — if you’re driving on no sleep at all, your odds of getting in an accident are dangerously high.
- Pull over. If you’re too tired to stay awake, get off the road. Drive in shifts by alternating seats with your driver every so often. Find a safe spot to take a short nap, or check into a hotel and sleep for a few hours if you’re on a road trip by yourself.
To make sure your car is running at its full potential to help keep you safe on the road, schedule a maintenance check at Fullen Motor Company.
This February, Chevy unveiled its all-new 2020 Silverado HD lineup, and it sure is formidable and fearsome. The 2020 Silverado HD is the strongest, most capable Silverado HD ever created by the automaker and provides unparalleled amounts of power, capability, and daring. Not only did the Silverado HD become more powerful for the 2020 model year, but it also became bigger: it’s longer, wider, and taller than its previous iteration.
Backing up the 2020 Silverado HD’s bold presence on the road is a new standard powertrain. The truck comes equipped with a new standard 6.6-liter V8 engine with direct injection technology, which delivers 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The new engine improves upon the previous engine, offering a 11 percent jump in horsepower, a 22 percent increase in torque, and an 18 percent higher max towing capacity.
Remarkably, such offerings appear humble when compared to the truck’s second powertrain option: the Duramax 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. This jaw-dropping engine delivers 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque, and comes mated to a new Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. Across the board, the 2020 Silverado HD’s diesel drivetrain has been updated, leading it to offer a 52-percent increase in towing capacity compared to the previous model. With this engine, the 2020 Silverado HD is capable of towing up to a whopping 35,500 pounds.
To learn more about the 2020 Silverado HD and when it might arrive in dealerships, contact the team at Fullen Motor Company.