2014 Chevrolet Silverado: 500 Hours of Service
April 8, 2014
Here's a different milestone from our fleet. Our 2014 Chevrolet Silverado just hit 500 engine hours, a metric that reminds us that the truck is made to do more than haul mulch and furniture, such as idle for extended periods while powering accessories on a job site. This may have more relevance for diesels than gas burners, but it seems like a handy number to know along with an odometer reading, especially for resale.
Our 34.3 average mph suggests we're not running power tools from the Silverado for home improvement projects. Instead, we're usually just stuck in Southern California traffic crawl.
Would engine hours be an important consideration if you were shopping a used medium-duty truck?
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor