Chevrolet Pickups 101: Alphabet Soup of Acronyms

Explaining the GVWRs, the SRWs and the DRWs

Nearly every Chevrolet full-size pickup owner has a unique use for his or her truck. And considering the Chevrolet Silverado’s 19 different cab and box combinations, the veritable alphabet soup of models practically has its own language of acronyms.

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Trailer Sway Control Standard on all 2013 Chevrolet Silverados

The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick is now better equipped to help prevent drivers and their trailers from uncontrolled trailer swinging with the advanced StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system with integrated trailer sway control.

Trailer sway control employs an angle sensor within the steering wheel assembly to measure the drivers intended yaw, or rotational movement around the axis of a vehicle, which determines the direction. During a sway incident, the sensor detects the driver’s intended yaw, while another sensor measures the actual yaw. The Electronic Brake Control Module compares both inputs and sends a signal to the Integrated Trailer Brake Control for action. The resulting action is to apply the trailer brakes and reduce the velocity. In more extreme conditions, the Integrated Trailer Brake Control will also signal the vehicle to apply its brakes until the oscillation stops.

“Silverado owners can rest assured that their trucks were built with their safety in mind and can tow with extra confidence thanks to trailer sway control which is always at the ready,” said John Crotty, owner of Crotty Chevrolet Buick in Corry, PA. “Trailer sway control is just one more way Silverado helps you stay prepared for whatever life throws at you.”

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