Used Chevy Trucks Allentown

There are a lot of different factors to consider when purchasing a Chevy truck and choosing a dealership. For example, are you going to buy a used Chevy truck, or will you opt for a CPO? What is the difference between them? Where should I go to buy my used Chevy? Well, if you're looking for used Chevy trucks, Allentown and the surrounding area is the place to be. Here at Raceway Chevrolet, we have one of the largest selections of used Chevy trucks in the area and an expert finance department to ensure that your experience with us is as hassle-free as possible. Find the perfect truck to fit your needs, get a great financing package for it, and have it serviced at a dealership you can trust when you visit Raceway Chevrolet.

A red 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is driving through mud in the woods.

The Perks of Owning a Chevy Truck

There is a long history of excellence as far as Chevy trucks go. For decades the Chevy name has been the face of America in the pickup truck industry, with models like the Silverado and Colorado flooding the streets. What this means for you as a buyer is that there are a lot of choices in models for a used Chevy from the various model names and years that have come and gone in Chevy’s lineup. Nonetheless, if you enjoy choices, we supply an extensive selection here at Raceway Chevrolet, with models ranging from classics like the Chevy Camaro to reliable trucks like the Silverado 1500, and model years going back a decade in large supply.

Chevy trucks specifically are exceptionally reliable and tough, with a little bit of variation to fit your specific needs in a pickup truck. For example, the Chevy Silverado is a classic model, but whether or not you choose to buy a Chevy Silverado 1500 or a Chevy Silverado HD model will depend on what type of capability you need from your truck. The Silverado 1500 is a light-duty full-size truck that is perfect for the everyday truck driver who occasionally needs to tow and haul some cargo. Meanwhile, a Silverado HD, like the 2500 or 3500, will give you increased towing and payload capacities, so you can get the tough jobs done with ease. Once you know what type of truck you need, it'll be easier to narrow down your choices. So the question then becomes, should you buy used or CPO?

The Chevy Colorado

Once upon a time, Chevy offered a pickup truck known as the S-10. But in 2004, the S-10 was replaced by a compact pickup truck known as the Colorado. Interestingly enough, the Colorado is no longer a compact pickup truck. The first generation of Chevy Colorado ran from 2004 to 2012. After a short break, the Colorado was reintroduced as a midsize pickup truck in 2015. Amazingly, despite the change in size and stature, it was clear that this new truck was still the same Colorado, just grown up.

So how does the Colorado differ from Chevy's other trucks? The Colorado was developed not so much for towing and stowing heavy loads, but for being a capable, dependable vehicle that can handle a lot of different situations. When equipped with four-wheel drive, the Colorado lives up to its adventurous name, taking on a variety of rugged terrain, including snow, mud, and gravel. In fact, Chevrolet introduced the Z71 package to accommodate the needs of off-roaders. Today, the Z71 has been joined by the even more capable ZR2 trim, complete with specialty features that enhance its off-road performance.

Over the years, the Colorado has enjoyed many options and upgrades, from the powertrain to the seating arrangements. The first generation had a 175 horsepower 2.8L inline-4 standard. A 2.8L turbo-diesel engine was added to the lineup in 2016 and remains a favorite years later. Each engine option has provided the right level of power for certain tasks, allowing drivers to select the perfect work companion.

Furthermore, Colorado drivers also have a choice of cab and bed sizes, which means that those who need a 6-foot bed and those who need seats for five passengers are equally satisfied by the truck. The early Colorado wasn't specifically designed for super-heavy trailers but for convenience. Since then, the Colorado has evolved to take on heavier loads without turning into a huge truck like its HD Chevrolet stablemates. Though it's no longer a compact truck, the Colorado is stylish, comfortable, and capable, which makes it ideal for many drivers.

A blue 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST is facing away towards mountains.

The Chevy Silverado 1500

When drivers talk about their Chevy Silverado, chances are good they're talking about the Silverado 1500. There are, in fact, two other trucks that go by the Silverado name: the Silverado 2500HD and the Silverado 3500HD.

The Silverado 1500 was inspired by… the Chevy Silverado, which sounds a bit more confusing than the reality. Prior to the introduction of the half-ton pickup truck we know today, Chevrolet offered the C/K pickup. One of the C/K trims was known as the Silverado, and that became the inspiration for its successor, which hit US markets in 1999.

Today's Silverado is known for its workmanlike attitude and impressive options for customizations. This is truly a truck that can be your best work partner and the corner office at the same time. The early Silverado offered options of a short bed, a standard bed, and a long bed - options that it still retains today. However, the towing capacity of the truck has continued to grow every year, reaching heights of over 13,000 pounds!

At the same time, Chevy made sure that the engine under the hood could also be as ready as the truck body. Several options have been offered since 1999, from a 4.3L V6 that produced 195 horsepower in the first generation to the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel with 460 lb-ft of torque offered in the fourth generation.

The Silverado 1500 also offers a variety of personalities. Each trim is carefully considered by Chevy to reflect the needs of the driver, and of course, customization is encouraged. The ZR2 trim is designed for off-roading, with interior, exterior, and engineering intended for handling a variety of terrain. Meanwhile, the High Country is the pinnacle of luxury and style. Whether you need heated and ventilated power-adjustable leather-trimmed bucket seats, or easy-to-clean vinyl upholstery, there is a Chevy trim ready to accommodate those needs.

Chevrolet continues to develop the Silverado 1500 to meet the needs of a large variety of drivers. Each year, engineers simultaneously make the truck lighter and more powerful than the previous generation. The result is a legion of lifelong Chevy Silverado drivers.

The Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

A pickup truck that wears the HD badge should live up to its name: Heavy Duty. The Silverado 2500 HD does just that. Following the introduction of the Silverado brand, Chevy discovered that various levels of heavy-duty trucks were needed. The Silverado 2500 HD was very clearly designed in every way to maximize power and reliability all at once, making it an invaluable member of the workforce. If pulling a 10,000-pound trailer is in your daily job description, this is the truck that gladly accepts the duty. All said, the Silverado 2500 HD is prepared to take on some serious towing, hauling, and driving.

Historically speaking, heavy-duty trucks haven't been the most stylish of rides. However, Chevrolet realizes that HD truck drivers may need more than a bare-bones, easy-care truck. Just like its "little" brothers, the Colorado and the Silverado 1500, the 2500 HD is offered in several trims and configurations. Choose the bed size, engine type, and trim that best fits your overall needs, then look at the options and packages to complement those choices.

Chevy understands that people who choose heavy-duty trucks likely spend a significant amount of time in their trucks; therefore, the experience should be as accommodating as possible. That is why the ride is quiet and responsive, and the suspension has been tweaked to reduce the big-rig driving sensation. From the necessities, like air conditioning and airbags, to the deluxe, such as leather bucket seats and Bluetooth connectivity, Chevrolet ensures that the big truck experience is just as enjoyable as drivers need it to be. Heavy-duty means that the truck can perform amazing feats, but the driver shouldn't suffer as a result of the truck's utilitarian purpose.

A black 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD High Country is shown towing a camper on an open road.

The Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

Introduced in 2001, the Silverado 3500 HD is Chevrolet's most powerful non-commercial truck. With a towing capacity that can top the 30,000-pound mark, the 3500 HD is offered in configurations that maximize the power provided from the very capable engine options under the hood.

Like the 1500 and 2500 HD, Silverado 3500 HD drivers can choose bed, cabin, engine, and trim configurations that meet their needs best, with one extra option: those who have the need to drive a dually, or dual-rear-wheel vehicle, can find exactly what they need in the 3500.

This truck is clearly made for hauling, towing, pulling, and pushing, with a variety of additional packages that can help drivers transform it into exactly the helper that's needed, including snow plow attachments, fifth-wheel towing hitches, and additional towing technology to keep loads steady up and down hills and through tight maneuvers.

The Silverado 3500 is also blessed with the latest in technological advances. While some manufacturers skip the fine details on their larger trucks, Chevy offers the same technology drivers can find in smaller trucks, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, rear-seat DVD players, and premium sound systems. Best of all, that heavy work can be comfortable or even enjoyable, thanks to Chevrolet's supreme attention to addressing what drivers really need throughout their day.

At the same time, Chevy recognizes that not every driver needs every bell and whistle, which is why standard equipment is based on the Silverado 3500's most basic operational needs: to make heavy work look easy.

Used vs CPO

Before making this important decision, it helps to know the difference between a CPO and a used vehicle. CPO stands for Certified Pre-Owned, and it essentially means that the vehicle you're buying will come with most of the reassurances and protections that come from buying a new vehicle. Of course, a CPO Chevy truck is going to be a little more expensive than a traditional used truck, but this is primarily to cover the inspections and warranties that come with this type of truck.

Here at Raceway Chevrolet, we host plenty of CPO Chevy trucks and cars that all exceed expectations. For starters, all of our CPO vehicles are hand-selected and are only eligible for CPO status if they are less than 6 years old with less than 75,000 miles on them. That is to say that our CPO selection is designed to feel as close to a new car as a pre-owned vehicle can go, only selecting vehicles with the cleanest history for this status. And this is not even mentioning the extra benefits that come with owning a CPO Chevy.

CPO vehicles come with an extended powertrain warranty for 6 years/100,000-miles, an extended bumper-to-bumper warranty for 12 months/12,000-miles, and a 170-point inspection that is one of the most comprehensive in the entire industry. The CPO vehicles here at Raceway Chevrolet are some of the best pre-owned vehicles in the entire automotive industry with excellent warranties to back them up. The warranties are probably the biggest perk when buying a CPO because they ensure peace-of-mind that if something in your used vehicle breaks, it'll be fixed at almost no cost to you.

Of course, our traditional used vehicles are nothing to scoff at either. Buying a used vehicle from a dealership not only saves you more money than buying a CPO or new vehicle, but it also provides that extra layer of confidence that you are not going to end up with a lemon. Private sales can be risky as you don't always get the full picture when it comes to the vehicle you're buying, but dealerships like us will inspect their used vehicles thoroughly before putting them up for sale. So, you can save money on the upfront cost, and you can drive away content when you buy a used vehicle from a dealership.

Popular used Chevy trucks in Allentown, a blue and a white 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, are towing construction equipment on a highway and shown from the front.

Get Financing and Service

Every good dealership must provide for the people who rely on them, from financing during the sale to taking care of your car after you've bought it. That is a key mentality that we have always stuck by during our long history in the community. It’s also the reason that we try so hard to provide our clients with the best possible services. Here at the dealership, we run several departments that are all designed to fulfill every need that our clients could have, from our finance department to our service department. We even keep updates on new Chevy releases on our website so that everybody can view the research on the vehicles we sell.

Our finance department is one of a kind: with seasoned staff that has dealt with every financial situation imaginable. Our finance department works tirelessly to understand your financial situation and develop the best plan to make your car buying experience easier and more affordable than ever. We make it easy to apply for credit on our website or over the phone so that you can make a plan whenever it is most convenient for you.

In addition, our services department is a top-tier team dedicated to the best possible maintenance of your vehicle. We only employ the most experienced personnel in all of our departments, and this is especially true for our services sector. Our trained team can handle any issue your vehicle can throw their way, from basic routine maintenance to more complicated repairs. We even offer free check engine light scans, so visiting us for all your maintenance needs will save you time and energy. We are dedicated to ensuring your vehicle stays in good shape for as long as you drive it.


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Main 610-674-1219 Sales 610-674-1219
1124 Hellertown Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Raceway Chevrolet of Bethlehem 40.59925, -75.34094.