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About Chevrolet C10

Chevrolet C10 is a pickup-truck manufactured by the American automobile manufacturer General Motors' Chevrolet division from 1960 to 1986. Belonging to the long-standing and exception Chevrolet C/K lineup, Chevrolet C10 also sticks to the traditional naming convention of Chevrolet and "C" in its name stands for two-wheel drive. Weighing half ton, C10 also has a small towing and loading capability, and it was eventually replaced by the Chevrolet Silverado along with the whole C/K lineup after being produced through three generations.
Chevrolet C10 was introduced in 1960 as a light pickup truck featured many firsts. It was designed with a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower and an independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. The standard equipment such as passenger-side view mirror and energy-absorbing collapsible steering column is also available. Meanwhile, it came with trim levels including C10 Custom, C10 Custom Deluxe, C10 Big Block, C10 Silverado and C10 Pro-Touring Custom. Through its twenty-six history of development, Chevrolet C10 got power through 4.3 L V6 rated 160 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, 5.0 L V8 engine generating 170 horsepower and 260 pound-ft of torque, 5.7 L V8 engine producing 210 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque, 7.4 L V8 engine making 240 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque and a 6.2 L V8 Diesel engine cranking out 135 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. Power was sent through 3-speed, 4-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Chevrolet C10 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Though Chevrolet C10 does not boast a huge towing and loading capability, its car-like appearance and medium capability in towing is enough for light duty such as shopping or commuting. However, if you still use the twenty-six-year-old C10 as a main transportation tool, these common problems deserve your extra attention:
First, engine failure. It could be regarded as the most serious and troublesome issue on Chevrolet C10 for drivers. Most drivers will feel a loss when encountering the whining noises from the engine, some may start to inspect, but nothing is founded. Gradually, the engine performs worse so that it may stall, misfire or hard to be started or inability to start without reason. A smart Chevrolet C10 driver will send a professional to inspect the spark plug, air filter, oil filter, serpentine belt, crankshaft gear and engine mount once he feels a loss of power when acceleration, sees a lit Check Engine Light and wastes some money in filling gas due to poor fuel economy.
Second, braking failure. It is also a horrible and tricky problem for Chevrolet C10 drivers. Issues on braking system could be life taker under certain circumstances, thus, you should attach enough importance to the braking system. According to Chevrolet C10 drivers, after a while of driving, the brakes will start to make some unpleasant noises, if left unattended, noises only get louder and more frequent but never go away, and the brakes also respond and perform poorly. Even the brake pedal becomes pulsating when being depressed. These symptoms once appear on your C10, please inspect the brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum and brake rotors immediately.
Routine maintenance is often a must for Chevrolet C10 drivers if you want to have a long-lived Chevrolet C10. Among countless auto parts in various sizes, you had better distinguish what parts need routine maintenance first. Some vulnerable but important parts such as windshield wiper, fog light, headlight, antenna and antenna are exposed to open environment all the time, but they all undertake the responsibility of offering excellent visibility under harsh conditions and help create safe and relaxing driving environment.
When it comes to how to choose new parts replacements for your Chevrolet C10, OEM Chevrolet C10 auto part should be the first option that pops in your mind. Price is never a problem as GmPartsGiant.com covers a broad selection of genuine Chevrolet C10 auto parts backed by the manufacturer's warranty at the lowest price online. Quality, reliability and durability are impeccable in these OEM C10 parts, what's more, you are allowed to return them if you have any dissatisfaction about them even if after receiving them at your door step in the shortest time after ordering!