How to Customize a Chevy Silverado


The Chevy Silverado full-size pickup truck is "the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road," according to, which cites research based on 1981 to July 2008 full-size pickup registrations (See Reference). Customizing a new truck is easy with the user-friendly Pick Your Silverado application at You can have the dealer or another shop install the custom accessories, or you can install them yourself, if you have the tools and know-how.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet
  • Printer

Customize a New Chevy Silverado

  • Go to A link is in the Reference section of this article.

  • Click on "Vehicles," then "Trucks," then "Silverado" and then "Pick Your Silverado."

  • Select the Silverado model you want to customize. Compare the different Silverado models by clicking on "View Model Overview" provided for each truck model. Click on the "Build Your Own" to build and customize the Chevy Silverado you want to purchase.

  • Enter your ZIP code in the pop-up box. This helps offer the customization options for your area. If you do not get the pop-up, check your pop-up blocker under "Internet Options" in your browser.

  • Select the buttons for the trim style and either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Click "Continue." Or scroll the page down to see a selection of popular customization packages and click "Preview this Configuration" to continue customizing.

  • Select your cab and box from the customization chart. Options usually include short bed, standard bed and long bed. You may need to scroll the page to the right to see all the options. Then select from regular cab, crew cab and extended cab.

  • Select any packages (Texas Edition, Deluxe Chrome, Safety), exterior options (tires and rims, power sunroof), interior options (bucket seats, audio systems, ), powertrain options and dealer installed accessories (roof rack side rails, splash guards, hard shell, rear view camera) that you desire for your customized Chevy Silverado.

  • Click on "Summary" for a summary and price estimate for your new Silverado.

Tips & Warnings

  • Compare the costs of dealer installed options and accessories with the cost of completing the upgrades after your purchase your Chevy Silverado.
  • Print your summary so that you have a copy of the customization options you desire and the price quote.
  • Remember that the price of the truck will also include applicable dealer fees, taxes, tag fees and title fees.

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