Lost in the pissing match between Edmunds.com and Consumer Reports over the repair costs of aluminum was something that’s really important; not every Ford dealership has been trained by Ford to work on the aluminum-bodied F-150. But most have been.
Are you still worried about Ford using aluminum in the new F-150, or are you convinced that they know what they’re doing?
Aluminum. It’s used to make cans in which you drink beer out of. It’s the key material in a wrap you use to preserve food. It’s also a lightweight material that is used in cars and trucks. Most recently, it’s made headlines by being the main component in the body of the 2015 Ford F-150.
At the end of the day, it cost roughly twice as much as what it would have cost to repair the truck if it were steel.
The 2015 Ford F-150 has an aluminum body for the first time in history. Ford also tosses around the term “military grade” and claims that the new truck is stronger than the old truck.