Lies, Damn Lies, Aluminum Repairability and Insurance
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.
Although the aluminum body makes the 2015 Ford F-150 lighter than past models – which helps to improve the fuel economy and performance in every way – some people are scared that it will cost a fortune to repair the new F-150.