Chevrolet Hires Independent Agency to Debunk Ford’s Aluminum Repair Claims
Switching to aluminum for the construction of the body of the 2015 Ford F-150 brought out a lot of skeptics. Would the aluminum be as strong as steel? Would it be as safe as steel? Would it be expensive to repair? Throughout the launch, both Ford and other sites attempted to answer those questions.
After Dr. Garrett Reisman met prospective Cal Tech graduate student Simone Francis while giving her a tour of the campus in 1996, a 1969 Ford Bronco ended up playing a major role in the couple’s relationship.
Modern day vehicles are full of modern day safety equipment and electronics. On top of that, there’s computers controlling practically every other aspect of the vehicle. But will all of this new technology make it difficult to repair and restore these vehicles in the future?
In the news lately there has been a bit of a kerfuffle, a fracas, if you will, about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and an owner’s ability to work on a vehicle.
We know the 2015 Ford F-150 has an aluminum body. We know the prices for its body parts are more or less what they were for the 2014 model year. We still don’t know what insurance rates for the trucks will ultimately be, though.