Pickup trucks are constantly subjected to harsh treatment. They have to be able to carry and tow heavy loads while shrugging off the obstacles of the off-road, and they have to do this regularly. As a result, exceptional durability and resilience are trademark qualities of a proper American truck.
With the 2014 model year, Chevrolet has built its toughest, most corrosion-resistant truck yet. At every step of the design and manufacturing process, the Silverado is optimized toward durability, ensuring that customers can depend on their truck for years down the line.
The roof and body panels are all made with zinc-coated steel and the hood is made with an aluminum alloy to reduce weight and increase resistance to corrosion. The doors, hood, and underbody also have improved hem flange seals to keep the joints dry and to lower degradation caused by moisture.
The new body structure and improved chassis minimize the potential for corrosion and ensure that the underbody parts last even longer. The lower body side even has anti-chip protection from stones and gravel.
“The new Silverado is our strongest truck yet,” says Mark Yergin, engineering group manager at GM Corrosion Engineering and Labs, “affording us the confidence that the truck will continue to meet customers’ needs throughout its life.”
Want to check out what all the fuss is about? Come on over to the Bill Harris Auto Center. We’d love to answer any of your questions about the Silverado and even arrange a test drive!