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Default Aluminum Ford F-150 Costs Less to Repair than Steel Predecessors

Critics claimed that the aluminum bodies of the modern Ford F-150 would lead to much higher repairs costs, but the new trucks actually cost less to repair.





When Ford Motor Company introduced the current generation of the F-150 with an aluminum body, many people in the industry were quick to criticize the shift to the lighter materials. These critics insisted that the aluminum wouldn’t hold up to normal use, that event little dent would turn into a caved-in body panel and that the higher cost of aluminum parts would make simple repairs more costly. It is almost as though some of the critics expected that Ford would be building trucks out of the same material that comprises beer cans; as though the Motor Company hadn’t done any research and development to see how these panels would do in the real world.






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