Addressing the Most Common Aluminum F-150 Rumors

By Admin | Posted in Ford F-150 on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

2015 Aluminum Ford F-150 Repair and Insurance Costs

We have been having a lot of questions about what the 2015 Aluminum Ford F-150 repair and insurance costs will be, so we thought it would be helpful to address those questions right here on the Matt Ford blog. Before we begin, it may be helpful to note that the body of the 2015 Ford F-150 will be constructed of aluminum which is raising a lot of concerns for buyers, but we can assure you that the F-150 will be just as capable as durable as it has been in the past.

When most people think of aluminum, they think about aluminum cans, as it’s one of the most common uses for the lightweight metal. Comparing the 2015 Ford F-150 to an aluminum can is senseless, however, as the body of the best-selling pickup will not be using the same type of aluminum. The body will be constructed of military-grade aluminum alloy, and the sheets of aluminum used will not be nearly as thin as the sheets used for easily-dentable aluminum cans.

The Ford F-150 is known to be “Built Ford Tough,” and that will not change at all for the 2015 model. The aluminum body will be able to take on any task that the heavier, steel-built body was capable of. That’s the whole reason behind the Ford F-150 Built Tough Test Contest which will allow fans of the F-150 to put the aluminum pickup through rigorous tests which they design themselves. Ford is ready to show just how tough their all-new pickup is, but not everyone is convinced.

There have been a lot of rumors spreading online that the aluminum will not only be weaker than the steel-constructed F-150 bodies of the past, but that it will cost more to insure the aluminum-built pickup. We can tell you right now that those rumors are simply not true. Ford has already made it extremely clear that the 2015 Aluminum Ford F-150 repair and insurance costs are “expected to be competitive with the previous F-150.” It’s one of the many benefits that will come with the switch to aluminum for the body of the 2015 Ford F-150.

Repair and insurance costs of the 2015 Ford F-150 are also expected to be low as the aluminum used for the body is not like typical aluminum. Another one of the major concerns about the switch for the 2015 model included the fact that aluminum can rust and corrode quickly. That’s not true of the high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy used on the Ford F-150, however, which doesn’t produce the same red rust that can be found on most aluminum that is placed outdoors for a prolonged period of time.

If there’s one thing that you should take from this all, it’s that the rumors floating around online about Ford’s switch to aluminum simply aren’t true. The body will be just as capable and durable as it has been in the past and the repair and insurance costs for the 2015 Aluminum Ford F-150 will be competitive with the costs of previous models. The 2015 Ford F-150 release date is approaching, so be sure to check back here on the Matt Ford website in the near future where we will have more information about the all-new Ford F-150 as it’s made available. If you have any questions about the pickup, be sure to get in touch with us.


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