Collisions are never a good occurrence, and the time, cost and hassle associated with fixing the damage can only add to the frustration. However, the new Chevy Silverado was designed to make the process and body shop visits less of a concern for the owner and for employees of Jim Butler Collision Center, a St. Louis body repair shop.
When the 2015 Chevy Silverado was in the design and production phase years ago, a technician’s view was taken into consideration to help make the pickup straightforward and easier to repair. The 2015 Silverado features six major reparability designs that help the repair process at Jim Butler Collision Center.
1 — Front Frame Rail Section
Just because it’s a minor impact doesn’t necessarily mean the repair bill should be major. Depending on the severity of the impact, technicians may be able to repair a leading section of the truck’s frame instead of replacing the entire chassis. If so, the damaged section can be cleanly cut away at a specific location, and a new service section — shipped fully assembled — can be welded in place.
The entire assembly on the Chevy Silverado is more simply unbolted than a standard passenger vehicle. Instead of a repair technician drilling out welds, the front fenders of the 2015 Silverado incorporate both outer sheet metal and the supporting inner structure, and this saves time and effort on the technician’s part at Jim Butler Collision Center.
3 — Bond-On Body Panel Procedures
When it comes to replacing non-structural body panels such as outer roof panels or outer door panels, repair technicians at Jim Butler Collision Center can use an ultra-strong structural adhesive to bond the panels onto the vehicle. This helps avoid welding and possible corrosion issues later while also speeding up the repair time.
Jim Butler Collision Center technicians can get replacement panels that essentially plug-and-play, thanks to pre-installed studs and pre-drilled holes for accessories.
5 — One-Piece Body Side Outers
If damage occurs to the outer panels of the Silverado’s cab, technicians can order a complete body side outer, shipped as a single, complete assembly, allowing them to cut and replace only the damaged area instead of the entire assembly. Chevy’s goal in this aspect is to have only weld seams where they are need.
6 — Flexible Bed Repair Options
If the pickup bed or outer bedside should ever be significantly damaged, St. Louis Silverado owners won’t necessarily need to purchase a new pickup box. Depending on the damage, the outer bedside or the bedside assembly can be replaced from the bed floor out. This saves you and the body shop money and time.
With a new 2015 Chevy Silverado from Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis, know that in the unfortunate event of a collision, Chevy has designed the Silverado to help cut the repair time and cost.
Schedule service at Jim Butler Collision Center, located at 11157 Lindbergh Business Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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