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Well... Haven't even had the truck a year and someone rear ended me doing about 45-50. Both I believe are okay,, I haven't calmed down yet off the fight or flight attitude.
Stopped at a red light at 10 pm and saw a car coming up fast from behind. Couldn't pull into the intersection because of cars, so braced for impact and waited for the inevitable.
When she hit smoke filled my cabin but no airbags seem to have deployed? Seat belt did it's thing and 'broke' (whatever you want to call it).
QUESTION, you think it's totalled? She hit right on the hitch, unfortunately no hitch ball was on so it's mangled and so is the whole bumper.
By Jordan Reyes
I bought a used 2014 Sierra about two months ago from a huge dealership down in Texas. They have been pretty great till this. When purchasing the truck we went through the carfax, which showed no accidents. I know these can be misleading, though. The truck was leased from that dealership as well, not sure if that changes anything.
Long story short, I got a spray in bedliner today and the installer told me it had been in an accident. There is overspray between the bed and the cab, and the paint is rougher in that gap. I honestly dont know whether to be pissed or not, cause I would think the dealership would know. I tried to get some good pictures that showed the overspray, what would you guys think or do?
This always seems to happen when I buy a car.
Hey guys, long time lurker first time poster.
I got in an accident in my 2016 Silverado Crew Cab LTZ 4x4 Standard Bed about 2 weeks ago. My truck has about 4300 miles on it. No major damage (~$7100) mainly cosmetic, replacing the grill, left headlight, left fog lamp, bumper, and left fender among some other things.
I just got the truck back after being in the shop for 2 weeks and have already found a couple things they are going to have to revisit such as aiming the LED projectors and working on the park assist.
The main reason for this post is that they have only replaced the front left tire. Should I argue to have the other replaced aswell, or will this not cause an issue. The truck only has about 4300 miles on it but I've read conflicting arguments on tire replacement.
Thanks in advance guys, and if you have anything else you think I should double check it would be appreciated.
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
Having recently toured a large Chevrolet repair facility in Mass., this writer can personally attest to the fact that GM does design its vehicles so that accident repair costs will be minimized. The owner of the repair facility showed me how GM's front and rear clips on many vehicles have been simplified, and made less expensive so that repairs are not only less costly, but faster for the repair shop, thereby putting you back on the road in your own vehicle sooner.
Today Chevrolet released an info-graphic that points out six of the ways that GM engineers designed the Silverado to be more cost effective to repair. Yes, this announcement is timed perfectly to scare Ford F-150 shoppers into thinking aluminum repairs will cost them time and money, but the truth is the Ford F-150 and many other commonplace vehicles have used aluminum body panels for a decade or more. Here are the six things Chevy thinks makes the Silverado easier to repair than competitors' trucks:
Front Frame Rail Section
Chevy says the leading section of its from frame rails may be removed or repaired making it easier to deal with frame damage.
Structural Front Fenders
Chevy designed the front fenders to unbolt in one larger piece, rather than an outer skin and inner supporting piece. This makes font end damage faster and simpler to work on.
Bond-On Body Panel Procedures
Rather than weld, some outer panels can be repaired using construction adhesives.
Pre-prepared roof panels
Chevy pre-drills holes for studs and accessories on its repair roof panels saving repair time.
One-Piece Body Side Outers
Chevy said in its announcement "If damage occurs to the outer panels of the cab, technicians can order a complete body side outer, shipped as a single, complete assembly, allowing technicians to cut out and replace only the damaged area instead of the entire assembly."
Flexible Bed Repair Options
Chevy designed its pickup beds so that owners can repair just the bed or bed box sides. Not all repairs require a full bed box replacement.
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