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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Terrain to require special attention for collision repair

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/04/...l-for-repairs/

So it would mean insurance rate would go much higher than before?
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Re: 2018 Terrain to require special attention for collision repair

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So it would mean insurance rate would go much higher than before?
Probably, I haven't checked prices but I would guess that the high-strength-steel parts are more expensive.

One thing that caught my eye in the article is the use of aluminum in the tailgate.
We will see more of aluminum as time goes on.
Most body shops that are certified for aluminum repair charge a premium for their repairs.
This is to offset their costs for aluminum only hand tools, rivet guns, welders, work areas, training, etc.etc.

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Re: 2018 Terrain to require special attention for collision repair

Our new 2017 Chevy Colorado has an aluminum hood. I am surprised that when I take it through the local high pressure car wash that the hood flutters much less than the steel hood did on the 2010 Colorado I had previously. However, the 2017 hood has a lot more sculpted contours and bulges in it so I'm sure some of the rigidity comes from that.
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Re: 2018 Terrain to require special attention for collision repair

Well I guess it's kinda safe to say it's not like the CT6 where it's mixed materials combined together
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