Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Chevrolet Silverado’s Steel Bed Outperforms Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado’s Steel Bed Outperforms Ford F-150
DURAND, Mich., – Are you team Chevy or team Ford? We hope if you’re reading this you’re team Chevy, because in the latest side-by-side comparisons of the Silverado and the F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado’s steel bed outperforms Ford F-150 and its aluminum bed.

Chevrolet conducted three field demonstrations shown in their newly released video footage. A scientific test was performed using a wedge shaped striker demonstrating the trucks ability to hold up in the case of high impact damage, and a real-world example test was conducted of a heavy tool box being pushed into the truck beds. But the most dramatic test performed was the dropping of 55 landscaping blocks weighing 825 pounds from 5 feet above the truck beds. In all three tests, Chevrolet’s steel bed outperformed the aluminum bed in the F-150.

In the conversation surrounding the #SilveradoStrong campaign on social media, many Ford fans have pointed out that in real world situations a bed-liner would be in place. We don’t think that changes things though, considering that the tests clearly identify which material is stronger.

Although aluminum is a much lighter substance than steel, it’s important to note that if the steel on the Silverado bed were to be damaged, it’s generally much easier to repair than it’s aluminum competitor.

So what do you think? We think the videos clearly show that the Chevrolet Silverado’s steel bed outperforms Ford F-150 and its aluminum bed. Do you think the tests were harsher than any real world situation that would be presented to a pickup truck and its owner? We think the extremity of the demonstrations shows Chevy’s durability and strength, and we think you should be able to use your truck as a truck.

Chevrolet Silverado’s Steel Bed Outperforms Ford F-150

Are you dying to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Chevy Silverado? Head down to Graff Chevrolet in Durand and test-drive one for yourself! We would be happy to find the model that fits your needs, and let you experience the comfortable interior of our highly durable pickup truck.

If you’re heading out on any summer adventures, be sure to check out our Summer Car Care pages at Graff Durand for tips on how to keep your vehicle running smoothly in the hot weather. Don’t neglect your cooling and A/C systems, your fuel system, or your exterior lights, and don’t forget to repair cosmetic damages and keep your car from getting sun damage!

Located at 9009 East Lansing Road in Durand, MI 48429, Hank Graff Chevrolet Durand wants to revolutionize your car buying experience. We’ll bring all the transparency and customer satisfaction you need, while making the buying experience fun! If you have any questions be sure to contact us at (989) 288-2657 or head over to our website at! We are proud to serve Durand and the surrounding communities of Owosso, Flint, Genesse Charter Township, Swartz Creek, and Corunna.

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