Noted Canadian philosopher Neil Young once wrote that “rust never sleeps,” but that was before the launch of the 2014 Chevy Silverado. The all-new full-size pickup has gone through an extensive upgrade that ensures it will be the most corrosion-resistant Chevy truck ever. It’s quite a boast from a vehicle that’s already positioned as “the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup” in the country, but the Bowtie brands backs it up by:
- Relying on galvanized steel for the roof and all body panels of the 2014 Chevy Silverado except its hood, and that’s made of aluminum alloy
- Improving flange seals throughout the truck to help reduce the chance of moisture getting into the vehicle’s joints
- Deploying anti-chip protection on the lower body sides of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, which helps prevent nicks from road debris that could be a breeding ground for oxidation
Potential pickup purchasers also should be aware that, just in case, the 2014 Chevy Silverado’s extensive warranty protection includes three-year/36,000-mile corrosion coverage as well as a six-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty.
“Silverado’s corrosion protection measures provide superior defense against elements in the environment, whether driving through farm fields, on construction gravel, or down a snow-covered highway,” said Mark Yergin, engineering group manager, General Motors Corrosion Engineering and Labs. “The new Silverado is our strongest truck yet, affording us the confidence that the truck will continue to meet customers’ needs throughout its life.”