Considering that over half of all light-duty pick-up trucks on the road are now 11 years or older, it’s reassuring to know that GM built the 2014 Silverado 1500 to last, claiming it to be the most corrosion resistant Chevrolet truck ever.
Additional 2014 improvements over previous models include:
- All new body structures designed to minimize the potential for corrosion
- Improved hem flange sealing on the doors and hood, and additional underbody flange sealing help keep the joints of the truck dry, discouraging deterioration that might occur from moisture
- Extensive and improved chassis corrosion protection that enhances the truck’s appearance and lengthens the life of underbody components
- Anti-chip protection on the lower body side for extra protection from stones or gravel.
It’s said that the testing done on these trucks is the equivalent of 10 years.