FRONT END REPAIR KITS ADD EASE TO TOUGH REPAIRS

| January 2, 2019
 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

FOR 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS

Shops probably see more front-end collisions than any other collision type. This familiarity doesn’t make repairs any easier since violent frontal hits can cause widespread damage requiring complicated, labor-intensive fixes. With full-size trucks, this work becomes even tougher considering the dimensions of the affected parts and their role in bearing structural weight.

Fortunately, serious change is afoot. Available now, GM has released two new front-end support kits for 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra light duty trucks. Both are engineered to simplify what otherwise could be difficult work every time for every shop.

FRONT END ENGINEERED SUPPORT KIT

A comprehensive kit that helps with proper repairs.

Features and Benefits:
• Fixture-built weld/bonded service assembly provides front end dimensional accuracy
• Pre-drilled locating holes for structural rivet placement
• Front End Support Kit rail ends “are modified” for ease of loading assembly to pillars
• Rivets and adhesive replace factory welds at cowl = no windshield or interior component removal
• Front End Support Kit can be replaced with powertrain in place
• Labor cost effective Support Kit is universal until you add model specific fender brackets
• Die marks in upper rail inner panels indicate cut locations

A front end engineered support kit is necessary when:
• Upper rail inner (highlighted parts) are damaged beyond repair
• Primary or secondary damage has compromised the structural adhesive

FRONT END ENGINEERED KIT FOR RADIATOR SUPPORTS

A comprehensive kit that helps with proper repairs.

Features and Benefits:
• Fixture-built weld/bonded service assembly provides front end dimensional accuracy
• Installation includes Rivet-Bonding in conjunction with resistance welding
• Front End Support Kit — Radiator can be replaced with powertrain in place

Considerations for repairs:
• Die marks in upper rail outer panels indicate cut locations
• Bolt-on upper tie-bar for ease of replacement
• Support Kit — Radiator assembly includes end caps (rail outer sections) to complete structural repairs

Contact your GM Dealer for Genuine GM Parts at competitive prices. Why trust your business — or reputation — to anything less?

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