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Aluminum-Bodied Vehicles Earn Highest Possible Safety Rating from Federal Regulators

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Expedition prove safety comes standard when you drive aluminum. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration awarded the redesigned Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator perfect five-star overall crash ratings. Ford and Lincoln each attribute their perfect safety ratings, in part, to the vehicles’ aluminum bodies.
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Technical Analysis: Aluminum Hood Corrosion and Hem Conditions

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A new paper from the Aluminum Association examines a painted aluminum hood sample taken from a vehicle, types of corrosion and their cause. Read this report to learn preventative measures for corrosion through durability tests and read more from ​Repairer Driven News for lessons for OEMs and repair shops.

Download “Analysis of Painted Aluminum Hood and Associated Corrosion at Hem” from the Research & Resources page at DriveAluminum.org.
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