By CRM Staff
Madison, Indiana — December 12, 2017 — Chief Automotive’s new Ford Aluminum Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package has been approved for use by Ford when repairing collision damage to the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.
An expansion of Chief’s current F-150 Holding Kit, the package includes more than 50 components that can be combined in a variety of ways to secure a vehicle to the frame rack at a wide range of holding points. The package has been updated to meet the requirements of the new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs, which feature a high-strength, military-grade aluminium body on a high-strength steel frame.
To accommodate the larger passenger compartments of the new SUVs, the expanded Structural Holding Package includes an additional pair of rigid pad mounts and hardware. During repairs, the Chief rigid pad mounts spread pressure out over a larger area of the passenger compartment, reducing the chance of causing additional damage during the repair.
Shops that already have the Chief F-150 Holding Kit can update to the Ford Aluminium Truck and SUV Structural Holding Package by simply purchasing two additional rigid pad mounts with hardware.
“Shops presently repairing the Ford F-150 using our holding package don’t have to purchase a whole new structural holding package in order to work on the new Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator,” explained Richard Perry, OEM and strategic account sales manager for Chief. “It’s very economical for them to add a pair of rigid pad mounts to their F-150 structural holding package, for a total of eight, and they’re ready to repair the Expedition and the Navigator. And since the SUVs have the same body style as the F-150, previously trained technicians can get to work making collision repairs with no additional training.”
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