Tag Archives: GM

2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Body Structure

Sixty percent of the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Body Structure is made from high-strength steel (HSS colored in yellow). This includes the engine cradle. Ultra-high Strength Steel (UHSS colored in red) is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar. The engine cradle distributes energy in frontal and side impacts. It is another structural element that helps optimize occupant safety. Together with the front bumper system and the engine compartment rails, the engine cradle bars absorb the brunt of a frontal crash.

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Online safety training for Chevy Volt (Free)

NFPA, Chevrolet, and OnStar have launched Electric Vehicle Safety Training for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle that hit the roads last fall. The training features an inside look at the vehicle's technology and safety systems. More training resources for the Chevrolet Volt.

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GMC Acadia Battery Location??

Battery Location GMC Acadia

So you roll up on a MVA that involves a GMC Acadia and your officer assigns securing the 12 volt power-source. Is your gut reaction to go straight to hood? With this vehicle is better not be. Also forget looking in the rear storage area too. The battery is located in the floor pan behind the front passengerseat. There is one small screw to deal with on the battery cover underneath the 2nd row cross car floor mat, a T20 Trox (or star) screw. Since you are securing the power you may just be able to pry the plastic cover up. Check it out below.

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Body Structure

The 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has a rigid Body Structure. The Cobalt’s rigid lower-dominant body structure was engineered as a single unit for mass efficiency and stiffness. The underbody is made of high-strength steel with welded members in strategic locations for maximum strength, structural integrity, mass optimization and crashworthiness.

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The Final Stop on the Chevrolet Volt Training

First off, my hat off the fine folks at GM, OnStar, and The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for setting up and implementing a nationwide training program of First Responders on the new technologies in the Chevrolet Volt. This week is the final stop on a nationwide tour where more than 1,600 fire and emergency service leaders have been trained.

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2011 Buick Lucerne Body Structure

The 2011 Buick Lucerne is a carryover vehicle from the original launch of the model in 2006.  The Buick Lucerne has not been covered on the site yet.  Take a quick look at the inserts in the A and B pillars,  ...

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2010 Cadillac DTS Body Structure (2006-2010)

2006-2010 Cadillac DTS Body Structure really does not have too much crazy steel.  It’s a Cadillac, built the old fashion way, BIG!  However, there are some different types of reinforcements so much you check the body structure out. Tie Bar ...

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2011 Volt Body Structure High Strength Steel

General Motors has already conducted more than 50 crash tests of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Chevrolet expects Volt to achieve high safety ratings in government tests. With the Volt’s body structure made up of nearly 80 percent high-strength steel I would say ...

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