GMC Sierra 1500 2011-2013, Hood Latch by K-Metal®. When a vehicle is in a front end collision, the minor components must be evaluated for reuse as carefully as the major panels. For example, if faulty or damaged hood components are reused, a replacement hood may not appear or function properly. And if you've found the cost of new hood components at the dealer exorbitant, then look to K-Metal. K-Metal has quality replacement hood components that are identical to original equipment (OE) for much less than the OE price.
- Same quality as OE for less money
- Designed with the latest software and manufactured with modern tooling
- Direct replacement
- Installs the same as factory unit
- Same dimensions as OE part
- Same gauge metal as OE
- No vehicle modifications required for installation
A worn or damaged hood latch support may not allow the hood to latch or align properly. Fatigued hood hinge springs or lift supports may no longer support the hood. And damaged hood moldings, panel inserts or cowl scoops will detract from the appearance of the hood. These and other hood components should be evaluated and replaced with new if necessary to perform a proper hood repair.
In the past your options for replacing a damaged hood component were finding a good used one, buying a cheap replacement, or paying big bucks for an OE hood component. Searching for a useable component from a scrap yard is a waste of time, because you may end up owning a component that's in even worse condition. And many cheap replacement components don't fit properly and aren't even made of the proper gauge metal.
Today you can fix your car or truck properly and have money left in your pocket with a new quality replacement hood component from K-Metal. K-Metal offers OE quality body parts at less than original equipment prices. You get the same quality part that you'd get at the dealer without the high dealer price. A K-Metal hood component will look and fit just like a hood component from the dealer, so your vehicle will look new again. K-Metal hood components are designed using the latest software so they exactly replicate the OE units, then they're manufactured using the most modern tooling, so the end product looks and fits exactly as designed. A K-Metal hood component is made to the same dimensions as OE with the same gauge steel.
Body repair is expensive enough without paying more than necessary for quality parts. A K-Metal hood component is the sensible alternative to the high dealer price markup. A K-Metal hood component will get you back on the road in a car or truck that looks brand new, without breaking the bank. K-Metal is so confident in the quality of its hood components that they're backed by a limited 1 year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the part is installed. This includes perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use.
With many years of experience K-Metal® can be rightfully called a strong player in the automotive aftermarket. The brand's history traces back to 1984. Since that time the company manufactures the highest quality replacement parts including hoods, grilles, doors, radiators, bumpers, mirrors, headlights, fender panels and many more. Body replacement parts by K-Metal will help you get back the original look of your vehicle. The K-Metal parts are expertly made of durable and strong materials to ensure long-lasting service life.