What's A GM Center Pillar?

What's A GM Center Pillar?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models. Thankfully, GM uses terms that most of us are familiar with.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching General Motors vehicles, for example, instead of looking for a B-pillar, look for the center pillar. (See Table 1) Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

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Table 1
GM Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Front Compartment Front Rail

Upper Rail

Front Compartment Upper Side Rail Front Lower Rail
Front Hinge Pillar A-Pillar
Center Pillar B-Pillar
Rocker Panel Rocker Panel
Quarter Panel Quarter Panel
Body Rear End Panel Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Panel Trunk Floor
Rear Side Rail Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that GM uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

For additional links to GM, check out the following pages:
Chevrolet OEM page
GMC OEM page
Buick OEM page
Cadillac OEM page

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