How To Open Chevy Truck Hood From Outside?

Opening the hood of a Chevy truck can be easy once you know where to look and what to do. In this article, we will provide tips and tricks on how to open the hood of a Chevy truck, check the oil level, and deal with broken latch mechanisms.


Can You Open the Hood Latch From Outside?

Most cars nowadays have a hood release latch that can be accessed from outside, allowing you to check the oil level without getting into the car. To find the latch, consult your car’s owner’s manual or take a quick look around the front of the vehicle.

How Do You Pop the Hood on a Chevy Truck?

Different Chevy truck models have different ways of opening the hood. Some have an interior release lever, while others have an exterior latch between the radiator and engine mask. If your truck has an exterior latch, you can use a magnet flashlight and a pair of pliers or a fishing line to release it.

How Do You Open the Hood on a GMC Outside?

Opening the hood on a GMC truck from the outside is similar to opening a Chevy truck hood. Use a magnet flashlight, pliers, or a fishing line to release the exterior latch, typically between the mask and the radiator.

How Do You Open the Hood When the Hood Release Cable Is Broken?

If the hood release cable is broken, you can still open the hood using a magnet flashlight, pliers, or fishing line. If the latch itself is broken, you will need to replace the entire hood release assembly, which is a relatively easy task that can be completed with a few tools.


Knowing how to open the hood of your Chevy or GMC truck can be helpful when checking the oil level or performing routine maintenance. Using these tips and tricks, you can easily open the hood and keep your vehicle running smoothly.

About the author, Laurence Perkins

Laurence Perkins is the passionate car enthusiast behind the blog My Auto Machine. With over a decade of experience in the automotive industry, Perkins has knowledge and experience with a wide range of car makes and models. His particular interests lie in performance and modification, and his blog covers these topics in-depth. In addition to his own blog, Perkins is a respected voice in the automotive community and writes for various automotive publications. His insights and opinions on cars are highly sought-after.