Have questions about auto body repair? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below:
Can my auto body be repaired?
Often body damage, or structural frame damage, will total your vehicle. But if auto body repair is feasible, make sure to choose an auto body repair shop with the latest equipment and knowledgeable technicians.
An auto body frame is like your body’s skeleton. It takes the proper equipment and skilled auto body repair technicians to fix the body damage.
If your vehicle has dents or dings or needs minor auto body repair, we can often use PDR or paintless dent repair techniques to save you hundreds of dollars.
What can cause auto body frame damage?
- Driving off road
- Driving your car into potholes
- Driving over curbs
- Driving into a ditch
Any of these can potentially cause auto body damage. So can an impact with another vehicle. And if your auto body and frame aren’t repaired properly after a car accident or even a minor ding, your car body damage could be obvious.
How can I tell if I have minor auto body damage?
- Look for excessive leaning
- Car pulling to the right or left
- Wheels leaning (or don’t appear to stand straight up and down)
Other clues might be excessive gaps in the auto body panels as seen in this photo.
The bottom rocker panel may not line up with the car doors or fenders.
The car fenders may not line up with the doors. Any of these conditions could indicate auto body frame damage.
Why are we so good at what we do?
At Global Collision Centers we don’t rely on outdated auto body frame machines.
We use the latest Genesis 2 Computerized Laser-Scanning system to detect misalignments and measure all aspects of your auto frame for body damage.
The Genesis 2 calculates the precise distance and force needed to properly straighten the damaged area.
Our technicians are highly skilled in the use of Genesis 2 and exerts in the field of PDR. So you know your vehicle repair is in the best possible hands.
How quickly can my auto body repair be done?
Repairs can take up to several days to ensure the proper adjustments, depending on the severity of the damage. If this seems slow compared to other auto body shops, it’s because we never jeopardize your safety for the sake of speed. Quality auto repair means making your safety our top priority!