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The Process

The Unibody Repair Process guarantees that your vehicle is inspected and repaired by our industry certified repair technicians. Utilizing the newest technologies, we ensure satisfaction to the highest degree. Our priority is getting you back on the road as safely and soon as possible!


The Estimate

Once the customer arrives they will be asked to complete a short form giving their name, address and information about their vehicle. The estimator will take this sheet and go out to the car to look at the damage. Once the estimate is prepared the customer will be given a completion date and asked to sign authorization for repairs. The estimate will then be submitted to the insurance company for their approval of the repairs to be completed.

Ordering Parts

The parts manage will order all the parts needed for the repair. Once the parts arrive the vehicle can then be scheduled for repairs. Also at this time arrangements will be made with the car rental company for those customers in need of a rental.

Vehicle Disassembly

At this point the vehicle has arrived and is ready to be disassembled. Once parts have been removed the vehicle is inspected again to see if there was any damage that couldn't be detected until this time. If upon inspection there is more damage a supplemental report will be necessary for the estimator to complete and send to the insurance company. Once it is approved by the insuriance company any additional parts will be ordered and an updated completion date will be given.

Structural Repair

The vehicle will then be placed on Unibody repair equipment. New panels will be prepared and installed. Priming, sealing and corrosion protection is added to the new parts. All work is then inspected and tested. Once it is signed off the vehicle will then head to the paint department.

Painting & Polish

The vehicle is now ready for painting. First it will be pressure washed and chemically cleaned. Next it is prepped, primed, sanded and sealed. The last stage before entering the paint booth, is taping and masking around the area(s) to be painted to protect the parts of the vehicle that will not need painting. Any dust particles will be removed so as not to interfere with the paint process. The vehicle is now ready to undergo multi-step refinishing using an arylic urethane paint system.

Reassembly & Pickup

The last stage in preparing the vehicle to return to its owner includes reassembling parts that were removed for the painting, realigning the vehicle, taking care of any air conditioning needs, and detailing (which entails pin striping the car with the correct color, etc.). Once these items have been completed the vehicle is inspected and taken for a test drive. After it checks out the owners of the vehicle are notified and a time is set for picking up by the customer.