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Today, most automobiles are unibody construction; most pickups & SUVs are full-frame construction.  Whatever the type of your vehicle, we have all of the necessary measuring & repair equipment to return it to factory-quality condition.
 

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1. Pre-Job Coordination

• Repair order is signed and job file created. A deposit is collected.
• Parts are ordered electronically then received and stocked in delivery bins.
• Vehicle damage re-checked then vehicle and parts dispatched to technician


 

 

2. Re-Inspection Cycle

• Vehicle disassembled, parts removed for reinspection of damage. All necessary parts removed to access damage, especially to inner uni-structure.
• Supplemental reports are written for insurance company by service writer and technician if required.
• Insurance company and customer notified of supplemental damage and additional work. Insurance appraiser or adjuster may need to personally inspect vehicle and approve necessary additional work.


 

 

3. Frame/Body Work/Painting

• Final sheet metal parts are removed or metal work necessary.
• Engine, radiator, drivetrain, suspension and interior parts removed if necessary to gain access to damage.
• Vehicle set-up on unibody repair equipment.
• Structural members and unibody pulled to correct inaccuries caused by the collision.
• New panels primed, prepped, and painted
• Unibody areas are treated to provide a solid surface to prevent corrosion.
• Panels replaced or repaired, welded, metal worked, caulked then vehicle checked for dimension accuracy.
• Final painting of welded areas takes place.
• Engine, drivetrain, suspension and engine compartment accessories are reinstalled.
• Outer sheet-metal is fitted, feathered, sanded and all outer surfaces painstakingly finished.
• Body and metal work is inspected.
• Vehicle is primed using acid etching, rust-inhibiting primer, then water block sanded using progressively
finer grits to ensure a smooth, flawless surface.
• Surface washed and treated to remove grease, tar, smudges, silicon and any other contamination that
may inhibit a quality paint application and finish.
• Door jambs and inner edges painted prior to exterior surface painting, if necessary. Areas are taped, bagged, and masked, cleaned again, blown off with compressed air then blown off again in the downdraft paint booth and washed with solvents to ensure a quality finish.
• Vehicle sprayed with up to seven coats of paint, including clear coat, depending on color, make and model.
• Vehicle is then carefully demasked.


 

4. Reassembly Completion

• Interior panels, trim, moldings, mirrors and accessories remounted.
• Sublet work such as pinstriping completed.
• Alignment and air conditioning recharge performed.
• Windshield and trim reinstalled.
• Wiring reconnected, computer modules and sensors reattached lights and systems checked.
• Final Quality Control inspection.
• Vehicle washed and detailed.
• Final test drive and inspection.
• You are called to pick up the completed vehicle!

     

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Meet the owner & our staff of courteous  professionals
 
We give back to our community by providing courtesy Ohio River cruises for charitable organizations
 
We offer a dedicated 1800 SF Continuing Education Training Facility for Insurance Agents & Others
 
 

PARTS "LINGO"

We use all (OEM) Original Equipment Manufactured parts, unless otherwise specified by the customer.

Other Part Types:

A/M - Aftermarket.  Made by someone other than the factory.

Recond - Reconditioned.  OEM parts that have sustained damage are reconditioned and come with a lifetime written warranty.  These are generally the most economical replacements.

LKQ - Like, Kind, Quality.  Recycled parts; usually come from a salvage yard.

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