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Traditional Dent Repair vs. Paintless Dent Repair

Traditional Dent Repair vs. Paintless Dent Repair

When vehicle owners get their cars dented, they have multiple options to consider for the fix. Many technicians offer various strategies to fix dents, and they all have their advantages. The two approaches we will discuss today are traditional dent removal and paintless dent repair.  Traditional Dent Repair vs. Paintless Dent Repair Paintless dent repair is a new and unique method where technicians massage the dented panels to their pre-accident condition. It's the quicker and usually less expensive method of the two. Paintless dent repair is best for minor to moderate damages, like dings, dents, creases, and even hail damage. On the other hand, traditional dent repair is a more involved process. This practice includes extracting the car panel and using an advanced heating tool to morph the metal to its initial shape. After, a professional will sand the affected area to be smooth and proceed to repaint it.  When is Traditional Dent Removal Appropriate? Traditional de ... read more

Dent Repair Mistakes That Can Cost You More Money

Dent Repair Mistakes That Can Cost You More Money

When your car, SUV, or truck has suffered from a minor to moderate dent, it may be tempting to take matters into your own hands to save time and money. Most people who try to fix their dents on their own actually end up doing the opposite because of the lack of experience and industry knowledge they have. Instead, they may end up with a dent that looks worse than what they started with. Below are some common DIY mistakes that could end up costing your money: DIT Dent Removal Kits  If you're trying to repair your car's body damage at home, you've probably been considering a removal kit. These kits can be found online or at local auto stores and typically include scraping tools, flue, and slide hammers. But not all removal kids come with the suitable tools for the job, which can make the job harder for you. Experience and professional tools matter when it comes to repairs like these, so it may be better for you to call us for the job. Testing Odd Procedures Many peop ... read more

What is the Difference Between Aluminum & Steel Repair?

Aluminum repair can only be done by trained experts that must be certified by the Assured Performance Network for Aluminum Repairs or recognized by your vehicle manufacturer. It involves the use of specialty tools, equipment and training in order to be able to perform proper aluminum repairs. At Parker Auto Body in West Monroe, LA our technicians are trained on all the latest equipment and techniques for mending damaged aluminum.  Aluminum does not have the same moldable properties that steel does and it also does not respond to heat as well as steel. It is much stronger and weighs less than steel which offers better gas mileage and towing capacity.  Some other differences include:   - Aluminum parts are more rare and expensive - Repairing aluminum takes more skill and specialized equipment so a technician must be expertly trained in aluminum repair - Cost for repair aluminum is significantly higher than steel repair - Steel and aluminum are corrosive to each other ... read more

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Why Certified Repair Technicians Should Be Your First Choice

When it comes to auto body repair, we all expect the work to be done quickly, affordably, and — most importantly — with the highest quality. If you’re on the hunt for the best collision repair, auto body work, and auto painting, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to quickly see if a shop meets your expectations? Luckily you can! Simply check for the shop’s certifications. Let the experts at Parker Auto Body in West Monroe, LA show you why certified auto repair shops should be your first and only choice.   They’re Trained by Your Vehicle’s Manufacturer Many auto repair technicians will train and test on repairing specific makes of vehicles. Before they may do so, however, they must have at least two years of auto repair experience. Manufacturer certifications mean the technician understands how that brand of car is built and the specific technology used in the vehicle. Earning a certification from the manufacturer means the ... read more

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Your Aluminum Auto Body Repair Guide

Your Aluminum Auto Body Repair Guide

The current influx of aluminum vehicles available at dealerships has many car owners wanting to find repair shops that are qualified and experienced with the unique needs these vehicles have. Although there are many shops across the country that perform auto body work, very few have the certifications and special machinery necessary to perform repair on aluminum. With this helpful guide from Parker Auto Body in West Monroe, LA, you’ll learn everything you should know from our aluminum-certified auto collision repair experts.   What Should You Know About Aluminum Repair? One of the biggest changes for collision centers with the arrival of aluminum car bodies is the difference between vehicles and makers. For steel auto body repairs, many fixes were comparable from one manufacturer to the next. However, different aluminum producers use different types of aluminum.   This has caused collision centers to catch up with the times, requiring certification for re ... read more

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