Yearly Archives: 2019

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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