Monthly Archives: September 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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