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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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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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Why You Should Repair Body Damage ASAP

Choosing where to go when you need auto body damage repaired in West Monroe, LA is easy – Parker Auto Body is certified to perform collision repair by all the major automobile manufacturers, so you know you can trust us to perform quality, full-service collision repair on your vehicle. Choosing when to take your car in for repair may be a bit trickier. You may need time to save up for the repair, or you may want to wait until a more convenient time to be without your car while it is worked on. Although it may be tempting to off your car's body repair, especially if it is minor, we recommend that you don’t. Here is why:   1. The damage will get worse. Think of your car’s paint as a protective layer. When your paint is chipped, the metal body of your vehicle will be exposed to the elements. Over time, a cosmetic chip in the paint can cause bigger issues with the integrity of your car’s body. Additionally, the longer you let that paint ch ... read more

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