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Computer-Aided Auto Body Repair Enhancements

April 3, 2018


As Computer-Aided Design (CAD) has made automobiles more innovative, collision repair shops have also embraced computerized auto body repair techniques that result in higher-quality outcomes for your vehicle.  From minor dent removals to major auto repair jobs like paint matching, frame straightening and alignments, computer-enhanced auto body improvements are leading the way.  Here are some computerized repair approaches to expect when you take your car into a local collision repair shop.



The first step in any auto body repair process is to have your vehicle inspected for damage, and an estimate generated.  Computers have streamlined that entire process.  Computer-aided estimates save time, as the auto body shop estimator can quickly determine replacement part availability, communicate with insurance adjusters and calculate the total repair costs involved.  Remote estimates at your home or business can now be conducted using mobile computer technology, saving you time.  In the end, estimate processes that used to take hours now can be more accurately completed in minutes.



In the past, it was nearly impossible for technicians at an auto body shop to exactly match your car’s factory paint.  Not any longer, as computer-aided paint matching technology has changed collision repair for the better.  These computer-directed advancements now allow body shops to perfectly match the exact shade, flake, tint and finish of your vehicle’s original paint job.  As a result, it’s now very hard to notice where your car was damaged in the first place.



When you’re involved in a more serious accident, there will probably be structural damage incurred to the suspension and vehicle’s frame.  Frame straightening is another area where computers are now being employed by technicians to ensure precision and safety in the end.  Restoring bent frames to the original manufacturing specifications was nearly unthinkable in the past, but thanks to computerized frame straightening advancements this has become a reality.



If your vehicle’s frame and/or suspension have been damaged in a collision, it will be improperly

aligned afterwards.  This will cause problems when you’re driving your car, while negatively affecting handling, lead to uneven tire wear and reduce ride comfort.  New computerized vehicle alignment technologies allow the technicians to precisely align your auto to a state of perfect balance.  In the end, this will provide you with a safer and more comfortable driving experience.



When your vehicle needs reliable collision repairs, it’s good to know that computerized auto body innovations are improving outcomes while also saving time and money.


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