We’re a locally owned business you can trust. Once you’ve experienced our service, you’ll never go anywhere else. Everything from small touch up paint jobs and dent repair, to completely restoring your vehicle to pre-collision condition. We can also assist with towing, courtesy driver, rental vehicles and insurance claims.
There are two ways to repair ding damage: the traditional method of body repair – hammering and painting – or paintless dent removal.
Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a method of repairing dents, dings, creases, and hail damage without disturbing the vehicles original paint. Depth and location of the damage are 2 of the determining factors in whether PDR is a viable solution. Using patience and special tools to exert pressure on the backside of the dent, damage can be reversed without sacrificing the integrity of the factory finish. Unlike conventional repairs PDR does not require any sanding, patching, filling, priming, or painting. Not needing these steps results in a great time savings. Also, without the cost of parts and materials PDR can be an less expensive alternative.
Let the professional’s at Reliable Auto Collision repair it for you. We use only premium quality replacement glass installed by Certified Glass Technicians, so you’ll never have to worry about strength, fit or leaks. Whether your cars glass was broken during an accident or as a result of vandalism, we can get the job done for you.
Stone chips or cracks? We can fix those too! If your vehicle is at our shop for body repairs, just ask your service advisor for an estimate.
Stone chips in your windshield can spread causing visibility and safety hazards. Many insurance companies will pay 100% of the cost of windshield chip repair, and often times will waive part or all of your deductible if the windshield needs replaced due to chips or cracks.
The Reliable Auto Collision takes the steps necessary to ensure your satisfaction with the paint match. Proper paint-matching techniques require a high level of skill and a great deal of patience. Today’s modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of highly specialized paints. We have the finest paint system available and constantly upgrade our technology and equipment to ensure that each vehicle’s paint matches. All of our technicians are trained and certified. We take special pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.
Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for the paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
We work to provide our customers with rental cars. Whether your insurance will pay for a rental car depends upon your coverage. Check your policy or with your agent. (Even if you have “full coverage” it does not necessarily mean that you have rental car coverage.)
Your rental will be provided to you at your convenience.
European car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes and Porsche require the use of a special frame straightening machine to correct structural damage. We use a Carolina system like those found in their automotive training centers and factories. Manufacturers feel the Carolina is the only system capable of producing the tight tolerances required for safe and accurate repairs.
The two types of automobile construction are body on frame and unibody. Body on frame is mostly used for trucks and SUVs. Unibody is the construction used for most automobiles and smaller crossover SUVs. Some vehicles like Jeep Cherokees are a combination of these two designs. Regardless of the design, the frame of a vehicle has multiple functions. First it defines the dimension of the vehicle. The frame is what all other parts align with. Secondly, the frame is designed to provide safety in the event of a collision. It is built to bend and crumple in certain places in order to absorb the energy of a collision while at the same time protecting the passenger compartment.
In about half of collisions there is some degree of frame damage. It could just be the bumper mounting member that's bent of the damage could be extensive enough to require the replacement of a part or all of a frame rail. Frame repair not only involves restoring frame components to their original dimensions, but also to their original strength. Where metal is bent it becomes hardened in the bend where the molecules are pushed together. Through a process called stress relief, the molecules are arranged back to their original configuration and the steel is restored to its original strength.
This type of repair is done on a frame machine which is a platform onto which the vehicle can be clamped. It also uses hydraulic rams which will pull with a force of up to 20,000 lbs. Along with the devices for pulling, a measuring system is utilized. A common system uses a laser and reflective targets which are accurate to within one millimeter. This system can be used live and the dimensions of the vehicle can be monitored during the pull.
The vehicle is measured in three dimensions; height, width and length. Once the frame has been restored to its original condition, all other parts will fit and the wheels will align correctly.