In the body shop industry, improvements in technology increase the efficiency and quality of vehicle repairs. Auto body repair shops that are up-to-date on the latest advances in technology can better repair your vehicle. Fix Auto can confidently report that we are up-to-the-minute on improvements in body shop technology and can assure you top-quality collision repair of your vehicle. If you have any questions about our Anaheim body shop after reading this article, call us at (714) 522-6177.
What Technology Should Expect Your Body Shop to Have?
Your body shop should be able to electronically communicate with insurance companies by supplying them with photos and estimates via the internet or custom software.
To provide efficient and quality repairs, your body shop should have comprehensive databases that contain the following information: where to obtain parts and which parts are needed, information about the paint used and the structural dimensions and repair methods for every make and model vehicle.
Computerized Paint Mixing and Matching System
Updated body shops rely on a computerized paint mixing and matching systems to provide your vehicle with a correct color match. Make sure that the body shop you choose using computerized paint matching to make sure you get the best automotive paint job.
Painting Material and Execution
Body shops that are environmentally-friendly rely on water- based paint, as solvent-based paints emit volatile organic compounds that affect air quality. Additionally, advanced body shops should have convection oven baking systems in order to closely match factory paint hardness.
Computerized 3D Measuring System
Throughout the stages of unibody and frame repair or replacement, it’s necessary to verify that the structural integrity of the vehicle is sound via a computerized 3D structural measurement system, which measures progress and contains structural blueprints for every vehicle.
Proper Welders for the Right Job
Different welders are needed for properly welding the numerous types of metals and plastic components of a vehicle. The manufacturer may require use of squeeze-type resistance welders, mig welders, mag welders, mig braze welder and others. Proper knowledge and use of the latest technology and information must be use before welding on any vehicle.