Auto Aluminum Repair
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Hennessy Collision is one of the most trusted auto body shops in the metro Atlanta area.
As an ICar Gold Glass and factory certified collision center, Hennessy Collision is one of the most trusted auto body shops in the metro Atlanta area. However, what truly sets us apart from the rest is the expertise that we provide in specialized repair work – more specifically, aluminum vehicle repairs.
Our Aluminum Repair Process
One key differentiator between us and other collision centers in the metro Atlanta area is the expertise that we provide in more specialized repair work, and we are proud to offer full aluminum repair services to our customers.
But which cars are made from aluminum? You might be surprised to hear that many popular brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, Acura, Honda, and beyond utilize aluminum frames and body panels on their vehicles.
So, what happens when an aluminum panel gets dented?
When an aluminum panel is damaged or bent, specific tools are required to extract the dents and reshape the vehicle’s body. Rest assured that when you leave your aluminum vehicle with the Hennessy Collision Center team, you are leaving it in the best of hands. Our facility and technicians are equipped with the tools, designated repair areas, and sheer knowledge to understand the differences between steel and aluminum and restore your vehicle back to its pre-accident condition.
What Does It Take To Repair Aluminum?
In order to repair aluminum safely and successfully, proper expertise is required. Our I-CAR Gold certified team at Hennessy Collision Center is trained specifically to fix aluminum vehicle damage.
What most don’t know is that there are different types of aluminum, and each kind of aluminum requires specific care. This is where extensive education, training and certification allows our team to understand specific factory standards and restore your vehicle to those standards.
Turn it up! Heat softens the metal, making it necessary for repairing and reshaping aluminum. With that being said, heating the damaged area, reshaping the metal, and allowing it to cool while keeping its form is a tough task to perfect. At Hennessy Collision, we keep our certifications and training as current as possible to ensure that we have the best aluminum repair technicians in the business working on your vehicle.
Aluminum repairs call for careful monitoring and specialized equipment. Luckily for you, we have it all! Among the equipment needed are specialized welding tools and aluminum dent pullers, which have the ability to save more panels (and save you more money in your repair!)
Aluminum dent pullers make the job more efficient than ever before and take less time overall, even in the heating and cooling process. Using them requires additional technique mastery, but no fear – our I-CAR Gold Class Certification means that only the best in the business will be restoring your aluminum vehicle back to its original condition.
The Differences Between Aluminum & Steel Repair
Steel & aluminum have different challenges when it comes to auto body repair – for starters, repairing aluminum requires additional staff training and facility qualification. This is why it matters to find a shop that can properly repair aluminum!
Aluminum doesn’t have the same moldable properties as steel and responds differently to heat. Aluminum is, also, much stronger and weighs less than steel. These differences give aluminum a particular advantage with trucks, helping with payload capacity, towing capacity and efficiency – they also explain why aluminum requires more detail than steel does.
Collision centers that are properly equipped for aluminum repairs should always have a clean, dedicated area to perform them – if steel and aluminum come into contact with each other, they have the potential to cause an explosion. Our team understands this risk, and our facility is laid out to prevent it!
Please bear in mind that cutting corners with aluminum vehicle repairs can lead to further damage which, in some cases, might not be fixable. When your vehicle is in our care, you can rest assured; our technicians have the expertise to mend aluminum properly and understand its differences from steel.
Hennessy Collision Center is equipped to perform top-notch aluminum repair work on your vehicle