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How does certified collision repair work?

How does certified collision repair work?

Are you wondering to your self about how certified collision repair actually works? Are you looking for a place to take your vehicle to have it repaired after a collision? At our Pfaff Autoworks certified collision repair facility in Vaughan, ON, our customers can get high-end certified collision repair for their vehicles. We have state-of-the-art equipment and machinery, combined with expert technicians, so we can get the job done right and to the manufacturer’s standards. To find out more about how certified collision repair works at Pfaff Autoworks, we encourage you to continue reading this article.

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Pre-wash the vehicle

The first step of the certified collision repair process is to pre-wash the vehicles. We do this so that we can get a good look at the damages, especially on the body of the vehicle, and make sure the new paint can adhere properly to the surface of the vehicle. Another reason why we pre-wash the vehicles to get rid of all the environmental contaminants that may be present, like salt, dirt, or grime. The pre-wash step allows our technicians to map out any prior damage to the vehicle so that they can map out how the repairs are going to go. 

Diagnostic testing 

The second step of the certified collision repair process is to do diagnostic testing on the vehicle. Our mechanical technicians will take a factory computer and connect it to the vehicle which will allow us to pull any diagnostic trouble codes that may be present. Commonly, we can relay those trouble codes back to the accident and determine if that vehicle’s fault is related to the collision or it is preexisting. 

Removing of parts 

There are two main reasons why parts would need to be removed from the vehicle. Reason one: because the part is damaged or reason two: because the part needs to be painted. 

Prior damage to the vehicle

There are a number of ways that prior damage can affect how we go about repair planning a vehicle. Often times you may find prior vehicle damage once we disassemble the car and you see that there are prior repairs that were completed or prior damage that was not repaired properly. Another way that we can tell of prior damage will affect the repair plan for the vehicle is minor visual things like stone chips or key scratches. Wear and tear things can really affect the way that we are able to refinish the vehicle. 

It is always a good idea to seek certified collision repair for your vehicle after an accident. If you are still wondering how certified collision repair works, we encourage you to get in touch with a Pfaff Autoworks representative today. 

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