When you leave your vehicle at Dave Sutter Auto Body for repair, you can feel confident that we will return your car to its pre-accident condition.
Dave Sutter Auto Body offers complete auto body services from dings and dents to major collisions. ESTIMATE TOO HIGH? WE REPAIR WHAT OTHERS REPLACE. Our technicians remove panels and with proprietary techniques we often can reform the panel to its original shape, saving you time and money. Our technicians can repair any type of collision damage. Even high impact collisions that require extensive frame repair.
Our Complete Collision Services:
- Major & Minor collision repair
- Unibody frame straightening
- Plastic bumper repairs
- Paintless Dent / Hail Damage and Ding removal
- Panel repair
- Expert paint matching
- Scratch repair
- Wet Sanding
- Graphics removal
- Paint protection systems
- Windshield repair and replacement
COMPLETE COLLISION SERVICE
In almost half of all collisions, some degree of frame/unibody damage occurs. It could just be the bumper mounting member that’s bent, or the damage could be extensive enough to require the replacement of a part or all of a frame/unibody rail. Frame/unibody 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.
How is it done?
This type of repair is done on a frame/unibody machine, which is a platform onto which the vehicle can be clamped. It 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/unibody has been restored to its original condition, all other parts will fit and the wheels will align correctly.
WHAT IS UNIBODY FRAME REPAIR?