Auto Collision Repair
Golf Automotive is your specialist for collision repairs in Waterloo, Kitchener, and the surrounding area. Our staff is certified to perform structural and superficial collision repairs on all makes and models. To help you better understand these repairs and what they involve, we have developed a step by step procedure of our work for certain repairs. Information on our structural and superficial repairs is available. For further details, we encourage our customers to speak directly to our staff or to get an estimate.
Types of Auto Collision Repair
COLLISION REPAIRS WATERLOO | STRUCTURAL REPAIR
All structural repairs begin with a careful inspection of the vehicle’s frame to determine the extent of the damage. The inspection is done by our certified staff, who have been trained to inspect the integrity of the frame. They can determine whether the extent of the damage to the frame compromises the safety of the vehicle, or whether it is safe to straighten the frame and retrieve the vehicle to its original conditions. To learn more about structural repairs, read through our procedure below.
- The car must first be set up onto the frame machine to ensure that it is secured and ready to repair.
- The parts of the car are disassembled.
- The frame of the vehicle is measured and compared to the specifications of that specific car.
- If the safety of the vehicle is not compromised, then the frame is straightened to meet the original factory standards.
- The damaged parts are repaired and the un-repairable parts are replaced.
- The car is lowered off the frame machine.
- The damaged areas are refinished and painted if necessary.
- The car is refinished, painted and the area surrounding the damage is blended to provide the best possible color match.
- The vehicle is cleaned and prepared for customer pick-up.
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Superficial repairs involve all types of collision repairs in which the frame of the vehicle is not affected. Some of these collision repairs can be entirely fixed within our shop, without the need to have any of the parts replaced. Such repairs include a dented door, a cracked bumper, a bent or dented panel, a damaged hood or trunk, among others. To help you better understand the processes required by these repairs, we will take you through our step by step procedure of fixing a dented door.
- Every single repair that we undertake begins with a very close inspection of the problem, to identify the best solution.
- The second step of the process involves providing an estimate to our client based on our findings during this inspection.
- Depending on the damage to the door, it may have to be removed from the car, or could be fixed while still attached to the vehicle.
- In most cases, the door does not have to be removed, and so the next steps involve removing the dents by returning the shape of the door to its original conditions.
- Once the door is back to its original shape, some body work must be completed to prepare it for painting and refinishing. Learn More about Auto Body Repairs
- The last step of the process is the painting and re-finishing, which involves priming, painting, clearing and blending. Learn More about Auto Painting
Kitchener Waterloo’s Recommended Structural Inspection Station
INSPECTION STATION LICENCE
In order to establish, operate and maintain a motor vehicle inspection station, one must obtain a licence issued by the Ministry of Transportation. Golf Automotive staff has had this licence for numerous years, which illustrates our extensive experience in assessing the safety of a vehicles structure. Our expertise is also demonstrated by the trust of several insurance companies and government offices that send us their vehicles for inspection.