Auto Body Repair
Nobody ever expects their vehicle to get damaged. Most of the time, body damage is entirely accidental. However, it is almost always incredibly inconvenient.
When your vehicle is damaged, the rest of your day can grind to a halt. But it needn’t ruin your day completely, as we here at Effective Auto Body are fully equipped to deal with all kinds of auto body repairs, from minor dents and scrapes to more serious structural damage.
Our service includes:
- Complete vehicle repainting for a professional finish
- Dent repair and damaged body part replacements
- Frame and chassis realignment to repair structural damage
- Glass replacement for any cracked or broken glass
Body Work Painting
Accidents happen, and scratches in paintwork are incredibly common. Thankfully, the paintwork is very easy to replace, and with a bit of help, your vehicle can look as good as new in no time.
To begin the process, we first inspect the car for any rust or dents, as not even the best paint job can cover up body damage. Once the vehicle is sufficiently repaired, we then proceed to sand down the area.
We then clean the area thoroughly and tape off nearby windows and door handles, so the paint holds firmly precisely where we want it. Next, we prime the surface of the car and allow it to cure before sanding again.
Finally, three or four coats of paint are applied to the vehicle, allowing sufficient time to dry before applying a clear coat of lacquer to protect your new paint job. Finally, the surface is buffed to bring out a beautiful glossy finish.
Dent Repair & Part Replacement
Professional dent repair involves reshaping the damaged panel using specialist tools to press and massage the area from behind. As a result, damaged metal work is pushed back, restoring its original shape.
This method is commonly referred to as Paintless Dent Removal (PDR), and as the name suggests, it often means repainting is not required. This can usually be achieved within a few hours and tends to be very cost-effective.
In cases where dents are much larger and beyond simple repairs, it may be wiser to opt to replace the part instead.
Frame & Chassis Realignment
Studies have shown that roughly 50% of vehicles sustain damage to the frame and chassis following an accident. A damaged frame provides much less security to the vehicle’s passengers and can represent a threat to their safety should the vehicle be involved in further accidents.
Not only this, but a vehicle with a misshapen frame will also drive less comfortably, track unevenly, and cause further damage.
We use the latest machines to straighten misaligned frames using hydraulic force and torque to get them back to original specifications, allowing you to continue driving, safe in the knowledge that your loved ones are well-protected.
Why Hire Effective Auto Body in Richmond BC?
At Effective Auto Body, we consist of a team of auto body repair professionals who have been performing collision and autobody repairs for decades. Having served the Richmond community for a long time, we have built a reputation for high quality service and on-time delivery.