Paintless Dent Repair
Paintless dent repair is a highly skilled method of removing minor dents, bumps, knocks and dings from vehicles without using any paint or body fillers. Utilizing a specialized set of tools, a skilled technician repairs minor dents and dings without a trace, instantly restoring the condition of your vehicle.
This service is quick, efficient and assists in the maintenance of your vehicle's value without the hassle or cost of re-painting or possible re-evaluation of paint densities upon vehicle trade-in. Each repair retains 100% the original paint. Repair time is reduced – usually a few hours, instead of a few days. Some minor items can even be repaired within the hour.
Paintless dent removal is becoming the preferred method of repairing hail damage, minor dents and dings by major insurance companies across North America.
If the paint on your vehicle has been lightly damaged, but the structure remains untouched (no denting), a paint touch-up may be the right solution. If you have scraped a light post, brushed against another vehicle or rubbed against a parking lot curb, paint touch-up service makes most small paint problems disappear.
Paint Touch-up is perfect for situations where it is not necessary to re-paint an entire panel yet the damage is too large to attempt with a "paint pen".
Paint Touch-ups are conducted by a skilled paint technician, who isolates the area, matches the exact manufacturer paint colour and skillfully re-paints the affected area. The removal and re-installation of body panels is rarely necessary.
This makes Paint Touch-Up quick and efficient, with most jobs accomplished within a few hours instead of a few days.
Today's vehicle bumper designs are far more advanced than only a few years ago. Not only are bumpers larger and more intricate, but they are made out more complex materials. If a bumper is damaged, it requires a skilled technician to determine the right course of action to take to get the job done efficiently.
Bumper repair necessitates determining the "depth" of the damage. Is the damage exclusively on the surface or is there hidden structural damage? The depth of damage could suggest a full bumper replacement or just a paint touch-up. Dilawri Collision Centre experts analyze your vehicle on-site, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on how to best proceed.
In the very nature of driving makes vehicle scratches a common occurrence, often the result of a pebble, tree branch, keys or even someone simply brushing up against your vehicle in a parking lot. As easily as they can happen, Dilawri Collision Centres can make them "un-happen".
Do-it-yourselfers often attempt to repair a paint scratch with a "paint pen". Unfortunately, most paint pens are ineffective on a feather-light scratches, and if used incorrectly, can make the damage look worse. Paint pens are difficult to use, requiring the skill to create a thin enough line to fit only in the scratch, while not overlapping the existing paint.
We recommend you save yourself the hassle and the time. Let us provide you with the right method to get your vehicle looking right – for the right price.
Windshield Repair and Replacement
Vehicle windshields are designed to provide structural support against the stress and pressure of traveling at high speeds. Most windshields are made up of 2 layers of glass, which sandwich an inner layer of automotive safety glass. The inner layer functions to hold fast the outer layers in the event of an accident that breaks or shatters the glass. This is the primary reason why windshields crack when struck by moving objects, but do not shatter or cave in on the driver.
Most chips and cracks can be easily repaired, but the diagnosis of each incident depends on four main factors: Size, type, depth, and location of the damage. The ability to repair will also vary based on age, amount of contamination, location and severity of the damage.
Dilawri Collision Centre repair technicians evaluate all the necessary factors before deciding whether how the best method to use to repair your windshield.
Wheels take the brunt of the daily wear-and-tear of driving. Rocks, debris, curbs and large bumps can easily dent, scuff or damage their look and functionality.
Any dents, bends, or large bumps can significantly affect the performance of the wheels, and by extension, the entire vehicle.. Vibrations from an out-of-round wheel negatively impact suspension, steering and alignment components.
Wheel lip or full wheel dings, bends or other damages can be fixed for a fraction of what it costs of a new replacement. Dilawri Collision Centre technicians will recommend the best course of action, whether it is repair or replacement.
Wheel rims come in a wide variety of finishes. Matching the correct finish to existing wheels is crucially important. The most common finishes include painted (powder-coated), machined and polished finishes. Dilawri Collision Centre refinishing processes remove curb rash, scrapes, gouges and paint discoloration caused by age or weather.
Wheel alignment is a crucial maintenance item that involves the adjusting of angles of the wheels so they match the vehicle manufacturer's specifications to ensure straight and true driving. A misaligned vehicle not only increases abnormal wear on your tires and rims, it also decreases fuel efficiency and put more strain on vital vehicle components such as shocks and struts. The longer the problem continues, the more damage can result.
Wheel alignment can be necessary due to a variety of driving incidents, such as driving over pot holes, debris, curbs or even as simple as a poor road conditions. The more the vehicle is required to flex and bend, the more strain is put on wheel alignment.
Vehicle collisions also significantly affect the alignment of your vehicle. Accident impact – even small "fender benders" – can drastically misalign the vehicle.
Similar to wheel alignment, the suspension of your vehicle is a vital item to maintain. Failure to repair a vehicle with suspension problems not only causes increase wear on other components, but can also put the driver at a safety risk due to reduced braking efficiency, reduced efficiency of anti-lock brakes, increased risk of skidding or hydroplaning and overall decreased control and passenger comfort.
It may be time to replace your vehicle's shocks or struts if your vehicle drops, bounces or rocks when you travel over bumps or turn corners – even at low speeds. Whether your vehicle is equipped with shock absorbers or a strut-based system (typical of many front-wheel-drive vehicles) Dilawri Collision Centre technicians have the expertise to diagnose and repair any problem the right way for the right price.
Hail Damage Repair
Hail damage provides a special set of circumstances depending on the severity and the amount of hail involved. It can range from needing a few dents repaired to requiring a total replacement of vehicle panels. The key is being advised on which corrective action to take to ensure the job is done the right way for the right price. Our goal is to properly appraise the damage to minimize your exposure on the insurance claim.
Our skilled technicians know when hail damage can be repaired, and when it should be replaced and we will work with you and your insurance company to ensure everything is taken care of.