When you have an accident, you might worry your car will never be the same. To get repairs that work right and long-term, it’s important to find an Austin collision center with technicians trained in the latest technology to repair your vehicle.
Collision repair on new vehicles goes beyond fixing dents in the car’s body. A majority of a newer car’s operating functions are computerized, and technicians need to have current training to have the skills required to make the repairs. Some body shops in Austin can make the repairs, but some may not be able to fully repair the newest models.
The right repair equipment
It takes new equipment to provide collision repair on the latest vehicles. Find out if you can visit a body shop before taking your car there. If you see technology that looks older, that shop may not have the ability to make the repairs properly.
Maintaining the latest technology to repair new vehicles is a costly expense for any body shop, so many go years between getting new equipment.
As you talk to someone about their technology at a collision center, ask about the training for technicians and if they are certified. Inquire about specific certifications by your vehicle manufacturer. Manufacturers train technicians to repair their vehicle to their specifications. Also, if your vehicle is hybrid, ask if anyone has received training specifically for hybrid vehicles.
A few years ago, manufacturers introduced more than 140 redesigned cars to the market. This means techs must learn about new features on the vehicles and how to make the repairs.
Training should be frequent and recent. A tech may not be well trained to work on your new vehicle if they were last trained a few years ago.
The team of technicians at Ellis & Salazar Automotive and Collision, an Austin body shop, completes ongoing training from manufacturers and other sources so the repairs to your car are exactly as the manufacturer requires. We also routinely invest in the latest technology. Our team can repair your vehicle no matter how old or how new. Give us a call for a free estimate.
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