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    Exploring the Benefits of Auto Detailing

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Scheduling regular detailing procedures for your vehicle is one of the essential steps of car ownership. During a car detailing procedure, a skilled technician will thoroughly clean and condition the exterior and interior surfaces of your vehicle. There are several benefits of auto detailing. With routine detailing, you can help to protect your paint from the damaging effects of weather and the road. In addition, detailing can help to prevent scratches or rust on the exterior of your vehicle. When you detail your car on a regular basis, you will also find that your car is valued higher should you ever choose to sell.

    To set up a detailing service for your car, call Dave’s Body Shop at (888) 902-8220. Our Salt Lake City auto repair center offers a complete range of collision repairs and car detailing services. From your headlights to your paint, we can ensure that each part of your car is looking its very best. 

    A Look at Some Popular Vehicle That Have Aluminum Body Panels

    Last updated 5 months ago

    The use of aluminum body panels brings many benefits in terms of weight savings, improved fuel efficiency, lower emissions, increased crash safety, and even better vehicle dynamics. And yet, according to an estimate by the Automotive Service Association, less than 10 percent of the more than 30,000 independent auto body repair shops in the U.S. meet training and equipment requirements necessary to work with aluminum body parts. A lot of vehicles use aluminum auto-body parts; in fact, your vehicle may have one or more aluminum body panels. Here is a look at some of the popular vehicles that make use of aluminum body panels. 

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    Aluminum body panels are used heavily by Ford. The Ford Mustang GT features an aluminum hood, as do the Expedition and Explorer. Ford has also been at work since 2009 developing the new F-150 pickup truck, which features an all-aluminum body and weighs as much as 700 pounds less than the current model.  


    BMW claims to make the ultimate driving machines, so it’s no surprise that a number of BMW vehicles use aluminum body panels. The Z7, Z8, X5, and X6 Series all features aluminum body panels. The BMW 3, 5, and 6 Series also feature aluminum hoods, doors, and body panels.

    Jaguar Land Rover

    Jaguar Land Rover is one of the world leaders in the area of aluminum body construction. From the all-new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport to the exciting new Jaguar F-TYPE and Jaguar XJ, Jaguar Land Rover utilizes the weight saving and performance improving principles of aluminum across a wide range of luxury cars and SUVs.

    If your vehicle features aluminum auto-body parts, bring it to Dave’s Body Shop. Located in West Jordan, UT, our auto body shop has a separate aluminum work bay that specializes in aluminum auto body repair. Visit our website to learn more about our collision repair services, or call us at (888) 902-8220 to schedule an appointment for your vehicle. 

    Essential Information about the Auto Body Repair Process

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Putting your car back together after a car accident is no easy feat. For this reason, a minimum of two days is required for minor repairs in order to allow a proper curing time for any primers, fillers, and paint used on your car. Provided that your vehicle is an original factory color, most auto body shops can match the paint when repairing your vehicle. Computerized measuring systems and state-of-the-art pulling and anchoring equipment is used to fix frame damage.

    If your car has been in a wreck, bring it to Dave’s Body Shop. Since 1942, we have been committed to offering the highest standard of collision repair available in the industry. No matter how much damage your vehicle has sustained, our auto body repair experts can make it look like nothing ever happened. To learn more about our collision repair services, visit our website or call us at (888) 902-8220. 

    Dave's Body Shop Has Utah's Only State of the Art Aluminum Workbay

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Every year, the auto industry’s top manufacturers come out with more elegant, more efficient, and more sophisticated vehicles. To keep up with advances in vehicle design, auto body shops all over the country need to upgrade their repair capabilities. Dave’s Body Shop is more than up to the challenge, and is proud to provide Utah car owners with the state’s only high-quality aluminum workbay

    The Rise of Aluminum Vehicles

    Though traditional steel has served vehicles well in the past, aluminum is gaining some momentum as a suitable material for vehicle body panels. The 2015 Ford F-150, for example, is largely made with an aluminum body. This is a very big deal, considering how the F-150 is one of the top-selling nameplates in the American auto industry. An aluminum body reduces the vehicle’s total weight and gas mileage, and is bound to catch on in future vehicles.    

    Aluminum Repair Considerations

    Since aluminum body panels are a relatively recent development, many auto body repair shops are not properly equipped to repair damaged aluminum vehicles. While steel is traditionally joined with welds, aluminum auto parts require rivets. Aluminum and steel have a number of metallurgic differences—to successfully work with aluminum, workers need special training and equipment.

    Dave’s Auto Body Repair Services

    There are over 300 auto body shops in Utah, and only one of them is equipped with a state of the art aluminum workbay. Dave’s Body Shop is fully qualified to repair the new Ford F-150 and any other aluminum vehicles that come to our shop. We’ve even been accepted as an authorized repair center for the all-electric Tesla Model S, which has an all-aluminum chassis. We’re also fully authorized to provide repairs for Nissan, Audi, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles.

    Dave’s Body Shop is an independent auto body shop in West Jordan, UT. We’re proud to provide eco-friendly repairs and embrace cutting-edge auto body repair technology. To learn more about our collision repair services, feel free to visit our website or call (888) 902-8220. 

    "Only Dave's can turn being rear-ended into almost a pleasant experience"

    Last updated 7 months ago

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    • Only Dave's can turn being rear-ended into almost a pleasant experience. During the process I was showing around the pictures they sent of my car being fixed like a new baby, "See, this is my car without a bumper!" And within a week, it was all done, and wow. It's better than it was before the accident! The basics were all covered;... More
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Dave’s Body Shop exceeds all EPA requirements for auto repair. We recycle; everything from excess paint to cardboard, aluminum, anti-freeze, oil and metal, and we are committed to minimizing our impact on mother earth. For more information contact Dave's Body Shop at (801) 566-3906.

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