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.
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Insurance is protection against the unseeable (and often times unavoidable) accidents that happen in our lives. Because you only benefit from having insurance when you need it, it’s easy to forget how important it is—but after an accident, there’s no better feeling than the relief of knowing that your auto body repairs will be taken care of by your insurance company. Whether you’re uninsured or shopping for a better policy, here is an overview of some of the different types of insurance available to you.
In the event that you are in an accident and the police decide it is your fault, liability insurance covers the cost of repairing any property, such as cars and buildings, damaged in the crash. You are personally responsible for any claims that exceed your coverage’s upper limit, so try to go beyond your state’s minimum requirement if you can afford the payment.
Collision insurance will make sure the bulk of repairs to your car are paid for. If the total cost of repairing your vehicle, including mechanical and auto body repairs, is greater than the value of your car, your insurance company will deem the car totaled and pay out the value of your vehicle.
Liability and collision insurance policies only cover car accidents. In order to cover other damage to your car, including theft, you’ll need to have comprehensive insurance. Anti-theft and tracking devices may bring down the price of this policy, depending on where you live and your driving history.
If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident, bring it to Dave’s Body Shop. We provide comprehensive auto body repairs at competitive rates, and we work with all insurance companies to get your car back on the road quickly. Call us at (888) 902-8220 to learn more about our collision repair services.
Our Paint Film Protection Package will keep your vehicle looking as beautiful and shiny as the day you drove it home from the dealership. This special service creates a clear, protective barrier on the surface of your vehicle’s paint using 3M’s Venture Shield Clear Paint Protection Film. With this valuable layer of protection, the exterior of your car will be safe from damage that can be caused by debris and flying rocks on the road. The high-quality materials of the Paint Film Protection Package will never crack or fade. To guarantee this, it is backed by a six year manufacturer warranty. When you choose the Paint Film Protection Package, you will keep your car looking like it is brand new!
To learn more about the Paint Film Protection Package from Dave’s Body Shop, visit our website or contact our location in Salt Lake City. We are proud to provide our customers with the highest quality of auto body services and collision repairs. Give us a call at (888) 902-8220 to set up an appointment for your vehicle today.
If your vehicle is equipped with four wheel drive, you may want to test its capabilities by heading out on an off-road adventure. Driving on off-road trails provides an excellent opportunity to explore nature while also having fun in your car. Before you embark on an off-road journey, it is important to make sure that you are fully prepared for the trip. Here is a look at some essential tips for taking your vehicle on an off-road adventure:
Review the Trail
Before you attempt to tackle a challenging stretch of terrain, you may want to review the trail conditions on foot. For example, you may want to test the depth of a large puddle before you try to drive your vehicle through it. Using a stick, you can test the depth of the water obstacle and ensure your safety.
Maintain a Steady Speed
When you are driving on an off-road trail, it is important to maintain a slow and steady speed at all times. If you lose your momentum while you are driving through deep mud, you run the risk of becoming stuck. Additionally, it is important to keep your speed under control, as driving too fast could put you in danger of an accident.
Steer Clear of Ruts
Muddy trails may contain ruts that have been caused by other drivers. Whenever possible, it is a good idea to steer clear of these ruts. By forging your own trail and driving away from ruts, you will maintain your steering ability and keep control over your vehicle.
If you are interested in taking your vehicle on an off-road journey, the expert technicians at Dave’s Body Shop will be there to assist you. Our off-road division can provide you with a full range of body services and modifications, and we will make sure that you are equipped to tackle the toughest terrain. To set up an auto body or collision repair service appointment in the Salt Lake City area, call us at (888) 902-8220.
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.