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    The Aluminum Workbay at Dave's Body Shop

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Not all body shops are the same. Like most other industries, auto body repair is a highly competitive field whose players have varying degrees of skill and professionalism. Dave’s Body Shop is proud to be one of the finest auto body shops in Utah, and home to the state’s only state-of-the-art aluminum workbay. 

    Aluminum is quickly replacing traditional steel in modern vehicle construction. Many high-end vehicles have been using aluminum panels for years, and the new Ford F-150 boasts an all-new, lightweight aluminum unibody structure. While aluminum is great for improving fuel economy, repairing it takes a certain level of skill. Dave’s Body Shop boasts special tools and technicians who are uniquely qualified to handle all aluminum repairs. Since aluminum will likely become a huge part of the auto industry in coming years, the aluminum workbay at Dave’s Body Shop gives us a significant edge over the competition.   

    If you’re looking for aluminum auto body repairs, trust the expert technicians at Dave’s Body Shop. You can call our West Jordan shop at (888) 902-8220 to learn all about our collision repair services. 

    Become a Defensive Driver With These Tips

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Defensive driving can help you steer clear from a potential collision. In order to drive defensively, it is important to develop driving habits that will help you respond to changes in the roadway. As you are driving, it is essential to keep a cushion of space around the car at all times. For an overview of some helpful defensive driving tips, watch this video from Howcast.

    If you have experienced an auto collision, the skilled professionals at Dave’s Body Shop will be there to assist you. We are proud to serve the Salt Lake City area with a complete range of collision repairs and detailing services. Give us a call at (888) 902-8220 to hear more about the advantages of bringing your vehicle to our shop for repairs. 

    A Look at the Rising Popularity of Aluminum Cars

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Automakers are continually pioneering new and revolutionary advances in vehicle design. One of the most exciting new innovations for today’s cars is the aluminum auto body. While cars in the past were made out of dense steel, some manufacturers are now crafting select vehicles out of lightweight aluminum. This unique auto body structure offers many advantages to drivers. If you are considering purchasing a new vehicle, here is a look at the rising popularity of aluminum cars.

    Aluminum Ford F 150 by Auto Guide

    The Benefits of Aluminum

    Aluminum offers many benefits to car owners. Since aluminum is extremely lightweight, an aluminum vehicle will weigh significantly less than its steel counterpart. By cutting down on curb weight through aluminum body construction, auto manufactures have been able to boost the fuel efficiency of their new vehicles. Because of its lightweight properties, aluminum can also help a car feel more responsive and agile on the road.

    Ford’s New Aluminum Vehicle

    Ford has recently announced an exciting aluminum addition to its lineup of vehicles. The 2014 Ford F-150 is newly available in an aluminum model. This new version of the iconic pickup is lighter and more fuel-efficient than ever before. By launching this aluminum F-150, Ford has become one of the pioneers for aluminum vehicle design.

    Aluminum Body Repairs

    It is important to note that aluminum vehicles must be repaired using different techniques than those that are used to repair traditional steel-bodied cars. If you purchase a new aluminum vehicle, it is essential to bring your vehicle to a shop that has the facilities needed to perform aluminum repairs.

    At Dave’s Body Shop, we are the only auto repair center in Utah that is equipped to repair aluminum vehicles. If you have recently purchased the new aluminum F-150, our highly skilled team will be glad to provide you with top-notch collision repairs and auto body services. To set up an appointment at our Salt Lake City location, call us today at (888) 902-8220. 

    Safety Tips for Driving in Traffic

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Whether you just got your driver’s license or you’ve been driving for years, driving in traffic can be challenging for drivers young and old, new and experienced. That’s because there is a very small margin of error when driving in traffic, as even the slightest mistake can sometimes lead to an accident. When driving in traffic, keep plenty of space in front of your vehicle and to the sides. Also make sure to constantly scan the road ahead for obstacles and developing traffic issues that could lead to an accident. For more tips on safely driving in traffic, watch this short video clip.

    For quality collision repair in West Jordan, UT, bring your vehicle to Dave’s Body Shop. We know that some accidents are unavoidable, which is why we promise to get your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible. Call us at (888) 902-8220 or visit our website to learn more about our auto body repair services. 

    Exploring the Tools and Equipment Needed to Repair Aluminum Vehicles

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Auto body repair shops need separate tools and equipment for aluminum body parts. That’s because corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals come in contact with one another. Aluminum also springs back different from impacts compared with steel, so special equipment and tools are also required to properly fix the damage resulting from a collision. If your vehicle features aluminum auto body panels, look for an auto body repair shop that features the following tools and equipment. 

    Separate Hand Tools

    Regardless of whether the shop features a separate aluminum bay or an entirely separate building, shops needs an entirely separate set of tools that are used solely for aluminum body work. These tools have been polished and specially made for aluminum work, and include grinders, wrenches, sockets, ratchets, files, hammers, and dollies.

    Dedicated Parts

    There can be zero chance of contamination between tools used for aluminum and steel, so auto body shops that offer aluminum auto body repair must have separate parts and components that are 100 percent dedicated for permanent aluminum use. Aluminum body shops feature separate part carts, stands, workbenches, and jacks.

    Riveting Tools

    Aluminum requires the use of high-tech riveting tools. Audi Certified Collision Repair Centers, for example, must use high-strength tools that have the same clamping abilities as ones used by the aerospace industry. Using sub-par riveting tools can cause expensive damage to aluminum auto body panels.

    Frame Bench

    Auto body shops that claim structural repair capabilities must use special frame equipment for measuring and jigging structural aluminum components. Audi requires certified shops to use a Celette bench.

    For quality aluminum auto body repair in West Jordan, UT, bring your vehicle to Dave’s Body Shop. We are proud to be an Audi Certified Collision Repair Center, which means we use Audi factory-approved tools and techniques in order to meet Audi’s exacting repair standards. Even if you don’t drive an Audi, you can count on the quality of our auto body repair services. Call us today at (888) 902-8220 to set up an appointment for your vehicle. 

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Dave's Body Shop is Eco-Friendly!

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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