Repair Steps

Step 1: Estimate

Non-drivable vehicles are disassembled to identify hidden damage. Drivable vehicles are disassembled when the vehicle arrives at the shop for the scheduled repair. Vehicles are inspected and photographed. Relevant data is entered into our estimating systems to determine repair cost and time requirements. Insurance companies review estimates and determine if the vehicle is repairable. We obtain insurance company agreement for repairs needed, time requirements and final costs.

Step 2: Order Parts

The required parts for your vehicle are checked for availability and then ordered. Parts used to repair vehicles may be factory new, used, reconditioned, or aftermarket; according to insurance company guidelines. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.

Step 3: Structure Repair

In the structure repair area, we use powerful Chief frame pulling machines and a Chief laser measuring system to return the unitized body and frame to factory specifications

Step 4: Body Repair

The Body repair process repairs and replaces exterior panels as described in the repair plan. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparation process.

Step 5: Mechanical Repairs

Damaged mechanical and suspension parts are repaired as needed. Axelrod Collision Center has a Master technician at the shop to perform technical repairs as needed.

Step 6: Plastic Repair

We can frequently repair bumpers and other plastic parts that are dented, torn or cracked, depending on the severity. Axelrod Collision Center uses the latest Nitrogen plastic welder and advanced materials to quickly return plastics to pre-accident condition