Auto Body Repair & Painting In Edmonton & Surrounding Areas
It doesn’t matter what type of auto body repair you need, the specialists at Edmonton's Frank’s Auto Body can handle it. We specialize in complete collision repair, auto painting, auto glass repair, as well as a number of other specialized services.
Auto Body Collision Repair Shops Edmonton & Sherwood Park
Accidents can happen to even the most cautious driver, and when your vehicle has body damage, it can not only make your car look unsightly, but potentially make it less safe on the road. Our auto collision repair specialists will make sure that your car is in safe driving condition before getting it back on the road, and our quality workmanship has a lifetime guarantee.
At Frank’s Auto Body here in Edmonton, we restore your vehicle to its pre-collision state. We also take care of internal damage that may not be noticeable to the naked eye, to make sure that your vehicle is 100% road ready.
Automotive Body Painting Shops Edmonton & Sherwood Park
We also offer professional auto body painting for all makes and models of vehicles. Our colour-matching technology can match the exact paint color for your vehicle perfectly. We can easily touch up scratches, chips, and scrapes.
Auto Glass Repair Shops Edmonton & Sherwood Park
Through our Glass Doctor division, windshield replacement service is available on site and even comes with our G12 guarantee.
Our Auto Body Repair Process
Our thorough repair process includes several checkpoints that ensure we never miss a thing. And once finished, your vehicle goes through another inspection to make sure we’ve provided the best possible workmanship.
In the estimate process a trained estimator inspects your vehicle; this data is then compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there can be hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled. We try to give you the most accurate quote possible upon initial review.
2. Insurance Approval
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate and may make changes. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process. Everyone’s insurance policy varies, so please contact your insurance agent for complete details.
In disassembly, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. At times this may require us to contact your insurance company and update the insurance estimate as well as order additional parts. We will keep you informed when this happens and we will communicate any changes directly to your insurance company.
4. Order Parts
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.
5. Structure Auto Body Repair
During this stage, the frame is returned back to the factory specification. A measuring system is used to monitor and analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.
6. Auto Body Color Matching
Color matching is done with the aid of a computer database. The database stores thousands of paint codes and formulas that make up a specific paint color. Once the paint is mixed it is then checked for variations.
7. Body Repairs
The body repair department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. New or repaired panels are sealed, caulked & rust proofed in order to maintain factory like corrosion protection. This is where your vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparations department.
8. Paint Prep
Paint preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then chemically etched, primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
Top quality finish is applied in a spray booth under tightly controlled conditions to keep contaminates out of the paint. The vehicle is kept until the paint drys out to give the paint a durable and long lasting finish.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
11. Final Details
During the repair process, the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. We will clean your vehicle and make sure all the fine details are complete. Some vehicles may require a road test to ensure that everything is working properly. This final inspection is required to assure that the vehicle is restored to its previous condition.
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When you arrive to pick up the vehicle, the bill will be explained in detail and the final paper work is completed.