The application of aluminum panels for automotive use is nothing new. Hoods and deck lids have been made with aluminum for years. Replacing steel parts with aluminum helps minimize weight levels which can help vehicles be manufactured for a specific emissions class. In fact, many luxury cars including the Jaguar, Range Rover, Aston Martin and Audi now use almost exclusively aluminum parts.
Aluminum repairs are much different than steel. Steel has “metal memory” which means it easily can be returned to its original structure. Aluminum is more pliable and special tools are needed to repair dents. An aluminum dent pulling station is now the standard resource for body shops that do aluminum repairs.
Aluminum also reacts differently to heat. This means body shops that have traditionally have worked with steel will need to adjust their methods. Too much heat can compromise the integrity of aluminum. Due to this act, many vehicles with extensive aluminum components use alternative methods to connect parts besides welding. For example, the Ford F150 has many aluminum parts joined by rivets and special adhesives. This replaces welding in the initial construction and of course for repairs.
Georgia Luxury Automotive understands the significant differences between working on steel versus aluminum repairs. Sending your vehicle to a shop that doesn’t understand these distinctions may do more, if not irreparable, damage to your vehicle. That’s why Georgia Luxury Automotive has trained their technicians to expertly mend aluminum and comprehend how it varies from steel. Once aluminum is bent or damaged, it takes specific tools and knowledge in order to extract the dents and reshape your vehicle’s exterior.
We spent years training our technicians and equipping our facilities in preparation for aluminum body repair. Georgia Luxury Automotive’s aluminum repair work is backed by our lifetime guarantee.