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Understanding Common Auto Collision Repairs & Processes

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Accidents are unfortunate events, but they are an unavoidable part of driving. When these mishaps occur and result in damage to your vehicle, it’s important to choose a reliable and reputable collision repair shop like Automed Collision to assure your car’s safety and aesthetics are restored. 

A comprehensive understanding of common auto collision repair processes can be highly beneficial, helping you make informed decisions about the care and maintenance of your vehicle after a collision. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common auto collision repairs, the standard processes involved in repairing the affected areas, and how our certified technicians at Automed Collision Center ensure they get the job done right.

We will delve deeper into these fundamental services, explaining the typical procedures and techniques involved in them. Additionally, we will share valuable insights on how the experienced technicians at Automed Collision use their training and expertise to identify and address the problems, whether cosmetic or structural, and restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.

Common Auto Collision Repairs and Their Processes

Dent and Scratch Repairs

Dent and scratch repairs are among the most frequent services requested at collision repair shops. These damages can result from anything, including minor fender benders, shopping carts, or debris on the road. Our skilled technicians at Automed Collision begin by inspecting the damaged region to evaluate the magnitude of the impact and determine the most suitable repair method. For minor damages, techniques like paintless dent repair or buffing can be employed, while deeper dents might require a combination of techniques like filling, sanding, and repainting.

When it comes to scratch repair, our specialists first assess the depth of the scratch to determine the appropriate course of action. Shallow scratches usually require a simple buffing to blend the affected area back into the surrounding paintwork. However, deeper scratches typically necessitate a more complex process involving sanding, priming, and repainting. Our repair experts use color matching technology to ensure the paint perfectly matches your vehicle’s existing shade.

Auto Glass Repair and Replacement

High-quality and properly-installed auto glass is critical for maintaining the structural integrity of your vehicle and safeguarding you and your passengers. Damaged glass reduces overall visibility, putting drivers at risk. Chipped or cracked windows can be quickly repaired if addressed early, but neglecting the issue can lead to further complications and eventually require full glass replacement.

At Automed Collision, our glass repair technicians begin by determining whether the damage is repairable or whether a replacement is needed. For smaller chips or cracks, a special resin is injected into the damaged area and cured with ultraviolet light. This process restores the strength of the glass and reduces the appearance of the damage. If the damage is beyond repair, our technicians carefully replace the glass, adhering to all relevant safety guidelines and industry standards.

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

Paintless dent removal (PDR) is an innovative and cost-effective method for repairing minor dents and dings without altering the vehicle’s paintwork. PDR is especially useful for addressing damage caused by hailstorms, door dings, or accidental pressure. The process involves using specialized PDR tools to manipulate the metal from behind the dent gently, slowly restoring the original shape without affecting the paint’s appearance or integrity.

At Automed Collision, our trained PDR technicians meticulously analyze the dent’s location, size, and depth and establish a customized strategy for the repair. We also use advanced lighting systems to scrutinize the progress closely as we carefully restore your vehicle’s original form. It’s important to note that paintless dent removal is best suited for smaller dents where the paint remains intact and undamaged.

Bumper Repair and Frame Straightening

Bumpers are designed to absorb and disperse the forces generated during a low-speed impact, ensuring the safety of your vehicle’s occupants. Damage to the bumper, be it cosmetic or structural, necessitates immediate attention. Depending on the material of your bumper, our technicians at Automed Collision can repair, re-sculpt, or replace the affected area with precision. We ensure that all replacement bumpers match the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications to maintain your vehicle’s safety features, appearance, and resale value.

In the aftermath of a collision, a vehicle’s frame may become warped or bent, causing irregular tire wear, misalignment, or even rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive. At Automed Collision, we employ sophisticated frame straightening equipment and techniques to return your vehicle’s frame to the original factory specifications. Our technicians use laser-based measuring systems to detect deformations and hydraulic tools to correct the damaged frame, ensuring your vehicle’s safety and performance are restored.


When dealing with auto collision repairs, it’s essential to choose a reliable and professional collision repair center that prioritizes your vehicle’s safety and appearance. At Automed Collision, our ASE and Bosch-certified technicians have the skills, experience, and technology to perform a wide range of collision repair services using industry-approved techniques. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has made us the go-to choice for countless drivers in the Los Angeles area.

At Automated Collision, our decades-long commitment to excellence and customer service has earned us a reputation symbolized by the trust of countless drivers and their families in Los Angeles and beyond. With Bosch and ASE certifications, we provide top-quality and professional collision repair services that prioritize safety and precision, ensuring that the repair work not only meets industry benchmarks but also surpasses your expectations. Trust us  to bring your vehicle back to its pre-accident state. Reach out to us today for all your collision repair needs and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a job well done!



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