Auto Body Repair In University City.

Discover why Paul Bros. Auto Body is Downtown Philadelphia’s oldest auto body shop.

Safe Auto Body Repair

Safe auto body repair and why it is so important today.

The car you are driving today is light years ahead of the car you were driving just before this one. That is why the car you are driving today cannot be safely repaired with the repair processes of yesterday. When you get a car repaired at an auto body repair shop, you have no way of knowing if the car was repaired properly and utilizing the right techniques as directed by the manufacturer of the car.

People don’t realize this, but there is no government agency that oversees auto body repair shops. There are no laws that force auto repairers to stick to the methods prescribed by the manufacturer. This is a frightening fact that most people do not realize until they find themselves in need of collision repair.

Carmakers are constantly updating their manufacturing techniques. The steels they use and construction materials are changing. Today’s cars are full of sensors, all of which must be put back in the exact position as when new, then recalibrated in order to function properly.

Not every body shop in the vicinity of University City abides by the manufacturer specifications. Not every auto body shop in University City sends their technicians to be trained, and not every auto body shop invests in the technology and materials to properly repair cars on the road today. Many of these shops are fixing today’s cars with yesterday’s technology and that is dangerous.

Pre- and Post repair scanning

As we mentioned, today’s cars are filled with specialized electronics and sensors. The manufacturers insist that all cars that have undergone a repair must have a pre-repair and a post-repair scan done of their sensors in order to deem the repair successful and safe. The problem is the equipment required to perform these scans is expensive and the labor to perform them is often not reimbursed by the insurance companies so most body shops in the area do not perform scans.

At Paul Bros. Auto Body, we can and do perform pre and post repair scans on all makes and models of cars where the manufacturer has provided a position statement. You can rest assured that all safety systems will be in proper working order once you leave Paul Bros. Auto Body.

How do you know if your car was repaired safely?

At Paul Bros. Auto Body, we have been in business since 1905. We have stayed in business this long by always staying ahead of the curve. We have been vigilant in investing in our technician training, the equipment we use, and the processes we follow in order to deliver to you the safest, most accurate repairs in University City on time and as promised.

When you get your car repaired after an accident, there is no way of knowing what is hiding under the shiny new paint. How do you know if the technician used the right welding procedure? How do you know if the technician utilized all the corrosion protection or if they cut corners in the effort of making a quick repair?

This is why it is so important to do business with an auto repair shop that is committed to doing repairs the right way every time. This is our promise at Paul Bros. Auto Body. You can rest assured that your car was repaired properly, no corners were cut, and your car is as safe as it was when new.

Auto Glass Repair / Replacement

Did you know that your windshield is actually a structural component of your vehicle? And when it is damaged or compromised, the safety of your vehicle is compromised. Timely windshield replacement is essential to your safety. According to the Auto Glass Safety Council, a windshield makes up to 60% of the structural integrity in a rollover accident, although the percentage varies depending on the car’s make and model.

In many cases, your insurance company will cover most chips and some policies even cover total replacement. So why wait to get your windshield replaced?

If your vehicle has recently encountered windshield damage, you may be wondering whether repair or replacement is necessary. Most automotive glass companies can repair most chipped windshields, however, cracks longer than three inches usually mean that a complete replacement is necessary to protect the structural integrity of your car and the safety of its occupants.

Paul Bros. Auto Body works with all major insurance carriers, handling the insurance filing for you. It is advisable to contact your local agent to verify coverage before having your windshield repaired or replaced.

Don’t let a crack in your windshield threaten the safety of your family. Contact Paul Bros. Auto Body today. Our auto glass specialists have the skills and experience necessary to determine your windshield replacement and repair needs.

Windshield repair is an inexpensive alternative to windshield replacement that can stop chips and cracks from spreading, but only when the damage is small enough to warrant the repair.

Why having an in-house alignment shop is important.

Faster Repair Times

If your car has been in a collision, it will most likely need an alignment. Not all auto body shops in University City perform this in-house because the equipment is expensive and it takes up a lot of space.

Not being able to perform alignments in-house simply means your car will take longer to repair. Think about it this way, at a typical University City body shop, the technician finishes your car, and then it sits while you wait for him to call the alignment shop and get an appointment. Next, the car has to be transported to the alignment shop. Then the car has to wait to get the work done. Then it has to be transported back to the shop. All of this can add days to your repair unnecessarily.

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Modern repair techniques in University City’s oldest auto repair shop.