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Collision Repair Process

The 10 Step Collision Repair Process

At Drive Autogroup Paint and Collision Centre in Pickering, Ontario, our certified auto body technicians have gotten car repairs down to a science. This highly regulated 10-step process is what we use for every single car, truck, van, or SUV that comes in for accident repairs, regardless of brand.

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Phone Number:Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Drive Autogroup has multiple CSN Certified Collision centres in Durham, Toronto, Scarborough and Markham Region.

Today, CSN Brimell, one of our Drive Autogroup’s body shops, is an 18,000 sq ft. state of art facility and has been recognized in the collision industry for its forward-thinking and production processes. CSN Brimell has several Original Manufacturer certifications and is a “preferred” collision repair shop for most major insurance companies.

When you have been involved in a collision or your vehicle needs auto body, paint, or glass repair services it is important to know that your vehicle is being repaired properly both for your safety and your peace of mind. But how do you know if the collision centre you are using has the knowledge to repair your vehicle to like-new condition?

James Hinchcliffe Spa –CSN Collision Centres deliver safety, reliability, and trust to every customer. Your needs are always our focus. At CSN we pride ourselves on providing a superior repair experience through trust and transparency. Every Canadian depends on safe and reliable transportation and when accidents happen, we take them seriously, because we know how important it is to get back on the road – with confidence.

No matter what happens, we’ll straighten it out!

1 Estimate

A trained estimator spends at least 20 minutes looking over your vehicle to get an accurate damage assessment. It may also be necessary to have body panels removed and then later reinstalled to check for any repair further work below the sheet metal and bumpers.

2 Repair Planning

If you’re going through your insurance company for the collision work, our repair planners will finalize the damage estimate and send it off to your broker for you.

3 Customer/Ins Approval

After dropping off your car at the shop, our technicians will remove and take apart all damaged components in order to identify which parts need to be ordered from the supplier.

4 Order Parts

When the manufacturer-approved parts arrive from our wholesaler, we mirror-match them to ensure that they will fit and align perfectly on your vehicle.

5 Structure Repair

If necessary, your car’s frame and/or chassis will be repaired and aligned to the manufacturer’s specifications using high quality computer-based tools.

6 Body Repair

This is the most important step in laying the foundation for a seamless factory appearance. All parts are checked for fit and the body is repaired, sanded, and smoothed to a perfect uniformity.

7 Paint

Using environmentally friendly waterborne paints that match exactly to your car’s paint code, we apply a basecoat and multiple layers of clear coat for a thick depth of gloss.

8 Reassembly

After the paint has fully cured, we reinstall all remaining body panels and trim pieces. Our technicians also go through a checklist and ensure that all system sensors are reset to normal.

9 Detailing

Now our professional detailers spend the time to give your car a thorough inspection in and out. We also perform a wet sanding and a power polish (when necessary) to ensure a perfect paint finish with zero imperfections. A production coordinator will sign off for final approval, too.

10 Completed

Time to pick up your vehicle! One of our staff will go over the repair invoice and give you the chance to look over your car so that it meets your high expectations.


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