Autobody & Collision Repair
Having a vehicle accident can be stressful? You have the right to choose where you get your vehicle repaired. Let Mertin Paint & Collision Centre take away that stress. We will get your vehicle back in shape with our trained and professional technicians. You can count on us to provide end-to-end assistance starting right from the initial FREE estimate, to the final touches of paint, making sure all your repair needs are met so we can get you back on the road quickly.
We stand behind every single one of our repairs and back it up with a lifetime guarantee.
Rear End Collision Repair
Rear-end collisions are among the most frequently occurring types of motor vehicle accidents accounting for 1 in every 4. Although reports state that approximately 25% of all motor vehicle accidents are rear-end collisions, the numbers may be even higher. It is estimated that a rear-end collision is reported approximately every 20 seconds and that approximately every 10 seconds a rear-end collision goes unreported.
Rear end collision repairs are one of the most common services performed, and we offer cost-effective and easy bumper repair solutions. If damages are more significant, we can estimate and perform frame straightening to ensure your vehicle matches manufacturer specifications. If your vehicle has been involved in a rear-end collision, there are certain things to look for before getting back on the road again. Here are top things to look for after being involved in a rear end collision:
Many vehicles, particularly rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles have transmission components located toward the rear of the vehicle making them prone to rear-collision damage. If you experience issues like transmission slipping, difficulty shifting, or leaking transmission fluid following a rear-end collision, you should immediately take your vehicle to a professional mechanic for an inspection. If you continue to drive your vehicle in this condition, with the transmission showing signs of damage, you run the risk of causing further, more serious damage. At the first sign of transmission trouble, bring your vehicle in for a diagnosis before you cause further damage to your transmission or other parts of your vehicle.
Your trunk should open and close smoothly, if it does not, your vehicle has suffered damage and should be inspected by a professional.
Hidden Body Damage
Beneath the plastic bumpers, covers, and shields lie many delicate components, essential to the safe operation of your vehicle. Behind your bumper cover, there are a multitude of pieces that you cannot see that could be damaged and should be checked. Don’t rely on the visual appearance of your bumper to determine whether your car is damaged beneath the surface.
Auto Body Molding & Painting Service
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that your vehicle has sustained some body damage. Once all the dings, dents, and necessary parts have been replaced it will almost certainly require some auto body painting. We have an array of environmentally friendly auto body paint options available. As well as Auto Body Molding & Painting, we offer a total car painting service that will leave your vehicle with a shining new paint job guaranteed to last for years to come.
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about auto body painting:
Will my whole vehicle be painted?
Generally, your entire vehicle will not be painted. We try to reduce cost and downtime by painting and matching only the affected areas of the car.
How long will it take for my vehicle to be painted?
Depending on how large the affected areas are, painting your vehicle will usually take between 2 and 3 days. It is important to keep in mind that the last coat often takes around 24 hours to fully set and dry, which makes a good paintjob a time-consuming process.
I wasn’t in an accident, but I see rust forming, what should I do?
If you start to see rust forming on your vehicle get it checked out as quickly as possible. Visible rust is often a sign of more serious corrosion taking place underneath the paint’s surface. We use specialized equipment and procedures to determine the extent of the corrosion. Once a diagnosis has been completed, you will know exactly what types of repairs are required.
When is it safe to wash and wax my vehicle?
We recommend only hand washing your vehicle with a mild soap and cool water for the first 30 days. Hold off using hot water, aggressive soaps, and automated car washes until your sure that the paint has had time to properly dry and seal. Washing your car with a damp rag, and thoroughly drying it, will help guarantee the protection of your new paint.
What are some tips for post auto body painting maintenance?
We recommend washing and waxing your car regularly. It is important that you also wash underneath your vehicle, and in hard to reach places like wheel wells, where corrosive chemicals tend to build up. It is also a good idea to have your vehicle professionally detailed at least once a year so that specialized protectants are given the opportunity to penetrate every nook and cranny that could potentially hold rust accelerants.
Car Scratch Removal
While small car scratches might not seem like more than a cosmetic issue, if deep enough they can expose your vehicle’s metal to the elements and contribute to rust down the road. With our inexpensive scratch removal services, you can be confident that your vehicle will be protected. Minor car scratches can often be buffed out with car scratch remover, making for an inexpensive and fast repair.