When your car, pickup truck or SUV is involved in a collision or has been damaged, you want prompt and professional service to get you and your vehicle back on the road as good as new. At the All Star Ford Lincoln Collision Center in Prairieville, we provide first-rate collision repair and paint and body work for drivers around Baton Rouge and Gonzales, LA.
As part of the All Star Auto Group, the Collision Center at All Star Ford Lincoln has access to Original Equipment body parts from Lincoln, Ford and other automakers. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) body panels, lighting and more are the ideal replacement for any vehicle, as they are produced to the high standards of the automaker and provide a fit and finish that cannot be matched by non-original body parts. With Original Equipment body parts installed on your car, SUV or pickup truck, you will have your vehicle repaired with the same parts that it came with when it rolled off the assembly line. Genuine Original Equipment parts also help maintain your original new car warranty.
Our collision service advisors work with your insurer to achieve an ideal outcome for you and your damaged vehicle. We always recommend using OEM auto parts, components and accessories, as they have proven time and time again to offer the most seamless fitment when replacing damaged body panels. With our Collision Center staff on your side, we will have your car, SUV or pickup truck looking like new before you know it!
There are many benefits to taking your vehicle to the Collision Center at All Star Ford Lincoln instead of just any old body shop. On top of our commitment to using Original Equipment body parts for a variety of makes, we also have a team of expert auto body collision repair technicians on staff. Our Certified Collision Repair Technicians are even Certified and trained to repair or replace the aluminum on popular Ford F-150 pickup trucks.
Our collision repair team has access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment to ensure top-quality repairs. The high-tech auto collision repair facility at All Star Ford Lincoln includes everything from computerized paint-mixing and matching equipment to ensure an undetectable repair to a computerized frame machine for precise frame repair. While we specialize in the makes that we sell as new, we have access to OEM parts for a broad range of brands like Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Jeep, Ford, Lincoln, Kia, Nissan, Chevrolet, Toyota, Scion, Volvo and Hyundai for body and mechanical repairs. Our extensive parts warehouse is on-site with a large inventory of components, but we can order the parts we need for your specific vehicle application if we do not have them in stock.
All Star Ford Lincoln Collision Center is the leading collision repair facility in the Baton Rouge area. Our confident and friendly technical team is fully trained and equipped to handle even the most challenging repair jobs and will take care of your car, truck, or SUV as if it were one of our own.
The Repair Process
At All Star Chevrolet Collision Center, our detailed auto body collision repair process ensures that your vehicle will be restored to like-new condition in as little time as possible. Please read the information below to become familiar with this process.
Your vehicle will be inspected in our estimate area. Data is then entered into our computerized estimating system that helps us produce the most accurate estimate possible. At this point, we will order your parts so that we can start repairing your vehicle as soon as possible.
The insurance company will review the estimate. Often, there is some negotiation between us and the insurance company about the price and procedure used to repair the vehicle as well as the parts to be used. This is also when the insurance company determines whether the car is repairable or a total loss. Once this process is completed, we can begin repairing the vehicle.
When a vehicle is disassembled, sometimes hidden damage is found and inner structure repairs can be assessed. Sometimes, this will require scheduling insurance reinspection and ordering additional parts.
We order parts as soon in the process as possible. (We have a full-time parts employee who specializes in making sure that the right parts arrive as soon as possible.) The repair process cannot begin until we have received all of the structural parts.
In the Structure Repair area, the unibody is returned to Factory specifications. A sophisticated laser measuring system is used to monitor all phases of this process. A computer-based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system ensures an accurate repair.
At this step, we replace exterior panels and do all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All of the vehicle's systems are checked during this process.
The key to a good paint job is preparation. The panels to be painted will need to have good paint adhesion. This critical process is performed in our paint prep booths. The paint is mixed in our computerized mixing machine, and then the color and clear coat is applied in our special down-draft paint booth. These state-of-the-art paint booths make sure that the paint is applied in an environment free of dust and baked at the optimal temperature.
Our staff will wash and vacuum your vehicle and prepare it for delivery. Your vehicle is then road-tested and inspected to make sure that the repairs meet or exceed industry standards.
At delivery, we will go over the final paperwork with you and then you can drive off in your clean and fully-repaired vehicle.