Our goal is to make your auto body repair experience as painless as possible. We do this by streamlining the repair process and working directly with your insurance company to simplify the claim. We will coordinate a rental car for you at our discounted rate, and are happy to assist with any towing arrangements you may need. At Gates Collision Centers, accurate estimates, quality workmanship and knowledgeable service all add up to a superior customer experience.
Gates has invested in the equipment, certifications, and space for aluminum repairs. At Gates, we are committed to leading the industry as new technology advances. As of June 2015, Gates is one of three collision repair centers in the nation with a dedicated aluminum repair room. The separated room will prevent element contamination of the aluminum parts. Stop by our Rimrock location to tour our latest addition to The Gates Difference.
Gates Auto Glass provides services that range from repairing rock chips to replacing windshields and windows. Our certified glass department serves the entire Dane County area and offers on-site glass repairs and replacement work at any Madison Gates Collision Centers location, or mobile service by appointment. Gates Auto Glass handles insurance claims as well as self-pay jobs, and we guarantee our work for as long as you own or lease your vehicle. Call us at 608-442-0078 for a free auto glass quote.
With Paintless Dent Repair (PDR), a skilled metal craftsman uses specialized tools and LED lighting to gently massage vehicle panels from the underside, restoring them back to pre-accident condition and strength. PDR does not utilize heat, dry ice, drilling or fillers during the repair process.
PDR will not damage your finish. The techniques we use are kept to the non-painted underside of the panels. Because today’s lighter, thinner metals have more flexibility, the paints used in modern vehicles are designed to match the new flex. Think of today’s paint as a marriage between rubber and color. Due to this flexibility, a skilled PDR technician will not compromise the integrity of the paint during the repair.
In most cases hail damage can be repaired solely by PDR. Because no paint work is needed with PDR, repairs are more cost effective, take less time, and are less invasive than a conventional body repair.
If you choose to not repair the damage, the value of your vehicle will be greatly reduced and cost you at trade-in. Also, if an accident occurs in the future, this prior damage may be treated as “related” by your insurance company, preventing you from receiving full payment for the new damage.