Aluminium Repair


As part of our CERTIFICATIONS by various manufacturers, we are required to purchase state of the art tools specifically for aluminum repair. A lot of modern cars have aluminum panels and aluminum structure parts that require some special aluminum welding, weld-bonding, or rivet-bonding. With the increase concern for cars to perform more efficiently, manufacturers have utilized more aluminum than ever before because of its light weight. Who is equipped to repair aluminum vehicle?

The costly tools necessary in order to do so are specialized and require segregated conditions. TOTAL Collision & PDR has an isolated aluminum repairs work station to accommodate all these repairs without delay. Our technicians attend factory training and have all necessary specialty tools. Our certified Aluminum Master Technicians are qualified to repair those cars with the same quality and precision as when they were first built.

Aluminum IS MUCH more expensive to work on than steel and more difficult. Here are a few examples:

  • The MIG welding requires precision in the shielding gas mixture and travel speed. Tesla certified shops (also Mercedes and Audi) are required the shop to purchase a Fronius aluminum MIG welder because that’s what they use in the factory.
  • Aluminum is prone to galvanic corrosion so there must not be ANY steel that comes near the repairs (dust, debris, etc…)
  • The tech/shop must purchase a duplicate set of tool to be used exclusively with aluminum panels (to prevent galvanic corrosion).
  • Aluminum dust is explosive. So the shop must be equipped with extra safety equipment like the explosion proof vacuum cleaner.
  • Aluminum conducts heat much better than steel, which makes the process of heating for repairs very different. Also, aluminum does not turn red before reaching its melting or annealing points, so an untrained tech can easily turn a simple dent into a nightmare.

So what does Aluminum Certified mean?

Aluminum vehicles have become more prevalent in the automotive world, but the problem is that repairing aluminum vehicles requires an entirely different process than repairing the typical steel vehicle of the past. Aluminum Certified means that the  Total Collision & PDR  is equipped to properly repair a wider range of vehicles, whether they’re aluminum or steel.The Total Collision & PDR knows how important your vehicle is, so whenever an auto body repair for your vehicle is needed, rest assured that your vehicle is in well-equipped and knowledgeable hands!

Our benefits

why us?

With 20 years servicing the retail market, Total Collision & PDR offers the best quality repairs and customer service available.

We specialize in auto body repairs, paintless dent removal and hail damage repairs.

Speed of work

Our goal is to repair the vehicle to its pre accident condition as quickly as possible.

Quality of work

We work for you and not your insurance company. This allows us to provide the highest quality repairs possible.

Lifetime warranty

We stand behind our work. With a lifetime no questions asked warranty policy.

Staff training

Total collision maintains ongoing training classes for our technicians.


Our modern repair facility has the latest in today's equipment.

Customer service

We pride ourselves with our customer service. Take a look at our reviews!

Ready to take a free quote?

With your smart phone, simply take a few photos of the damage and upload them to our website. One of our customer service representatives will reach out with a price quote and to schedule your repair.


    contact us

    you can find us at

    Arlington Heights Location
    910 W Northwest Hwy
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 873-1790
    Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Carol Stream Location
    300 W St Charles Rd
    Carol Stream, IL 60188
    (630) 690-0127
    Mon-Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM