Collision Related Mechanical Repair
Most auto collisions require more than just structural repair. As an industry leader in recognizing the complexity of mechanical and electronic repairs that are part of many collisions Tsawwassen Collision employs a fully licensed mechanical team as part of the overall repair team.
This mechanical team, working with current technology equipment is able to perform in-house electronic diagnosis, component replacement, suspension repairs, air conditioning, tire changing and wheel alignment. This allows us to maintain control of the entire repair process with very minimal sublet involved. There is both efficiency and security added to the process if the vehicle does not have to leave our facility. With the complexity of modern cars these skills and equipment are needed with virtually every repair. Very few other collision repair facilities can offer the repair control allowed by this wide range of in-house services.
Our Approach to Electronic repairs
It is unrealistic to expect the technician who has been trained and is very experienced with metal and structural repairs to also be able to diagnose and then correct electronic systems issues. It is also inefficient to leave all systems issues until the end of the repair and then send the car to the dealer or a sublet mechanical shop to resolve these as the last step in the process.
Our mechanics have the training and the equipment to be able to diagnose most systems issues. As a Honda/Acura ProFirst facility we use a Honda/Acura supplied diagnostic scanner that is directly supported and updated by Honda Canada. We use exactly the same programs and equipment that the Honda/Acura dealers use. For other makes we have current aftermarket equipment that allows almost all diagnostics and code resets. There are circumstances where we do have to send the car to the dealer for system resets and corrections, but this process is much more efficient if we have done the initial work and narrowed down the possible problems.
Importantly much of this electronic diagnosis can be done at the disassembly stage, or at another point before the work is completed. If the diagnosis and analysis show that parts are needed, these can be authorized and ordered as the car moves through other stages of repair.