We strive to provide the latest in auto body services and technology.
Here just a few of the services we provide for our customers:
Our Repair Guarantee
At Carrillo & Sons Collision Center, our goal is to provide you with a car that has been so expertly repaired that it is indistinguishable from the manufacturer's quality in original construction of the vehicle. Equally important, we repair every vehicle with your continued safety in mind. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality service possible at a fair price.
Estimating Your Repair Costs
We make every effort to prepare a correct estimate the first time, occasionally this requires minor disassembly of damaged areas to get a closer look at the "not so obvious" that often happens in an accident. An in-depth estimate helps us and the insurance company insure a smooth flow of the repair process. We use computerized estimating and management systems by Mitchell, and CCC.
We also offer mobile estimating for your convenience, just give us a call and we can schedule and appointment. One our estimators will meet you at your preffered location within 10 miles of our location.
We utilize State of the Art Frame Straightening Machine which is a high-tech, full-rack, vehicle straightening system. The machine is designed to bring your vehicle's frame, sub-frame, and body, back to with-in manufacturer/factory specified tolerances and clearances.
State-of-the-Art Heated Paint Booths
Refinishing Today's factory finishes incorporate applications of highly specialized paints. We have made a major investment in the finest paint booths and painting system available. We take pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the last step of the restoration process. Matching these exotic finishes found on many of today's vehicles require special expertise in application techniques. Due to this expertise level, our refinish technicians are trained through the PPG Program. This program enables us to offer a Lifetime Warranty on the vehicles finish as long as you own the vehicle.
Collision Repair Quality Control
Quality control inspections are an important part of our repair. The critical, final quality check is performed by our Detail Department & Facility Production Management. Our staff of trained technicians carefully examine the repaired area and thoroughly cleans the exterior and interior. We deliver only clean vehicles with a like-new finish.
Towing Service 24 Hours A Day
We offer 24 hour towing service. We are on call 7 days a week for all towing needs.
Towing is available day or night through Service Towing at (619) 977-7507
You need not worry about having a vehicle while yours is being repaired.
We can arrange a car rental for you so you are not without transportation. We use Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Quality Collision Workmanship
Carrillo & Sons Collision Center is fully equipped with the latest high tech equipment necessary for the expert repair of your vehicle. We use Chief S21 frame straightening equipment, Genesis Velocity Measuring equipment, Chief measuring and diagnostic equipment, Blowtherm and Garmat paint booths, dual prep stations, Blowtherm edging booths, as well as premium quality line welders, electrical analysis equipment, and air conditioning unit recharging equipment. Our computerized paint mixing chambers and downdraft spray booths are state-of-the-art.
Our personnel are thoroughly trained and tested on the use of our equipment and its exacting application in the repair process. Our technicians are ICAR-trained—an industry recognized certification program that provides ongoing technical training in the collision repair business. In addition, our technicians are trained by the manufacturers of our high tech frame, body repair, and paint systems on the proper use of the equipment and application of all materials.
We believe strongly that skilled craftsmen and the right tools are the keys to top quality repairs.
Computerized Color Matching
Auto manufacturers apply paint to the bare shell of the vehicle in ovens where the temperatures exceed 190-degrees Farenheit. This is because the auto manufacturers paint the car before any of the wiring, electronics, hardware, or interiors are assembled into the vehicle. In the collision repair business, the paint can only be dried at temperatures up to 180-degrees—any hotter and damage will be done to the car's mechanical, electrical, and interior systems. In addition, all auto manufacturers use an electrolitically applied "E-coat" primer that is applied to the bare vehicle unibody or sheet metal—this is an immersion process in a liquid, electrically charged solution that is impossible to duplicate in the repair industry.
Finally, the colors used by auto manufacturers may vary widely on the same models painted with the same color. Variations in shading and coloring depend on if your car was painted at the front end or tail end of an assembly line run of paint. Most new cars today are also painted with "two coat" or "tri-coat" paint processes—where mica, pearl, and metallic materials are applied sequentially in the factory finish. These finishes often vary in appearance based on the angle from which they are viewed. For example, a green metallic paint can appear "teal-colored" when looking at a straight or flat surface such as a hood, but nearly "black" when looking at a rounded surface such as a fender.
All of these factors make paint mixing, tinting, and blending in the collision repair process even more critical. To properly repair a minor dent of several square inches, an entire panel may need to painted and the adjacent panels may need to be blended in order to achieve a precise color match. At Carrillo & Sons Auto Body, we use computer-controlled sensing devices that provide the refinish technician with a precise formula to match the paint color on a vehicle.