Unibody Repair by Quality Body Works
Quality Body Works performs unibody repair with its computerized Car-O-Liner unibody
frame-straightening equipment and premium-quality welders. Most vehicles with a model
year of 1980 or newer have a unibody construction, and fixing your damaged unibody vehicle
takes technicians specially trained in unibody repair. Quality Body Works technicians are fully
qualified to properly repair your unibody car, truck, or SUV to return it to its original (and safe)
Unibody Construction for Fuel Efficiency
In the 1970s, the increases in gasoline prices prompted automakers to develop lighter-weight
unibody construction for their vehicles with the goal of getting higher fuel efficiency. Unibody
vehicles are made with relatively light but high-strength steel that is welded into a single ("uni")
unit or several major sections. Although unibody construction makes for a lighter vehicle,
such vehicles are also more difficult to repair after collision damage compared to the old-style
multiple-part vehicle bodies.
Detecting and Repairing Unibody Damage
In addition, it can also be harder to judge the extent of damage on a unibody vehicle. The
exterior of the vehicle may look alright even when there is significant damage underneath.
Part of an auto body technician's training is to detect unibody damage in any form, which can
affect the vehicle's suspension, handling, tire wear, durability and safety if it is not accurately
diagnosed and repaired properly.
Restoring Your Vehicle's Handling and Safety
When your unibody vehicle is repaired at Quality Body Works, it will be properly aligned and
positioned, restoring the smooth and comfortable driving experience your vehicle was designed
to provide. If portions of the frame must be replaced or torqued back into shape, we'll take care
of it. We will restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition, or we'll be straightforward in
explaining to you if this level of repair is not possible.