Auto Parts Replacement Services

Exterior auto parts can be repaired after a vehicle’s frame and inner body panels have been straightened.  In many cases, damage to the outer body panels can be repaired using techniques or straightening methods.  Other times, time and money can be saved by replacing an entire damaged panel and installing a new one.

The Four Repair Operations Categories

  1. Remove and Replace (R&R)
  2. Remove and Install (R&I)
  3. Overhaul (O/H)
  4. Sectioning

Complete Replacements

The decision of whether to repair or replace damaged auto parts depends on the extent and location of the damage.  It is often less expensive to replace a panel than to repair it, these can include:

  • Car hood
  • Car roof
  • Center pillar assembly
  • Center roof bow
  • Front apron
  • Front bumper reinforcement
  • Front door assembly
  • Front door guard assembly
  • Front door outer panel
  • Front fender
  • Front pillar assembly
  • Front roof bow
  • Front roof rail
  • Fuel filler base
  • Fuel filler lid
  • Inner center pillar
  • Inner front pillar
  • Inner rear pillar
  • Inner rear wheelhouse
  • Inner side roof rail
  • Outer sill assembly
  • Parcel shelf with rear waist
  • Rear bumper reinforcement
  • Rear bumper sight shield
  • Rear door assembly
  • Rear door guard assembly
  • Rear fender
  • Rear fender corner
  • Rear panel
  • Rear roof bow
  • Rear roof rail
  • Roof protector
  • Striker retainer
  • Trunk lid

Common Panel Replacements

  • Bumper panel
  • Door panel
  • Front Fender
  • Hood panel
  • Quarter panel
  • Rear fender panel
  • Trunk panel

Auto Parts Panel Alignment

When your car is involved in a collision, the damage oftentimes makes it impossible to simply replace a damaged panel with a new one, that is why we align each panel we install.  Unless correctly aligned, hoods, deck lids, and doors will not close properly.  They may also leak, squeak, or rattle.  Improper fender alignment will cause an unprofessional appearance.

Auto Parts: Repair or Replacement?

The decision of whether to repair or replace is almost always determined by the savings to you, unless you or your insurance wish otherwise.  Panels can be replaced by new panels or good used panels.  In some cases, only the damaged portion of a panel is replaced.  This type of auto part repair is called sectioning.  Sectioning can save time and money.  In the end, the choice is yours, we are here to help you.

“I looked all over for a body shop that would help me fix the window rust in my 82 Vanagon Westfalia that I am restoring and all of the other shops on Oxnard refused to even give me an estimate. They all said “do it yourself, just use some bondo”.

Turns out that nobody wants to fix anything anymore, they just want to slap on new parts.
I finally found Jaider and his crew at West Coast Body and Paint and he was excited about doing the job, what a relief! These guys are artists and did an awesome job repairing the many bad spots of body cancer on my VW. I am really pleased with their work and grateful that there is still a shop out there that takes pride in what they do and helps old car enthusiasts keep their projects on the road.”

-Don C., Los Angeles, CA, 6/23/2015

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Are you looking for a trusted body shop to repair or replace your car’s auto parts in Van Nuys or the Los Angeles area?

Come by our dependable collision shop to repair or replace your car’s auto parts, give us a call 818.785.2639, text 818.793.7728, or email us for more information and an estimate.  We serve Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley, and the Los Angeles area.

Ourestimates are always free and you are welcome to come by our shop anytime or make an appointment.  We know that many clients like the convenience of sending pictures of their car and request an estimate; but, in reality an estimate by this means is not really reliable.  Why?  Because the estimate will either be too high or too low.  In order to assess the damage and give an estimate, a car needs to be seen by a professional and in person.  This insures that the estimate is as accurate as possible, not too high or too low.  For more information click here.

If you are not able to come by our shop during normal working hours, you can give us a call or send us an email, and make an appointment when you can come, in most cases we are able to accommodate our clients.