From Crash to Completion: A Timelapse Journey Through Collision Repair

When it comes to collision repair, Chicago Autohaus has established itself as a trusted name in the industry. With years of experience and a team of highly skilled technicians, we are dedicated to providing top-notch repair services to our valued customers in Chicago and beyond. In this article, we invite you to join us on a timelapse journey through the process of collision repair, showcasing the expertise and attention to detail that goes into restoring vehicles to their pre-accident condition.

An Unfortunate Incident

It all begins with a crash. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a more serious collision, accidents can leave vehicles in a state of disrepair. At Chicago Autohaus, we understand the stress and frustration that comes with such incidents, which is why we strive to make the repair process as seamless as possible for our customers.

Assessment and Estimation

Once the damaged vehicle arrives at our state-of-the-art facility, our expert technicians conduct a thorough assessment to determine the extent of the damage. Using advanced diagnostic equipment and their extensive knowledge, they carefully examine every aspect of the vehicle, both visible and hidden. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to provide an accurate estimate of the repair cost and timeline.

Disassembly and Structural Repair

Before we can begin repairing the exterior of the vehicle, we must first address any structural damage. Our technicians meticulously disassemble the damaged components, ensuring that no underlying issues go unnoticed. Using precision tools and advanced techniques, we then restore the structural integrity of the vehicle. We take pride in our expertise in this area, as it is crucial for ensuring the safety and performance of the repaired vehicle.

Body Repair and Paint Preparation

With the structural repairs complete, our team moves on to the body repair phase. Whether it’s fixing dents, replacing panels, or straightening bent frames, our technicians have the skills and experience to handle any challenge. We use industry-leading techniques and equipment to ensure a seamless finish that matches the original contours of the vehicle.

Once the body repairs are done, we meticulously prepare the surface for paint. Our technicians carefully sand and prime the repaired areas, ensuring a smooth and flawless finish. We understand the importance of color matching, and our team uses advanced technology and professional expertise to achieve an exact match to the vehicle’s original paint color.

Painting and Refinishing

At Chicago Autohaus, we take great pride in our paint and refinishing services. Our state-of-the-art paint booth and advanced paint mixing system allow us to achieve exceptional results. Our skilled technicians expertly apply multiple coats of high-quality paint, ensuring a uniform finish that seamlessly blends with the rest of the vehicle. We then apply a clear coat to provide protection and a glossy shine.

Reassembly and Quality Control

With the painting and refinishing complete, our technicians meticulously reassemble the vehicle, ensuring that all components are properly aligned and functioning as they should. We conduct rigorous quality control checks throughout the process to guarantee that every repair meets our high standards of excellence.

Final Touches and Delivery

Before handing over the vehicle to the customer, we pay attention to the smallest details. Our team takes the time to clean and polish the repaired areas, leaving the vehicle looking as good as new. At Chicago Autohaus, we understand that customer satisfaction is crucial, which is why we go the extra mile to ensure that our customers are delighted with the results. Once the final touches are complete, we deliver the vehicle back to its owner, ready to hit the road with confidence.


From crash to completion, the journey of collision repair is a meticulous process that requires expertise, precision, and a commitment to excellence. At Chicago Autohaus, we take pride in our ability to restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition, providing our customers with peace of mind and a seamless repair experience. If you find yourself in need of collision repair services, trust the experts at Chicago Autohaus to deliver exceptional results.