The 2015 Ford F-150 features a high-strength aluminum alloy body and bed that offers numerous benefits, including less total weight for better gas mileage, an improved power-to-weight ratio, and a rust-free exterior. But along with the
advanced aluminum construction come repair considerations and complexities that many shops are not trained or qualified to complete. That’s why Carlson’s Collision is proud to be one of the few auto body repair shops in central Minnesota certified to fix the aluminum body Ford F-150, both structurally and mechanically.
Making aluminum alloy body repairs requires both a variety of special equipment and training to ensure a properly finished end product. Some of the many equipment and shop environment requirements to properly repair aluminum include:
- A clean environment, including proper wet mix air filtration and complete separation from all other steel repairs that are done
- An aluminum welding system
- Hand and power tools for aluminum
- Equipment for aluminum dent removal
When it comes to training, certified shops like Carlson’s Collision have prepared their staff for the aluminum body Ford F-150 repairs with an extensive curriculum of classes and trainings designed to ensure restoration back to the original factory specifications. Ford collaborated with I-CAR on a specific F-150 structural repair course which has served as a backbone to this training regimen completed by Carlson’s Collision, in addition to numerous other aluminum classes offered by I-CAR including cosmetic repair, aluminum welding certification, and more. This highly specialized training combined with our many years of experience help ensure that we are able to complete your repair project correctly and efficiently.
As a recognized facility for the Ford National Body Shop Network, you can be assured that you’re dealing with knowledgeable and qualified technicians when you work with Carlson’s Collision, whether you require repairs to the 2015 Ford F-150 or any other Ford vehicle. Carlson’s is also a certified collision repair facility for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as well, which includes Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and others.