Having a vehicle accident can be stressful—let Bannister Collision & Glass take away that stress!
We’ll get your vehicle back in shape with our professional, highly-trained technicians. Our end-to-end assistance covers you from your initial FREE estimate to the final touches of paint, making sure all your repair needs are met and you’re back on the road quickly and safely.
WHY CHOOSE BANNISTER COLLISION & GLASS?
We understand that life doesn’t stop when your vehicle is in the shop for repairs. We offer quality courtesy cars and free pick-up and drop-off valet service, so you can stay on track and get where you need to be.
No matter the extent of the damage, we will assess your vehicle and provide a free estimate on the repairs and/or replacement costs. The full scope of damage may not be apparent at first glance; damaged pieces may need to be removed in order to fully assess your vehicle. Let our professional, certified technicians provide you with a free estimate and the details of your repair.
Need help with your insurance claim? We can help! As an accredited ICBC facility, we’re your one-stop-shop for estimates, repairs and replacements. We also work with private insurance companies like Canadian Direct or Family Economic Insurance. Simply call your chosen insurance provider for your claim number and let us handle the rest!
AUTO GLASS REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
Chipped, cracked, or shattered—bring your windshield to Bannister Collision & Glass to be sure it’s repaired or replaced properly. Our trained technicians use only the best adhesives, activators and primers to ensure your replacement windshield meets all manufacturers’ requirements, and we stand behind all our work for as long as you own your vehicle.
So what do you do when you see a crack on your windshield, repair or replace? The answer depends on three factors: location, size, and severity of the damage.
WHERE IS THE CRACK LOCATED?
Cracks located at the edge of the windshield tend to spread quickly and weaken the structural integrity of the glass. If the crack hasn’t spread yet, repair may be possible. Cracks directly in the driver’s line of sight are the most dangerous, as cracking (and even crack repair) can cause visual distortion. In such cases, immediate replacement is necessary. See this picture? The glare is from the light reflecting off the crack in the photographer’s windshield.
HOW BIG IS THE CRACK?
Most cracks up to 3 inches long can be repaired, as can rock chips that are no bigger than the size of a quarter. Most rock chips, such as the one pictured here, can be repaired. Keep in mind that rock chip repair is strictly cosmetic and will not reinforce the structural integrity of the window.
HOW SEVERE IS THE DAMAGE?
If your windshield has more than three cracks or one very deep crack, or if your vehicle was involved in a major collision or hit by a large object, replacement is recommended. Because a major impact weakens your windshield’s glass and supporting frame, another impact—no matter how minor—may result in your entire windshield cracking or breaking.
AUTOBODY & COLLISION REPAIR
We stand behind every single one of our repairs and back them up with lifetime guarantees. Should anything go wrong with the repairs we’ve made to your vehicle, we’ll make it right.
REAR END COLLISION REPAIR
Rear-end collisions account for 1 in every 4 of motor vehicle accidents. Luckily, we offer cost-effective bumper repair solutions. If damages are more significant, we can estimate and perform frame-straightening to ensure your vehicle is up to your manufacturers’ specifications.
AUTO BODY PAINTING SERVICE
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it’s likely that your vehicle has sustained some body damage. Once all the dings, dents, and necessary parts have been replaced, it will almost certainly require some autobody painting. As well as Autobody Molding & Painting, we offer a total car painting service that will leave your vehicle with a shining new paint job guaranteed to last for years to come. Ask us about our assortment of environmentally-friendly autobody paint options!
CAR SCRATCH REMOVAL
While small car scratches may seem like a cosmetic issue, they can expose your vehicle’s metal to the elements and contribute to the formation of rust. With our inexpensive and speedy scratch removal services, your vehicle will be protected and you’ll be free to get back on the road.
Get rid of that unsightly ding with our affordable dent removal services! At Bannister Collision & Glas, we fix car dents for less, and no repair job is too small (or too large) for our skilled team. Drop off your vehicle for prompt service!
ALIGNMENT & SUSPENSION REPAIRS
The suspension system in your vehicle is critical in providing safe handling and braking, as well as keeping you and your passengers comfortable and safe. If any part of the system is out of alignment, it can reduce the life of your tires as well as cause costly, unnecessary auto repairs.
Our professional, licensed technicians are highly experienced in suspension repairs and services and will use the latest technology and equipment to align, service and/or repair your auto suspension and steering system.
WHAT CAUSES WHEELS TO BECOME MISALIGNED?
The impact of an accident, even a small fender bender, is one cause of wheel misalignment. Wheel alignment can be affected by hitting a curb, a pothole or encountering a speed bump at a high speed. The alignment of your wheels is always changing—bumpy roads and the wear-and-tear of steering and suspension systems are contributing factors. These changes often go unnoticed because they are small and develop slowly over time. It is common for wheels to become misaligned within 12 to 18 months of use.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT?
Maintaining proper wheel alignment is fundamental to keeping your car running both efficiently and safely. Poorly aligned wheels cause your tires to wear unevenly, resulting in the need to replace them more often. Left unchecked, unevenly worn tires can also become a safety hazard. The benefits of correctly aligned wheels include reduced stress on suspension parts, enhanced vehicle stability, and improved braking conditions.
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