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Prior to the introduction of the 2015 Ford F150, aluminum was only used as a primary body material on limited production vehicles like Range Rovers, Jaguar XK sedans, Audi A8s, and certain Mercedes-Benz models. Accordingly, aluminum repair expertise was usually limited to a few high-end collision centers.

The F150, on the other hand, is America’s best-selling vehicle, with about 700,000 units sold each year. This huge volume translates into an increased demand for qualified aluminum collision repair options.

How Aluminum Repair Differs from Steel Repair

“So what?” you might say, “body work is body work.” In the case of repairing aluminum vs. steel, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are big differences between working with these two metals, and shops that are not qualified to make aluminum repairs can cause serious harm to the safety and value of your vehicle.

What’s the difference between aluminum collision repair and steel collision repair? Here are the major differences:

1. Aluminum doesn’t have metal memory like steel.

This means that when aluminum is dented or bent, it cannot be reshaped back to its undamaged state as easily as steel. A body repair technician needs better skills to reshape an aluminum panel without damaging it beyond repair, as well as aluminum-specific tools like an aluminum dent pulling station.

2. Aluminum reacts to heat much differently than steel.

Aluminum conducts heat much more than steel, which means that heat travels through aluminum farther and faster. This makes welding aluminum parts more difficult. Welding aluminum requires both special welders unique to aluminum repair and the the skill to weld precisely.

Since excessive heat will compromise the integrity and strength of the metal, improper aluminum welding can create vehicle safety issues if the car is involved in an accident. With the Ford F150, many parts of the aluminum structure are joined not by welds, but by special rivets and adhesives. Joining these parts requires unique tools that are not used in traditional collision repairs. Special training is also needed to make these repairs properly so that the strength and safety of the vehicle is maintained.

3. Aluminum and steel don’t play well together.

Unfinished aluminum and steel are actually corrosive to each other. If shavings from one metal contact a panel made of the other metal, damage is immediate. Even using a tool to repair an aluminum panel that was previously used to repair steel will cause corrosion on the aluminum panel!

Because of this, a completely separate set of tools is required in order to repair aluminum. In addition, aluminum body repair must be performed in an area that is separate from the area where steel is repaired, as even steel dust is corrosive to aluminum.

Miracle Auto Body is equipped to repair both foreign and domestic vehicles, and uses a computerized paint color matching system for virtually undetectable results. Not all body shops are equal when it comes to quality auto body repairs. However, when you choose Miracle Auto Body as your auto body shop, you are assured a high attention to detail no matter where your vehicle was made.

We don’t limit customer service to a single department. That’s because every Service Advisor, every Technician, and every other employee you meet is 100% dedicated to your complete satisfaction. But no need to take our word for it, or even to rely on our customer satisfaction scores which have consistently ranked among the highest in the industry. Just check out our testimonial section and see real reviews from real people just like you.

Car need a lift? No worries. Our towing services are available to help no matter the situation. And because we offer our customers top priority, we can often respond immediately regardless of what you need towed.


Headlights can get worn out due to a number of reasons. UV light can wear the light down through oxidation. Weather, road conditions, and exposure to chemicals may also contribute to your headlight losing its color. Headlights can diminish in their overall ability to produce light by up to 70%. This causes difficulty for drivers as their night visibility is not up to par. If not treated immediately, worn-out headlights can develop small surface cracks. When a headlight cracks, mechanics refer to this situation as “crazing.” At this stage, it becomes more difficult to replace the busted headlight, and a restoration is likely rendered impossible. Take care of this situation now, while it's still an easy fix. Don't let the crazing drive you crazy.




  • I cannot say enough about the quality of the work! I got my baby back good as new!.


  • There are other places you could go and I have used them in the past so I can tell you that Miracle is the right place to go.

  • I have never even heard a shop as dedicated to clean good work as Miracle. I could not be happier!

  • When you need body work done on your car, there is a lot of stress. These guys really put me at ease.


  • Miracle Auto Body's attention to detail and thorough handling of my car's repair was excellent.


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100 S Challis St Salmon, ID     (208)756-3816
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