Dingman’s Collision Center is Your Factory Certified Auto Body Repair Shop Serving the Omaha Metro. Looking for a high-quality auto body repair shop you can trust? Certified by 16 Vehicle Manufacturers, from Tesla to Ford, we stand behind our auto repairs with a 100% Guarantee!
Who We Serve
Auto Body Shop Repair Shop in Omaha, Serving Omaha, Papillion, Bellevue, Ralston, LaVista, Blair, Benington, Elkhorn, Gretna, Springfield, Louisville, and Council Bluffs
An Industry Leader
Dingman’s Collision Center leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the repair of your vehicle. An industry leader in auto body repair for over 50 years, we have certifications from 16 manufacturers.
Our certifications are part of our commitment to keeping up with the latest design technologies in the rapidly-paced automotive industry. This approach ensures your vehicle will be repaired to manufacturer standards, and returned to pre-accident condition.
Dingman’s voted First Place Best of Omaha!
At Dingman’s we are proud of our reputation in the community. Because of our commitment to the highest standards and our loyal customers, our auto body repair business has grown throughout the years to now include 4 convenient locations and over 60 employees.
New in 2017, we are excited to offer a full mechanical service division, Dingman’s Mechanical Repair, in addition to our state-of-the-art certified collision repair department. Our long-established management team is dedicated to putting our customers first. We realize that we do more than simply work on vehicles. We earn our loyal customers one at a time.
100% Guarantee and Lifetime Warranties
Our confidence in our precise repairs allow us to offer a 100% Guarantee and Lifetime Warranties on any repairs we complete to your vehicle. This will give you the reassurance that any repairs to your vehicle will maintain the integrity of its resale value and the safety of you and your family.
Why Choose Dingman's?
- On-site rental cars and 24/7 towing services available.
- Restore your vehicle’s performance with manufacturer-approved repair procedures.
- Maintain your manufacturer warranties with a certified repair.
- Get the best resale value for your vehicle when you go to sell or trade it in (especially important for those leasing their vehicles).
- Ensure your vehicle’s safety systems are fully restored before your car goes back out on the road.
DINGMAN’S FACTORY CERTIFICATIONS
Tesla, Hyundai, Honda, Acura, Ford, Chevrolet, Fiat, Nissan, Infiniti, GMC, Chrysler, Ram, Buick, Dodge, Jeep, and Cadillac.
TRAINED TO REPAIR
Subaru, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo Land Rover, Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Toyota, Lexus, Maserati and More!
Certified Aluminum Body Shop in Omaha
Repairing aluminum requires specialized tools, equipment, and training. At Dingman’s we have invested heavily in repairing vehicles of today and the future.
As a certified aluminum repair Body Shop, we take aluminum auto repair very seriously. We understand that you have made a significant investment in your vehicle and you expect it to perform and last just as it did before the accident. You can rest assured that Dingman’s can handle the repairs and give you our 100% Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty for as long as you own your vehicle. You will know that your vehicle will be returned to pre-accident performance, and that your family will be safe on the road.
Frame Repair Services
When a vehicle is involved in a collision, quite often, the damage extends beyond what is obvious to the naked eye. What hides underneath the can be a more serious problem; namely, a damaged frame or unibody structure. At Dingman’s we deploy the latest in unibody frame measuring equipment. Our 3D laser measuring system in conjunction with our dedicated fixture benches allow us the ability to precisely measure any vehicle.
There is more to unibody frame damage that must be considered. With the use of advanced steels on late model vehicles, it is imperative to know when to use heat — and when not to use heat — when straightening a unibody and/or sub-frame section. Any body panel or frame component damaged which is to be repaired and reused, must be repaired using the manufacturer’s specific guidelines. Failure to comply or ignorance of repair methods may lead to serious compromises in the ability to protect occupants in a future collision event, reduce the engineered qualities and attributes, or decrease the durability and reliability of the vehicle. Failure to follow the manufacturer processes may result in serious or fatal injury.
On the surface, the repair goal for a collision-damaged vehicle is for (1) all the body panels to fit properly with the correct panel-to-panel gap, (2) the doors, trunk lid/tailgate and hood to open and close properly, (3) the windows to function correctly and (4) the paint color to match across the damaged area to the undamaged area. In other words, the vehicle should look as new.
But, there is more to a collision repair than meets the eye. The vehicle has to perform on the road too. This means the car tracks straight, rides comfortably and turns correctly when steered. In order to accomplish this, the unibody and sub-frame must be repaired, if damaged. It is on these surfaces that the suspension components are mounted. If the surfaces are damaged, it will be impossible to correctly align the vehicle and achieve maximum vehicle performance.
At Dingman’s we take your safety as priority one! We will not compromise when it comes to protecting the occupents of your vehicle. All of our repairs come with Lifetime Warranties, and we stand behind the skill and dedication of our factory-trained technicians, and give our 100% guarantee for customer satisfaction.
Paintless Dent Repair
What is Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) is an industry recognized repair process that involves the removal of hail dents or other types of damage from a vehicle's exterior surface panels without disturbing the finish.
How Does It Work?
In most cases, this procedure involves the use of specialized tools to apply pressure to the backside of the panel to remove surface imperfections. Some damage may also be repaired by gluing a "tab" to the exterior of the panel and pulling the dent from the topside. By using either of these techniques, the technician is able to restore panel appearance, thus eliminating the need for refinishing the panel's surface area.
When Can PDR Be Used?
The PDR process is often used to repair hail damage or other similar dents that occur when an outer panel strikes (or is struck by) an object that has not compromised the finish of the panel. Since the outer finish of the panel has not been disturbed, it eliminates steps in the refinishing process and may allow for more timely repairs.
The ability to repair vehicles using PDR requires that the technician be able to access the backside of a dent. Some repairers will drill holes for access. Drilling holes may jeapordize the integrity of the panel and should never be done. Our highly skilled technicians will never drill for access ensuring proper safe repairs.
What Are The Risks of PDR?
While in most cases PDR is very effective, depending on the size, location, or substrate condition, there are risks that need to be weighed out beforehand. One of the potential risks is the cracking of the topcoat. If the topcoat is cracked conventional repairs would be necessary. Another risk involves the gluing of pull tabs to the exterior surface. Much like paint cracking, paint pulling from the substrate is a risk associated with the PDR technique of glue pulling. Each can occur in some instances, but it is rare.