At Dorn’s we meet strict BMW requirements in a number of areas, including tools and equipment, training, personnel, facilities and operational excellence. What’s more, we must continually invest in and employ the latest repair technologies and equipment to remain current. In short, BMW has always stood for the highest standards in the automotive industry.
Through our hard work we can confidently say that we can repair all of the following BMW models to factory specifications: 230 I, 230 X Drive, M240 I coupe, 230 I Convertible, 230 I X Drive Convertible, 240 I Convertible, M240 I X Drive Convertible, 320 I Sedan, 320 I x Drive, 330 I Sedan, 330 I X Drive sedan, 328d Sedan, 328d X Drive, 330e iPerformance, 340 I Sedan, 340i X Drive Sedan, 330 I x Drive Sports Wagon, 330i X Drive Turismo, 340i X Drive Gran Turismo, 430 I Coupe 430i X Drive Coupe, 440 I Coupe, 440 I X Drive Coupe, 430i Gran Coupe, 430 I X Drive Coupe, 430i X Drive Gran Coupe, 440 I Gran Coupe, 440i X Drive Gran Coupe, 430i Convertible, 430i X Drive Convertible, 440i Convertible, 440i X Drive Convertible, 528i Sedan, 528i X Drive Sedan, 535d Sedan, 535 X Drive Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i X Drive Sedan, 550i Sedan, 550i X Drive, 535i Gran Turismo, 535i X Drive Gran Turismo, 640i Coupe, 640i X Drive Coupe, 650i Coupe, 650i X Drive Coupe, 640i Gran Coupe, 640i X Drive Gran Coupe, 650i Gran Coupe, 650i X Drive Coupe, 640i Convertible, 640i X Drive Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i X Drive Convertible, Alpina B6 X Drive Gran Coupe, 740i Sedan, 740i X Drive Sedan, 740e X Drive iPerformance, 750i Sedan, 750i X Drive Sedan, Alpina B7 X Drive, X1 sDrive28i, X1 X Drive28i, X3 sDrive28i, X3 X Drive28i, X3 XDrive35i, X4 XDrive28i, X4 M40i, X5 sDrive35i, X5 XDrive35i, X5 XDrive40e iPerforamance, M2 Coupe, M3 Coupe, M4 Coupe, M4 Convertible, M5 Sedan, M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe, M6 Convertible, X5 M, X6 M, BMW i3, BMW i3 60ah, BMW i3 with Range Extender or the BMW i8.
When we install new structural components such as a rear quarter panel, rear body panels and frame rails, we use the BMW pneumatic rivet guns, Self-Piecing Rivets, BMW Structural adhesives and BMW Factory Rivet Extractors. These vehicles come from the factory with these panels’ resistance spot and MIG welded however the BMW Factory replacement procedure clearly states to Structurally Adhesive Bond with SPRs. Why? Corrosion and safety. Most all repairers in the area, weld these panels back (Not knowing the procedure and not having the equipment) creating metal fatigue, water leaks, grounding problems and corrosion issues. Insurers look at it “conveniently” as the “norm” because unequipped shops set the market precedence unfortunately. Therefore, some carriers refuse to pay for these procedures placing you and your family safety and your vehicles value in jeopardy.
Another point same insurance carriers go to is that “other” shops do not perform Jig Fixture measuring so why should they pay for the procedures and why does it need to be done? We go through the entire process of why and what will happen if we don’t follow the procedures. First, BMW/Mini requires these procedure to qualify for a factory certified collision repair. If not, it will suffer diminished value not to mention the undiagnosed damage that could turn into warranty and or safety issues. Plus, Jig Fixtures are what the vehicle was built on and they are precise down to the millimeter, not like the universal benches that most repair shops use. BMW’s cannot even be mounted on these machines without causing more damage to the bottom of the vehicle.
We want to make sure that if anyone questions you about this that you know the reasoning behind what we do. At Dorn’s, we follow documented BMW procedures. In the service repair world, this is a common practice, unfortunately, in the collision repair world, it is far from the normal. This is Crown BMW/ Richmond BMW and BMW Midlothian all recommend Dorn’s for BMW certified repairs.