Aluminum is slowly becoming the material of choice for motor vehicles due to its lightweight, allowing for higher fuel efficiency. Aluminum also holds up surprisingly well in a collision. Today, brands such as Land Rover, Audi, TESLA, and Mercedes Benz all use aluminum. Most towns on Long Island now have dealerships that sell automobiles that use aluminum, from Oyster Bay to Amityville, and Riverhead to Queens. It is becoming increasingly popular for cars on the road to be made with aluminum. Repairing aluminum is a very different process than repairing metal. Repairing an aluminum panel on a motor vehicle requires different paint primer, sealant, different repair processes, and specially coated fasteners. For this reason, you want a body shop that has certifications to repair aluminum. .