Repairing Your 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

VW Collision Repair St. Louis

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is a popular vehicle that, like many other vehicles, has several collision repair procedures recommended by Volkswagen. In this article we’ll cover the unique aspects of repairing your Volkswagen Beetle, so you can make an educated decision when bringing your vehicle in for repairs.

If you’re not a collision repair technician, and don’t really have the expertise or the time to become a technical expert on the unique features of your 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, it’s easy for auto repair shops to take advantage and use unsafe shortcuts, using general replacement parts and skipping important steps in calibrating and scanning the car’s sensors.

Luckily Volkswagen has very explicit directions for servicing and repair of every part of the 2019 Beetle. In fact, they have a network of repair shops that are certified to ensure all the specific needs of the vehicle are met in the event of a collision. Some factors to consider when bringing your 2019 Volkswagen Beetle in for repairs include:

Front Lower and Upper Rail

If the front lower rail is damaged there are several locations where the part can be sectioned, meaning the collision repair center can cut and weld a new seam in that location. This isn’t always done to the manufacturers standards, hence the specific sectioning guidelines. There is no specific procedure recommended for a partial part replacement.

The front upper rail has just one location where the part can be sectioned.


There are sectioning procedures available for the outer uniside, uniside reinforcement and inner uniside parts on the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle. This means that your repair technician should have some room to fix these parts without having to order a full replacement, depending on the extent of the damage.


Rear Rail: The rear rail has just one single location available for sectioning, otherwise the part will have to be replaced. You should as your chosen auto body shop whether the damage to your vehicle impacts this spot and weigh the various costs associated with sectioning versus part replacement. The same goes for other rear parts of the vehicle. There are no partial part replacement procedures for this location.

Trunk Floor: There are multiple locations on the trunk floor where the mechanic can section the body to repair any damage.

Rear Body Panel: Just like the rear rail, the rear body panel has a single location where it can be sectioned.


The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle is one of the smallest cars available, and has a lot of sectioning procedures recommended by the manufacturer that your reputable collision repair center should follow to ensure your safety. We hope this information gives you a better understanding of the basic unique features of your car, and gives you confidence in ensuring your repair technician in Palmdale is performing repairs in the right way.

Many St. Louis auto body shops like to cut corners to save money or shorten the time needed for repair. As the car owner, it’s in your best interest to find a reputable collision repair shop like Hunter Auto Body that follows the procedures provided by the manufacturer to restore that vehicle back to the exact way it was prior to the accident “pre-loss condition”.

We hope this information gives you a better understanding of the basic unique features of your car, and gives you confidence in ensuring your repairer is performing repairs in the right way.

If you are comparing several body shops or even considering us here at Hunter Auto Body, we want you to know that it is our policy to always to follow the Original Equipment Manufacturer procedures. This ensures that you always receive the most accurate and safest repair.

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