Many of us don’t think about the collision repair process until it is our vehicle being repaired. Whether you have been involved a collision, or had a recent storm roll through and dent your car, you simply want to have your vehicle repaired quick and correctly. Here are the key steps involved we take to make sure your car is repaired to the highest standards.
WHAT DOES THE REPAIR PROCESS INVOLVE?
Of course each vehicle has it's own repair process. It varies whether insurance is involved, you are paying out of pocket, or it doesn't need body work and is only being painted. Whatever the case, most body shops will follow this basic outline.
THE REPAIR PROCESS
An estimate is a summarized report of the costs of labor and parts associated with repairing your vehicle. Don’t feel compelled to choose the repair shop with the lowest estimated cost. Some repair shops omitt items to appear to have a less expensive repair. Another thing to keep in mind is that you are not required to receive more than one estimate by your insurance, nor should you feel pressured to have your car repaired at your insurance company's “preferred” shop.
After you receive your estimate, the insurance company will be contacted to inspect the damage and approve the estimated repairs. Some insurance companies may want you to use aftermarket parts when repairing your vehicle, remember to have your car repaired to your standards not the insurance company.
Disassembly is the next step in the repair process, after receiving approval from the insurance company. Disassembly involves removing damaged parts such as bumper, grilles, hoods, trim, and more. This step is important because it allows us to inspect your vehicle for additional damage. If additional damage is found we would make a supplement repair, which would need insurance approval.
Next we order your parts. After they arrive we inspect them for damage, quality, and fit. Parts for your vehicle come either as aftermarket or OEM (original equipment manufacturer). You can choose what kind of parts you want your car repaired with. Not sure what the differences are between aftermarket and Original Equipment Manufacturer parts? Click here to read about there differences.
Next your vehicle is moved from dissasembly to the body repair shop side. Depending on the damage body work consists of various skills and tools used to repair your vehicle. Repairs include, blocking, priming, sanding, windshield replacement, frame alignment, door panel repairs, box side repairs, fitting, attaching, and welding parts into place.
Next your vehicle is moved to the paint booth. We use computerized technology to help color match for a more precise and accurate color. After applying the final coat of base, paint, finally clear is applied. Next we buff the vehicle to polish and smooth its surface.
After being refinished your vehicle is reassembled. We also look at all of your lights to make sure that they are all working properly.
After your vehicle is completely assembled and painted, we give it a detail. Your vehicle will come back shiny and brand new.
VEHICLE PICK UP
Finally we give you a call to let you know that your vehicle is ready to be picked up. We walk around the vehicle to show you all the repairs that were made. We then finalize payment and warranty your repairs.
We are passionate about auto body and repairing vehicles. We believe that it shows in every repair that we complete. We have trained and certified staff that will make sure that your repair is completed to the highest standards. We special in auto body repair, windshield replacement, paintless dent repair, frame alignment, auto body refinishing (painting).
At Precision Collision Auto Body we can handle your claims process so you can focus on what really matters. We will also work with you to find the best solution to fit your budget if you are paying out of pocket. We work with all insurances, and self-paying customers. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at (320) 685-5310. You can also stop in for a free estimate or schedule to receive your estimate online.