Case Study: My Experience With Cars

Things to Consider When Looking for an Auto Collision Repair Shop

There is not a day that accidents don’t occur. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever time it is, you can get yourself involved in a car accident. They are unfortunate events but they are unavoidable at times. When you go out on the road each day, you will find many cars plying the streets. Phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather, and other factors distract car drivers and this could be the cause of a car accident. This makes car crashes and collisions unavoidable and inevitable.

The good thing is that not all car accidents are major accidents where there are many injuries; some are minor ones with few injuries. The sad things is that even a minor accident can do great damages to your car both internally and externally. Doors and fenders are very susceptible to damage. Collision repair is important and absolutely necessary after accidents.

In most instances, you insurance company pays for the repairs and damages. However, you need to consider some things before bringing your car to an auto collision repair service. If you really want your car to be deal with and repaired properly, then you should consider those important things.

The body repair shops that insurance companies refer you to are the companies that they work with. However these are just referrals and you decision is still final when choosing a body repair shop. Many repair shops that are recommended by insurance companies are reputable shops that give you high quality repair. You still have to be careful in choosing one since there are also bad eggs in the industry who cut corners to boast that they services are cheaper and faster.

One important thing to determine is what kind of replacement parts the company uses. New original parts are being used by reputable body repair shops. But there are companies that use aftermarket or used parts.

Used parts made by the same manufacturer can perform well in your car, but aftermarket parts are just cheap imitations. They have inferior quality and can cause problems to your car. These parts usually rattle, corrode, and diminish the value of your car.

One of the most important factors to consider during collision repair is the paint match. There are times when you see car with body parts not matching the exact color of the car. Matching a newly painted body panel to your car can be quite difficult. There are times when the difference in color and shade is very obvious.

When you go to the shop to pick up your car, ask them which were painted and which are original. To check, you need to step back away from your car and try to see if there is any difference. You may need to ask for some extra paint work for a better match if you see a difference.

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