What Is Collision Repair?
Collision repair is work done, usually, by an auto body shop to bring your car back to its original condition. The repair work is usually done by an auto body shop and not your average repair mechanic. Sometimes what you see might look small, but once truly inspected, it may require a lot of work to return the car back to the manufacturer’s specifications. Estimates are free, so it doesn’t hurt to get it checked out and help save the resale value of your vehicle.
Why Use A Collision Repair Shop?
Cutting corners or trying to do the work yourself usually doesn’t save you money in the long run.
Some effects of a collision are not easily noticeable to an untrained eye. Just a hairline crack on the suspension that goes unnoticed could lead to a more major repair in time; not to mention, potentially increasing the risk of another accident.
At Global Collision Centers, we’ll not only repair the auto body damage but get your car sparkling like new.
We check lights, fender, door panels, and bumper along with frame, engine and other parts under the hood. Damaged areas get filled, and dents and dings get smoothed out perfectly.
What Do You Need To Know About Collision Repair?
Here are some common misunderstandings when it comes to getting auto bodywork after a car accident.
1. Choosing Your Own Repair Shop
Many insurance providers have settlements and agreements with specific auto body shops in the area in order to speed up the process and lower repair costs. You don’t have to use the shop recommended by your insurance company.
It’s your legal right to pick any certified body shop that you want and have your auto insurance company cover all accident-related repair costs.
2. “Non Dealer Affiliated” Collision Repair Shop
Another misconception is that only the dealer can repair your car as per the manufacturer’s specifications. This is not true. Many non-dealer-affiliated collision repair shops have the original (OEM) parts and the ability to order them and fix the damaged vehicle.
3. Damaged Vehicle Frames
Frames can get damaged by minor fender benders. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to get the car written off by your insurance company. Frames that are bent but are not structurally weakened can be repaired easily. In fact, most newer vehicles come with easily repairable unibody frames.
If you think you might have some frame damage, better to get it checked out sooner than later.