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What Is Collision Repair?

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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.



Levi ArmstrongJanuary 25, 2022 at 8:58 amReply

I find it helpful to know that I don’t need to choose the collision repair shop recommended by my insurance company. I have the legal right to pick one I like. My dad will benefit from this advice since he has a car accident a while ago and needs to take his car to an auto repair shop. Thanks for this.
Luke SmithAugust 3, 2022 at 6:31 amReply

It’s great that you talked about how collision repair is typically performed by an auto body shop in order to bring your car back to its original state. My sister accidentally backed our car to a fire hydrant yesterday so now it has a big dent on it. We wouldn’t want to drive around a car with a noticeable dent so we should definitely have some professionals fix it.
Elina BrooksJanuary 6, 2023 at 11:48 pmReply

Thank you for letting us know that dealers aren’t the only ones capable to repair our cars based on the manufacturer’s specifications since there are a lot of non-dealer-affiliated shops we can consider for the repairs. My cousin was involved in a car accident yesterday, and he asked me to get his car repaired since he’ll need to stay in the hospital for a while. I’ll take note of this while I look for an auto body shop to take the car to for repairs soon.

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