Common Collision Repair Questions
When your vehicle is involved in a collision, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s totaled. Collision repair shops can often restore your car to its pre-collision state. If you’ve never visited a collision repair shop before, you may have some questions. Below are some of the most common collision repair questions and answers.
How long will it take to repair my vehicle?
Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this one. After evaluating the damage, the auto body shop will give you an estimate of how long the repair services will take. There are instances where there might be delays due to hidden damage or the parts needed are on back-order. The company will let you know if there are any changes to the initial repair time estimate.
Do I need to go to the body shop recommended by my insurance company?
Most people assume that you can only go to the collision repair shop that your insurance company recommends. This is a myth. Vehicle owners may go to the shop of their choice. Regardless of the collision repair shop you select, your insurance company is still bound to pay for the services.
How long do I have to wait before I wash my car?
Once the repair is complete, the collision repair center will wash it to ensure there are no errors in the cosmetic repairs. Most paints require 30 days before going through a commercial car wash or applying sealant or wax. The paint is not fragile and will be completely dry when you pick it up. For tips to help you avoid chipping your new paint, visit our blog.
Will the new paint match my car’s original color?
Most auto body repair companies have cutting-edge equipment to mimic the factory finish for a perfect color match. Your collision repair shop should not only ensure repairing your vehicle for optimal safety, but they should ensure it is aesthetically pleasing as well.
Finding the Right Collision Repair Center
As a vehicle owner, your chances of needing an auto body shop are greater than you think. Accidents are inevitable and finding a reputable collision repair center shouldn’t be stressful. The shop you choose should have the right expertise, certified and licensed technicians, and excellent customer service.