Common Collision Repair Questions

Just because you are in a collision, doesn’t necessarily mean your vehicle is totaled. Many collision repair shops can restore your ride to its pre-collision state. Here are some common collision repair questions and answers.


How long will it take to repair my vehicle?

The body shop will evaluate the damage and come back with an estimate on how long the services will take. There may be a delay due to hidden damage or a part being on backorder. However, the company will let you know if there will be any changes to the repair time estimate.


Do I need to go with the collision repair shop my insurance company recommended?

Most people assume that you can only go to the collision repair shop your insurance company recommends. However, this is a myth. You can go to the shop of your choice. Regardless of the body shop you selected, your insurance company is still required to pay for the services.


How long do I have to wait before I wash my car?

Once we complete your repair, we will thoroughly wash your vehicle to make sure there are no errors in the cosmetic repairs. All ceramic and acrylic urethane paints require 30 days to be completely dry. After leaving the body shop, we have a few tips on keeping your ride in the best condition possible.


Will the paint match my car’s original body color?

Multiple coats of factory-specific paint can produce glossy paint finishes and most collision repair shops have the cutting-edge equipment to mimic the factory finish look. Body shops should not only repair your vehicle for optimal safety, but make your ride aesthetically pleasing as well.


Finding the Right Collision Repair Shop

Accidents are inevitable. Finding a reputable collision repair shop can help you safely get your car back on the road. Here at Scholfield Hatchett Collision Center, we have over 50 years of experience. We are committed to providing top quality collision repair and getting your ride back on the road as quickly as possible. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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