Each day accidents happen. 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. Millions of drivers pass each other on the road daily. Phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather, and other factors distract car drivers and this could be the cause of a car accident. With these distractions, car accidents become unavoidable and inevitable.
There are many car accidents that are simply minor ones and there are not many injuries . Unfortunately, even minor accidents can cause serious damage to the interior and exterior of your car. Doors and fenders are very susceptible to damage. Collision repair is important and absolutely necessary after accidents.
Usually, it is the insurance company the gets the car repaired and pays for any damages. However, you need to consider some things before bringing your car to an auto collision repair service. If you take this step then you will be assured that you car will be repaired properly.
The body repair shops that insurance companies refer you to are the companies that they work with. But, you have the option to choose who repairs your car. If you go to the collision repair shops recommended by your insurance company, you will find that most of them are reputable and give high quality repair services. However, not every single one of them is reputable and there are always bad eggs in an industry who gets the job done cheaper and faster by cutting corners.
Inquire about the various replacement parts being used by the auto shop you will go to for collision repair. New original parts are being used by reputable body repair shops. Some companies 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. The quality of these aftermarket parts are inferior and they can be harmful to your car. When you use them in your car, they usually rattle, corrode and diminish you car’s value.
During collision repair, one of the most important factors to consider is the paint match. Some cars that you see have body parts that are 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.
Ask the shop which panels were painted and which are original. Then step away from your car and try to notice the difference in color. You may need to ask for some extra paint work for a better match if you see a difference.