There is not a day that accidents don’t occur. They happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. Sometime you cannot avoid a car accident and when it happens it is such an unfortunate event. Each day, millions of car ply the road and highways. Phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather, and other factors distract car drivers and this could be the cause of a car accident. It is unavoidable and inevitable that car crashes will occur when car drivers face these distractions.
There are many car accidents that are simply minor ones and there are not many injuries . The sad things is that even a minor accident can do great damages to your car both internally and externally. Doors and fenders are very susceptible to damage. Collision repair is important and absolutely necessary after accidents.
Most cars have insurance policies that let the insurance company pay for the repairs and damages sustained by your car. Before choosing an auto collision repair service, you need to consider some important things. This will make sure that your car is dealt with and 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. It is good to know that most body shops recommended by insurance companies are reputable, and perform high quality repair. 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.
One important thing to determine is what kind of replacement parts the company uses. It is great if the shop uses new original parts. 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. These parts usually rattle, corrode, and diminish the value of your car.
Paint match is very important to consider during collision repair. it doesn’t look good for a car to have some parts that does not match the original color of the car. Matching a newly painted body panel to your car can be quite difficult. There can be a very obvious difference in color and shade in some instances.
Ask the shop which panels were painted and which are original. The only way you can tell is to step back a few feet from your car and observe the color in all places. A difference even just in shade would require extra paint work for a better match.