The proper repair of collision damage is critical to the long-term safety and performance of your vehicle. Our professional auto body repair technicians have the skills, training, and tools to correctly perform the collision related repairs that your vehicle requires. We inspect each vehicle to ensure that your vehicle is repaired to the proper specifications in our collision repair facility.
Body work includes fixing dents, repairing frame damage, replacing broken or missing parts, and eliminating rust; and often requires specialized training and equipment. The best paint jobs always start with properly performed body and prep work.
Choosing a shop
- Most states have laws that protect the consumer’s right to choose the repair shop that will perform insurance repairs.
- Be prepared as you consider which shop to entrust your vehicle’s repair. Some questions you may want to have answers to before making a decision:
- Does the shop look clean, organized and well-run?
- Does the shop do a thorough inspection your vehicle before quoting the repair cost?
- Have you been presented with options?
- How long will the repairs take (beware of a too-good-to-be true turnaround time)?
- What does the warranty cover?
- Have they asked about your expectations? (simple scratch repair vs. high-end restoration, etc.)
- For most paint jobs, you may be best-served by choosing a locally-owned shop that has a good reputation for quality of work and service.
- Most reputable shops use quality paints and best-practices to achieve superior results vs. bargain-basement shops.
To repaint or not to repaint?
Why Repaint? If your car has been in an accident, suffered door dings, or faded with age, your local collision shop can transforming your car into a new(er)-looking vehicle with a fresh paint job.
If your car is in good shape and runs well, it may make sense to spiff up the exterior with a simple paint job or a fresh clear coat. Some owners invest in an inexpensive paint job to help them get more money when selling their car, too.
As long as there is no structural damage to the vehicle, the collision shop can do simple cosmetic repairs to correct surface damage like scratches, scuffs and scrapes. When deciding whether to invest in cosmetic repairs for your vehicle, keep in mind that even very minor damage, if not addressed, can leave your vehicle vulnerable to rust over time.
damage goes beyond the surface, additional body work may be required.
If you really want to go the extra mile in making your ride look good, specialty paint can make your car stand out from the crowd. Air brush, pin striping and two-tone metallic paints are a few of the special effects that can customize your look.
Choosing a Paint
In order to ensure your car looks its best, go with the best paint you can afford based on brand, type, color, and clear coat. It is hard for the average driver to distinguish between all of the features of the various hardeners, top coats, nitro-cellulose paints, acrylic enamels and gloss sealants.
Trust the professionals to recommend the best paint for your car.
In addition, many factors such as age, wear, sun-damage, etc. can make difficult to match the new paint with the old. An experienced, professional, collision shop can often come very close but the very best way to ensure that the new parts match the old parts is to re-paint the entire car.