There is not a day that accidents don’t occur. Anyone can be involved in a car accident, anywhere, and any time of the day or night. Accidents are unfortunate events that are sometimes unavoidable. Millions of drivers pass each other on the road daily. Some factors that lead to car accidents are drivers that are distracted by phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather and other factors. This makes car crashes and collisions unavoidable and inevitable.
There are many car accidents that are simply minor ones and there are not many injuries . However, your car can still suffer damages to both interior and exterior, even in a minor car accident. Even in a minor accident can cause damage to your doors and fenders. It is absolutely necessary to have your car repaired after a collision.
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. 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. However these are just referrals and you decision is still final when choosing a body repair shop. Many repair shops that are recommended by insurance companies are reputable shops that give you high quality repair. You still have to be careful in choosing one since there are also bad eggs in the industry who cut corners to boast that they services are cheaper and faster.
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. Aftermarket or used parts are used by some companies.
Your car can still perform well with a used part made by the same manufacturer, but don’t allow them to use aftermarket parts which are just cheap imitations. They have inferior quality and can cause problems 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. There are times when you see car with body parts not matching the exact color of the car. It can be quite difficult to match a newly painted body panel to your car. 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. Then step away from your car and try to notice the difference in color. A difference even just in shade would require extra paint work for a better match.