What happens when you take your car in for auto body repair?
If you’ve never been in an accident, or had a car that needed significant repairs, that is the question you will no doubt ask yourself when the situation arises. Here is a brief overview of Auto Craft’s process of getting your car fixed:
During estimates, the vehicle is inspected by one of our auto body repair professionals and the relevant data is entered into our computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs.
- Insurance Approval
We will then send the data over to the insurance company for reviews and negotiations. The insurance company may decide to total the car or move forward with repairs. If we are given the green light, we will start with the auto body repair process.
In disassembly, we will take the car apart and inspect if there are other collision damages. Often, we have to start the process over when we find new damages.
- Order Parts
Once we have the final approval, we order for any specialty parts. We cannot begin repairs until we have all of the structural parts.
- Structure Repair
During Structure Repair, we take the body of your car back to factory specification. We use all of the latest technology to rebuild, repair, and analyze all parts of your vehicle including the frame.
- Body Repair
The Auto Body Repair Specialists then replace all exterior panels and all metal finishing. Your vehicle will start to look like a car again with the application of sheet metal.
Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. We use the best paints and environmentally conscious methods to match the former glory of your car.
Any final details are put back onto your vehicle so that it becomes wholly yours again. The vehicle is checked during the process as well. It is almost complete…but not quite yet.
Before we return the car to you, it will be cleaned inside and outside and taken on a road test to make sure everything is working properly. We then go into a final inspection.
For more information on the auto body repair process, or if you want to avail of any of our services, visit our Schedule an Estimate page and choose which location you wish to contact, then send your message.