What To Expect When Getting Auto Body Repair For Your Vehicle?

car body repairIf you need collision repair for your vehicle, then you will quickly realize that is a daunting task and you will have to put a great deal of time into getting your car, truck or van repaired to look normal again. This is even more true if you have never been in an accident before. So let us take a look at some of the basic steps that can make the auto body repair process a lot easier for you.

The first thing you will need to do is get an estimate

If you go to a big auto body shop the collision estimator will enter the information into a software so that they can get the most accurate estimate possible for your particular car. Once that is entered a report will be generated showing all the necessary repairs and how much each of them will cost.

Next, you will need to get approval from the Insurance Company

This is assuming you are going through your insurance company to get the repairs done. Your insurance company will need to send out one of their appraisers to determine if they agree with the estimate from the auto paint shop. The body shop will work directly with your insurance company to make sure that they are on the same page with not just the costs, but also the procedures they will need to use to complete the repair process.

The car body shop then needs to order parts

Before they begin the repairs they will order all the necessary parts. This process can delay the repairs sometimes; as some parts may need to be special ordered which can take weeks.

Depending on the type of damage you have, they may need to do some major body repairs, which involve changing damaged exterior parts, then painting it and then a detail to make everything match.