Accidents happen every day. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever time it is, you can get yourself involved in a car accident. They are unfortunate events but they are unavoidable at times. Millions of drivers pass each other on the road daily. Many are distracted by phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather and other factors that can lead to 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. After accidents, collision repair is absolutely necessary.
Most cars have insurance policies that let the insurance company pay for the repairs and damages sustained by your car. But, when you have been in an accident, there are some things that you need to consider before hiring an auto collision repair service. If you take this step then you will be assured that you car will be repaired properly.
Most insurance companies work with certain body repair shops and they will soon refer you to them. 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. 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. Aftermarket or used parts are used by some companies.
If the used part is made by the same manufacturer then they can still perform well in your car, but don’t allow them to put aftermarket part because these are just cheap imitations. The quality of these aftermarket parts are inferior and they can be harmful to your car. Rattling, corroding, and diminishing the value of your car are some of the disadvantages of using aftermarket parts for your car.
During collision repair, one of the most important factors to consider is the paint match. 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. Sometimes, there may even be an obvious difference in color or shade.
When you go to the shop to pick up your car, ask them which were painted and which are original. Then step away from your car and try to notice the difference in color. You may need to ask for some extra paint work for a better match if you see a difference.