Accidents happen every day. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever time it is, you can get yourself involved in a car accident. Sometime you cannot avoid a car accident and when it happens it is such an unfortunate event. When you go out on the road each day, you will find many cars plying the streets. 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 . Unfortunately, even minor accidents can cause serious damage to the interior and exterior of your car. Doors and fenders are very susceptible to damage. After accidents, collision repair is absolutely necessary.
Usually, it is the insurance company the gets the car repaired and pays for any damages. 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 really want your car to be deal with and repaired properly, then you should consider those important things.
The body repair shops that insurance companies refer you to are the companies that they work with. But, you have the option to choose who repairs your car. 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.
It is important that you ask the collision repair shop about the replacement parts that they use. It is great if the shop uses new original parts. Some companies use aftermarket or used parts.
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. 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. Some cars that you see have body parts that are not matching the exact color of the car. It can be quite difficult to match a newly painted body panel to your car. There are times when the difference in color and shade is very obvious.
You should let the shop tell you 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.