What Has Changed Recently With Autos?
Each day accidents happen. 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. Each day, millions of car ply the road and highways. Phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather, and other factors distract car drivers and this could be the cause of a car accident. With these distractions, car accidents become unavoidable and inevitable.
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. It is absolutely necessary to have your car repaired after a collision.
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 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. Many body shops use new original parts. Aftermarket or used parts are used by some companies.
Used parts made by the same manufacturer can perform well in your car, but aftermarket parts are just cheap imitations. They have inferior quality and can cause problems to your car. When you use them in your car, they usually rattle, corrode and diminish you car’s value.
Paint match is very important to consider during collision repair. it doesn’t look good for a car to have some parts that does not match the original color of the car. Matching a newly painted body panel to your car can be quite difficult. Sometimes, there may even be an obvious difference in color or shade.
You should let the shop tell you which panels were painted and which are original. To check, you need to step back away from your car and try to see if there is any difference. You may need to ask for some extra paint work for a better match if you see a difference.