Each day accidents happen. Anyone can be involved in a car accident, anywhere, and any time of the day or night. They are unfortunate events but they are unavoidable at times. Each day, millions of car ply the road and highways. Many are distracted by phone calls, texting, lack of sleep, bad weather and other factors that can lead to a car accident. With these distractions, car accidents become unavoidable and inevitable.
The good thing is that not all car accidents are major accidents where there are many injuries; some are minor ones with few injuries. Unfortunately, even minor accidents can cause serious damage to the interior and exterior of your car. Even in a minor accident can cause damage to your doors and fenders. 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. Before choosing an auto collision repair service, you need to consider some important things. 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. If you go to the collision repair shops recommended by your insurance company, you will find that most of them are reputable and give high quality repair services. 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.
One important thing to determine is what kind of replacement parts the company uses. It is great if the shop uses new original parts. Some companies use aftermarket or used parts.
Used parts made by the same manufacturer can perform well in your car, but aftermarket parts are just cheap imitations. Aftermarket parts are of inferior quality to original parts and they can easily cause problems to your car. Rattling, corroding, and diminishing the value of your car are some of the disadvantages of using aftermarket parts for your car.
One of the most important factors to consider during collision repair is the paint match. There are times when you see car with body parts not matching the exact color of the car. Matching a newly painted body panel to your car can be quite difficult. There can be a very obvious difference in color and shade in some instances.
When you go to the shop to pick up your car, ask them which 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.