Accidents happen every day. They happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. Sometime you cannot avoid a car accident and when it happens it is such an unfortunate event. 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. 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. It is usually the doors and the fenders that get damaged first. It is absolutely necessary to have your car repaired after a collision.
Most cars have insurance policies that let the insurance company pay for the repairs and damages sustained by your car. However, you need to consider some things before bringing your car to 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.
Most insurance companies work with certain body repair shops and they will soon refer you to them. But, you have the option to choose who repairs your car. It is good to know that most body shops recommended by insurance companies are reputable, and perform 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. Many body shops use new original parts. Aftermarket or used parts are used by some companies.
Your car can still perform well with a used part made by the same manufacturer, but don’t allow them to use aftermarket parts which 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.
One of the most important factors to consider during collision repair is the paint match. it doesn’t look good for a car to have some parts that does not match the original 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.
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. You may need to ask for some extra paint work for a better match if you see a difference.