Step 1: Our Estimate
One of our professional technicians assesses your vehicle, entering pertinent data into our computerized estimation program. This information is used to create an estimate for the cost of your repairs. It’s important to note that this estimate does not include the cost of any damage that remains hidden during the assessment.
Step 2: Insurance Review and Determination
Your insurance company may complete an internal estimate or request that you obtain an estimate from the auto repair shop. Once the insurance company has received the estimate, it is reviewed and a determination regarding your vehicle repair is rendered. It is possible that some negotiation will occur regarding the exact procedures to be completed along with the prices that the insurance company is open to accepting.
Step 3: Disassembly of the Vehicle
In order to assess the nature of any hidden damage, your vehicle is disassembled and inspected. If additional repairs are necessary, your insurance company is contacted directly for a supplement.
Step 4: Ordering of Parts Needed for Repair
Our staff determines which parts are needed to complete the repairs, checking for availability, and ordering those that are not currently stocked. Since the repair process cannot begin until necessary parts have been obtained, they are ordered quickly.
Step 5: Structural Repair
Our technicians work diligently to restore your vehicle’s structural integrity back to factory specifications. Each phase of this process undergoes monitoring using a sophisticated measuring system. In order to ensure an accurate repair for the frame of your vehicle, our technicians utilize a computer-operated measurement system in conjunction with specialized equipment that delivers precise factory-standard re-construction of your vehicle.
Step 6: Body Repair
Your vehicle begins to look like itself during this next stage of body repair. Our specialists complete all metal finishing, replacing exterior panels as needed. All sheet metal is properly aligned and installed so that your vehicle is returned to its pre-collision appearance.
Step 7: Paint Preparation and Completion
An essential aspect of the refinishing process for any vehicle involved in a collision, the paint-preparation phase involves several stages. First, each panel is properly prepared for paint application. Then, the panels are primed and sealed so that they offer strong adhesion for the top paint color as well as for the clear coat that is applied.
Step 8: Reassembly
During this phase, your vehicle is put back together so that it is nearly ready for you. All components and moldings are restored to their initial location in preparation of the final stage.
Step 9: Detailing and Delivery
After cleaning your vehicle from dust and debris accumulated during the repair process, our technicians complete a thorough inspection to ensure that everything is in order.