FAQ: Auto Body Repair
One of the most stressful events that can occur to someone is being involved in an auto accident. Once the dust settles, assuming there are no serious injuries, one of your first concerns will likely be getting your car repaired. Figuring out how to do that isn't always as straightforward as it should be. The following are some of the most common questions that an auto body shop is asked by new customers.
What should I do after an accident?
After an accident it is important to make sure there are no injuries to anyone involved. If there are, call an ambulance right away. Either way you may want to call the police to file a police report and to make sure nobody leaves the scene prematurely. Before leaving the scene yourself, contact your insurance company to ensure you comply with their claim filing policies.
How do I find an auto body repair shop?
Your insurance will likely recommend a car body shop, but the decision who fixes your car is ultimately yours, so choose wisely. Seek out recommendations or search for a shop that has decades of experience and is I-CAR Gold Class certified and employs ASE certified technicians to ensure the highest quality repairs.
How are estimates performed?
One of the first steps of the auto body repair process is completing an estimate, which is required by insurance to file a claim. During an estimate a technician will assess your vehicle for damages, often using a computer program to determine the approximate cost to repair it.
What will my collision insurance cover?
What your collision insurance covers will depend on your personal policy details or that of the driver who hit you. It is important to understand your policy before you ever need to use it, so be sure to discuss at length with your insurance provider.
Is the vehicle totaled if there is frame damage?
Many people assume that if frame damage occurs the vehicle will no longer be roadworthy. This isn't necessarily the case. Modern unibody and frame repair technology allows many vehicles to return to the road following more serious accidents, when repairs are performed by qualified technicians.
Where can I get quality auto body repair in Boca Raton, FL?
If you're on the hunt for a quality collision repair shop in Boca Raton, reach out to Sunshine Collision Center. Our team has been helping local drivers get the cars back on the road after accidents for more than 40 years. We are an I-CAR Gold Class body shop and employ ASE certified technicians. Rest assured, our team will work directly with your insurance company to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition, or better. Give us a call at (561) 556-4669 to schedule an appointment or to request an estimate for the cost of collision repair in Boca Raton.
Sunshine Collision Center Blog
Posted: December 24, 2020
Written and Published By MORBiZ