Unless you have experience working at a collision center, you probably don’t know much about auto body repair. And that’s OK. That’s why we’re here to take care of your vehicle’s needs. However, if you go to a body shop, you might feel more comfortable understanding your repair process. There are five basic steps to repair.
To find mechanical damage, technicians perform a pre-scan on a car. This identifies issues beyond cosmetic damage. With the force of a collision, it can break essential working parts. A pre-scan finds those broken parts.
This way, your technician can get a more accurate estimate and your repair technician will know all the things they will need to fix before giving the car back to you.
2. Review procedures
Once a technician finds all the damage, that technician must review internal protocols and the manufacturer’s repair procedures. This has safety implications.
For example, if a technician does not use a recommended tool to make a repair, it could make the car unsafe to drive. Technicians must follow recommendations for safety reasons.
Protocols help keep each repair up to the manufacturer’s standards and use proven repair techniques for damage specific to your car make.
3. Perform quality-control checks
All body shops have a standard quality checklist.
This is where your recommendation for a body shop really makes an impact. If you’re referred to a shop because of the quality of work, you know the technicians and team are thorough in checking to make sure the highest quality repairs are made.
This includes taking your car for a test drive, making sure the paint was done perfectly, and looking at standard safety indicators like taillights and tire pressure.
After the team does its own visual and operational inspection of the vehicle, the shop then does a post-scan. This makes sure the system does not show any parts still broken after repairs. If the repairs are made according to the procedures, there should not be any issues during the post-scan, but it provides an extra layer of assurance that the body shop did their jobs correctly.
5. Clean car
All body shops should clean a car after a repair inspection. This goes beyond customer service because it is a way for the customer to do their own quality inspection.
The owner can better see and assess the repairs with a clean car. If your vehicle needed auto painting, you should inspect the car in the daylight and look for any streaks, dirt flecks in the paint, bubbles, or if the paint does not match the factory paint.
The team at ProCare Automotive & Collision follows these steps and many others to ensure the highest quality collision repair. Contact our team to schedule a free estimate and ask about our quality checks. We believe in getting you back on the road in a vehicle that is safe to drive again.
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