What to Look for When Choosing a Full Service Body Shop

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:58pm

With advanced technology in most collision repair centers today, it is possible to match almost any paint color for a vehicle. Even with cars with custom paint jobs, a color match is possible. Many times you can leave with your vehicle looking better than it did when it first arrived. Matching the paint on your automobile can be done properly even if your current paint has faded or if your vehicle manufacturer has discontinued a particular color. Nobody will ever know your car had a scratch, dent or repair work done because the paint will be flawless.

It isn’t a bad idea to look for a body shop you can trust before you need one. Finding a reputable shop that will take care of your vehicle and have it looking like new, without costing you more further down the road is not something you want to be worried about right after a collision. Take some time now to research, bookmark and store a body shop number on your phone so you have it when the time comes.

What to Look for When Choosing a Full-Service Body Shop

Word of Mouth
Ask friends, family, co-workers and your contacts on social media where they have had a good experience. Sometimes this is the best way to find local, small business owners who don’t have big, corporate marketing budgets to push their name into the public eye.

Does the body shop warranty the work? If they don’t, you should find out why.

Location and Overhead
A body shop may charge different prices for labor depending on the site of the business, so check around. A high-end neighborhood could potentially charge double the labor rate than that of a rural or suburban community.

Don’t be Afraid to Get a Few Estimates
If you aren’t sure where you want to go, it’s okay to shop around. Take your car to a few places to see what your estimates look like.

If your vehicle has been in a collision, we can bring your vehicle back to pre-accident condition and match your paint so that you drive away knowing your car looks like it did when it was brand new. If you are ready to upgrade the exterior of your vehicle, we can certainly help with that too. Contact us today.