Being in a car accident is overwhelming. There are so many things to take care of! Making sure you and your loved ones are safe, seeing that immediate medical injuries are attended to by professionals and that you have the insurance information of the others involved in the accident. And on top of all these things, you have to get a collision repair estimate.
You may be wondering how auto body shops assess what needs to happen to your car and how much it costs. Here’s what goes into a collision repair estimate.
Assessment of the Damage to Your Vehicle
First, all possible damage to the car needs to be assessed. The exterior of your car may have taken the brunt of the impact in the collision, but there may be damage to the exterior as well, such as wires that need to be replaced. You’ll want to document what happened at the site of the accident with your phone.
Pick an Auto Body Shop You Can Trust
It is best to then drive your car (or have it towed) to an auto body shop you can trust. Contact your car insurance agent to get a list of local auto body shops that on their list. Or, you can always stop by and our experts can help you with your claim.
While using online collision repair estimate tools may be tempting, the only way to really know what needs to be done and how much it will cost is to visit an auto body shop.
When you take your car in, professional technicians will assess the damage to the frame of your vehicle to start. Then they will move on to match the paint if there is cosmetic damage, assess the damage done to the windshield and other auto glass. Finally, they will carefully inspect under your hood and inside your vehicle and make detailed notes of what needs to be done to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition.
Receive a Trusted Collision Repair Estimate
Putting together your collision repair estimate doesn’t have to be a hassle! Here at Scott’s Collision Repair, we have over ten years of experience working on all makes and models of cars in Paris, TX.
Are you in need of a collision repair estimate? Contact Scott’s Collision Repair today to speak with our expert collision repair technicians and we will quickly and expertly assess what repairs your car needs and work with your insurance company. If you live in or around Paris, TX, Scott’s Collision Repair is your source for all things related to collision repair.