Here is an example of a vehicle inspection/estimate process.  The repair procedure could be delayed by several factors: additional damage, weather, availability of parts, insurance authorization, customer needs, etc.  Even simple repairs, involves many different steps from start to completion.

The Vehicle is inspected and entered into our estimating system.  This determines the cost of repairs.  Please note there is often hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled

Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate and determine if the vehicle is repairable.  Once the estimate is approved from either the insurance company or customer. Once this process is completed, we start the actual repair process.

In disassembly hidden damage is often found, and additional structural repairs are determined.  In this case a supplement will be filed with the insurance company or on a non insurance job we will call the customer to inform and proceed in ordering the additional parts.

The required parts for your vehicle are ordered.  Although many parts arrive quickly, sometimes the parts are back ordered.  The repair process can not begin until we receive all the structural parts.

In the structure repair area, the unitized body is returned back to factory specifications.  A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system monitors all phases and assures an accurate repair.

The body repair department replaces the exterior panels and all metal finishing that may be required. Sheet metal is installed and aligned and sent to our paint prep department.

All panels are prepped for paint, primed and then sealed for good adhesion for the final top color and clear coats.

Final moldings and detail pieces are reassembled.  The vehicle then goes through a system check.  Your vehicle is almost completed and ready for delivery at this stage.

After road testing to ensure everything is working properly a final inspection will assure that your vehicle is restored to it’s pre accident condition.  We then detail your vehicle as it accumulates dust from the repair process.

When you arrive to pick up your vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paperwork is completed. You drive away a happy customer as your vehicle has been restored to it’s pre accident condition.