Repair Process for
In the Estimate Process, the vehicle is inspected and data is entered into the estimate computer system.
This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often times there is hidden damage that can not be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is repairable. Once the process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
After the Estimate Process
These are the steps
During Disassembly, hidden damage is often found and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspections and ordering additional parts.
The required parts for your vehicle are checked for availabilityand then ordered. Sometimes, parts need to be specialordered. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process can not fully begin until the shop received all of the structural parts.
The unitized body is returned back to factory specification. A highly sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. A computer based measurementsystem is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.
The Body Repair process replaces exterior panels and all metal finishing'sthat may be required. The vehicle begins take on it's pre-accident look as sheet metal is installed and aligned.
Paint preparation is a very critical step in the refinishing process of a vehicle. All panels that need to be painted are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats are applied.
In Reassembly, the final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle. All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is nearing completion when it's in this stage.
During the repair process the vehicle will accumulate dust from the repairs. That is why your vehicle will be cleaned before it is delivered to you. During this phase, it will be tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to it's pre-accident condition.
The return of your finished vehicle.
Lifetime and 5 Year Nationwide
We give each customer a detailed written warranty specific to the services performed on the car. We strive for total customer service and work hard to earn and keep your business. That's why we have a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty and a 5 Year Nationwide CARSTAR Workmanship Warranty.