Guide to Choosing a Good Auto Body Shop
There are many services offered by an auto body shop. Most shops do painting, body repair and engine repair. Involvement in a car accident can leave you car damaged and needs to be repaired badly. But even if you were not involved in any accident, there may still be problems with your car body that you want fixed. This is where you will need a body repair shop. An auto body shop can fix damages to your car and repaint your car if they need to.
Before they start working on your car, an auto body shop will give you an estimate for the body repair or repainting job. Before choosing a body shop, there are some things that you need to consider. The first thing you need to check is whether the body shop is clean or not. Another thing that you would want to know is whether to shop is willing to show you their previous works or not. Another important thing to know is whether your insurance company or other insurance companies recommend or use this body shop.
Maybe you think that cleanliness an orderliness in a shop is not really a big deal. In your mind, a body shop is the last place you will see order and cleanliness since their job is to fix body parts and you would expect things to be scattered about. A car painting job would require clean surroundings. If you don’t want dust, hair, metal shavings, and other small particles to stick to your car’s wet paint, then the shop should be clean. Although body shops can easily remove these particles, there are times when it becomes difficult. Just be sure that the paint booth is clean before you let them paint your car.
Specific body shops are recommended by insurance companies to their clients if there is a need to have their car body fixed. It is a good thing to ask your insurance company which body repair shop they recommend whether you are asking to file a claim or not.
If an auto body shop is proud of its works, then it must be a good one. And this is the reason why they are very willing to show clients before and after pictures of their previous work. You can look at their picture books and wall hangings of these before and after pictures and the shop will also give you references whom you can inquire from. Look for another shop if they are not willing to show their previous works or even give references of former clients.
These are just some of the things you should look for in a good auto body shop.