For most people, a car accident is a traumatic experience. However, if the injuries are limited or the only thing that has been damaged in the car, the worst may be. Improving a vehicle is often a frustrating and annoying experience that tests the patience and health of the vehicle owner. Engaging with insurance companies and car repair shops can be a costly and emotional event. However, understanding the process makes it simpler and more likely to lead to a positive experience.
The first step of the repair process is a check and an estimate. Less learning with this process helps to improve the vehicle at the lowest price, in the shortest possible time and in the best quality.
The first thing to understand is that collision estimate and repair is a process that takes some time. It is indispensable to make estimates of at least three different repair shops – it's time, but it's worth it. Although much of the estimation process is done with computer software, which applies industry standards and sets prices, discretionary costs and variable wage costs are still available. If you value the car to the store, you will find many things that the repair specialist is looking for. These are part of the initial audit:
- Intensity of impact point and impact for the determination and placement of less obvious damage areas
- Checking all steel component components for welding or replacement requirements
- Checking All Plastic Parts to Determine Replacement Requirements
- Describe the vehicle repair history to distinguish the old damage from the new ones.
- Determining Damage to Engine Components
- Determining the Suspension System Damage
- Determining the Need for Paint
This is the next task group to estimate:
- Check availability and price of parts
- Specify all working hours, including paint, for replacement of parts and damage recovery
- Get documentation on fixes, components, pricing, and working time.
- Specifies all the procedures that need to be sent – mechanical, suspension, engine repairs, etc.
- Explain all elements of the estimate to the owner of the vehicle
After these checklists have been completed, it's time for the owner to make a decision. You have to determine whether the shop technician has gone through these steps. If not, then it is wise to move to the next location. If the checklist is complete, this shop must be considered. This is, however; is still important to ensure that we get at least three estimates. You can make more than one estimate-based decision on total cost, full-time repairs and customer service
Source by Jennifer Greenfield