3 Things To Look For When Getting Your Car Repaired After A Car Collision

Posted on: 12 October 2015

After getting into a car collision, it is important to take some time to survey the damage and get an appraisal. An appraisal will help you when getting your insurance company to cover the costs of your damage. Technicians that are well-trained will be able to address all the damage caused by your car collision even the small ones. However, it is also up to you to catch any mistakes or faults after the repair process is done. Therefore, there are a few things you should look for after getting your car repaired.  

Check to Make Sure That the Paint Matches

This may seem like something that is already understood, but if not done correctly it can lead to a mismatching paint job. The way to correctly check to make sure that your car's paint job is cohesive is by standing a few feet away from it. If the color is off by a small amount, you will not be able to notice the difference up close. As a result, you need to view your car from a distance.

Check for Any Cracks

After a car collision, your car will suffer a number of cosmetic damages including cracks. The cracks can be large or small. In order for your technicians to detect all of the small cracks, they apply a special dye to the car in order to reveal the cracks. It is important for you to conduct a close-up inspection of your own car. This will help to reveal some cracks in the paint job. In addition, make sure that you conduct this inspection in sunlight. The sun will help to expose any faults and overlooked damages.

Check for Aftermarket Parts

Some repair shops choose to repair damage cars using generic parts or aftermarket parts. These parts are considered to be inferior because they are not parts that were manufactured by your car manufacturer. Aftermarket parts are frequently used because they are cheaper.  Since they are created at a cheaper price the quality of the parts is not always up to par. As a result, it is important to ask your repair shop before the repair what parts will be used. After the repair, check with them again to make sure they did not use aftermarket parts.

Getting into a car collision can add an enormous amount of stress to your life. Therefore, the last thing you want to deal with is a car that has not been repaired correctly. Luckily, you can use this as a guideline to ensure that your collision repair company has not cut corners.


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