Finding a trusted provider to carry out remedial work to your ride following an accident or damage is, sometimes, easier said than done. Color match and seamless integration of repair work don’t come about by chance—it’s the result of highly qualified and expert craftsmanship that brings about the expected results.
This applies whether the work is carried out under insurance or by self-funding. Sure, the insurers might be paying for it, but you want the right service and your car back on the road in a timely manner.
The following discusses how to find a body shop that brings the results you expect, no matter where in the country you live.
Many profess to carry out repair work. Sadly, not all auto body shops are made equal. The following are definitive signs that a body shop offers the level of service that your vehicle deserves.
Don’t settle for anything less than excellent. A good auto body shop will provide you with a definitive service schedule in printed format. They’ll tell you how long the work will take to carry out, the costs, a date to get your vehicle back, and more. What they won’t do is give vague guesstimates that leave you unsure what you’ll end up paying or, indeed, how long you’ll be without a car.
The best body shops will also provide you with a courtesy vehicle should you need it, ensuring that you’re not without wheels while your car’s with them.
If your chosen auto body shop has ticked the above boxes, then it’s time to make a reservation. It’s always a good sign if they can’t fit you in immediately—it usually means their services are sought after. However, quality outfits are experienced at managing their workload and know that customers don’t want to wait weeks to get a slot. Ideally, they’ll have something for you within a week or two but bear in mind that this will also depend on the extent of work that needs to be carried out.
When it comes to vehicle bodywork expertise, South Florida doesn’t do it much better than at Autobahn of Boca. From first contact through to delivery of service, we strive for perfection—it’s the reason so many of the region’s car owners trust us with both their car maintenance and any bodywork requirements they might have.