Guide to Choosing a Good Auto Body Shop
An auto body shop offers many services to their clients. Some of the services offered by auto body shops include painting, body repair, and sometimes engine repair. If you have been involved in a car accident, you car will surely sustain many damages – dents, broken windows, scratched paint, etc. But even if you were not involved in any accident, there may still be problems with your car body that you want fixed. You need to bring your car to an auto body shop to have these problems with your car body fixed. They can fix whatever damages you car has and most shops also do car repainting.
Every shop will be able to give you a quote for repairing the car body or painting it. Before choosing a body shop, there are some things that you need to consider. One of the most important things that you should check is the cleanliness and orderliness of the shop itself. The shop should also be able to show you proof or pictures of their previous works. Take time to check if the auto body shop is recommended by any insurance company, including your own.
You might be wondering what the connection is between a body shop being clean and having your car fixed or painted there. 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. When the car paint is wet and the shop is not clean, then there are a lot of things that can get into the wet paint like dust, hair, metal shavings, etc. These sticking particles can sometime be removed but not all the time. At least make sure that the paint booth is clean before letting 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. Even if you are not asking to file a claim, you can ask your insurance company which auto body shops they recommend.
If an auto body shop is proud of its works, then it must be a good one. Usually a body shop will boast of their work by displaying or showing you before and after pictures of their previous work. They have picture books, hang it on walls, or they can give you references of people whose cars they have fixed. Look for another shop if they are not willing to show their previous works or even give references of former clients.