If your car has been damaged in an accident and suffered body damage, then you'll want to take it in to have the damage repaired. If you aren't familiar with this process, then you'll likely have a lot of questions. This article includes some of the questions a lot of drivers tend to have when they're in the same position as you are now. The answers to those questions are also here, so you can learn a lot about the things you are going to want to know in the information below.
Do you need to get more than one estimate?
No, if you are happy with the first place you go to for an estimate, then you can just have them do the work for you.
Do you have to have the car repaired at the location the insurance company suggested?
No, it's your car and it's completely up to you to choose who it is that you feel best about repairing your car. The insurance company can suggest a place, but this doesn't mean that you need to have that place take care of any of the repairs that your car needs.
Is your car a total loss if there is damage to the frame?
In many cases, damage to the frame can result in the car being a total loss. However, this doesn't mean that this is always the case. When a car is going to need repairs that come to more than the car is worth, then the car will be considered to be a total loss. However, this doesn't mean that the car can't be fixed. Also, the amount the repairs would come to depends on how extreme the damage is and the type of car it is.
You've heard they can never match the paint, is this true?
Years ago, it was much harder to get a flawless match when it came to painting certain parts of a car and leaving others untouched. However, the industry has come a long way and now there are high-quality paints that come in so many types and colors that you should have no problem having the paint on your car matched so it won't be obvious that the car had bodywork done.
Now that you have some of the answers to common questions, you'll likely feel as if you are in a better position to have your car's damages repaired with less stress and hassle.
For more information about auto body repairs, contact a local auto body shop.