The auto body repair process isn’t a mystery at Grieco Collision Center. Here is what you can expect after setting an appointment with us. Depending on your service, not all steps are required.
Before services are rendered on your car we provide you with an estimate. In the Estimate Process, the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. Estimates will not include any hidden damage that cannot be seen until disassembly.
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process
In Disassembly, hidden damage is often found and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed ASAP.
In the Structure Repair area, the utilized body is returned back to factory specification. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. This system assures an accurate repair.
The Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparations department.
Paint preparations is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When you arrive to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and final paper work is completed. You can drive away in your vehicle that has been restored to its pre-accident condition!
We’re always excited to answer any questions you have, at any time during the auto repair process. Give us a call or contact us today!