Step 5: Structure and Body Repairs
The first step of the auto repair process is the structural and body alignment. Frame straightening, sheet metal alignment, and parts replacement are done at this time.
Step 6: Mechanical and Sublet Repairs
Mechanical and sublet repairs are scheduled once the repairs to the frame and body of the vehicle are completed. This includes repairs to the engine, suspension, and interior panels. Depending on the extent of the damage, these repairs can sometimes carry over until after the car is painted.
Step 7: Prep and Paint Repairs
During this phase, the affected body panels are prepared for paint including applying primer, sealer, and corrosion protection. We use Sikkens™ paint, a top quality water-based paint that is also very environmentally friendly.
Step 8: Vehicle Assembly
After the vehicle is painted, the final assembly is performed. This will include installing any parts that were removed to facilitate the repair process. Once the car is fully reassembled, we conduct a final inspection of the car. This could include aiming the headlights, checking window functions and a repair quality inspection.
Step 9: Wheel Alignment (If Necessary)
The computer wheel alignment can only be done after the car is reassembled. It is important that the vehicle is at the correct weight distribution. We use our computerized alignment machine to detect damage that would not be found with a visual check.
If additional damage is found, a new estimate is prepared with supporting pictures and sent to your adjuster for approval. We will call you to update you on the repair of your car, as this is the most common time for a change to your repair completion date to happen.
Step 10: Final Cleanup and Detail After Your Collision Repair is Completed
After all the damage is identified and the collision repair is complete, we will complete a final inspection of the car. The car is cleaned at this time, and made ready to be picked up by the customer.
Step 11: Customer Called in for Pickup
Our Collision Repair Guarantee
We guarantee that all repairs performed under your repair order number will be completed to generally accepted standards. This guarantee protects against defective workmanship or materials. Coverage for damage caused by or resulting from unreasonable use, maintenance or care of the vehicle is excluded. The guarantee is valid for as long as you own the vehicle.
Contact Taylormotive today to arrange for an estimate and an appointment to begin your collison repair in North Vancouver.
Collision Repair North Vancouver (604) 985-7455