An initial estimate is given based on visible damage. Additional damage may be assessed after the car has been taken apart. Here at Authentic Auto Body, we give FREE estimates.
The initial estimate is turned over to your insurance agency. A price of the repair agreement is reached, unless the vehicle is deemed ‘unrepairable’ or ‘totaled’. Once a price is settled upon, we can begin dis-assembly.
The vehicle is then taken apart and any additional damage or structural damage is assessed. If significant damage is found, the insurance agency may need to be re-contacted for approval for a supplement.
We order required parts and make necessary arrangements if special or manufacturer -only parts are needed. Once all parts arrive, the repair/ rebuild process will commence.
Structural repairs must be completed first. Once the frame of your car meets original manufacturing specifications we can proceed with the next phase of repair.
Time to repair the body. Our auto body specialists match and align metal panels and the car begins to take shape.
Auto panels are prepared for paint with primer and sealer. Computer-matched paint is applied and the final coats ensure long lasting rich color.
Vehicle finishing pieces are applied and a full vehicular operations test is performed. This test includes road testing to ensure safe vehicle operations. The vehicle can now begin the final step before delivery.
A clean up is performed to remove any dust or dirt that may have collected while your vehicle was being repaired.
Your vehicle is ready for pick-up! Once you arrive at the shop your dedicated auto body technician will review all work completed and make sure you are 100% satisfied with the condition of your vehicle.