Before Repair Process
Yes, Having an appointment will enable us to ensure that an estimator is available and keep your wait as short as possible.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm; Saturdays (by appointment) 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Your insurance company will provide a claim number. Please bring it in with you when you come in to begin the repair process, we will do the rest.
We do recommend the use of genuine parts in your repairs. Genuine OEM parts are designed for your vehicle's make and model. They are engineered to fit your car and are part of your vehicle's warranty. They are durable and meant to maintain the performance of your current vehicle.
An aftermarket part is any auto part that does not come directly from the manufacturer or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These parts could be less expensive but are typically not included in the vehicle's warranty. They function similar to a genuine part but are not designed specifically for your vehicle. Durability, quality, and your warranty may be items you forfeit by using aftermarket parts.
During Repair Process
In many cases with today’s cars, access to the battery is through the trunk. As a safety and theft deterrent, the valet key will not allow access to the trunk. Also, in many models, the master would be needed if any locks need to be re-calibrated in the case of a side impact.
No. A car is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds the insurance company’s determined value of your vehicle. Nowadays, most cars are built using unibody (frame and body as one) construction. Our highly skilled technicians can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. If it is determined that the frame section is bent beyond repair, that section can simply be replaced.
Yes, our modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of highly specialized paints. We have made a major investment in the finest paint system available and constantly upgrades its technology and equipment to ensure that each vehicle’s paint matches. We take special pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.
Yes. Just let your advisor know what other work you would like done so that he or she can make the necessary arrangements.
Your advisor can give you an estimate of the time it will take to complete the repairs to your vehicle. Be sure to check with your advisor for the specifics on your vehicle.
If you need a rental car, we can help you make the necessary arrangements. Insurance companies will only pay for a rental car if you have that option on your policy or if you are the claimant. Check your policy and/or call your insurance company to find out if you have rental coverage and what your specific limitations are. We partner with Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 614-889-9886
After Repair Process
You will be notified when your vehicle is ready to be picked up. Feel free to call or e-mail your advisor during the repair process if you have questions or concerns.
Yes. We guarantee all repairs with a limited Lifetime Warranty.
The amount of deductible that you will be responsible for is determined by your insurance policy. Insurance companies determine fault by your account of the accident when you make the claim, and by reviewing the accident report filed with the police department. If you aren’t sure about your deductible, you can call your agent and he can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or whether you will be responsible to pay this when you pick up your vehicle.
If your deductible is not waived, it will be your responsibility to pay us when you pick up your vehicle. If you aren’t sure about your deductible, you can call your agent and he can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or whether it will be your responsibility.
The easiest and most convenient way to pay for your portion of the repairs to your vehicle is with a major credit card. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover. Of course, cash and checks are always welcome.
Parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (i.e., tires, batteries, and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges when they are replaced during the repair process. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on actual miles on your vehicle.
Do Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge.
- Always use clean fresh water.
- Wash your vehicle in the shade
- Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
- Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
- Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30 days.
- Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.