During the Estimate Stage, the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into our Estimate Computer System.  This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of the repairs.  However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be see until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review it.  There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle.  The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable.  Once this process is completed, the repair process will then begin on the vehicle.
In the Disassembly Stage, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined.  Many times this will require scheduling an 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 as soon as possible.  Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all the structural parts.
In the Structure Repair Stage, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification.  A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this step.  A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle to insure that the repair is accurate.
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 Preparation Stage.
Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle.  All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to insure 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 Stage.  All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process.  The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery..
In the Detailing Stage, the vehicle is hand washed, dried and lightly detailed inside and out to remove any dust or dirt that accumulated during the repair.  Then a final quality control inspection is performed.
Delivery is the last step.  When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained, and the final paperwork is completed.  The customer drives away in the vehicle that has been restored to its pre-accident condition
 

 

 
 
 
 

201 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846   Phone: 732-469-0188  Fax: 732-356-4072
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