The Collision Repair Process – What to Expect

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, everything can seem frustrating and confusing. You’re not sure what’s going to happen next – all you want is to once again have your car as quickly as possible. While not all collision repairs are the same, here’s some information to give you a general idea of what it will take to get your car back to normal so that you can get on with your life.

Step By Step

Here’s a step-by-step rundown of how the collision repair process typically works.

  • Step 1 –

    Your collision repair provider will prepare an estimate, which will include information on when you can expect the repair to be completed. Once you sign that estimate and the insurance company agrees, whatever parts you need will be ordered. When the parts arrive, repairs will begin.

  • Step 2 –

    The vehicle will need to be dissembled and inspected to make sure all areas of damage are accounted for. If more damage is found, a supplemental report will need to be prepared.

  • Step 3 –

    Once the supplemental report (if needed) is approved, structural and body repairs will be made. This may include installing new panels, applying for new corrosion protection, primer and sealer. After an inspection, the car will be prepared for new paint.

  • Step 4 –

    The paint will be applied and then refinishing will occur. Once that happens, and the car is fully reassembled and the wheels properly aligned, a test drive an inspection will be performed.

  • Step 5 –

    Once everything is done and the car passes its inspection, it will be returned to the customer.

At First Choice Collision, we know how scary and confusing it can be for someone who has been through a car accident. When you bring your vehicle to us, we will thoroughly explain all the steps that will be taken to fix your car and get it back to you as quickly as possible.

If you’d like to get in touch, contact us online or give us a call 936-447-6001 (Conroe), 281-894-9933 (Cypress) or 713-937-9297 (Houston).

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