FAQs About the Collision Repair Process

When you’re involved in an auto accident, you’re likely to have plenty of questions on your mind. That’s even more true if your vehicle has sustained damage. You may be wondering what collision repair entails, and what you can expect from the process. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about collision repair.

Can my insurance provider tell me where to have my vehicle repaired?

No. While your insurance provider may have a preferred repair shop, you are not obligated to follow their recommendations. You have the legal right to have your vehicle repaired at a place of your choosing.

Should I try to drive my vehicle after an accident?

In most cases, you should have your vehicle towed to an auto shop to have it repaired. Even if your vehicle does not seem significantly damaged, there may be invisible damage that would make it hazardous to drive.

When will I find out how much my repairs will cost?
When you bring your vehicle to an auto shop, a damage evaluator will look at your vehicle and determine what needs to be repaired, then provide you with an estimate for the cost of repairs. Only after you’ve approved the price will the repairs begin.

How long does collision repair take?

This depends on the condition of your vehicle after the accident. The more severely your vehicle has been damaged, the longer the repairs are likely to take. The damage evaluator will usually be able to provide you with a time frame for the repairs.

Will my car look the same after the repairs?

At Dave’s Body Shop, we specialize in the “Invisible Repair,” which means that your vehicle will be restored to as close to its original appearance and condition as possible. We will thoroughly clean and wash your vehicle, and we’ll duplicate the original paint color when doing repairs.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Utah, you need a dependable body shop to handle your repairs. Dave’s Body Shop is proud to offer comprehensive collision repair services, including certified repair for steel and aluminum vehicles from Audi, Tesla, and Ford. Call (801) 566-3906 to schedule an appointment today!