Answering Common Questions About Insurance and Body Repairs

From dealing with your insurance provider to finding the right repair shop, there are a lot of things to consider in the aftermath of an auto accident. If your vehicle will need frame repair in order to be drivable again, you may be wondering what steps you ought to take first. Here’s what you need to know.

Is frame damage repairable?

In many cases, the answer is yes. While damage to your vehicle’s frame may seem irreversible, a qualified body shop can often fix it. The shop can look up your vehicle’s make and model on a computer measuring system, then determine the exact pulling that needs to be done in order to restore the frame to its original shape.

Will my vehicle’s paint color be changed?

If your vehicle still has the original factory color, the shop can look up the paint code and use it to repaint any damaged areas on your car. If you don’t have the original factory color, the shop can use a tinting process to approximate the current color, so that the repair will be as “invisible” as possible.

Does my insurance provider choose the repair shop?

While your insurance provider may recommend a body shop that is in their network, you still have the right to take your vehicle to a shop of your choice for repairs. You do not have to get more than one estimate, and your provider is obliged to pay for the cost of the repairs even if you choose a different shop than the one they recommend.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that has left your vehicle damaged, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Dave’s Body Shop. We have been providing capable, reliable collision repair services at our Utah body shop for decades. Our team will also be happy to help you navigate the insurance claims process to help ensure that you are treated fairly by your provider. If you have any questions, you can reach us at (801) 566-3906.