FAQs About Collision Repair

If you’ve been involved in a serious auto accident and your vehicle has been badly damaged, your mind is probably buzzing with questions. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the shock of an accident, which can leave you wondering what you should do next. Here are some commonly asked questions about damaged vehicles and professional collision repair—and the answers.


Is it safe to drive my vehicle to the repair shop? In most cases, if you’re in doubt about whether your vehicle is safe to drive, it probably isn’t. Not all forms of damage will be apparent, and you don’t want to run the risk of causing further harm to your vehicle—or, worse, to yourself and your passengers. If your vehicle has suffered more than a minor fender-bender, have it towed to the shop.


Is my vehicle totaled if the frame is damaged? The answer is most likely no. An experienced technician may be able to repair even vehicles that look severely damaged. It’s important, however, to take your vehicle to a shop that is qualified to perform repairs on your particular type of vehicle to ensure that the work is done properly.


How long do collision repairs take? This depends on the extent of the damage, and on which parts of your vehicle were affected. Quality collision repair means more than just replacing parts and repairing damage—your vehicle has to be made completely safe to drive again. After the repairs are completed, your vehicle will be inspected and then cleaned so it can be returned to you in excellent condition.


When you need collision repair in Utah, Dave’s Body Shop should be your first stop. Our skilled technicians will restore your vehicle to as close to its original appearance as possible. We back up our repairs with a Nationwide Lifetime Limited Warranty. We also offer 24-hour emergency towing service and on-site car rental. For more information, call (801) 850-0397.