When our customers first come to us for their autobody repair needs, their first questions typically revolve around costs. For instance: “How much will it cost to repair my bumper?” or “How much will it cost to repaint my hood?” Since collision repair expenses are not usually in a person’s budget, it is understandable that cost would be a major concern. After all, no one leaves the house anticipating a car accident on their day’s agenda, so it is stressful to suddenly find yourself having to pay money to fix your vehicle.
Well, here’s one thing you won’t have to worry about paying for: at Bel Air Autobody, we will provide you with an estimate for FREE.
So, what happens during an auto body repair estimate?
We gather information.
Your Customer Service Representative (CSR) will gather a few basic bits of information from you such as you insurance policy info, your claim information, and your contact info, so that we can contact the insurance company on your behalf.
We take a thorough look.
Our estimator will walk you around your vehicle and begin documenting what is visibly damaged, describing in detail the body and paint repairs that need to be made. Our seasoned estimator can get a pretty accurate quote for you on most drivable repair work.
We do the math.
The estimator uses a series of formulas and allotments, many of which are set by industry best practices and insurance company allotments to determine the labor hours. The parts are pulled up in our estimating system (a third-party system that is used by all shops) and the parts estimate is pulled from that.
We assess your paint needs.
Paint work is then estimated by removing panels when necessary from the vehicle to see if there are repairs that need to be done to the frame. Once every part that needs to be repaired or replaced has been identified, the insurance company approves the estimate and authorizes the shop to purchase parts and begin paint and body repair on the damaged car or truck.
We factor in the time needed.
The estimator then determines how long a repair should take. They will also determine when the parts will all arrive and schedule with you a convenient date to begin the repair work.
If you’ve been in an accident and need your car repaired, Bel Air Autobody can take added stress off your shoulders and provide you with a hassle-free experience. Our technicians are trained and certified to provide you with a repair that you can trust. We offer a lifetime warranty on all work we do and our sister company, Ward Automotive, is right here to take care of any routine maintenance you might ever need. We are a one-stop shop for all the residents of Harford County, including our neighbors in Aberdeen, Edgewood, Jarrettsville, Pleasant Hills, Bel Air, Fallston, Joppatowne, Pylesville, Burns Corner, Havre de Grace, Perryman, Riverside, Darlington, and Hickory Hills.