When you've been involved in an auto accident and suffered damage to your vehicle, you want to get your vehicle repaired and back on the road quickly. While this is understandable, keep in mind that some repairs take time if they are to be done correctly. To this end, a repair shop that offers a rush job may be cutting corners on your repair, costing you more time and money down the road. We at VMS Auto Collision Center want to make sure you know some important facts about your vehicle repair. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Speedy does not mean high quality
When it comes to auto repairs, there are some things that must be taken into consideration in order for a repair job to be performed correctly. To skimp on these things can actually cost you money later on.
For example, if you were involved in a collision, a proper repair job is much more than simply swapping out dented fender. A professional who knows what he or she is doing will conduct a thorough investigation of your vehicle around the impact points as well as other points on the body where the impact could have caused damage. Sometimes this damage is so minor—at least at first—that an untrained eye will miss it. Yet, if this damage is not addressed, the compromised integrity of your vehicle's construction could cause further damage—damage that might not be evident for months or even years after the collision.
Because of this, it is important that your collision repair professional know what things to look for with various types of damage. If you don't take the time to identify and repair these secondary damage points when the original repair is performed, you may end up with a vehicle that is heavily damaged later on. In order to reduce turnaround time, some repair shops will only repair the obvious damage to a vehicle without looking for or repairing other hidden issues. Swapping out a dented fender for a new one may cause the vehicle to look like it's been repaired, but the weakened points elsewhere in the vehicle are still there. Over time, they may deteriorate and need to be repaired—this time on your own dime, as the insurance company will doubtless claim that the damage is unrelated to the initial collision.
For high quality, come see us
At VMS Auto Collision Center, we are here to help you. We have extensive experience in repairing vehicles of all types. Give us a call today, and let us help you get back on the road.