Don't Let an Auto Accident Wreck Your Day
Getting into a car accident is one of the quickest ways to ruin your day, whether it was your fault or not. In many cases, your insurance company will have a particular body shop that they require you to use for the repairs, but some companies will let you choose from a selection of providers. If you do have a choice, you'll find that both auto body shops and collision repair centers can complete the repairs, but the two are not the same. Here's what you need to know to make the right choice.
Auto Body Shops
Auto body shops are usually staffed by technicians who are experts in auto body repair. They have the skills and expertise needed to get the exterior of your vehicle back to looking like it did when it was brand new. These types of shops are great for minor accidents when the damage is purely cosmetic. However, where they fall short is with internal repairs. Auto body shop technicians may not have the necessary skills to ensure that your car is in good shape mechanically, or they may not offer this service at all.
Collision Repair Centers
Collision repair centers, on the other hand, offer a comprehensive suite of services to help your vehicle recover after an accident. They typically have the latest high-tech equipment, so they can diagnose any issues with your car that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Because of this, collision centers are equipped to handle engine repair, framing and even electrical repairs. If your accident was more severe or you worry about any delayed after-effects that might crop up, a collision repair center is your best option.
Which is Best?
The answer to this question depends on the severity of your accident. For a minor fender bender or light scrape, you'll probably do just fine with an auto body shop. However, if the accident was more serious, like if your airbags deployed or there is visible warping to the frame of your vehicle, you'll be much better off going to a collision repair center, like AutoMotorSport & Collision. We have the expertise needed to ensure that everything in your vehicle is back to like-new condition, not just the exterior.
We work with all of the major insurance companies and many local outfits here in Stockbridge and the Greater Atlanta area, so we can process your claim quickly and efficiently. We handle all kinds of bodywork, both for collisions and aesthetic upgrades. We also conduct regular maintenance and repairs, so feel free to bring your vehicle to us for anything you need. We are certified to work on luxury European cars as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians for your collision repair, body upgrades or routine maintenance.