The Collision Repair Process from Start to Finish

No one plans to wreck their car in an accident, but it occurs more frequently than most people realize. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a massive collision, you will need to begin the vehicle repair process. Read on to learn about the collision repair process from start to finish.

Information Exchange

No matter how minor an accident seems to be, it can have heavy underlying damages that most drivers won’t see. As soon as you determine that everyone involved is okay, don’t forget to exchange your insurance and personal information. Give them all the information necessary, from your insurance card to your contact phone number. You should also take photographs of the conditions of both vehicles. Your claims advisor will more than likely want to compare this to his photos. Get contact information from any other witnesses to support your claim.

File an Accident Report of the Collision

If law enforcement comes to the scene of the accident, file a collision report with them, but if damages are minor and there are no injuries, you may file an accident report at the local police station.

Insurance Adjusters

Choose a well-known collision repair specialist to take your vehicle to that accepts all types of insurance to make sure you are covered. You can drive your vehicle to the shop or have it towed depending on the current condition. Bring your insurance claim number with you to the collision repair shop.

Estimates

Your collision specialist will examine your vehicle, including the structural integrity, mechanical repairs, and cosmetic exterior repairs that are needed. All of these items are listed on your documents with the estimate for your insurance company. After approval, your repairs will begin.

Choosing a Professional Collision Expert

The best quality collision experts will be able to arrange for you to drive a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. Professional collision shops will have a body shop manager that reports to you on a regular basis about the repair process. They will keep you updated on ordered parts and estimate when you can pick up your repaired vehicle.

Contact Wrecktify Collision & Restoration for all of your repairs. You will experience professional quality workmanship at a body shop that cares about their customers, and walks you through the process every step of the way. They go above and beyond to build lasting customer relationships in the Madison Wisconsin area. Experience “The Wrecktify Way” for yourself, contact us today.