After a collision, auto body repair in Johnson County may be required to get the vehicle back into good condition. When this happens, the first step is to have the body shop provide an estimate. While this will be as accurate as possible, it is important to remember that there could be differences between the original estimate and the final price.
Getting an Idea of Repairs Needed
Before providing the estimate, the technician will examine the car. Based on the damage done, they can provide an estimate of the bodywork that’s needed for the vehicle. They can typically tell if there’s some damage behind the body of the vehicle that may be damaged as well and will include this in the estimate if possible. Once they have an idea of the repairs needed, they’ll provide the driver with the estimate.
Extra Repairs May be Required
When a vehicle is damaged, it’s possible there may be more damage than what can be seen during the initial exam. It’s possible they will notice the further damage that they did not expect when they take the body panels off of the vehicle to start the repairs. This will mean the cost of the repairs is higher and it could mean the repair will take longer, especially if they need to order parts for the vehicle.
Adjusting the Estimate to Include Added Repairs
Once all of the damage has been detected, and the technician is knows exactly what needs to be done to bring the vehicle to its prior condition, the technician can provide the driver with an adjusted estimate. The adjusted estimate includes all of the hidden damage that was not in the original estimate, so it may be higher than the original estimate was. If an adjusted estimate is provided, this is the most accurate estimate for the repairs.
If your vehicle has been damaged in a collision, you’ll want to look into Auto Body Repair in Johnson County today. The technician can explain your estimate and let you know if there’s a possibility more damage might be found when they start working on the car. Browse our website today to learn more or to schedule an appointment for your estimate.
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