Merging crashes are more common than many drivers realize. Trying to merge onto highways or into another lane can be tricky, which is why so many accidents tend to occur.
When driving on a road or highway that has more than one lane going in the same direction, it is common for cars to merge in and out of lanes while trying to arrive at their end destination. If you have had a merging collision, Ogden Body Shop, Inc is the best place to take your vehicle. Not because we say we’re the best, but because that is what our customers say about us.
With an increasing number of vehicles hitting the roads today, highways and interstates are becoming more congested. Accidents can frequently happen when vehicles are merging from a ramp onto a highway or freeway. These types of accidents are likely to happen when the highway is moving fast, but lanes are crowded so multiple vehicles are trying to merge.
Merging crashes can happen for a few different reasons:
Unfortunately, some drivers might have trouble judging the distance between cars or are not paying close enough attention when trying to merge. A merging collision, regardless of the speed, can be damaging to a vehicle’s structure. Especially if you are merging at a somewhat high speed, damage to your car and the other car will probably be very serious. This is why some merging collisions result in fatalities and/or totaled cars.
When we get a car that was involved in a merging accident, we look for any exterior as well as underlying damage that might be present. We take the time to properly assess the damage of your vehicle so that we can give you an accurate time frame and cost of your vehicle’s repair.
When we have a vehicle that has been in a merging collision, we start in the damaged area and take everything down to the frame. Merging damage can range from small dents and scratches to structural repair and full panel replacement, depending on how fast you and the other car were going when the collision happened.
Depending on the severity of the collision the vehicle may cost more to repair than the vehicle is worth. In that case, the insurance company will pay you for the book value of the vehicle. If it is repairable, then we must send an estimate to the insurance company for approval to do the repairs.
Once the repairs are approved, we get to work on your vehicle! This is a process and we do everything by the numbers, so we make sure your vehicle is as good as new after your accident.
Ogden Body Shop is committed to delivering quick and affordable collision repair, vehicle disassembly and inspection needed as a result of the following:
The repair process is directly correlated to the success of the service at the end of the project. If a technician is not willing to put in the time to be thorough, the vehicle will be serviced quick but not safe or done to standard. This likely means you will soon need the vehicle serviced again, or will quickly realize you need to bring it to another shop. If the process takes too long, you will most likely get a vehicle that is safe, but that took up too much time waiting for.
Lucky for you, the experts at Ogden Body Shop have the perfect repair process down pat! The first step to this process is you giving our shop a call. During this call, we will ask what type of services you were looking for, if you were recently in an accident, etc. At the end of the call, we will schedule an appointment so we can observe the car ourselves and see what we think will need to be done. We will then communicate this with you and make sure that you understand everything we are planning to do, including our methods, how long we believe it will take, etc. The first step in the process of actually servicing your vehicle, we disassemble or “teardown” the area of your vehicle that has been damaged. This is a necessary step so we can see beneath just the superficial, and determine whether or not there is deeper, more serious damage. This is also the part of the process when our appraiser from the Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraisers (MVPD) comes to assess for himself. When his job is done, a full written cost is made. The last step of the process is servicing the vehicle to your situation’s specific needs. This also involves ensuring that the framework is up to industry safety standards, and has not been compromised in the collision. Once we have finished servicing your vehicle, we will give you a call and arrange for pick up. At this time, if we have given you an Enterprise rental car to use while your car was being serviced, you can trade that car back to us. We will return the rental for you, so all you have to worry about is taking your vehicle back home with you!
One of the most notable benefits we offer is pickup and delivery services. When you initially call us, you can let us know if you will need a rental car to use while we finish servicing your vehicle. We will have an Enterprise car rental ready for whenever you drop your car off, and then will swap with you when your car is ready to be brought home. We bring the rental car back, so you have no responsibilities except to drive your serviced vehicle home!
That isn’t the only unique benefit we offer- we also offer free car repair estimates! It is important to note that we do charge for estimates, but that initial estimate fee is waived when you allow us to do the post accident repairs! This means that the only cost you have to worry about is the cost of the repairs themselves.
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