No one ever expects to be in a rear-end collision, but the unfortunate reality is that they are one of the most common auto-accidents that occur. In fact, over 30% of all car accidents in the United States are rear-end crashes. It’s important to understand what exactly a rear-end collision is, and what differentiates this kind of auto-accident from the rest.
A rear-end collision, commonly known as a “Fender Bender”, occurs when one vehicle crashes into the back of the vehicle in front of it. While typically thought of as a rather minor form of an auto-accident, there are plenty of cases of serious physical damage sustained by both the victims and the vehicles themselves. With newer cars, the rear bumper may have cameras, radars, and other sensors built into the Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS). This system requires a shop with the experience and proper equipment to repair the rear end of the vehicle for the ADAS to function properly.
Many factors can lead to a rear-end collision including tailgating, cell phone usage, and weather conditions among other factors.
If you happen to find yourself in a fender bender, it is recommend that you follow the appropriate ethical and legal steps of exchanging information as well as contacting your insurance company who can guide you through the legal process that ensues.
As mentioned, a rear-end collision is one of the most common types of auto accidents. Which is why At Ogden Body Shop, we’ll handle your collision repairs and all the potential headaches that come along with restoring your vehicle to its pre-collision condition.
What’s more is we’ll work side-by-side with your existing insurance company to ensure all accident-related damage is taken care of and covered appropriately. In addition to providing insurance service options, we can help setup rental car options if you are in need of a vehicle amidst the repair period.
We’ll even have the rental vehicle ready to go here at our shop when you drop-off your vehicle for repair. Once we’re done servicing and restoring your vehicle, we handle returning the rental vehicle for you as well.
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!
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