Side impact collisions or “T-Bone” accidents happen mostly at intersections and in parking lots. These types of accidents, depending on the speed of one or both vehicles, can be devastating.
If you have had a side impact collision, Ogden Body Shop. is the best place to take your vehicle. Not because we say we are the best, but because that is what our customers say about us.
A side collision, regardless of the speed, can be damaging to a vehicle’s structure. So, when we get a car that has been in a side impact collision, we start in the damaged area and take everything down to the frame. The frame from a side impact hit almost always needs to be repaired.
But that isn’t all. Obviously, you need to think about the doors, bumpers and fenders after a side collision. Once we have the vehicle stripped down, we can then fully assess the damage.
Depending on the severity of the collision, the cost of the repair may exceed the value of the vehicle. In this instance, the insurance company will pay you what the vehicle is worth. 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 book, so we make sure your vehicle is returned to pre-accident condition.
Being in a side impact collision is a pretty traumatic experience. You shouldn’t have to worry if an auto body repair service center is going to cut corners in order to make a larger profit which could mean that your vehicle isn’t fully repaired and is unsafe.
At Ogden Body Shop we guarantee our work, so you have peace of mind. We take care of our customers. You have been through enough already. You shouldn’t have to worry whether or not the auto body repair service center you take your vehicle to will do the right thing.
If you have been in a side impact collision give Ogden Body Shop a call. Remember it is the law that you can take your vehicle to whoever you feel comfortable with. Don’t let the insurance company try and tell you any differently.
We know choosing an auto body repair center can be difficult. Especially after an accident that shakes you to your core. So, come to Ogden Body Shop first. Let us write an estimate for you, which is free if you have us perform the repairs. Check with other repair facilities and see where you feel most comfortable.
Ask prudent questions of each repair facility: what is the repair guarantee on parts and labor, how long to complete the repair, their certifications, or why choose their facility. Before a shop can commit, they will have to see your vehicle in person for assessment.
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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