OUR 10 STEP AUTO REPAIR PROCESS
Estimates are available by appointment Monday through Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
During the free e-estimate, the vehicle is inspected, and relevant data is entered into our computer systems. This data is then compiled to help determine the cost of an auto body repair in Sioux Falls. However, there is often hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
(2) INSURANCE APPROVAL
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is complete, the vehicle begins the actual auto body repair process.
This is where our technicians take apart your car to assess possible hidden damage and get started on repairing your vehicle.
(4) ORDER PARTS
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all the structural parts.
(5) STRUCTURE REPAIR
In the Structure Repair area, the unitized body is returned to the factory specifications. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. A computer-based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assus accurate auto body repair.
(6) BODY REPAIR
The Auto Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparation department.
At the car paint shop, paint preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for painting, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
During the repair process, the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained, and the final paperwork is completed. After that, they can now drive away in the vehicle that has been restored to its pre-accident condition.