Inspecting Your Car After Auto Body Repairs
#1 Inspect the Entire Vehicle
The first (and most overlooked) step is to inspect your entire vehicle, not just the affected area. Your vehicle should be clean when you pick it up, and if it isn’t, you should complain. Dirt hides imperfections and can stop you from seeing imperfections that weren’t there before or weren’t corrected. Once this initial inspection is passed, move on to the repaired areas.
#2 Closely inspect the repaired areas
When closely inspecting your car after auto body repairs, what you are looking for depends on what repairs were made. A quick Google search can be a great place to start since you will want to make yourself more knowledgeable about your vehicle’s specific repairs. Many sites also offer auto body repair checklists that will help you know what you should expect to see.
If the auto body shop is willing (and they should be) to correct their mistake, move forward. If, however, they refuse to make things right, you have other options. After inspecting your car after auto body repairs, you may no longer be confident in the shop’s ability to perform the work. In this case, it’s probably best to look for another provider to complete the repairs. Just make sure you don’t give into the temptation to complete repairs yourself. DIY fixes are dangerous and costly as going to a body shop that isn’t capable of making adequate repairs.
We at Orlando Auto Body would love to repair your vehicle the right way, the first time. For a free estimate or to speak with a technician about inspecting your car after auto body repairs, call 480-351-1734