Remove and Install (R&I) – The practice of removing a part during collision repair, but then reinstalling it later on. This is common, especially when a vehicle is being painted.
Remove and Replace (R&R) – The collision repair terms R&I and R&R are often confused. With R&R the parts that are removed are often damaged, so they are not reinstalled. Instead, they are replaced with new parts.
Repair Authorization – Permission that is given by the owner of an automobile when it is time for repairs to be made.
Repair Order – Used by an auto body shop, this document tracks a few things. The most common being what repairs have taken place, the parts used, materials used, and how much time it took.
VIN – An acronym for the repair term, vehicle identification number, A VIN is the unique number that identifies a vehicle. Repair shops use it to find out important information like what parts will fit a particular car or truck.
At Orlando Auto Body, professionals are always available to help you understand the repair process whether you know repair terms or not. If you’ve been in a collision, call us today at (480) 844-4858. We will do our very best to make your collision repair as painless as possible.