4 Auto Body Myths that People Still Believe
Don’t Fall for These Auto Body Repair Myths
After you have been in a wreck, you often aren’t thinking clearly. You just want to get everything taken care of and get your life back to normal. You take a look online, or post to Facebook, about what to do after an accident and you get a ton of bad advice. Likely you will hear at least one of these myths that have somehow made their way into popular belief.
If you have been in an accident, bring your vehicle to the best auto body repair shop in Billings. With more certifications than anyone in the area, we know how to restore your vehicle to factory safety standards.
You Must Use to the Repair Shop Insurance Tells you to Use
Insurance companies have their preferred shops. These are the shops they have chosen to work with. Without perpetuating speculation, more myths, or outright lying, we won’t make any statements as to why they have chosen to work with those shops. They can suggest that you use the shop of their choice, but ultimately the decision is up to you.
Here at Big Sky Collision Center we don’t cut any corners. We use only the best parts, have the most highly trained technicians, and hold certifications from more manufacturers. When you’re looking for someone to repair your vehicle, why not look to the best?
You Must get Three Estimates
Along the lines of using the preferred shop, many people think that you need three estimates. This likely stems from the fact that if you’re paying out-of-pocket, you want to see who is the lowest priced (although low price can often get you low quality work).
You’re already distraught because of the wreck. Don’t stress yourself out more by dragging your damaged vehicle to a bunch of different collision repair shops in Billings. You only have to take it to one and get the work done.
A Bent Frame Cannot be Fixed
There is a lot that goes into fixing a vehicle. The shops that aren’t sure what they’re doing may only fix the visible damage: the bent fenders, the cracked bumpers, the busted headlights. But the internal damage is what’s going to really matter, and if the collision was hard enough the frame of your vehicle could be bent.
With sophisticated machines, the frame can be straightened to within a couple of millimeters of perfect. Just because the frame is bent doesn’t mean that your vehicle is a total loss.
OEM Parts are Only Available from the Dealership
OEM, which stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, parts are those that were made by the company for that vehicle. There are three different types of parts: OEM, recycled, and third party. They range in quality in that order. Many people believe that only the dealerships have access to OEM parts.
The truth is that unless OEM is unavailable, that’s what we will use. Unless you specify you don’t want OEM parts, that’s what we will use. Sometimes it means your repair takes a bit longer, but in the end you have a safer and more reliable vehicle to drive home.
Big Sky Collision Center is the Best Auto Body Shop in Billings
If you have been in a wreck, why not take your vehicle to the best in Billings? You get the choice on how it is repaired, your insurance company can’t tell you where to go.
Give us a call at 406-259-6328 to learn more.