Auto Body Repair vs. Auto Repair
There’s a Difference
Most of us don’t really know how to fix cars. Beyond changing the oil and air filter, or perhaps swapping out spark plugs, there aren’t too many people that can work on their own vehicles. The good news is that we live in a society where that’s perfectly fine. We all have our own talents and abilities, so we should focus on those and hire out the other skills.
But what if you need some help with your rig? Where do you take it? There’s a big difference between auto repair and auto body repair. Here are a few pointers to help you understand if you should bring your vehicle to us, or if you need someone else.
The easiest way to understand this is that those who do auto repair work under the hood. They work on the “guts” of the vehicle. They are the mechanics. Naturally it’s not all under the hood. There are axles, gas tanks, drive shafts, and more that technically are beneath the rest of the vehicle. But for the most part, it’s the mechanical aspects of the car.
These are the same guys you would go to for oil changes, clunking noises, and other “driving” problems. If you go in for auto body work, like dented fenders, broken glass, and paint jobs, they will refer you to an auto body repair shop.
Auto Body Repair
At its simplest, auto body repair refers to how the vehicle looks. But it goes deeper than that. The auto body is responsible for the structural integrity of your car. In essence, the body work is what keeps you safe during an accident. Not only does the auto body repair shop remove dents, paint, replace windows, they also ensure that the frame is straight and your vehicle meets all factory safety standards (at least they should!).
Here’s the crossover: if you bring your vehicle to Big Sky Collision Center for auto body repair work, and there is mechanical damage due to the accident, we aren’t going to do our half of the job and send you away to have the rest finished. You bring it here, and we do the entire job. The caveat is that if there’s no auto body work to be done, we can’t do mechanical work.
Bring Your Damaged Vehicles to Big Sky Collision Center
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, we pride ourselves on being the best auto body repair shop in Billings. We have been in the area for decades serving the community, and we plan to continue to serve the Billings community for many more decades to come. Whether you have suffered from hail damage, a fender bender, or your vehicle is scratched, chipped, or scraped, we will restore it to full luster. Of course if you just need it cleaned, we offer auto detailing as well.
Call us today at 406-259-6328 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.