Top Auto Body Repair Tips
Not All Repair Shops are Created Equal
Perhaps you had bad service the last time you had your car worked on, or perhaps this is the first time you have needed an auto body repair shop to fix your vehicle, either way knowing if you’re getting the best service possible can be daunting. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can be on the lookout for before you make your decision.
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, our goal is to ensure that your vehicle is repaired to factory safety standards. To make sure that you get the best service possible, here are some tips on how to select the best auto body shop in Billings.
Understand the Location and the Specialty
Here’s one that most people don’t really think about. Where is the auto body shop located? Is it in a high traffic area with a flashy building? If so, are they relying on the “wow” factor to bring clients in the doors, or are they relying on their superior work? Just because they’re flashy doesn’t mean they’re bad, but pay more attention to the vehicles than to the building.
Along those lines, make sure you know their specialty. There aren’t many auto body repair shops in Billings that can repair aluminum trucks. Big Sky Collision Center not only repairs them, but has an entirely separate room to protect the metals.
Get a Quote
If you’re paying out of pocket, of course you need a quote. But it goes beyond a simple quote: get everything in writing! From the estimated cost, to the estimated time, to how payments, warranties, and additional work that is discovered after the fact will be handled. Without having it in writing, it’s like it was never promised.
If you have a question about the auto body repair process, all you have to do is ask. We will walk you through it and ensure that you get the best quality work around.
Focus on the Finishing Touches
There are two parts to the auto body repair process: that which you can see, and that which you can’t. We aren’t saying don’t worry about what’s under the paneling, that’s actually more important than the finishing touches. What we are saying is that if a company can’t be bothered to put the time and energy into making the exterior look amazing, what steps are they skipping on the parts that provide the structural integrity to the vehicle?
Don’t settle for anything less than the best. From start to finish, we strive for perfection. The result is that your vehicle looks amazing.
Know Which Shops are Certified
Something that many people don’t realize is that anyone with a few tools can repair a vehicle, but not many auto body shops are certified to repair all makes and models. We buck that trend. At Big Sky Collision Center, we have more certifications than any other auto body shop in a five state area. Don’t settle for someone that says, “yeah I can do that,” but go with someone that says, “We’re certified to do that.”
Bring Your Vehicle to Big Sky Collision Center
There are a bunch of good auto body shops in Billings. There are even some great auto body shops in Billings. But there can only be one shop that is the best. Here at Big Sky Collision Center, we have worked hard to get to the point of being the best. Our workmanship and reputation show it.
Are you ready for the best? Give us a call at 406-259-6328 to learn more or to make an appointment.