A skilled Castle Rock collision repair expert would be able to determine whether a car is salvageable. Sometimes, the damage to the car will be too much and it would be better to just buy a new one. Usually they would advise a replacement when any of the car’s integral parts─ like the engine or the transmission─ are damaged. If there is only damage to the chassis, then it can be refurbished. You’ll have to choose the right body shop to do the work though.
First, pay attention to the word-of-mouth. Most car repair and body shops have a reputation with their clientele. Ask your family and friends for suggestions. Additionally, our car’s brand in mind; some car companies give certifications to shops that have been trained to handle their car models.
Second, think about your budget. Some shops have higher labor prices mostly based on their location. Shop around a bit for the best price. It would be advisable to ask for an itemized estimate from each shop and have it explained by a representative so you can know the justifications for the expense.
Finally, ask questions about the shop. You’ll want to know about the shop’s warranties. This can save you a bundle in the future. Hold out for at least a one-year warranty on their repairs. Additionally, ask about their theft and fire insurance; this will ensure that your car will be protected while in their hands. Inquiring about what materials they’ll use for the repair will be necessary; after all, you’ll want to be assured that they’ll only use the best.
(Source: Tests Show Improvements in Crash-Avoidance Systems, New York Times, May 29, 2014)