Some little known facts about collision repair 

Some little known facts about collision repair 

Have you ever been in a vehicle collision before? If not, you are either a very good driver, or you are extremely lucky. Accidents happen on the roadways, and if you have ever experienced being in a collision, then you know how scary and stressful the situation can be. However, for those people who have never been in a collision before and are asking themselves how collision repair works, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff Autoworks. In this article, we share some information about some little-known facts about collision repair. Read on to learn more.

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Collision damage is more than skin deep 

Just because you may not see any damage, or very little damage, to the exterior of yoru vehicle does not mean that there is no damage underneath. Many people may choose to opt-out of collision repair because the damage is “not severe” or “there is barely a scratch.” However, this is usually not advised because there could be underlying issues that need more inspection. It is always a good idea to bring yoru vehicle into a collision repair facility for inspection after a collision.

A car deemed “Totalled” depends on more than the severity of the damage 

A car is considered a “total loss” by the insurance company if the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle. An almost new car has to be almost irreparable to meet this criterion, while an old luxury car can meet this threshold quickly due to a combination of high parts prices and low resale value. 

Metal body parts do not have a memory 

You may have watched as-seen-on-TV devices and Internet videos that claim that with a special tool or some household items, a body panel can simply be popped back into place. In reality, when a body panel is bent, it stays that way, whether that bend was from a press at the factory or from an impact. To remove a dent from a panel, body technicians have to use a range of tools and techniques to gently bend and reshape the metal back to the shape it should be.  

You can choose the body shop that you bring your car to

You do not have to go with the body shops that your insurance company recommends to you after a collision. When you have work done, it’s in your best interest to find a shop that has the knowledge and tools to do the repair right, not the one that will save the insurance company the most money.

These are just a few of the little-known facts about collision repair. To learn more about collision repair at Pfaff Autoworks, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today. 

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