Choosing a Repair Shop

Choosing a shop to repair body damage to your vehicle shouldn’t be difficult and stressful, but let’s be honest, it really can be. The very fact that you need to find a shop is stressful enough. Who has the time and resources to fully research all of the auto body repair shops in their area and get a clear vision of which one they should choose? Well, hopefully this list of questions will help give you an idea of what you should ask body shops that you are considering.

What means do you use for straightening frames?

At Downtown Autobody, we have a Kansas Jack World Rack 400L frame straightening system and a Hein Werner “Shark” sonar measuring system which detects problems that are not visible.

Is the body shop eco-friendly?

A green body shop is a responsible body shop. If you are concerned about the environment, you might want to check which painting systems the shop uses. Downtown Autobody has a Spies Hecker Waterborne Paint System which is the most environmentally friendly system available for purchase today. We are proud to take a responsible role in keeping the planet clean for future generations.

Are the technicians experienced?

This is an important question. With combined experience of more than 100 years, the technicians at Downtown Autobody also benefit from continuing education in their filed. They receive ongoing training through I-CAR certification, ASE certification and on-site training provided by paint and material suppliers on latest products on the market.

Request references from the company.

Most reputable businesses will be happy to supply industry references from other local auto repair shops as well as satisfied clients. They should also be willing to provide before an after photos of work they have completed.

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