- First and foremost, take a glance around any auto body repair shop before you commit to hiring them for your repairs. Is it well lit and clean?
- The next thing to consider is whether or not the auto body repair shop has up-to-date and modern equipment. Does their equipment look as though it’s in good condition and well cared for?
- If they allow it, ask someone to give you a tour of the facility or if you can browse around on your own. For reasons of safety, some auto body repair shops will not allow a tour but others may permit a brief one providing a technician is with you.
- While inside, take a brief scan of the area to see if there are any signs, plaques or other indication of the training that the auto body technicians have undergone.
Qualifications and training are extremely important when it comes to auto body repair. If the job is done well, repairs should help the car to look brand new again. Window replacement, painting, parts replacement and other work are some of the more visible repairs that are done following an accident. If your automobile is painted, you will want to look for any small paint bubbles that may remain after the work is done. In addition, you will want to make sure that the glass is placed securely back inside the car and will not rattle or shake, which would indicate the window is loose.