Our Repair Process in Port Coquitlam, BC
For years, we’ve been proud to offer Port Coquitlam, BC our auto body repair services. We’re a full-service garage with state-of-the-art tech and expert technicians. You can trust our expertise when it comes to your car, no matter the make, model, or extent of the damage. Call us today to schedule your appointment. We’ll get your car looking back to the way it looked when it rolled off the factory floor.
Fair and Accurate Estimates
The first step of our process is providing you with an ethical and accurate estimate of the repair work. This includes both parts and labor. Our technicians will inspect your vehicle and enter all of your information into our automatic estimating database. This helps us give you a fair and accurate estimate of your repair costs. It also generates a full report of the work, parts, and labor required to get your car back to perfection. We’re even able to send you mobile estimates if you can’t bring your vehicle to our Port Coquitlam shop!
From there, we encourage a representative from your insurance provider to inspect your vehicle, as well. Before we start any work, we’ll come to an agreement with your insurance provider to avoid any issues with payment and so you know exactly what you’re getting. In certain cases, it’s more affordable to declare a car totaled rather than go through extensive and expensive repairs.
Disassembly and Further Inspections
After paperwork and pricing are out of the way, we begin your vehicle’s repair with disassembly. In certain repairs, we notice additional damage after we disassemble your vehicle. If your car requires additional repairs, we photograph the damage and contact you and your insurance provider to approve the necessary repairs.
After we have fully analyzed and estimated all the repairs, we start ordering parts. We order them in a timely fashion and will let you know if any parts need to be shipped in from overseas, taking a bit longer to get here, and pushing your repair window back.
Repair, Repainting, and Detailing
If your car needs its frame repaired, we have a specific piece of equipment for that. The Wedge Clamp accurately measures, analyzes, and aligns your vehicle’s frame to perfectly match its original quality and specifications. After we align your frame, we begin the body repair portion, replacing any exterior panels, parts, and metal finishing.
In order to match your car’s original paint job, we use a computerized paint-mixing system. We take great strides inaccurately painting your car’s body so nobody can tell it was repaired. If nobody can tell we did our job, we’ve done it successfully. After painting, we reassemble your vehicle’s parts and panels and run it through a series of checks to guarantee the functionality and a complete repair. Finally, we give your newly-repaired vehicle a full interior and exterior detail job. We’ll test drive it and check for quality in the repairs so that you’re happy with the result.