Vehicle Rectification Services in Altona
Collision Body Works offers customers a wide range of options when it comes to vehicle rectification. Our services focus on repairs rather than replacement, offering a more cost effective and timely services compared to most traditional repairs.
Our vehicle rectification services in Melbourne focus on repairing paint, panel beating and other damage to your vehicle that has not met your standards when it’s returned from a S.M.A.R.T repair shop.
What Is a S.M.A.R.T Repair Shop
If your vehicle has sustained low to medium damage as the result of an accident, it’s likely you have been referred to a S.M.A.R.T shop.
A S.M.A.R.T repair shop stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques and generally includes a range of techniques that are used to repair the minor damage to your vehicle without the need for costly repairs.
These repairs often relate to:
- PDR (Paintless Dent Removal)
- Exterior Plastic Repair
- Interior Trim Repair
- Chip & Scuff Repairs
- Windscreen Repairs
Risks of Using a Preferred Repairer Through Your Insurance Company
It can be hard to find vehicle insurance that is right for you. Especially when you have to consider payment options, pricing and even the way you use your car. But the one thing many people don’t give a second thought to is the choice of repairer. Many insurance companies will give you the option of choosing a repairer or having to go with the preferred repairer of the insurance company.
If you opt for the latter, there can often be risks associated with doing so. In many cases the repairer has an agreement with the insurance company (eg. a guaranteed workflow in return for a reduced cost of repairs). When this happens, it can result in your vehicle not being repaired with the right amount of attention that it requires.
The Truth About S.M.A.R.T Repair Shops
Like with many panel beaters or vehicle accident repair shops, there are always going to be people that have had a bad experience. Taking your vehicle to a recommended S.M.A.R.T repair shop is no different.
The one thing S.M.A.R.T repair shops promote is that they can often repair the damage to your vehicle three times faster than your local panel beater, and often the next day.
However, with these types of promises, it’s no wonder that many vehicles are returned a number of times to repair the damage that should of been repaired the first time round. With many online reviews reporting that their vehicle is in worse condition than when handed over, that the damage wasn’t properly repaired or that the company caused even more damage.
How Collision Body Works Can Help
Not all smash repairs are equal. And for many years, insurance repair providers (preferred repairers) have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. With many of the insurance company’s preferred repairers leaving vehicles with “shoddy” repairs.
So, what can you do if you are not satisfied with the workmanship undertaken by a S.M.A.R.T repair shop?
Call your local panel beater.
Collision Body Works are able to handle your repairs, whether you have been in a major accident, noticed small dents on your vehicle or need to get repairs redone because they have not been properly undertaken by another repair business. We are team for you!
Our team of qualified panel beaters will assess all repairs and finishes and compare it to the work that was previously quoted by the S.M.A.R.T repair shop. If the quality of work and repairs have not been undertaken properly, we will speak to your insurance company on your behalf and arrange to complete the job for you.
All associated costs with repairing your vehicle will be issued to your insurance company, meaning there is no out of pocket expenses to you.
It also means you will get quality paints, workmanship and genuine parts replacement with you engage us for your repairs. All our vehicle repairs are carried out by our team of experienced panel beaters.
If you are unhappy with the work carried out by your local S.M.A.R.T repair shop, contact us on 03 9315 0380 and let us get your damaged vehicle back on the road today.
We do the job properly – every time!