Auto Body Repair Process at
JK Auto Body in Webster, MA
We understand that being involved in a car accident is stressful and confusing. It is the most important step in the auto body repair process to choose a high-quality experienced auto body shop that you can trust. When you choose JK Auto Body to perform your auto body repairs, you have chosen a body shop with over combined 100 years of experience in the collision repair industry. We will to coordinate every step of the repair process with you. As a full-service auto body repair facility we will handle all the arrangements including towing, car rental, claim handling and review, and repair consulting. We are committed to serving you and getting you and your family safely back on the road as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
We start the repair process by looking over your car from bumper to bumper and carefully documenting every aspect of the damage. We then prepare a repair estimate and will sit down with you and consult with you on your insurance coverage and help you submit your claim if necessary. At this point you have a completed claim. However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
In disassembly, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
3. INSURANCE APPROVAL
Once the estimate and hidden damage estimate is completed the insurance company will review all damages. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. Once this process is completed. the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
4. ORDER PARTS
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.
5. STRUCTURAL REPAIR (if applicable)
During the structural repair process, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification.
6. BODY REPAIR
The body repair department replaces or repairs exterior panels and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparations department.
Pre-paint preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied. There are many circumstances that can change or affect the color and shade of your vehicle's paint, such as temperature, changes in air pressure, and distance of the paint spray application. There are also a multitude variations of the same color which means different shades of the same color. As one of the largest and oldest independent body shops in Webster Massachusetts area, we mix all of our paint products on-site using the industry leading computerized color matching system. We use our downdraft painting booth, which allows superior color matching on your vehicle. JK Auto uses the German made Spies-Hecker paint system - the best in the market. Spies-Hecker is the factory-quality paint for high-end vehicles such as Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Audi, and Volkswagen. Other shops feel the system is too expensive - at JK Auto, we would rather give our customers the very best in extraordinary quality and extreme durability. The new finish is baked to a durable factory quality finish. We are so confident that you will be happy with your vehicle's paint job, that we offer a Lifetime Guarantee (as long as you own the vehicle) on all of our body and paint work.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition, and is safe to drive.
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paper work is completed. The customer drives away in the vehicle that has been restored to its pre-accident condition.
We are sincerely committed to putting our very best quality and workmanship into every repair we do. We know our reputation is only as good as the last repair job we did, so we make sure every job is done right the very first time. We will have your automobile repaired and back to you in a safe condition as quickly as possible.
Give us a call at (508) 213-5084 to request a quote or to learn more about our professional services for all makes and models.