Nobody wants to be in a car accident. And after being in an accident the number one thing most people want is to be able to get back on the road fast. Everyone’s got work, everyone’s got family, everyone’s got things to do. So it can be frustrating to hear that the COVID pandemic, which has impacted everything else in society, has also caused some issues when it comes to auto body repair.
What does it mean that COVID’s impacting body shop timelines? It doesn’t generally mean that the repair techs are sick, thankfully. Instead, what the industry is seeing is a slow down due to parts shortages and shipping delays. One of the advantages of choosing an established auto body shop near Lakeville is the well-established supply chain relationships that help mitigate, as much as possible, the impacts of these delays. However, it is fair to say this is an issue impacting cars of most makes and models at this point.
Because every collision creates its own set of issues needing repair, it’s hard to give a one size fits all answer to how long will any delays be. The best local auto body shops will work closely with you so you are fully appraised of the situation. We’ve been fairly fortunate, as long standing relationships with parts suppliers have helped us keep projects moving on a reasonable timeline. There are benefits to being in business for a while, and we thank everyone who has helped make this possible.
Up until this point, industry wide supply chain issues have impacted headlights, hoods, bumpers and other front end parts. Now the issue is widening to include many common electronic parts.
We’re personally pledged to excellent service. That means transparent communication. We’re creating our estimates, including timelines, based on the current market circumstances. We will absolutely work with you regarding scheduling to minimize the amount of time you’re without your car. And of course, we will continue to support our customers through the insurance claims process.