“I was in the grocery store parking lot when another driver bumped me from behind,” Mavis said. “I didn’t think it was that big a deal – I didn’t even get his insurance information! – but when I got home, I discovered my trunk wouldn’t open. That was a big hassle, but finally my son got it open.” Mavis’s situation went from bad to worse when she discovered the trunk now wouldn’t close.
“So now I am driving around with a bungee cord holding it down!” she said. “Obviously this is not good. What type of mechanic even deals with this type of problem?”
Whether someone has rear-ended your car, you’ve backed into a pole, or there’s been some other issue that’s damaged your vehicle, you need to get it fixed promptly. Not being able to use your trunk is inconvenient. Additionally your trunk plays a role in keeping you and other car occupants safe in the event of another rear-end accident. Furthermore, if the trunk isn’t closing properly, rain, snow, ice and other moisture can get in there and compromise the structural integrity of your car.
The type of mechanic that does this kind of repair work is a body work repair shop. Mechanics generally deal with the engine, exhaust, and other components of the car, while body work repair shops concentrate on the hood, trunk, doors, roof, quarter panels, fenders, and other vehicle components. The most convenient way to find mechanics and body work specialists is to find the best local collision repair center.
When choosing a body work repair shop to fix your car’s trunk, make sure they have experience working on the type of vehicle you have. Ask about certifications and trainings the techs may have gone through. Most quality collision repair shops are very proud of the training their teams go through, and will be happy to answer your questions.