“I’ve always been a careful driver,” Bee said, “but after this accident, my anxiety levels are through the roof. Knowing that in just one second a careless driver can have their attention elsewhere and cause an accident is very stressful. And I’m nervous about my vehicle – after being rear-ended like that, can my car ever really be safe again? I’m worried it’s just going to fall apart on me when I least expect it.”
Being in a car accident is a very emotional experience. It’s natural to have concerns about your vehicle. Part of the reason a quality car body repair shop will do a thorough, end to end inspection of a car prior to doing any work is sometimes car accidents cause damage that’s hidden from ordinary view.
Identifying all of the damage a car has sustained is the first step in making the car safe again. There are different types of repairs a car may need after an accident. The first, especially when we’re talking about safety, is mechanical repairs. This includes any work that needs to be done to the wheels, suspension, engine, brakes, exhaust or other elements of the car vital to its safe operation. Body work repairs include any work that needs to be done to the hood, trunk, doors, roof, quarter panels, and other parts of the car’s exterior. Painting the car and restoring its appearance to look as good as new is body work. Glass repairs include any work that needs to be done to the car’s windshield, back window, side windows, and any other glass components.
Choose a car body repair shop with certified, highly trained technicians. What you want is your car restored to OEM specifications – in other words, made as good as new again. This is the standard of care that means your car is fully safe to operate once again.