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What To Look For In A Truck Collision Repair Shop

What To Look For In A Truck Collision Repair Shop
March 16, 2018 TheHoth
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Has one of your fleet trucks recently been in an accident? Or long since needed some work? Looking around at truck collision repair shops but can’t decide?

Read on to learn about the important considerations when getting bodywork done.

Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape: Know these Truck Collision Repair Shop Must-Haves

Sometimes damage to your fleet vehicles goes unchecked. You didn’t realize a simple bump caused severe damage to the underworkings. A glance by your truck collision repair specialists may not notice these troubles.

A keen eye and honest service are what you expect. Here are what to look for when comparing truck collision repair services.

#1: No Frills Pricing

A trustworthy shop is built on two principles:

  • Thorough inspections
  • Honest pricing

The repairs begin with detailed inspections checking every nook of the vehicle. A good start begins with a detailed report from an auto insurance adjuster. Then, confirming what’s found with the mechanic.

Total costs are often determined by a predetermined price list. Some mechanics will create ‘wiggle room’ with repairs. Better mechanics are up-front with pricing by including everything they’ve found.

#2: Does their Work show Quality (Now and Later)

Look for the clues:

  • Portfolios and examples on their site
  • Feedback and reviews from customers

This should also include follow-ups some months from the initial service. Ask clients how their rigs have held up to get a good idea of their work.

#3: Organization and Communication

How well do you trust the shop looks like a scene of an accident? Would you feel at ease if communication as abysmal? Of course not.

Look for the signs:

  • Clean work area
  • Professionalism
  • Guarantees

Those working on the truck collision repair have a job to do. But, it shouldn’t prevent them from providing regular, detailed updates. Or, being able to address issues answering important questions as requested.

#4: Upgrades

Perhaps you’ve been on the fence with upgrading the fleet. Now’s the opportunity since it’s in the shop. Mechanics doubling as body shops can provide upgrades while the fleet is stripped.

Customizations could include:

  • Hydraulics
  • Heating elements
  • Paint jobs
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Interior work
  • Hitches and lights

These timely updates could bring the fleet up to standards. This includes legal requirements, too.

#5: Quality Parts

Repair shops are known to cut corners by offering low-quality parts. Sometimes this is at the request of the fleet owner. Other times, it worked as part of an aggressive sales tactic.

Check their website and shop literature to know what brands they use. Then, compare online reviews and discussions to ensure their quality.

Look for quality brands like:

  • Knapheide
  • Curt
  • Stellar
  • Liftmoore
  • PPG

Quality parts cost extra but have longevity. You’ll experience fewer unexpected expenses and less-frequent breakdowns. Plus, better parts come with better warranties.

Dings and Scratches to Body Work and Upgrades

Pacific Truck Colors, Inc is here for you whether it’s routine maintenance or full body work. Our commitment to respect and quality is the reason so many have chosen us since 1992.

Give us a call (1-866-692-7247) or send us an email. We’re here to take care of all your collision repair needs.