If you have been in an automobile accident, then you may have to take your car to the auto body shop so that it can get fixed. If you do that, there are going to be several things that the service technicians are going to have to do to make sure that your car is in good shape and looks good again.
The first thing you are going to have to do is to get an estimate. The service techs will look at your car, the damage, what the new parts will cost, and how much labor they think that they are going to need. Once they have all that information, they will be able to tell you how much they think it will cost to repair your car.
Do the Repair Work
Once you have decided which shop is going to do the work, based on estimates, it's time to take your car in and get it worked on. The service techs will by taking off all the damaged pieces so that they can be repaired or replaced. They will also make sure to get to any and all structural damage repaired. They will make sure that they get any structural damage repaired before they go back to working on cosmetic stuff.
For example, if you have a damaged axle and a dented quarter panel, they will take off the quarter panel and set it aside and focus on the axle first. After all, your care can run with a dented quarter panel but needs to have its axle to run properly. Once all the structural and cosmetic damage has been repaired, they are going to make sure that the new parts match the old parts in color.
Painting Your Car
Once all the cosmetic damage has been repaired, it's time to make sure that the new pieces match the rest of your car. That can mean that they are either going to paint one part to match, or possibly repaint the entire car. If they are going to repaint just one piece, they will do that before the install it, but if the entire car needs to be repainted in order for new parts to match, then they will take the car into the paint chamber after masking off all the parts that shouldn't get painted and do all the paintwork to make the car look good.
If you have been in a car accident, you are going to need to take your car to an auto body shop to get the work done. For more information, contact a company like Sam's Automotive Reconditioning Center.