Has Your Car Been Accident Damaged? This can be a confusing time for you, and potentially an expensive time as well. There are many decisions to make, with one of the biggest being what panel beating business should I select to repair my car. Well don’t worry, because after reading this you should feel confident in finding the right panel beater/crash repairer in Darwin.
What Is a Panel Beater?
Panel Beaters, as the name suggests, fix or refurbish cars that have been involved in an accident. Panel Beaters assess the damages in order to determine the best course of remedial action. Depending on the severity of the crash, a panel beater may remove the pieces that have been damaged and cannot be repaired, replacing them with new parts.
In addition, a panel beater may also do cosmetic work on the vehicle by grinding, sanding, repainting or polishing the outside, in an attempt to restore the vehicle to its pre-accident state.
The purpose of this post is to help you find the right panel beater to repair your car, We’d also like to suggest that you consider using us here at Coconut Grove Panel and Paint, a panel-beating business that has a three-day turnaround time and some of the best car repair professionals and panel beaters Darwin has to offer.
Finding a Panel-Beater with a 3-Day Turnaround
It’s always in convenient having to drop off your car for it to get fixed. Often you are left without a car to get around in, so a quick turnaround is an important factor in selecting a panel beating business.
So our advice is to look for a panel beater that offers a quick vehicle turnaround, but one that doesn’t compromise on service and quality workmanship.
For small to medium damaged cars, you should expect a three-day turnaround time so if this can’t be offered, look elsewhere. After all, you don’t have time to wait around for repairs that are taking too long. Coconut Grove panel and paint is a business that values your time, and wants to ensure you will get the most from your vehicle for the money and time you entrust to us with.
What to Examine to Make Sure You Get a Quality Professional
Firstly, check their website – does it build trust in you instantly? Does it clearly list all the services they provide? Does it offer online quote booking aimed at minimizing your inconvenience? A businesses’ website is a looking glass into a how a company operates in practice so if you don’t trust their website or it’s old and hard to navigate, or missing information perhaps it reflects their overall business.
Once you’ve booked in pay a visit to the company and check the overall environment. Is the workshop clean and clutter free? There is no excuse for a dirty shop that the owners never care to clean. If they’re too busy or just too lazy to clean their working environment that most likely means that they are slothful in other ways as well, such as overall service and workmanship. Also, you should make sure that they are using technologically up to date tools. A shop using 1956 technology is not good for your vehicle that has been in an accident.
Additionally, take a second to observe what’s going on around you. Note how they treat customers, both over the phone and in person. Are they pleasant and friendly with them? Do they treat them with respect? Or are they rude, and do they often act as if they don’t have time for them? If the latter is true, then it is likely that is how you–and your vehicle–will be treated while in their hands.
Also, remember that all Darwin panel beaters are not created equal. Find out if they specialize in your make. You are not going to get quality results, for example, from a panel beater who specializes in Fords if your car happens to be a Mercedes. Also, it’s good to ask for examples of prior finished work.
Moreover, examining the firm’s previous track record is a great idea. You should ask friends you know have had experience with this service provider. If you get bad feedback, do not delude yourself into believing that what happened to the customers who walked away displeased could not happen to you! Accept that company’s track record for what it is, and move on to find a better one.
Steps to Take If You Find Yourself in an Accident
Before you even think of taking your car to Coconut Grove Panel and Paint or any of the other Darwin panel beaters, there are steps that you need to take in an accident to protect yourself and the others involved. First, do not leave the scene of an accident until you get clearance from law enforcement to do so. Otherwise, you could find yourself in legal troubles. Also, get everyone’s information from the other vehicle. Make sure that everyone is all right. Call Emergency, and make sure everyone gets appropriate treatment.
It’s also best to wait until law enforcement arrives. Tell them what happened, clearly and truthfully, as much as you can possibly remember. Also, ask for a copy of the police report to keep for your records, and to show to your insurance company.
Also, talk to your insurer. Show them a picture of your vehicle. If you have a photo of your vehicle both before and after the accident, this will leverage your ability to prove the damages incurred in your accident.
Speaking of the court system, contact a good, you might also like to contact your lawyer, especially if your case is to go to court. Be absolutely truthful in explaining to your advocate what happened. Give s/he copies of any documentation that s/he may be able to use to help you out in court.
Why Coconut Grove Panel and Paint?
Coconut Grove has all the qualities we have mentioned above. For example, we’re fast. Three days is our turnover time for all but the worst accident damaged vehicles. We know you’re busy, and you count on your vehicle to take you to work, or on family vacations. However, not only are we fast–we are also one of, if not the highest quality panel beater Darwin can offer you. Our reputation suggests that we have done quality work on many types of cars. Browse our website and contact us, and we will be happy to discuss the details of your accident and how we can help you get back on the road.
As your panel beater, we understand your pain.
So what are you waiting for? Make that call today. Then come and check us out. Experience the Coconut Grove Panel and Paint panel shop service difference for yourself. You’ll be greeted by one of our friendly, experienced professionals in an environment that is clean and inviting. Our equipment is cleaned and kept up to rigorous standards, because we realize that is what we would want in a panel beater. Quality is not only what we do, but also who we are.