(MENAFN Press) (EMAILWIRE.COM, January 21, 2013 ) Livonia MI --
Collision companies all over the United States when repairing a customer's vehicle follow guidelines set by both the state in which they operate and by the manufacturer. As experts in auto body repair Collex Collision of Livonia recently offered some guidelines for customers when collision repairs are needed.
Most vehicles manufactured after 1980 have a uni- body design. This design absorbs collisions and minimizes damage to the vehicle and injury to the occupants. The uni-body design is able to absorb collisions because of "crush zones" in the vehicle that absorb and redirect the impact energy to other areas of the vehicle.
Proper training, certification, and equipment are necessary for any auto body repair facility one chooses to correctly diagnose and repair a vehicle. Improperly repaired vehicles may be unsafe and need further or extensive maintenance. For more information one should visit http://collex.com/ or call 888-426-5539.
Experts at Collex Collision recommend auto owners in need of collision services use the following guidelines when choosing a repair service:
1. Auto owners should make sure mechanics who repair collision-damaged unitized body vehicles are certified in the category of Unitized Body Structural Repair. Each mechanics certification must be posted in an open area.
2. Receive a written estimate listing the work to be done. Have the mechanic or service manager explain the extent of the repairs to be performed. Watch for the abbreviation "LKQ" this stands for "Like Kind and Quality". To the customer it means the part is used and not new. Make sure that all safety items are new.
3. Ask if the auto body repair service provides a warranty on its work. If a warranty is provided be sure to have the terms and any exclusion in writing. Collex offers a lifetime warranty on their repair work.
Even though the insurance company will be paying for the entire expense, the auto body shop with the lower price does not necessarily indicate that it is the best place for the repair. Collex reminds vehicle owners that modern vehicles need particular equipment and expertise which only bigger shops have. To ensure a successful repair of the auto, one must go to a credible company, which may or may not have a higher price tag than the smaller shops.
Using a reputable Livonia auto body shop like the ones at Collex Collision Experts will ensure a better result in the repair. This includes restoring all the performance, function and safety of the vehicle, instead of just its appearance. For high-quality auto body repair service, visit http://www.livoniaautobodyshop.com/.