No one ever plans on having an accident, but every day thousands of car accidents happen. The most important thing is no one is injured, but what about your vehicle? What is the next step to getting your vehicle back on the road? ICC Collision Center will guide you, step by step, through the repair process.
The first step in the repair process is the estimate. In this process the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into the estimate computer system. All of this data is compiled that will determine the cost of repairs. There are times when there is hidden damage that can’t be seen until the vehicle is disassembled.
Second step is where the insurance company reviews the estimate. There could be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to complete the repairs. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this is completed the actual repair process can begin.
Step three is where disassembly happens and this is where hidden damage is found. If additional damage is found there will need to be an insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
Step four, parts are ordered and availability is checked. If a part needs to be specially ordered the order will be places as soon as possible. The repair process cannot begin until all structural parts are received.
Step five– In the structure repair area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. ICC Collision center uses a sophisticated measuring system in all phases in this area. A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame, this assures an accurate repair.
Step 6– All exterior panels and all metal finishing is performed. This is where your vehicle begins to come back to life and from here your vehicle will go to the paint prep department.
Step 7 is paint preparation. This is a critical step in the refinishing process. All panels are prepared for paint, primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats are applied.-
Step 8 Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on your vehicle. All systems are checked during this process. Your vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery!
Step nine– During the repair process your vehicle gets dusty. It will be cleaned, road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. Then a final inspection will ensure your vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
Step 10– Delivery! This is where you are reunited with your vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paperwork is completed. You drive away in your vehicle that is now restored to its pre-accident condition!
ICC Collision Center knows having an accident can be very traumatic! With experience and knowledge of auto body repairs we get you back on the road as quickly as possible.