What to Know About: Auto Damage

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What type of services do auto body shops provide?

Auto body shops provide a wide ranges of services designed to help a car recover completely from body damage. These shops provide auto body repair using state-of-the-art equipment, and they can remove small dents and dings with a process called paintless dent repair. Auto body shops also repair damage caused by storms.

How much does it cost to repair auto body damage?

The cost of repairing auto body damage can range from $450 -$10,000 or more. A dented bumper can cost roughly $450 to repair and $900 to replace. If a car has suffered rear-end damage in a collision, the cost can range from a few-hundred dollars to replace the bumper to more than $10,000 to correct severe structural damage.

What does an auto body mechanic do?

Using a variety of tools and processes, many of which require specialized training, auto body mechanics primarily repair cosmetic and structural damage to vehicles after accidents occur. They can also enhance a vehicle’s appearance and performance by replacing and adding new parts to a vehicle’s body.

How long does an average auto body repair take to complete?

This depends on the severity of the work that needs to be done. Something such as paintless dent repair for a few small dents can take an hour. Whereas auto body repairs for damages caused by a major accident can take multiple days to correct.

Can all auto body parts be repaired?

All auto body parts can be repaired but there is a threshold for the level of repairs possible. Parts can be damaged beyond repair and would need to be wholly replaced.

Does car insurance cover damage by storms and hurricanes?

Standard car insurance won't. However, adding optional comprehensive coverage would, and can even replace your car if severally damaged by flood or falling objects.

For more information about what to do after a major disaster damages your home and property, see the following articles:

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