Request Chad's & we will take care of all your auto body needs when your involved in an accident or wreck from step 1 to 10!!
When you request Chad's, we will bring your vehicle back to our facility to start the insurance claim for you. We work with all insurance companies and take care of all requested information and documentation for the insurance company including photos. In the Estimate Process area the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into a nationally known and used estimating computer system. However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. This estimate is then sent on to the insurance company along with photos. Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
In the disassembly step, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible please allow additional time for ordering and shipment. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts needed.
In the Structure Repair area, the vehicle body is returned back to the factory and insurance company requested specifications. We use a state of the art frame rack and Uni-Body system to insure an accurate repair and proper suspension and alignment.
The Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels back to OEM standards and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint and preparations department to perform the refinishing process.
Paint Preparation is a vital step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied. We only use PPG quality paint and clear coats to insure the quality and durability and guarantee an exact color match. Our state of the art paint booth is equipped with a baked on system for the highest quality of the refinishing process. We have our own computerized PPG paint and mixing system to insure factory color match.
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process. We use the latest computerized technology to ensure your vehicle is in pre-accident condition. Your vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives
to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paper work is
completed. Your vehicle will not leave until you have thoroughly inspected and approved all repairs. We ensure 100% customer satisfaction. You the customer drives away in the vehicle that has been restored to
its pre-accident condition. All body work repairs have a LIFE TIME WARRANTY as long as you own that vehicle!