With the rapid increase of Road Accidents in South Africa, it is important to know which Panel Beater to choose for the repairs of your car. Road Accidents are always devastating, making a huge impact on people’s lives as well as the car. Vehicles are sometimes badly damaged in the accident and require meticulous repairing.
There are so many Panel Beaters available today, but choosing the correct one can be a tricky decision. To ensure the damage on your vehicle is repaired in the best possible manner and at an affordable rate, here are some tips to help you when choosing a panel beater:
- Reputation of the Panel Beater
When finding out about Panel Beaters, it’s always good to research their reputation in the industry. A panel beater that has been in the industry for a number of years, will always have a lot of loyal customers. You can check out their website and social profiles to read reviews and feedback about their services. Another important factor is also finding out which car brand and insurance brand has approved them and what certifications they have. Another element is also to take a look at the Panel Beater’s facility, if it has new and modern equipment, is neat and tidy and has friendly and excellent staff then they are professionals.
A good and reputable Panel Beater will provide you with a detailed quotation before beginning any work on your vehicle. The quotations should consist of the cost of the parts, labour, painting and any other repairs that your crashed vehicle requires. It is important that you get a minimum of 3 quotations from 3 different Panel Beaters. It is also a good idea to take your damaged vehicle to an assessor from your Insurance Company.
- Guarantee Of Repairs
A good panel beater will provide a guarantee of the parts they have replaced as well as the repair work they have conducted. It is important to find out if the Panel Beaters gives you a Guarantee of the repairs and a warranty on the parts. If parts have to be removed and re-installed during the repairing process, it needs to be assured that it is done in the correct manner to avoid any future problems.
- Timeframe and Courtesy Car
It is always important to find out how long it will take the Panel Beaters to repair your damaged car. Most Panel Beaters give a time frame but never sticks to it, so read reviews about the duration it took to repair other people’s cars and ask around from previous customers. A good panel beater will also provide a temporary car for you to use for the duration that your car will be at their workshop.
Be sure to choose a Panel Beater that meets your requirements and standards. The cost of repairs should not be the only factor for you to base your decision on. These tips are to be considered when selecting Panel Beater Services, for your own safety and value of your vehicle in future. It pays to do research first.