Determining a Car Accident Estimate
It’s understandable if you’re unsure how a car accident estimate is determined. If you haven’t been involved in an accident before, this process will be an entirely new experience. As the estimate is being created, there are certain variables that will factor into the final evaluation.
The first step when estimating the cost to repair a vehicle after an accident is determining the extent of the damage that was done. So, our certified technicians thoroughly inspect the vehicle. We’ll look at everything, from the performance and the safety to the electrical systems, styling features, and much more. A comprehensive inspection is key when trying to create an accurate estimate for the model.
The next step is determining the value of your model before the accident. This is done to decide if it’s worthwhile to repair it. If your vehicle is worth less than the cost of the repairs, it may be wise to forgo fixing it and consider getting a new vehicle.
There are many moving parts to estimating damage after a car accident. If you have any questions, we encourage you to speak with a member of our team.
Best of all, you can request an estimate online, without leaving your home. This can be very convenient, if you don’t have access to another car. You won’t have to delay bringing the needed car repairs to our attention.
We Can Repair Your Car After an Accident
If your vehicle has been in an accident and the necessary repairs are worth doing, we’ll be happy to handle them for you. Our certified technicians and our first-rate facility allow us to provide the efficient, effective care you and your vehicle deserve.
Once we do the inspection, we’ll be able to give you an idea of how long your car will be in the shop. We’ll also be able to provide an estimate of the repair costs.
One of the things that contributes to our collision center team being able to repair models so efficiently is our expansive stock of replacement parts. If your car requires a new bumper, fresh brake pads, or anything else, we can quickly make the swap. If we don’t have the right part in stock, ordering it is simple. Once it arrives, we’ll let you know and will quickly get to work installing it.
Types of Service We Provide
Here, we’ll give you an overview of the types of services we can provide. Our collision center team will be ready to tackle anything that your car needs to get back into shape.
Auto Glass Repair
During an accident, the windshield and windows can be vulnerable to sustaining damage. Depending on the severity of the crash, they may need a quick fix or a replacement. If there’s a small fracture, we may be able to apply resin to the crack. If the windshield shattered or harbors large cracks, we can replace it. This goes for windows too.
Another unfortunate result of an accident is that dents of all sizes can occur. We can quickly and cleanly reverse dents, with our paintless solutions. The tools we use reshape the dent from the inside out, so you may not be able to tell where they were. This environmentally friendly procedure doesn’t use paint or other chemicals.
Front Bumper Replacement
Bumpers can take on a lot of the impact in an accident. If they’re dented, we may be able to reverse the dents. However, many times the bumper must be replaced.
A crack in a bumper cannot easily be remedied, since they’re made of plastic or fiberglass. Deep scratches cannot be repaired either. The hooks that attach the bumper to the car may be loose or broken, so that necessitates replacement too.
Even if it’s just from normal wear and tear, your car’s headlamps eventually may appear clouded or lend to provide visibility. We can sand down the headlamps to reveal clearer surfaces and then apply a protective coating that improves illumination. If your headlamps were broken during the crash or suffered significant damage, they must be replaced.
Guess what? Every repair we provide, whether it’s painting, replacing a windshield, or attaching a new bumper, is guaranteed. We offer a lifetime warranty for as long as you own the car to ensure the quality of our repairs and replacements.
In some cases, repairs may take longer than you anticipated. We may need to keep your car for more than one day to complete the repairs and replacements your car requires.
Luckily, we also house a ton of rental cars through Rent Toyota that are suitable for a range of central Massachusetts motorists. Each car rental comes with complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance, if you happen to experience a tire blowout or other type of malfunction.
If you’re a sedan driver and want to try out a crossover, like a Toyota RAV4, or a truck, like the Toyota Tacoma, why not rent one to see what it’s like? Then again, you may prefer to stick with the tried-and-true type of car that fits your driving personality.
To request a rental car, you can schedule it online.
Receive a Quick and Accurate Car Accident Estimate
Getting your model back to peak form after an accident near Worcester, Auburn, or Shrewsbury, MA, means receiving an accurate car accident estimate. So, if something happens to your model while you’re out on the road, we hope you’ll think of our skilled and accommodating team here at Harr Collision Center!