Browns Motors

Browns Motors - 626 High St Thornbury

The repair process

1. Estimation

The vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into the estimation computer system. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.

2. Insurance Approval

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.

3. Disassembly

In disassembly hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.

4. Order Parts

The required parts for your vehicle are ordered and availability is checked. If a part needs to be specially ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process can not begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.

5. Structure Repair

In the structure repair process, the body of the car is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all the phases. A computer based measurement system is used to analyse the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.

6. Body Repair

The Body Repair team replace exterior panels 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 preparation team.

7. Paint

Paint preparation is a critical 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 colour and clear coats of paint are being applied.

8. Reassembly

Final mouldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicles systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.

9. Detailing

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.

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