Auto Repair Process Chicago
In the Damage Report process area the vehicle is inspected, and relevant data is entered into a damage report that determines initial cost of repairs.
After the damage report is completed, the insurance company reviews it. The insurance company determines if the vehicle is repairable. Then the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
In Disassembly, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined.
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. When a part must be special ordered, that will be done as soon as possible.
A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the structural repair of your vehicle. This assures an accurate repair. The unitized body is now repaired to exact factory specifications.
The Metal Repair Department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that is required. Sheet metal is installed and aligned to exact specifications.
Expert preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for refinishing, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of refinish are applied.
Final moldings and detail pieces are attached to the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The 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, which will be thoroughly cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is completely restored to it’s pre-accident condition.
West Loop Auto Body proudly provides the Chicago area with three convenient locations that provide with high-quality auto body repairs, including the entire Ashburn, Archer Heights, East Garfield Park, Bucktown, Old Town and Oak Lawn, Illinois Area.