A common question we at Georgia Square Collision hear from our customers whose vehicles have been totaled is “How much will the insurance company pay me for my car?” Insurance companies have a mechanism for determining the fair market value of a totaled car, but this mechanism is not usually visible to the vehicle owner, so we are going to make it more visible to you.
Today’s automobiles are being constructed with more and more high tech materials. This is great for safety and fuel efficiency, but these new materials require new repair techniques if the vehicle is involved in a collision.
American Honda Motor Company, manufacturer of Honda and Acura automobiles, has created a new Certified Collision Repair Network.
In order to be named a Honda ProFirst Certified Facility, collision repair shops must complete Honda specific training, acquire factory mandated tools and equipment, and use Honda approved repair processes.
Prior to the introduction of the 2015 Ford F150, aluminum was only used as a primary body material on limited production vehicles like Range Rovers, Jaguar XK sedans, Audi A8s, and certain Mercedes-Benz models. Accordingly, aluminum repair expertise was usually limited to a few high-end collision centers.
When Ford Motor Company redesigned the 2015 F150 pickup, the company made a dramatic shift from traditional steel construction to a totally new design using aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. This resulted in a truck that weighs up to 700 pounds less than the outgoing model. The lighter body of the new F150 means that the pickup can tow more, haul more, and use less fuel.
If your car has been in an accident and insurance is paying for the repair, the insurance company will pay to restore the damaged areas to pre-accident condition. What they won’t do is pay to make the undamaged parts of your car look like the newly repaired part. This means that your car may be returned with some parts looking newer than others.
Once again, the readers of the Athens Banner-Herald have voted Georgia Square Collision Athens, GA’s Best Auto Repair Shop in the 2014 ABH Reader’s Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year our team has been awarded this title, and we are both proud and grateful to have earned the ongoing trust and support of the Athens community.
At Georgia Square Collision, one of our most frequently asked questions is “How much does it cost to paint a car?”
This seems like a simple question, but it’s actually a pretty complicated one. The fast answer is that a paint job can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars to more than the price of a new car, all depending on two sets of factors:
Here’s a quick vacation travel tip: if you’re planning on renting a car while on vacation this summer, pay for the rental with your credit card. Many credit card issuers include collision and comprehensive deductible coverage that will pay your insurance company’s deductible if your rental car is stolen or damaged in a collision.