Today we wanted to give you some handy knowledge on the collision repair process. Chances are, you’re already stressed enough when you’re visiting a collision repair store, so remembering these tips will help the process go as smoothly as possible.
- Especially if you have a Ford, it is important to visit a Ford or a Ford recognized collision repair center. This will ensure that you receive the right parts that are designed specifically for your vehicle.
- Make sure to get a written itemized estimate of all repairs, before allowing any work to be done.
- If you have any problems with the repair, you have the right to ask that it be redone.
- Question: Why should you use Ford OEM parts for your vehicle? Answer: When you purchased your new Ford, you bought an original. You can keep it original by ensuring that your insurance company covers using Ford original equipment manufacturer parts. It’s important to use the Ford OEM parts because they’re engineered to your vehicle. This will deliver the intended level of function, look, performance and safety that the Ford engineers originally specified. Aftermarket, salvage or reconditioned parts may not be covered by your Ford company new vehicle limited warranty. Plus they’ll fit and look as they did when they left the factory. Yet another perk? They’ll also be covered by the Ford warranty.
- Question- Are OEM parts covered by insurance? Answer: Not necessarily. Some insurance companies offer riders that cover OEM replacement parts. Don’t assume your car will be repaired using new OEM parts. Contact your insurer to be sure.
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Did you know that Leif Johnson Ford has a body shop and collision center in Round Rock? We are here to serve you for not only all your car-buying and servicing needs, but also for vehicles that has been through more serious damage. We’re experts at handling insurance claims and assisting out customers with the entire repair process, so know your vehicle is in great hands with our I-CAR Gold Class certified team!