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Panel Beating Checklist for Vehicle Owners

Posted: December 10 2013 | In: Uncategorized


If your family car has been involved in a smash, then you have a long road ahead of you – even if it wasn’t your fault. At the head of your long list of concerns is that you have to get your vehicle to an auto body repair shop, you have figure out alternate transportation while your car is at the repairer’s, you have to deal with the insurance companies—the list goes on and on.

One area of concern that many don’t give enough thought to is the auto body repair shop you will use to get your car or bike back on the road. With all of the other factors that you have to deal with as a result of your smash, you might not realise that the panel beater you choose to do your repairs is of the utmost importance. If you don’t choose the right panel shop to do your vehicle’s repairs, then you could be trusting your family car’s repairs to a panel beater who doesn’t perform to high quality standards. Unfortunately, many panel beaters do lousy work. They give in to pressure from insurance companies to do quick work to keep the bill cheap.

Smashed BA FordYour smash wasn’t your fault, but the look and operation of your car can suffer because you didn’t choose the best smash repair shop. With other panel beaters, your vehicle’s body lines can be off and the colours can be mismatched in a noticeable manner. After going through the headache of getting your vehicle to a panel beaters, then waiting for the repairs to be done, all while going round and round with the insurance company, do you really want your car to look worse than it did before your smash?

The obvious answer is that you deserve to have your vehicle returned to exactly how it was before someone else damaged it in a smash that wasn’t your fault! To ensure that you get the best care from the panel beaters who repair your car, follow this panel beating checklist for choosing an auto body repair shop.

  1. First, you want a panel beaters that will be there for you at the beginning of your smash. This means that the auto body repair place will help you even before they are sure they have your business! Look for a panel beaters that offers estimates and perks like free towing for your car after your smash.
  2. Then, you want to ensure that the panel beater  is up to the job of returning your car to like new. Check that they have qualified staff with trade papers and that they have enough staff to get the job done in a timely manner.
  3. Look at customer testimonials or get referrals to see what real people think of the quality of the work. Looking at a photo gallery of the past work done by the repairer will also show you if they do high level quality auto body repair.
  4. You don’t want your car to look like bad due to poor panel beater work or mismatched paint colours. Look into the paint systems used as well as what insurance companies the panel beaters have worked with in the past.

To make it easy on yourself, just come to PJ’s Panels to get the best in service and quality for your family car.  We are there for you right after your smash with free towing, a free car loan for you to use while yours is repaired and a quote before any work is done. We will also work with the insurance company on your behalf, but our commitment is to you the customer—not the insurance companies.

We use qualified staff and guarantee that our work will return your vehicle to like new.

Check out our testimonials and image galleries to see for yourself that this auto body repair shop has all of the qualities listed on a panel beating checklist for the best service. Call us at PJ’s Panels on 03 9701 6098 to get the best smash repairs for your family vehicle!

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