When will my car be ready?

Find out what it takes to repair your vehicle and things that could delay the collision repair process.
When Will My Vehicle Be Ready?   

At G&M Collision Center, we understand that it is very important to you that you receive your vehicle back as soon as possible. We are committed to doing just that. We hope you will find this information sheet helpful in understanding the repair process and possible delays that will affect your vehicle return date.

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Repair Process

1. Your vehicle arrives at G&M Collision Center.

2. Pre-Repair Inspection....
Vehicle is disassembled to inspect for hidden damage.

3. Parts Checked and Verified....
Replacement parts are inspected, compared to damaged parts, and pre-fitted to your vehicle.

4. Body Repair....
Our Body Techs perform the needed repairs in our body/frame shop.

5. Refinish Process....
Vehicle enters our refinishing and paint shop.

6. Specialty Shop (Post Paint)
Vehicle goes to specialty shop if needed after refinish process. This may include glass shop, stripe shop, etc.

7. Final Cleanup and Quality Control....
Vehicle is washed and vacuumed.  Then the vehicle must pass inspection by the general manager to ensure the repair meets G&M's high quality standards.



Possible Delays…

· Damage not seen before is discovered during the initial teardown and/or during the repair process.

· Contact with the insurance company involved regarding additional damage and/or parts.  These supplements to the original estimate may delay the process while the insurance company approves additional work needed for your vehicle's repair.

· Wrong or damaged parts are received from the manufacturer. Reordering correct and undamaged parts creates delays.

· Parts are not readily available from the manufacturers.

· Extended time may be required to get an exact color match for your vehicle.  There are several factors involved in matching your paint exactly. There can be as many as 15 different variances for a particular color code.