Accidents and damage are almost an inevitability in the course of your vehicle’s lifespan. While we can take every precaution available to us, at some point, parts of your car are going to break down in some way. Most prudent car owners (such as the ones who have taken the time to read this post — we appreciate you doing so) will already have done as much as they can in the interest of safety, but sometimes plain old bad luck or circumstance can lead to vehicle damage. And when that happens, you’re going to have to distinguish between whether you need a mechanic or an auto body repair shop.
Most places simply deal with auto repair — a mechanic is the popular term for these establishments. Auto repair deals with any mechanical or electrical repairs your car may need. Going to a mechanic is fine for anything that deals with the internal workings of the car — oil changes, broken electronics, or even misaligned tires. If normal wear and tear have broken down vital components of your vehicle, a mechanic may be what you need.
Auto body repair, on the other hand, deals with the external shell of the car. The car’s frame, windshield, windows, roof, doors, bumpers, and so on and so forth.
As you can see, there’s a big difference in the two. If you’re ever unlucky enough to be involved in an automobile collision, it’d be a pretty rare circumstance that the body of the vehicle doesn’t need to be fixed but the interior workings do. So, it would be prudent to go to both, right? Take care of both the interior and exterior to make sure everything is back in shape.
The thing is, a good Michigan auto body or collision repair shop will be able to take care of everything for you. Auto body repair technicians will go over the frame to ensure that it’s worth working on and the car doesn’t have to be written off. The shop will fix any external damage, including the paint job, and bring your car back to a like-new state so that you wouldn’t even be able to tell that it had been in a collision.
Then apart from that, the auto body shop will also have mechanics, such as in a normal auto repair shop, who can take care of any possible damage to the car’s interior systems. As the technicians are assessing damage to the body of the car, they’re also checking for any serious internal damage. That way, you can eventually drive your car out of the collision repair shop without having to worry about getting anything else fixed.
In 2020 we should be valuing our time like never before. Auto accidents never happen at a convenient time and there is enough stress involved with the aftermath of a collision. The repair process shouldn’t make a bad situation worse. King Brothers Collision Center has a sterling reputation for quality work; we take the hassle and headache out of getting your vehicle fixed and back on the road. If you have been involved in an accident and are in need of Michigan collision repair services, then give us a call at 313-534-8090 (Redford) or 734-744-8557 (Livonia), or feel free to request for a quote here.