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The Five Major Stages of the Auto Body Repair Process
 

While your car is being repaired at Donahoo Collision, it will go through several different stages before it is completed. We want you to be completely at ease while that is happening. The pictures and captions below should help you understand the process better. And you can always talk to your customer service representative here at Donahoo Collision and they can answer any questions you may have more specifically.
 

Repair Preparation

This stage includes all of the tasks that need to be done prior to the commencement of repairs, including:

    Visual Damage Repair Assessment (Estimate)

    Insurance Authorization

    Order and Receive Parts

    Removal of damaged parts

    Revisions to Repair Assessment

    Insurance Authorization of Revisions

 

Structure and Body Repair

 

 


This stage includes all the processes necessary to  correct structural and sheet metal damage caused by the accident, including:

    Analyze if Structural Damage exist using state of the art computerized frame measuring equipment.

    Correct Structural or Frame Damage

    Weld on structural parts

    Analyze Structural Damage repair using state of the art computerized frame measuring equipment to insure that repairs are within specs.

    Pre fit bolt-on sheet metal parts

    Repair sheet metal

 

  
Refinishing

This stage includes all steps and processes necessary to restore the paint surface of the vehicle, for both sheet metal and plastic
parts, including:

    Cut-in parts

    Surface preparation

    Color and Clear Coat

    Rub and Polish

 


Re-assembly

 

 

 

This stage includes all of the steps required to complete the repair of the vehicle, including:

    Reinstall Lights and Trim

    Reinstall any parts that were painted off the vehicle

    Mechanical systems including suspension alignment and air conditioning

    Electrical system           

 


 

Prepare for Delivery to Customer
 

    Quality Inspection of all repairs made compared to the estimate. This process is completed on every vehicle twice by 2 independent certified estimators.

    Clean vehicle inside and outside

    Prepare final paperwork

 

 

 

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