Collision Repairs Auckland
One of the first things you might think of when your car is damaged, or you’re involved in a collision (after ensuring that everyone is safe) is, “Oh man, now I’m going to be without my car for days!”
We know you don’t want to be without your car for any longer than needed. In Auckland, we rely on our vehicles to get around, get to work, drop the kids off at school and for sport, etc.
How long should an average car collision repair take? Are there things you can do to shorten the length of time your car is with the panel beater?
Factors that affect how long it might take for your vehicle collision repair work to take include:
- What needs to be done? Many repairs and services can be done in a day or two.
- What other jobs are lined up? At Mt Roskill Collision Centre, we have a large team to help, so we try to minimise your wait time as much as possible.
- How long will the insurance company take to approve? Some of this is out of your control and out of our control. However, we do everything we can to help speed up the process. Including emailing them all the information and photos, we have to process a claim.
Assessing the damage
We need to consider many factors when we’re working on your car. While some of the damage may be obvious, there may also be damage that you can’t see. If your vehicle has been hit in an accident, the obvious damage will be dents and scratches, maybe a broken taillight, and perhaps even panels that have come away from hinges. Maybe a door doesn’t close properly, or a window is cracked.
However, there may be unseen damage. For instance, we’ll test that the side airbags are working. We’ll test that the other doors still open and close properly. We’ll check to see if any wiring in the boot that controls your brake lights, for example, are working properly. Therefore, at Mt Roskill Collision Centre Auckland, we’re trained to look for the underlying or unseen damage so that you’re as safe as possible on the road. It’s not just about getting your car looking top-notch again. It’s about having a roadworthy and safe vehicle.
Scheduling your car in
Part of our work at Mt Roskill Collision Centre is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Scheduling collision repair jobs to minimise wait time for all of our customers.
The first thing you should do when you need vehicle collision repairs or services is to call the panel beater ahead of time. Forewarned is forearmed. If we know you’re coming, we can arrange our job list and let you know how quickly we can get your car back on the road.
Additionally, if your car isn’t in a roadworthy or safe condition to drive it. For example, a broken window, bumper hanging off, etc.). We’ll prioritise it accordingly to help get you back on the road quickly. If your car has damage to its appearance, but you can still drive it (for example, scratches or dents). We’ll work with you to schedule it at a time that works best. In some cases, it may be more time-efficient if we split the repairs across two visits. Particularly if we’re waiting for specific parts to come in. Moreover, we’ll also look at the availability of our courtesy cars to see when there is one available for you.
Talking to your insurance company
If you’re making an insurance claim for damage to your vehicle, the insurance company will want an assessment and quote from the panel beaters Auckland. At Mt Roskill Collision Centre, we can handle that for you. We’re used to dealing with insurance companies and know what information they need, in what format.
Best of all, Mt Roskill Collision is trusted by all the best car insurance companies in New Zealand.
Full range of repair work and services available
There’s no need to worry about what we can or cannot do. At Mt Roskill Collision Centre, we offer an extensive range of services, including:
We take care of all body, painting, and detailing work for cars, vans and taxis. Hence, you can trust that we’ll get you back on the road quickly, with your vehicle restored to an as-new condition.
Get in touch with us for a free quote, and let us help you get back on the road quickly and safely.
The Mt Roskill Collision Centre promise
Our goal is to have everyone on New Zealand roads driving safely. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our car repairs from our panel beating and collision repair service centre in Mt Roskill, Auckland. Contact us online or call us on 0800 227 762 for a free quote or to book an appointment.