Auto accidents are a daily event, and many people find themselves in situations where they need the services of a professional repair center. Huffines Collision Center is ready to help with all of your vehicle’s needs, no matter the make or model, to get you back on the road as soon as possible. You may be curious about what you can expect from an automotive collision center, so let’s explore everything you need to know.
Why Choose a Huffines Collision Center?
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At Huffines, we have a collision center in Lewisville and another in Plano. Our collision centers work hard to provide you with the best available repair experience. Customer service is where the repair process begins, and we pride ourselves on offering the best customer service experience from start to finish. All of our repair technicians are certified, dedicated, and highly trained, so you know that your vehicle is in good hands. Our facilities also have the latest high-tech repair processes, tools, and equipment.
Huffines Collision of Lewisville highlights:
- I-Car Gold Class certified.
- Hunter alignment machines.
- Lifetime warranty on paint and bodywork.
- Manufacturer repair procedures.
- All makes and models.
- All insurance accepted.
- Car-O-Liner frame machine.
- Lifetime PPG paint warranty.
- Updated plus CCC-One (industry-leading estimating system) with updates via text.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car with quick access.
Huffines Collision of Plano highlights:
- Car-O-Liner frame equipment.
- Hunter alignment equipment.
- A repair tracking tool to keep you informed of the process.
- Lifetime PPG paint warranty.
- I-Car Gold Class since 1995.
- Pro spot-welding equipment.
- 665 years of total experience.
- CCC-One estimating.
- Lifetime warranty on paint and workmanship.
Our collision centers are fully equipped to perform a full range of automotive repairs. No matter if you need a tune-up, glass repair, paintless dent removal, or full collision repair work, Huffines Collision of Lewisville and Plano has you covered.
Your First Visit
We want your first visit to one of our collision centers to be the best, and our staff will work hard to welcome you. You can rest assured that our certified technicians can restore your vehicle to its condition before the accident, and we guarantee their work. Our process starts with examining your car to determine what repairs will be needed. Once we know what is required to complete the repairs, we will keep you in the loop and explain each repair step and why it is necessary. We handle all of the related processes, such as filing your insurance claim, as well. We will only proceed with repairs when you completely understand the process and what to expect.
The Complete Picture
The first inspection of your vehicle will paint a picture of the extent of the damage. We estimate repairs based on visual damage and any internal damage found when the affected areas of the vehicle are disassembled. Once a complete picture of your car’s damage is in hand, we will draft documentation that details all of the charges for parts, repairs, and labor for you to evaluate and sign. We will issue you a copy of all related documents and answer any questions you may have regarding any step of the repair process.
Automotive accidents may only cause cosmetic damage that can easily be repaired, but many accidents cause structural and internal damage that isn’t as apparent. The factory specifications of your vehicle are used to ensure that it is structurally sound and meets all safety standards, no matter how extensive the damage may be. Many collisions can cause the frame of your vehicle to warp or bend.
More extensive damage, such as a bent frame, can be repaired by our qualified technicians and the related equipment for the job. Such repairs are measured to ensure that they meet or exceed the manufacturer’s original structure tolerances. If for any reason, additional repairs need to be made, you and your insurance company will be notified and asked to approve them. Regardless of your vehicle’s make or model, our equipment and trained technicians can handle the job. Vehicles included in our realm of expertise include:
- Light trucks.
Once all body and structural repairs are complete, your vehicle will move to the paint department to receive its new finish. All of the affected areas will be prepped for repainting. For the final coat of paint to look as good as new, special care will be taken to ensure that the prep and undercoat are flawless before the final coat is applied. Our collision centers only use the highest quality automotive paint products, and our paint technicians take their time to get the process right the first time. All the trim and parts that could impede this process are removed before painting begins.
Once the undercoat is finished, your vehicle’s final coat or exterior finish will be applied in a specialized paint booth. This booth provides a dust-free environment and allows your vehicle to undergo a high-temperature baking process designed to attain a quality finish. After the baking process, a protective clear coat is applied, and the finish is buffed and polished to provide an excellent showroom gloss. This process ensures that the repaired areas of your vehicle will perfectly match the undamaged areas.
Putting It Back Together
In many cases, parts will be painted separate from the vehicle, and once the painting is complete, the car will be reassembled with all repaired parts and trim. Our body technicians take their time to keep repaired parts in pristine condition and properly align them to manufacturer specifications.
One Final Detail and Then Delivery
The last step before delivery of your repaired vehicle is a final detailing. Your car will have to undergo a stringent cleaning process and visual examination. Once your car passes this process, it will be ready for delivery.
Before you drive off, a Huffines Collision customer service representative will review every repair with you, answer any questions, and provide detailed documentation of all repair work. In addition, all warranties will be discussed, care instructions to maintain your repaired vehicle will be provided, and you will be able to enjoy your car as before. Visit Huffines Collision of Lewisville or Huffines Collision of Plano today for more information.