Toyota of N Charlotte Tips for Checking Out Auto Body Repair Work Yourself

Does the thought of scheduling body repairs for your N Charlotte Toyota make you break out in a cold sweat? You are not the only one: many people get nervous when it comes time to program them. Not only do you want quality repairs on your car, but you also don’t want to be overcharged for them. Check out this quick guide from the experts at Toyota of N Charlotte’s body shop in how to check your own auto body repairs.

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Four ways to check your own auto body repairs

Tip #1: Understand the entire process before you begin.

Make sure you get a full explanation of what body repairs is going to be done to your car and why. You can request a printed explanation or at least take your own notes so you can refer to them throughout the process. Also, don’t hesitate to ask questions or clarify, and don’t be afraid to get a second opinion if you’re not sure about something.

Tip #2: Request a printout of the frame specs. This is basically an extensive list of all body repairs done to your vehicle, as well as a list of adjustments made to your frame. If you have any questions about it, be sure to ask and don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion about it too.

Tip #3: Check the paint carefully. Mismatched paint is a bad sign after body repairs. A quality auto body repair mechanic will source OEM paint to perfectly match the current hue of your car. If you see spots where the paint doesn’t match, it means your mechanic took a corner and used a non-OEM paint on your N Charlotte Toyota. If they cut corners there, where else did they cut them? If you see mismatched paint on your car, it’s worth asking about it.

Tip #4 – Pay close attention to how your car handles after body repairs. You know how your car smells, sounds, looks and feels better than anyone. Be sure to look out for strange smells, sights, and sounds, and pay attention if your car seems to drive differently than it did before. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, be sure to get your car checked out at the auto body repair shop you visited as soon as possible.

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Schedule Body Repairs Today at Toyota of N Charlotte

Have more questions or need to schedule auto body repairs? Toyota of N Charlotte has you covered. Call us today at (704) 659-2025 or stop by. We are conveniently off I-77 at Exit 23 in Huntersville at 13429 Statesville Road.

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