The Body Panel Replacement and Repair Process
Most modern cars can have exterior damage repaired by replacing the damaged body panel. These panels include doors, hood, trunk, grille, and bumpers. Most major automotive manufacturers (such as Ford) can provide OEM panels restoring your car to like-new condition with a simple replacement and some paintwork if matching is required. Repair shops smooth out the overall process by partnering with companies such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car to provide transportation during repairs and agreements with local towing companies like Cliff’s Towing can get your car to their shop even if it’s not safe enough to drive.
What Causes Body Panel Damage?
Accidents, random events, or aging can cause a car’s body panels to become damaged and over time rust. Repairing a damaged body panel can be costly and time-consuming and in such cases simply replacing the entire panel is a better solution. In many cases, a car’s damage is limited to one area and replacing the body panels returns the car to functionality. This is not only cost-efficient but can take less time than repairing the damage to the existing panel.
When Do You Need Service?
When a car’s body panel is damaged it should be replaced as soon as possible as not doing so can lead to further issues over time. A damaged panel can have a variety of negative effects depending on what panel is damaged. For example, a damaged hood can expose parts of your car’s engine to the elements or a damaged door may not shut correctly creating an inconvenience and a potential safety hazard. Even if the damage isn’t that severe leaving a damaged panel in place can lead to rust which can damage other parts of your car.
Sunset Ford Body Shop
You have a choice in repair shops but not all of them have the experience, commitment to quality, and customer satisfaction you’re looking for. Many cheaper shops lack certification (such as I-Car or Ford Aluminum Collison) and take shortcuts using cheap non-OEM parts. Sunset Ford Body Shop provides the service you deserve.
Located in St. Louis, MO Sunset Ford Body Shop has been helping residents of St. Louis with their automotive repair needs for over 100 years. A family runs business Sunset Ford Body Shop has been in the family for five generations providing the high quality of automotive care and repair. Sunset Ford Body Shop is a fully certified Ford collision center. They accept all major insurance and offer free estimates (and repairs) for all major makes and models.
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