Most Common Types of Auto Body Claims
Odds are that at one time or another you will have a vehicle that suffers damage. You will call on an auto body shop to get your vehicle looking its best and functioning as good as new. Here are a few of the more commonly claimed kinds of auto body damages:
- Broken windshield – Windshields are made strong, but they can be broken or damaged. There are many causes for chipped, cracked, or broken windshields. They can be the result of flying debris such as a rock, limbs falling from trees, an animal striking it, or a crash. Sometimes the damage can be repaired, but at other times, it may be replaced. Chip repair usually runs about $50 per chip but replacing a windshield can vary from $300 to $900 in most cases.
- Bumper – You have probably seen the bumper that looks to be smashed in. Modern cars have plastic bumper covers over the foam protectors. When there is an impact, often only the bumper cover is damaged. Sometimes there may be damage to the components underneath. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle and the extent of the damages, a bumper repair can run anywhere from $300 up to $2,000 or more.
- Scratches and chipped paint – Damaged paint is a common occurrence that results in auto body repairs and the need for an auto insurance claim. These damages may be from storms, animals, vandalism, or a car accident. Of course, the extent of the damages, the kind of paint, and the make and model of the car affect these costs as well, but in general, you can expect it to run anywhere from $50 to $3,000 to take care of your paint woes.
- Door dents and dings – If you park your car anywhere in public, odds are that you will have your car hit by car doors and other things. You will have door dents and dings. These may be a simple $100 fix, or they could add up to several hundred dollars.
If you have damage to your vehicle, schedule a time to get an estimate from Central Auto Body. We have a team of experienced automotive repair technicians who will be able to determine the extent of the damage to your vehicle and get it looking its best again. We guarantee high-quality repairs and focus on ensuring that your vehicle’s safety features haven’t been compromised.