The Z-Team would like to help you and your car get back on your feet!
If you’ve had an accident and your vehicle needs some work, Haskins Collision and Auto Service Center in Hanover, Virginia has the tools, ability and up-to-date training required to fix any problem on any vehicle with no hassle and no fuss… Just ask our customers! We know that the collision repair process can be a stressful one, and we’re determined to make this process as easy as possible for you… we’ll even handle everything insurance related! Take a look at our step-by-step collision repair process below and learn how we’ll get you back on the road in no time!
Step 1: Estimate
In the Estimate Process area the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there is hidden damage that can not be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Step 2: Approval
Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
Step 3: Disassembly
In Disassembly hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
Step 4: Order Parts
The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process can not begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts
Step 5: Structure Repair
In the Structure Repair area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.
Step 6: Body Repair
The Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparations department.
Step 7: Paint
Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
Step 8: Reassembly
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle’s systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage
Step 9: Detailing
During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to it’s pre-accident condition.
Step 10: Completed
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paper work is completed. The customer drives away in the vehicle that has been restored to it’s pre-accident condition.
Call Us to Schedule Our Collision Repair Serrvices
Getting your car repaired after a collision is never something you want to have to do, and we understand that. In the unfortunate circumstance that you are involved in a collision, we want to do everything in our power to make the collision repair process as stress-free as possible. Contact Haskins Collision and Auto Repair online or give us a call at (804) 798-4826 if we can help make this process easier, answer any questions, or to schedule an appointment in our shop.