Let’s face it we all need a panel beater. The last thing you want after smashing up your car is a dodgy panel beater ripping you off. A car accident is upsetting enough without worrying about whether you’re getting the best deal on smash repairs.
It can be hard to keep a cool head in the aftermath of a smash. However you need to think practically and choose the right panel beater to repair your vehicle. Sounds easier said than done, right? Not necessarily, if you want to avoid being ripped off or having a second-rate job done on your car, then you just need to ask the right questions.
A good panel beater should expect you to ask a few questions. After all, you’re enlisting them to fix and restore your pride and joy. Ask them the following five questions before you commit to the smash repair process. Furthermore ensure you pay close attention to the answers they give. At Supreme Tech we take our Job seriously and always encourage our clients to ask the
1. ARE YOUR PARTS THE REAL DEAL?
Cheap panel beaters seem like a great deal, However the poor workmanship and non-genuine parts can cost you more down the road. If you don’t fancy having to pay another panel beater to repair the repairs and reverse the shoddy work completed by cheap panel beaters. Make sure you choose a panel beater with a good reputation and a lot of experience in the smash repair business.
Firstly, one thing that cheap panel beaters are known for is using non-genuine aftermarket replacement parts, These do not meet the specifications set by the car manufacturers. These are not subject to the same quality standards as genuine parts. Therefore cheaper upfront. However, they can end up costing you significantly more in the long run. This may be because they may wear more quickly, break more easily, or simply not function as required.
Genuine parts are more expensive to buy upfront because they come with a lifetime guarantee from the vehicle’s manufacturer. Moreover they are made to precise finish and fit specifications. They are the only thing a reputable panel beater will use. Using anything else may risk the safety and reliability of your vehicle.
2. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT METHODS WITH YOUR PANEL BEATER?
Ask your panel beater to explain how they determine the process of repairing your vehicle. This is a great way to discreetly check their standards and if they have set procedures in place.
While set procedures may sound like a good thing, what you should be looking for is a set process. This involves examining your car from top to tail and assessing everything about it that needs to be repaired. A panel beater’s approach to smash repairs on your vehicle should be completely personalised. If you’ve driven both a sedan and an SUV during your lifetime, you’ll understand why: no two cars are exactly alike. Settle for nothing less than a tailored quote for your smash repairs.
At Supreme Tech, we choose our method of repair based on the manufacturers approved repair method. Anything outside this scope doesn’t fall into the spec of the manufacturer. When we put together panel beater quotes for our customers, there are multiple factors we take into account. Such as the extent of the damage and the age of your vehicle.
There may very well be structural damage hidden behind the cosmetic detrition to your car, and we can talk you through all our methods of repair.
3. WHAT LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS HELD BY THE PANEL BEATER TEAM?
You wouldn’t want just anyone to work on your vehicle – reputation matters. Ask your panel beater about how much experience they have in the smash repairs industry and whether they can make dealing with your insurer as painless as possible by assisting you through the claims process. You won’t need to be concerned about shoddy smash repair techniques if the panel beater you choose has been in the business for a long time.
4. DO YOU OFFER A GUARANTEE?
However, Supreme Tech goes one step further by offering a guarantee on all our repairs – providing our customers with additional peace of mind in choosing us as their panel beater.
Most of our competitors will only offer a limited guarantee on smash repairs. Our confidence in our work is one of the areas in which we stand out from the crowd. Our guarantee means that if a fault is detected in our work, even if it’s several month down the track, then we’ll repair the issue at no cost to you.
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At Supreme Tech, we provide great value smash repairs. We don’t cut corners, and we only use genuine parts. You can rely on us to be transparent about how we come up with our smash repair cost estimates and to keep you informed about the progress of your vehicle’s repairs. Our extended operating hours enable customers to pick up or drop off their cars outside of office hours, and we are even open on Saturdays until 12pm.
Our team is contactable 24 hours a day. We offer post-service care and a guarantee on all work completed.
Want to learn more about Supreme Tech? Call us on 0715131151 or come to SupremeTech, 40 Rose-Etta Street, Pretoria West, Pretoria to find out why we’re among the best panel beaters in South Africa.