If your car is destroyed by an incident and you are a third party, that is, the crash was not your responsibility, you will keep the vehicle in most situations until the insurance company has paid the lawsuit.
In most situations you can have it patched, even after it is paid off by the insurance company.
Once the car has been patched, the resale value is likely to be lower than a similar vehicle that has not been involved in any collisions.
This does not mean, however, that driving is not safe; in fact, repairs are to such a high standard in many cases that they exceed the original construction specification.
New panels can be installed according to the specifications and criteria of the suppliers to get the car back to factory standards, at the very least.
Resprays and Restorations If your car needs a new paint job, you want to adjust the hue or even have repaired an old classic, crash and reconstruction technicians are fully equipped and qualified to conduct the renovation to the highest standard.
But first you need to test their qualifications.
Find a dealer not cutting corners, it’s not the kind of situation you can afford to put up with shoddy workmanship. There can also be security issues.
Tell the garage to include time for planning, and provide a price for full vehicle respray. It should take at least 40 hours to get the job done properly. If you get a quotation or details that means much less than that, be careful please.
The finest technicians in the crash service business have had to patch cars that had already been’ repaired’ at other garages on numerous occasions, so do not let that happen to you! Find out with others who’ve done the work.
If a bargain price is quoted, they’ll most likely use cheaper paint, cheaper equipment or an inexperienced painter to do the work.
It is of paramount importance to get it done right first time, you don’t want to go backwards and forwards asking for things to be tidied up that should have been done properly first.
Test that the work is done in broad spray ovens, and provide a guarantee.
I hope this helps you know how to restore and/or paint your car.