Getting into a vehicle accident can be stressful! You have the right to choose where you get your vehicle repaired. Let Bannister Collision & Glass take away that stress. You can count on us to provide end-to-end assistance starting right from the initial FREE estimate, to the final touches of paint, making sure all your repair needs are met so we can get you back on the road quickly. We stand behind every single one of our repairs and back it up with a lifetime guarantee. Should anything go wrong with the repairs we made to your vehicle, we will make sure it is corrected.
REAR END COLLISION REPAIR
Rear-end collisions are among the most frequently occurring types of motor vehicle accidents accounting for 1 in every 4. Although reports state that approximately 25% of all motor vehicle accidents are rear-end collisions, the numbers may be even higher. It is estimated that a rear-end collision is reported approximately every 20 seconds and that approximately every 10 seconds a rear-end collision goes unreported.
Rear end collision repairs are one of the most common services performed in our shop, and we offer cost-effective and easy bumper repair solutions. If damages are more significant, we can perform frame straightening to ensure your vehicle matches manufacturer specifications. If your vehicle has been involved in a rear-end collision, there are certain things to look for before getting back on the road again. Here are top things to look for after being involved in a rear-end collision:
There are some common symptoms you can identify when your car is in need of an alignment. You may notice one or more of these alignment issues: Uneven or rapid tire wear, steering wheel being crooked with you are driving straight, vehicle pulling to the right or left and weird vibrations. Poor alignment will cause tires, brakes, suspension and other parts to be placed under additional stress, which will cause them to wear down more quickly. Alignment issues will not only cause your vehicle parts to wear down prematurely but can pose serious safety hazards. If your vehicle is suffering from alignment issues you should have it inspected immediately.
Your trunk should open and close smoothly, if it doesn’t, or if you find the lid pops open unexpectedly, it does’t stay locked, there is water sepage or you have opening difficulties, your vehicle has suffered damage and should be inspected by a professional.
Hidden Body Damage
Beneath the plastic bumpers, covers, and shields lie many delicate components, essential to the safe operation of your vehicle. Behind your bumper cover, there are a multitude of pieces that you cannot see that could be damaged and should be checked. Don’t rely on the visual appearance of your bumper to determine whether your car is damaged beneath the surface.
AUTO BODY PAINTING SERVICE
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that your vehicle has sustained some body damage. Once all the dings, dents, and necessary parts have been replaced it will almost certainly require some auto body painting. We have an array of environmentally friendly auto body paint options available. We also offer a total car painting services that will leave your vehicle with a shining new paint job guaranteed to last for years to come.
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about auto body painting:
Will my whole vehicle be painted?
Generally, your entire vehicle will not be painted. We try to reduce cost and downtime by painting and matching only the affected areas of the vehicle.
How long will it take for my vehicle to be painted?
Depending on how large the affected areas are, painting your vehicle will usually take between 2 and 3 days. It is important to keep in mind that the last coat often takes around 24 hours to fully set and dry, which makes a good paint job a time-consuming process.
I wasn’t in an accident, but I see rust forming, what should I do?
If you start to see rust forming on your vehicle get it checked out as quickly as possible. Visible rust is often a sign of more serious corrosion taking place underneath the paint’s surface. There are a few easy things you can do to prevent your vehicle from rusting which include parking in the garage, keeping up with washes – even underneath, removing salt quickly and protect your paint by applying wax.
How can you ensure the new paint matches my vehicle’s existing paint?
Since your entire vehicle is most likely not being painted, it is important to ensure a perfect color match between the newly painted areas and the existing vehicle. With well over 40 years of auto body and paint experience, high tech computerized and optical paint matching, and highly trained technicians, we can ensure the painted areas match the rest of your car perfectly.
When is it safe to wash and wax my vehicle?
We recommend only hand washing your vehicle with mild soap and cool water for the first 30 days. Hold off using hot water, aggressive soaps, and automated car washes until your sure that the paint has had time to properly dry and seal. Washing your car with a damp rag, and thoroughly drying it, will help guarantee the protection of your new paint.
What are some tips for post auto body painting maintenance?
We recommend washing and waxing your car regularly. It is important that you also wash underneath your vehicle, and in hard to reach places like wheel wells, where corrosive chemicals tend to build up. It is also a good idea to have your vehicle professionally detailed at least once a year so that specialized protectants are given the opportunity to penetrate every nook and cranny that could potentially hold rust accelerants.
CAR SCRATCH REMOVAL
While small car scratches might not seem like more than a cosmetic issue, deep scratches can expose your vehicle’s metal to the elements and contribute to rust down the road. With our inexpensive scratch removal services, you can be confident that your vehicle will be protected. Minor car scratches can often be buffed out with car scratch remover, making for an inexpensive and fast repair.
Get rid of that unsightly mark with our affordable dent removal services! We fix car dents for less at Bannister Collision & Glass, and no repair job is too small (or too large) for our skilled team. Drop off your vehicle for prompt service.