A poor paint job is the most common complaint people have when they pick up their cars. Check the color consistency and make sure the fresh paint blends with the old. Also look for drips or overspray that may have accumulated along the edges of the car. You shouldn’t see any fingerprints and the surface should be smooth. The most obvious signs of a bad paint job are rough spots or bumps in the finish. These blemishes are caused by dust and other debris that wasn’t removed before painting.
You should also check out the car of the person who is referring you the particular automotive paint tool shop. This will help you to get an idea about the kind of work that they do.
Before giving a body shop the okay to get started, review the estimate carefully. Discuss the work to be completed with the mechanic and ask questions about the process if needed. Double check the cost breakdown and be aware of out-of-pocket expenses not covered by the insurance company. It is also a good idea to get a copy of the body shop’s warranty policy along with your written estimate. When the job is finished, look over the estimate again and confirm that the stated work has been finished.
Make the seller show you the details on some or all of these expenses to verify that they are really personal and not actually business expenses that shouldn’t be added back to profit. Spend time asking detailed questions with the general ledger in front of you. Go through individual charges and what they mean, until you fully understand what is being added back and why.
Do not let “cheap” influence you! The cost is generally exactly what everyone looks at initially, however, if perhaps they make use of a can a spray paint, how’s your automobile going to look whenever they’re done? Check around and see just what kind of work they do – first – just before you allow them to have your automobile.
If you have been driving an old clunker, you may need to buy a collision and comprehensive policy. This policy may be with your current insurer or with a different one. Either way, it is a good idea to take this opportunity to shop for the best possible rates with the lowest deductibles.
(1) Sam’s Auto Body currently has two auto body locations open in Syracuse. One shop is located at 2136 Erie Boulevard and the other is located at 1135 West Genesee Street.