With the cost of living rising, more and more people are looking for ways to save money, especially when an unexpected cost appears. No one plans for an accident, but knowing what your options are before it happens is important, especially with prestige car repairs. Finding the cheapest quote for a smash repair may only be half the story, and OEM repair techniques may save you more money in the long run.
The difference between OEM repairers and non OEM repairers
While any smash repairer may be able to get your car road legal, there is another question of if the repair was done to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)’s specifications. Each manufacturer (like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus) each has their own guidelines and techniques to use when repairing a vehicle post-accident. These ensure that any technicians working on your vehicle are properly trained and get it back to as-new condition.
In addition to OEM repair techniques, a repairer may not be using genuine parts or following repair instructions on critical areas, leading to further issues down the road. These parts may be from scrapped cars or third-party manufacturers that are not structurally sound or fit for your specific car model. Ensuring your smash repairer is an authorised partner with your car’s brand is critical.
Getting the job done right the first time
By cutting corners and choosing a cheaper smash repairer, you can’t guarantee that the level of work is up to a manufacturer’s standards. While the outside of your car may look brand new, hidden underneath may be third party parts, hidden damage from the crash that was missed or even parts not fit for your make and model of car. These factors can lead to repaired parts failing when placed under stresses that genuine parts would normally stand up to. By doing the job right the first time with OEM parts and repair techniques, you can avoid additional costs from faults that an untrained repairer may miss.
Choosing your own repairer
Depending on your insurance provider, you may be able to select your own repairer when involved in an accident. By speaking to your provider, you can request a specialist smash repairer to look at your vehicle’s specific needs and ensure you get the highest quality repair.
Due to our high standard of quality, seamless and transparent processes, professionalism and customer service, Parramatta Smash Repairs are often recommended by many reliable insurance companies in Australia for prestige insurance repair work.
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Take control of your car’s smash repair and ensure your car is brought back to as-new condition with a smash repairer using OEM repair techniques and genuine parts. The team at Parramatta Smash Repairs would love to chat with you to discuss your specific needs regarding your vehicle repairs. Give us a call at (02) 9630 7200 or fill out our Contact Us Form 24/7. We will get your vehicle back on the road in no time!