TRUSTED AUTO COLLISION REPAIR CENTER
Family Owned & Local Auto Collision Center
Are you searching Google for “Collision Repair Tempe“, while looking for collision repair centers in Tempe, Arizona? If so, T&S Body Works can help repair your crashed vehicle! T&S Body Works is a family owned and operated collision center since 1986, providing high quality auto body repairs for customers involved in auto accidents. Our company prides itself on the numerous satisfied clients that walk in and out of our doors every day.
From minor to major auto collision repairs, no repair is too big or too small for T&S Body Works! We perform crashed vehicle repair for Chevy, Ford, Buick, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and more. T&S Body Work’s collision shop only uses state-of-the-art, highly accurate equipment in every area of our collision repair facility. “Expect the best with T&S!” To schedule your collision repair services, give us a call today at 480-491-9100 or stop by our collision repair center in Tempe.
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Thorough Inspections Mean Accurate Estimates & Certain Safety
Experienced collision repair technicians will examine your vehicle from top to bottom to make sure that you’ve got a complete collision repair estimate. This insures your safety on the road. This complete approach to vehicle inspection after a collision in Tempe means that your steering, suspension, frame, brakes, brake lines, and every other element of your vehicle has been examined to maintain the safety of your vehicle. This quality inspection and collision repair quote also ensures that, despite having a collision, that your vehicle will retain more of it’s original equity being repaired fully and correctly.
BEFORE & AFTER COLLISION REPAIR PHOTOS
OUR COLLISION REPAIR SERVICES
WE BEGIN WITH A THUROUGH VEHICLE INSPECTION
We Begin With A Thorough Examination Of Your Vehicle
Your collision repair service at T & S Bodyworks starts with a thorough examination of your vehicle’s damage by one of our specially trained appraisers. Every aspect of the damage is studied and recorded to determine the best course of action that will ensure the continued value of your vehicle after the repairs are complete. You are then provided with an easy-to-read, comprehensive estimate which will outline – in detail – the auto body or collision repairs needed to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.
If you are looking for auto body repair, collision repair, or a new paint job for your crashed vehicle, T&S’s collision shop has what you need. Save time and money, getting the job done right the first time at T&S.
Is there any inner-structure damage to the vehicle that needs attention or repairs?
REPLACEMENT PARTS NEEDED
With our detailed inspections, we can determine what parts, if any, need replacement?
REQUIRED FINISHING WORK
After repairs are made, will sanding and painting be a necessary requirement?
WE CAN HELP WITH THE COLLISION REPAIR PROCESS
- PROCESS YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM
- SETTING UP A RENTAL CAR
- COLLISION REPAIR
- BODY PAINTING AFTER COLLISION
- FULL AUTO BODY REAPAIR
- STRAIGHTENING FRAME
- WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENTS
- MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS
When you first arrive at T&S Body Works you will be greeted and receive a form to fill out that will help get the process started. It is used to help make sure the right individual and right collision estimate are put together.
Vehicle Damage Inspection
One of our highly trained and experienced collision specialists will go over your vehicle to document all damage that occurred during the collision. Using state of the art software the damage is recorded to help get the most accurate estimate possible. Your collision specialist will be able to help you with any questions you might have about the insurance side of your collision repair.
Collision Estimates & Insurance
Once the damage has been detailed you will be presented with a collision repair estimate and our staff will help with getting repair authorization from your insurance company. Depending on the severity of the damage you will be given a date where your vehicle can be brought to start the collision repairs.
Vehicle Drop Off & Rental Cars
On the day that you drop off your vehicle for the repairs we will be able to help you get into a rental vehicle to keep you on the road and help you get around. During the repair process your adviser will keep you informed of the progress in the repair process.
Collision Repair Timeline
After our collision repair specialists have your vehicle the process begins. This starts with disassembling the vehicle. All damaged parts are removed and if hidden damage is found, both you and your insurance company is notified. Next the frame is checked and returned to perfect pre-collision condition. Any damage to sheet metal is fixed or panels are replaced, and then painted to match the exact factory color of your vehicle. Finally the vehicle is completely reassembled to original manufacturer specifications.
Internal Repair Process
- Frame Straightening
- Repair Of Sheet Metal
- Factory Painting
Before the vehicle is returned to you an inspection of the vehicle is done to ensure that all systems work correctly, and all surfaces are like factory new. The vehicle is detailed and cleaned to be free of broken glass or any signs of the collision, or repair process.
Return Of Your Vehicle
Once all of our steps have been completed and your vehicle is road ready and repaired our team will contact you and let you know it is ready. You will be presented with your repaired vehicle and you will be given a walk around and a description of the repairs done will be offered to you. Any further follow up directions will be discussed at this time and you will be able to ask any further questions you might have.
Collision Repair Process
After a collision the repair process can be confusing and stressful for a lot of people. Why it seems to take so long, why it can be costly, and even how it is done can seem a mystery. Even if you have had body work in the past you probably didn’t stand around for hours watching how the work was done. Most of us imagine a technician slamming away with a hammer pound the dents out of our vehicles body panels. While that might be true for a few decades ago the modern body shop has become more complex, and more advanced.
A lot of people are just happy the car is back to looking like new and the damage is gone. However understanding the process helps understand how long it should take and what all happens to your vehicle when you have damage that needs to be repaired. Knowing what is going on also helps us understand the costs involved in repairing the vehicle.
Understanding can be gained by reading through the following information on the process for collision repair. There are seven phases of the collision repair process.
You don’t know the full extent of the damage or how much it will cost without an inspection that is conducted by the collision repair center’s estimator. Photos are taken, and a detailed documentation is kept and sent on to the insurance company and provided to the customer. If the damage is not covered by the insurance company the damage report is simply given to the vehicle owner. While every effort is taken to catch everything during these inspections there are times where damage is not discovered until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Once the parts have arrived at the collision repair shop the vehicle is disassembled to reach the point where the vehicle has not been damaged. At this point the frame is evaluated by an electronic measuring system to ensure that it is in factory specifications. Frame straightening machines are used to make sure the car is structurally sound and straight. Next any wheel alignment or suspension repairs are made, if needed. Body work is only done after the structural and mechanical issues are completely resolved. Body repair comes next to replace panels or remove dents and get the car ready for priming and paint.
Once all of the painting has been doing the rest of the car can be reassembled. This includes any hoses, electrical wiring, airbag control systems and other components that were removed for repairs. Moldings around windows and doors are also reinstalled or replaced at this point over many of the painted surfaces. Next a collision repair specialist will drive the car to make sure the electrical system, locks, doors, and windows are working properly.
When you come to pick up your vehicle after collision repair all of the work that was done should be clearly explained by the representative that you come to pick up your vehicle from. All expenses should be discussed and there should be an itemized list of all parts and repairs that were necessary to make the vehicle “like new” again. Customers are giving the opportunity to fully inspect the vehicle before signing off on the repairs and accepting the keys to the vehicle.
This is the point in the collision repair process that the insurance company can request a disassembly or full tear down to fully determine if it is cost effective to repair the vehicle. Parts or repairs are not done until both the insurance company and the insured vehicle owner approves the repairs. Final authorization is always up to the vehicle owner, but if insurance is needed to repair the vehicle the approval must also come from the insurance company. If the vehicle is still operable the parts will be ordered and the appointment will be made for a future date.
The body of the vehicle is carefully prepared so that the paint goes on right and sticks to the body right and has that perfectly smooth look. This is done by sanding any rough spots that were damaged and repaired and then applying primer to the areas. Next the base coat or color is applied to the vehicle, which is followed up with a clear coat to give the car that beautiful shine and protect the base coat color. Next the vehicle is cured with time and heat to make the paint dry and solid.
Part of getting your vehicle back from a collision center is getting it back clean. This doesn’t just mean that the exterior that has just been painted gets a polishing, buff, and maybe some wax. It means that the interior of the car has been vacuumed out and cleaned. Any glass remaining in the vehicle from a collision is a painful reminder and a potential hazard if you go reaching under your seats. All lights and signals are tested to ensure that the vehicle is ready and conforming to legally necessary automotive equipment. Once a vehicle can pass all tests the customer is called to let them know their vehicle is ready for pick up.
When it comes to collision repair, we don’t like surprises and neither should you. In the event that hidden damage is uncovered during the repair process, you will be contacted and fully informed of any additional charges that might be necessary before we proceed with the repair. Any additional damages found can also be coordinated with your insurance company. Our collision repair center is located in Tempe, AZ, but serves the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, & Chandler areas as well.
TESTIMONIAL: “Fantastic! Excellent customer service. Every time I called them, I received professional service. Jason was my adviser and it was a pleasure to work with him.
I was in accident and had front bumper damage as well as some internal damage.
They came and picked up my vehicle and took it to their shop which was helpful to me as I didn’t have to call an outside two truck to come and get it.
I was called with an estimate and a time frame. Once they got working on the car they found more damage on the inside and so they called me with the new estimate and time frame. I appreciate the updates through out the service.
I decided since they were working on the car, I should fix some other things. I asked them to fix the window tint and the car window motor.
My car was done exactly when they said it would be and they even vacuumed out my car and threw out the trash. Wow! Thank you!
I highly recommend taking your car to T & S Body Works.” Beth L.
SCHEDULE YOUR REPAIR SERVICES
Is your crashed automobile non-drivable? Don’t worry we can arrange for the pickup of your vehicle. We also work very closely with rental car agencies and can help you make the transition to a replacement automobile while your vehicle is being repaired. To schedule your collision repair, give us a call today at 480-491-9100 or stop by our collision center in Tempe.