Sunnyvale, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2013 -- Da-Les Auto Body, an auto body repair shop located in Sunnyvale, Calif., has just posted a new blog on its website that helps explain the auto body repair estimate process. The owners of the company want to help educate the consumer as to why it can be virtually impossible to give an accurate auto body estimate over the phone.
As explained by Da-Les Auto Body’s latest blog, since a lot of auto body damage occurs in areas that are not readily visible, it is important for the experts to see the car in person, rather than just hear about it over the phone. In fact, the blog notes, the biggest mistake that people make after an accident is not knowing how to get a good estimate for the damage to the vehicle. Even if they send in a few photos of the dented areas, the estimator truly needs to examine the car closely in person.
“Let's say that you send a picture of your car to a body shop and receive an estimate over email. The estimator can only work off the damage that is visible in that image,” the new blog explained, adding that the picture might show a few scrapes along the bumper of the car and the bumper hanging on by a thread to the rest of the car.
“The estimator would give you an estimate as to the cost of repairing the bumper and fixing those scratches. Once the body shop actually gets your car, it might uncover a damaged reinforcement or possible frame damages not visible in that picture. Those unexpected repairs will cause the cost of the job to increase and if not corrected will affect the safety of the vehicle.”
As a previous press release from Da-Les Auto Body noted, the company is devoted to offering top-notch auto body services to the city of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino and surrounding areas. For them, the repair process begins the moment a customer brings his or her vehicle into the shop for the estimate. Customers can rest assured that the mechanic or body technician will carefully look over the car and accurately identify the damaged areas, as well as how much it will cost to fix them. This commitment to their customers is one reason why Da-Les Auto Body has consistently received such good Yelp reviews.
Anybody who would like to learn more about Da-Les Auto Body is welcome to visit the shop’s website at any time; there, they can read the newest blog about estimates as well as about the many services the company provides.
About Da-Les Auto Body
Da-Les Auto Body located at 728 San Aleso Avenue Sunnyvale, Ca. 94085 (contact phone number 408-734-3100). A full service repair facility catering to foreign and domestic vehicles while utilizing the latest and most advanced collision repair techniques, tools and equipment. They have been named the number one collision repair facility for the past four years by Consumer Business Review. The Certified Green Investment shop has an impressive green program in place and is an award winner from the City of Sunnyvale for “Outstanding Commitment to Environmental Protection.” Da-Les serves the Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, San Jose and Milpitas areas. For more information, please visit http://da-lesautobody.com/