Which is better for my vehicle — overall or spot painting?
Overall painting is often a great choice for restoring the surface of older vehicles. An older car has undergone significant depreciation, and a complete repainting can actually increase its value. Spot painting is the best way to protect the value of newer vehicles. We only paint where necessary, exactly matching that paint for a seamless repair.
Can you match the paint color?
Due to multiple color variants in paint formulas, Curley & Reds Auto Body tints different colors & do spray-out panels to get a blendable color match.
Should I pay for an accident repair myself or let my insurance company handle it?
Due to rising insurance costs, more and more people are paying for minor accident repairs “out of pocket,” and we’re happy to discuss cost-saving options. We also have good relationships with all insurance companies, with whom we work on behalf of our mutual customers.
Why can’t I get an estimate over the phone?
Each vehicle is different, and when you bring yours in we’ll help you select the right service based on how long you plan to keep it, its age and condition, and your budget.
Can I change the vehicle’s color?
Yes, but in most cases, it’s best to keep the current color. Painting the inside of the trunk lid, doors and hood is a time-consuming process and would add substantially to the cost.
How soon will I get my car back?
Our production line approach significantly reduces cycle times compared to other shops. We’ll get you back on the road quickly, usually in no more than three to five days.
What are O.E.M. Parts?
OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) is a term used for parts made by the manufacturer of your automobile.
What does “Aftermarket” mean?
“Aftermarket” is a term used to describe repair/replacement parts for your automobile that are not produced by the manufacturer of your car. Many “Aftermarket” parts carry certification by “CAPA” which helps ensure the integrity and basic quality of the part. Usually, these parts are less expensive and therefore some insurance policies authorize the use of these parts. These parts are sometimes referred to as “Quality Replaced Parts”.
What is a deductible?
A deductible is a portion of the repair bill that you are responsible for. This is determined by your insurance policy. For example, some deductible amounts are $100, $250, $500 and $1,000. The higher the deductible amount, the greater discount is applied to your policy premium. This Calculation occurs at the time you purchase your insurance policy.
When am I responsible for paying my deductible?
When your vehicle repairs are complete, the insurance company pays us for the work performed minus your deductible. The deductible is due to the body shop when the car is picked up.
Can I wash my car after painting?
RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS IN THE FIRST 30 DAYS:
– Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution. (Using a soft cloth or sponge)
– Always use clean fresh water.
– Wash your vehicle in the shade.
– Do not use a commercial car wash. Stiff brushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface.
– Do not “dry wipe” your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish.
– Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the first 30-days.
– Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface.
– Do not spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, or windshield solvent -on the new finish.
– Do not scrape ice or snow from the newly painted surface.