Do I Need A Post-Repair Inspection?
Absolutely! Read on to find out why.
Many repair shops leave damage unaddressed.
A recent study in California by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) found that up to 60% of vehicles already repaired still had damage that the collision repair facility either missed or did not address. Perhaps more shocking is that 42% of these repairs had serious safety concerns that still needed to be addressed. In all likelihood, the majority of the vehicle owners in the study were completely unaware of these issues prior to a post repair inspection. Luckily, Triangle Collision is well aware that a true collision repair must go far beneath simply restoring the exterior appearance of the car.
The auto body repair industry is largely unregulated.
Many consumers are surprised to learn that in the State of North Carolina, collision repair facilities are not required to be licensed. Therefore, an alarming number of repair facilities may be operating without proper licensing. and no safeguards to protect an unwary consumer from collision repair facilities that cut corners in the name of profit. Because the vehicle owner can visually inspect the exterior of a vehicle, most often corners are cut on the inner unseen areas of a vehicle.
Without an inspection, your vehicle may not protect you next time.
Most of today’s automobile’s structure lies hidden beneath most of its outer sheet metal. The inner structure or “unibody” is the foundation that the remainder of the vehicle is built upon; a vehicle with an improper foundation is bound to fail. An improper repair can disrupt the integrated crash energy management system thus preventing your vehicle from reacting in a collision and protecting its occupants the way it was originally engineered. Today’s vehicles are constructed with a unitized body that is engineered to react to a collision in a specific way, allowing proper timing of the air bags and transmitting impact energies up, over, under and around to protect the occupants. Watch the dramatic demonstration below to see how fractions of a second delay in air bag timing can affect your safety.
We encourage every consumer to safeguard their financial and physical well-being by having a post-repair inspection. Please watch some the videos below to see what post repair inspections have uncovered all over the country!