Smith Brothers Collision Center &Truck Accessories
325 Brookhaven St, Brookhaven, MS 39601
112 Presley Blvd, Mccomb, Ms 39648
32 King Road, Hattiesburg, Ms 39402

Smith Bros Collision Center – Typical Collision Repair Process

Step 1: Estimate
In the Estimate Process area, the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimating systems that determine the cost of vehicle repairs. However, often there is hidden collision damage that can't be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Step 2: Insurance Approval
Once the estimate is completed, depending on your auto insurance, they will review the estimate or perhaps come on-site and physically inspect your vehicle. We will work with your insurance adjuster to make sure all your collision damage is addressed to OEM standards. Then, the vehicle moves into the repair process.
Step 3: Disassembly
Hidden vehicle damage is often found, and inner structural repairs are identified. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.
Step 4: Order Parts
The required parts to repair your vehicle are ordered. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Most parts arrive very quickly. But, the repair process can't begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.
Step 5: Vehicle Structure Repair
In this area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated computerized measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area, plus analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate collision repair.
Step 6: Auto Body Repair
The Auto Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the vehicle paint preparations department.
Step 7: Vehicle Paint Preparation
A critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion. Then, the final top color and clear coats of vehicle paint are applied.
Step 8: Vehicle Reassembly
Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
Step 9: Vehicle Detailing
The dust the vehicle accumulates from the repairs will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to the pre-accident condition.
Step 10: Collision Repair Completed
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paper work is completed. The customer drives away in the repaired, pre-accident condition vehicle.