How long should I wait before washing and polishing my newly painted car?
If handwashing with mild soap and water, you can wash your car after five days. It is wise to avoid commercial car washes or polishing for 90 days.
What is the difference between “cosmetic” and “collision” repair?
Cosmetic repairs address superficial damage like scuffs, scratches, small dents, minor bumper repairs and such usually taking less than three hours. Collision repairs involve severely damaged or missing parts and/or heavy body and frame damage. Collision repairs exceed three hours of auto body shop labor.
Is it better to bring my car to be repaired where I purchased it?
Do they know more about fixing my car? A car dealer may not be your best choice to repair auto body damage. Car dealers generally do not have any advantages in techniques or technology. It is always best to be a careful and informed shopper when looking for a repair facility. Ask around, take a look at the visible organization of the shop and the knowledge of the technicians.