5 Keys to Getting a Quality Collision Repair

April 23rd, 2022 by

There are more than 26,000 automobile accidents in the US every day. If you’re involved in an accident and your car is damaged, rest assured that your Ford dealer can repair the damage. Whether it’s a fender-bender, a dented door, or any other damage to your car, we have the technicians, technology, and spares to repair it. These are the steps involved when you need a collision repair.


When your car arrives at our repair center, it will be thoroughly examined by our highly-trained technicians. Depending on the extent of the damage, they will check the interior as well as the exterior. The examination will be documented, and they will photograph the damaged sections to prepare a blueprint for the repairs.

Check In

While your car is being examined, we will update your information. If your insurance is arranging the repair, we will get their details from you. Once our technicians have completed their examination, we will prepare a quote on the cost of the repairs and the time to complete them. If you are arranging the repairs, we’ll give them to you. If your insurance is arranging the repairs, we will send the quote to them.

We will also liaise with your insurance company as they may want their assessor to examine your car’s damage. Once we receive a confirmation from you or your insurance company, we will begin the repairs.


Our technicians are experts at damage repair, and they have been factory-trained by Ford. They will use the blueprint for the repairs that were prepared when your car arrived to document the work as it progresses. The damaged parts will have been removed, and our parts department will organize the replacement parts.

We only use genuine Ford parts for any repairs. These parts are identical to the ones that were used to build your car, and they carry a warranty. Any parts that need to be painted can be color-matched to any original Ford color, so they will blend seamlessly. Every step of the repairs will be carefully recorded.

Final Check

Once the repairs have been completed, your car will be reexamined. This check is to ensure that all the repairs have been completed. The quality of the repairs is also assessed against the Ford repair criteria. Your car will now look identical to when you first saw it. Once this final check is completed, your car will be sent for a thorough cleaning.


As soon as your car is ready to go, we’ll let you know that it’s available for collection. Once you’ve confirmed that you’re pleased with the repairs, you’ll be able to drive off in your now pristine car.

We know that damage to your car is stressful, and our policy is to make the repair process as quick and hassle-free as possible. If you need any repairs, schedule an appointment with Atchinson Ford’s Service Department in Belleville, MI where your car will be as good as new in no time!