Our Repair Process
The Customer is Concern Number One
With your approval and authorization, the damaged portion of your vehicle will be disassembled and that area, along with the rest of the vehicle, will be re-evaluated for hidden damage. If a supplemental damage analysis is required for hidden damage, Three-C Body Shop will facilitate approval of this supplemental amount of repair work with the insurance company.
The Insuring Party is Concern Number Two
More importantly, a full justification, line-item damage analysis will provide the assistance necessary in settling even the most complex claim. Communications are enhanced by positioning Three-C Body Shop as the liaison among all parties concerned.
By placing Three-C Body Shop at the apex of this communication triangle, the customers are guaranteed of receiving expedient, thorough repairs within a competitive budget acceptable to all parties.
The Referring Party is Concern Number Three
When all three concerned parties are involved in one ultimate objective that of customer satisfaction, Three-C Body Shop proves time and time again, it is "The Finest In Collision Repair."
Then we will immediately help you make alternative arrangements for you own transportation. Because we understand the hassles of not having your own vehicle, we have built a full fleet of rental cars available to all of our customers.
Upon approval of the initial estimate by your insurance company, we take yet another hard look at the damage to your vehicle. The damaged area is disassembled and re-evaluated for hidden damage. And any vehicle that is suspected to have structural damage or frame damage is measured by one of our state-of-the-art laser body scanners.
If any additional hidden damages are found though this in-depth evaluation, the insurance company will be immediately notified and arrangements will be made so that your vehicle will by returned to its pre-accident condition.
In most of the newer vehicles, the tolerance for error in the frame of a vehicle is no more that the thickness of a dime. If these tolerances aren't met and the damage to your frame is not properly corrected, you may have improper tie wear, poor handling, poorly fitted body panels, or a multitude of other problems that may have been caused by the damage.
When the surface imperfections have been removed and the vehicle is ready for refinishing, the next step is to mix the proper color for your vehicle. All of our color mixing is completed inside our own facility with two PPG touch Mix Computer systems. The computers show the correct amount of pigment to add to the formula to guarantee a good color match. The computer even has shading tips for your custom-color match needs.
Your vehicle is now ready for paint-prep in one or our down draft preparation stations. The preparation includes everything from sanding the surface to the affected panels to masking and cleaning your vehicle.
After the surface of your vehicle has been properly prepared and the color properly prepared and the color properly mixed, it is time to begin the refinishing process in one of the country's best-equipped refinishing departments.
We apply an epoxy primer coat, base coat color and an acrylic urethane clear coat all in our "DeVibiss" concept cure-down draft spray booth. After the proper painting materials are applied, the finish is then baked to ensure that your vehicle meets or exceeds factory specifications.
Before sending your vehicle to the detail department, it is given four-wheel alignment on our Hunter Infrared computerized alignment rack. The alignment is a must for quality repair as it ensure proper performance, quality handling and even tire wear.
After all of your vehicle's repairs are completed, your vehicle will be hand detailed inside and out, including washing, machine polishing, pin striping, undercoating, vacuuming and conditioning the vinyl and leather pieces.
Our Lifetime Guarantee
Our Lifetime Guarantee
THREE-C Body Shop, Inc. is a family-owned business which has been in operation for over 50 years. We believe that we have some of the most skilled craftsmen in our industry. We use the finest automotive parts and paints. We strive for the highest quality repair work.
To show our commitment to quality we offer a Limited Warranty against any defect in materials or workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle. If any repair made by Three-C fails (barring misuse, accident or subsequent repair by anyone other than Three-C Body Shop, Inc.) within the specified warranty period, Three-C Body Shop, Inc. will replace the defective materials or repair any defective workmanship at no charge upon presentation of a validated invoice by the customer.