Customer Focused Auto Body Repair
Have you been in a car accident? In need of auto body repair? Your vehicle is the second largest investment you’re likely to make in the. Always choose an auto body shop that has your best interests in mind. For example, one that never cuts corners. Frank’s Accurate Body Shop has been providing St.Tammany Parish with auto body repair since 1990.
Frank’s Accurate Body Shop pride’s ourselves on transparency. In other words, We explain in detail the types of parts and procedures an insurance company expects us to use in the auto body repair of your vehicle. To clarify, if you are not being treated fairly we will defend your rights. Our staff will guide you thru the entire auto body repair process. We invest heavily in our staff and equipment. In addition, all aspects of auto body repair is performed in house. In others words, certain aspects of the repair is NOT sublet out to other companies. Such as, Glass replacement, Wheel/suspension alignments.
Electronic diagnostic service using factory scan tools is performed here in house. The link in this sentence is to a site with great information for you the consumer to educate yourself when in need of auto body collision repairs, http://aaspnj.org/consumer-awareness We highly recommend you do your own research, educate yourself and have an understanding of the process. As a result, you can make a decision that protects your best interest.
Choosing The Right Auto Body Shop
When trying to decide what auto body shop to choose after a car accident. Consider this, The bill payer/insurance company wants to make you whole again. However, they also want to reduce their cost. Unfortunately, sometimes the later wins out. While we work with all insurance companies, we have no contractual agreements or partnership with those companies for referrals. This allows us to put your needs first. Our philosophy is to always repair cars following the manufacturer procedures and specifications. Therefore preserving the safety, warranties, and resale value of your vehicle. Frank’s will assist you thru the auto body repair claims process with your insurance. Most importantly, ensure that you get the best quality repair. Here is a website https://www.crashrepairinfo.com it has some great information for consumers to educate themselves and have an understanding of the auto body repair process. In addition, understanding your rights and the type of parts used in the repair of your vehicle.
The Right to a Safe, Properly Repaired Vehicle
Everyone deserves to drive or ride in a safely repaired vehicle, one that will perform properly in the event of a subsequent collision. But don’t leave safety to chance. Question the auto body shop about the parts that will be used, and how your car will be repaired. Ask about the technicians’ training and if the shop is “certified” or “recognized” within the collision repair community. You have rights, but rights must be exercised. Get involved in the repair of your vehicle. Here is a link to some great consumer information on auto body repair in edmunds. https://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/confessions-from-the-auto-body-shop.html
The video below is great for educating you the consumer, it is a little long. However it has great detailed information on parts comparison. For instance, performance of genuine Ford parts vs. aftermarket collision parts using, computer aided simulation tests, crash sled tests, and actual vehicle crash tests data. In all cases, genuine Ford parts perform as designed. Aftermarket parts performance leads to questions of doubt concerning proper air bag deployment. The video was produced by Ford. Most importantly, it applies to all vehicles.
We suggest taking a tour of the auto body shop you are considering. For instance, what you see on some of our competitors websites is NOT what you will find if you walk thru the shop. Know that all the photos on our website are taken in our facility. In other words, we have not used fancy stock photos from the internet. Therefore, what you see is what you get in our auto body facility. In addition, we maintain a clean well organized facility. We treat your vehicle with respect and protect it while being repaired in our facility.
Been involved in a car accident, Know that we utilize technology in all aspects of auto body repair and customer service. For instance, you can schedule an in shop estimate at any time of day or night, most importantly, for a time that is convention for you. Have a question about auto body repair? Send us a text message. You can also download our Estimate tool right to your smart phone, submit some photos and we get you an auto body repair estimate without ever leaving your home. We utilize DocuSign in signing work authorization documents. We are always looking for ways to make our auto body service more convenient for you. All of the above mentioned technology can be used during or outside of our normal business hours.
Auto Body Training
I-CAR Training: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, more commonly known as I-CAR. It is a not-for-profit international training organization dedicated to improving collision repair. I-Car’s vision is that every person in the collision industry both present and future, has the necessary knowledge and skills relevant to their position. Therefore, capable to achieve a complete repair. Shops achieving I-CAR’s highest level of training are designated as Gold Class.
Factory Training: Some car manufacturers provide their own auto body collision repair training specif to their brand.
Why Choose Us?
It is your legal right to choose where you take your vehicle for auto body repairs after an accident. So why choose us? Not only do we have more factory certifications than any shop in the state of Louisiana, everything we do at Frank’s Accurate Body Shop comes down to safety and quality. After all, Safety is our #1 Priority. When you bring your vehicle to us for auto body repair, you can leave knowing your vehicle has been restored to factory safety standards so that you and your family are protected in any future car accidents. Contact us if you would like more information. As always our workmanship comes with a Life Time Warranty.
Know The Importance of Scanning For (DTC’s)
Every vehicle built since 1996 includes a computer system that is connected to sensors throughout the vehicle. These sensors can determine when something is “wrong” and trigger a diagnostic trouble code. Diagnostic trouble codes, seen with special diagnostic tools, help the repair process along indicating where damage is to the vehicle; something especially important when much of the damage is not actually visible. Scans are still seen (by insurance companies) as something that is not entirely necessary. We believe that to repair your vehicle correctly, they are entirely necessary.
“Take a look at what some of our past customers have to say”
I have known and used Franks accurate body shop for years. Frank and Sandy are good people. They take great care of their customers and operate in a extremely professional manner. The shop does quality work and is worth considering for any of your auto body needs or repairs.
Best Tesla Repair shop in the region. I had 3 possible options for Tesla approved body shop repair on my area. The 2 service king locations in Jackson were clueless about Tesla and lacked professionalism. Franks Accurate Body Shop in Slidel, Louisiana did my repair. They were amazingly professional and bent over backwards to help me. They used modern web tools to communicate with me before, during, and after service keeping me in the loop at all times. Tesla caused the 2 month delay in my repair due to the lack of parts availability. Fortunately I’m too much of a Tesla fan to have complained. Franks did an awesome job with my car and I understand they do a lot of Tesla body work.
I've been using Frank's for over 16 years. Great communication. Great professionalism. Quality of work is amazing. They work hard to get you back in your vehicle!!! They will always be my body shop of choice. Same customer, another great vehicle repair!!! Thank you
A young woman ran a red light and left my Tesla Model 3 with some ugly damage. Much thanks to Frank's Accurate Body Shop, Her Majesty has been fully repaired and looks and drives like new again. Highly recommend. And I feel obligated to remind everyone, please quit texting and driving, it's not worth it!