Repair Process

Step 1: Estimate

In the Estimate Process area the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there is hidden damage that can not be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.

Step 2: Insurance Approval

Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price /procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process.

Step 3: Disassembly

In Disassembly hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. Many times this will require scheduling insurance re-inspection and ordering additional parts.

Step 4: Order Parts

The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process can not begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.

Step 5: Structural Repair

In the Structural Repair area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.

Step 6: Body Repair

The 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 paint preparations department.

Step 7: Painting

Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.

Step 8: 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: Detailing

During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It 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 it's pre-accident condition.

Step 10: Delivery

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 vehicle that has been restored to its pre-accident condition.

Preferred Repair Facility

Muse Collision Center is the authorized warranty auto body repair for Mike Reed Chevrolet and Hinesville Ford. So you know if the dealer counts on us to restore these vehicles back to new, you can count on us to do the same for you.

Whether it's a small scratch, door ding, or major collision repair, Muse Collision Center will go the extra mile to make each customer happy with their auto body repair.

100% Lifetime Warranty

Muse Collision Center will stand by you each step of the way and guarantees your auto body repair for as long as you own your vehicle.

Our goal is to repair your vehicle back to its pre-loss condition relative to safety, appearance, and function. Our staff is dedicated to making each auto body repair the best it can be.