Your vehicle is inspected by a trained estimator and relevant data is entered into the computer system. This data is then compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. Often however, there is hidden damage that can not be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled. At J & A we use the Audatex Claims Solution as well as the Mitchell Estimating System. At J & A, on a customer request basis, we can provide a mobile estimate at your home or place of business.
A computer-based measurement system is used to monitor and analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures that your vehicle will be returned to the factory specifications and assures an accurate repair. At J & A we use the BlackHawk/Shark Measuring System
Color matching is done with the aid of a computer database. The database stores the many thousands of paint codes and formulas that make up a specific paint color. Once the paint is mixed it is then checked for variations. Once the final mixture is prepared the parts that have been removed from the vehicle will be edged. Edging is the process where we paint the surface that can not be accessed once the vehicle is reassembled. At J & A we use Rapid Match Technologies.
The body repair department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. New or repaired panels are sealed, caulked & rust proofed in order to maintain corrosion protection. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint restoration department.
Paint preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then chemically etched, primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied. At J & A we use Aqua-Base paints
Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill can be explained in detail and the final paperwork is completed. The customer drives away knowing that their vehicle has been restored to its original condition.