26/02/2018

Tips for choosing your commercial bodyshop

Getting your truck or trailer back on the road efficiently after an accident is important, especially in tough economic times.

Your truck and trailer are quite simply your brand on wheels. And if you have an accident, it can become costly to your business having it off the road for days, sometimes weeks. So before you choose who to work with in East Anglia, here are some tips to think about – whether it’s major bodywork repairs, a custom paint job or a simple wheel realignment.

Can they fit your truck or trailer?

The size of facility and location are important, but very often overlooked when choosing a body repair centre or paint shop. When looking for an accident repair centre for your commercial vehicle ask the question - how big are the facilities? What is the ease of access? Do they have the right equipment for your vehicle – full size paint booths etc.

Do they offer towing ?

It’s not just about having a facility to do the work. Find a bodyshop that provides further convenience. Arranging to tow your commercial vehicle means faster recovery and taking that first step to getting your vehicle back on the road as soon as possible.

It’s important not to cut corners when choosing your bodyshop. You want a finish that is second to none, so finding someone that is an expert in the industry should be top of your search criteria.
What’s their experience with insurers?

Having a vehicle off the road with accident damage can be costly enough without having to wait longer for the go-ahead from insurance companies. To minimize frustrations, see if you repairer has experience working with insurers and their administrative systems. 

Can’t any accident repair shop work on trucks?

It’s important not to cut corners when choosing your bodyshop . You want a finish that is second to none, so finding someone that is an expert in the industry should be top of your search criteria. Check out the quality of other work that they have done and speak to others in the industry. Not every repair centre will be able to offer and achieve dealership-quality work and professionalism.

If you’re looking for an accident repair centre with a comprehensive body and paint shop, try TruckEast. Both our Stowmarket and Wellingborough sites are situated off major trunk roads, so ease of access is simple. Our existing customers rely on our bodyshops for a range of services from accident repairs to custom paint finishes on their trucks. Our sites are large enough to cater to all types of commercial vehicle and trailer and have the ability to offer commercial towing to our premises should you need it. We offer free bodyshop estimates so get in touch today to discuss your needs.