The term "body repair" or "body work" refers to the repair of the external shell of the vehicle, replacement of sheet metal, trim, and minor structural items. The decision to repair or replace the external shell often determines the extent of the refinish work required and the feasibility of returning your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.
As AW Collision consultants we will always advise you on the best method to restore your vehicle. For instance, in order to avoid breaking factory-weld seams or to minimize the extent of painting required, we may suggest repair rather than replacement. The best body repair method is not based on who is paying the bill or who caused the accident--these decisions are based on our responsibility to you and the integrity of your vehicle.