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Transparent Auto Body Repair Process

The auto body repair process isn't a mystery at Nate's Garage & Collision Center. Here is what you can expect after setting an appointment with us.

  • Step 1: Initial Estimate
    Before service are rendered, we provide you with a FREE estimate. This estimate can take about 30 minutes of your time. The vehicle will be inspected for damage and photos will be taken. The Estimator will then compile all data into our system to generat...
  • Step 2: Insurance Approval
    The Estimator will submit our estimate to your insurance company, and they will review the estimate. We will handle all the negotiations required to repair the vehicle to pre accident condition.
  • Step 3: Disassembly
    In this stage, hidden damage is often found, and inner structure repairs are determined. This may require scheduling insurance to re-inspect and ordering additional parts.
  • Step 4: Parts Ordered

    Once estimate or supplement is approved by insurance the required parts for your vehicle are researched and available ones will be ordered.

  • Step 5: Repairs
    At this stage parts start to arrive, and any mechanical work needed will be completed. If there is damage to the body structure with specific tools and measuring system the vehicle is returned back to factory specifications.
  • Step 6: Body Repair
    Our auto body repair experts will get your car looking good again with new sheet metal and finishings.
  • Step 7: Painting
    This stage is when the refinishing process is critical. All parts and panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion with the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
  • Step 8: Final

    This stage includes reassembly, detailing, road tested and final inspection. Delivery is the last step in the repair process.

Welcome to our NEW blog. We are so excited to share some tip, tricks and great articles. This is where you can catch up on the latest automotive industry updates as well as what's new at Nate's Garage & Collision Repair Center.

  • Impact of supply chain issues on Collision Repair Shops
    February 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM

    The current supply chain issues is causing immense delays to many collision shops across the US. It is becoming increasingly difficult for auto repair shops to find even minor spare parts these days. In addition, many auto body shops are having a hard time convincing customers that the delay in car repairs is only because of the global shortage in automotive supply and that they are doing their best to avoid delays in car repairs. Below, we’ll look at some of the reasons automotive supplies have delayed.

  • Diagnostic charges: why am I being charged for one?

    March 2, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Let's talk Diagnostics: I already know what the issue is with my car.

  • Preventing Costly Repairs
    March 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM
    Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: you have dental cleanings, physical exams, laundry, mowing and paying bills. What would happen if you didn't follow those intervals? Well, you'd get more cavities. ...
  • Make sure you’re not surprised by costly but important fixes

    March 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM

    Getting 200,000 miles of use—or more—from a vehicle is an impressive feat, but it’s not impossible. Owners should be aware, though, that as a vehicle approaches that milestone, many of its components will start to wear out.

  • 3 Signs That Your Car's Air Conditioner Needs Freon

    March 23, 2022 at 12:00 AM
    It's all about the pressureAir conditioning systems leverage high-and-low pressure. Before the Freon is converted into a liquid in the high side, it starts out as a gas in the low pressure side of the system. The vehicle is kept cool by the constant ...
  • Decreased MPG? Poor performance? It may be time for a fuel service.

    April 9, 2022 at 3:00 AM

    Learn how to save $ at the pump

  • Is a Transmission service necessary?
    May 11, 2022 at 2:00 AM

    What can Nate's Garage & BG do for my car?

Frequently Asked Questions About Nate's Garage & Collision Center.

Still have questions? We've got answers. Email us or give us a call.

  • We are so glad you asked. We have a few options for you, please talk with our service writer or another memeber of our Nate's Garage Team.

    1. Nate's Community Garage- bridging the financial gap for Veterans and people with fixed incomes to afford unexpected costly automotive repair.

    2. Synchrony Car Care- over 1 million auto merchants nationwide including parts, repair, gas, tires, auto insurance and more

  • Nate's Garage works with a variety of vendors including but not limited to NAPA, O'Rielly, LKQ, all major dealerships etc.

  • We accept cash & all major credit cards

  • Yes, we have a full detail shop with different packages for you to choose from. Visit our Collision/Detail tab to get more info.