A commercial vehicle serves two purposes for any business: marketing tool and profit center. Your commercial trucks represent your brand while out in the field, that is why after a collision, regardless of the severity, it’s costly to your business to have a vehicle in a repair shop for days and even weeks. Choosing a repair shop that can actually fix your Commercial truck in Dallas is not as easy as picking a body shop for your car. Here are some tips to find a great shop to repair your commercial vehicle.
Does OEM certification apply to commercial truck repairs?
When you have a car that needs to be repaired, you want to make sure that the person fixing it is trained by the manufacturer. This is called OEM certification. Well the same goes for your commercial truck. It doesn’t matter if it is a bus or a dump truck, each of these vehicles needs to be put back together the correct way so that it will be safe and continue to perform as the manufacturer intended. So yes, there are OEM certification programs available to repairers who wish to be at the top of their profession and for shops who want to offer an elite level of repair service.
Can any auto body shop commercial truck repair and paint?
A lot of auto body shop here in Dallas are hungry for business and say that they can and will paint anything. But what if the commercial vehicle that you have can not fit into their booth. What if it can fit into their building or onto their lifts? Just because a shop is willing to take on the work does not guarantee that they can actually perform the work. True dedicated commercial body repair shops are few and far between. It takes a significantly larger investment to be able to fix large vehicles.
Does your commercial truck repair shop use OEM repair parts?
Just like car, your commercial vehicle manufacturer offers OEM parts. OEM parts always cost more than knock off parts, but just because you can buy a part cheaper does not mean that you are actually saving money. When a repair technician has to take longer to get the part to fit, or even has to modify it to fit, you are going to pay for that labor. And when the part fails in the field because it was an inferior part, you are now going to have to pay double. So it is important that the shop you are considering to fix your fleet vehicles uses OEM certified collision repair parts.
Is the paint warrantied by the shop?
Some commercial repair trucks will end up painting your truck outside of a paint booth if they do not have one that is big enough to fit your commercial vehicle. Sometimes shops are just simply not equipped for the demands of painting commercial trucks. Other shops might try and cut corners hoping that you will be more forgiving of the paint quality given the commercial nature of the vehicle.
The proof in the quality of the work done to your truck lies in the shop’s guarantees after the sale. Or paint jobs are fully warrantied for as long as you own the vehicle. We cut no corners and we take pride in the repair work that we provide.
If you are in the need for a repair shop that cares about your truck or commercial vehicle, Coach Specialists in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We work with commercial fleets for all services from collision repairs, and even custom paint. Our facility is large enough to house several RVs and semi-trucks.