Learn What To Expect When Having Your Car Repaired After You Back Into A Pole

There are times when people make mistakes and back into poles by accident with their cars. When this happens, the damage that is done to your car doesn't make it inoperable, but it can make it difficult to use your trunk or cause a taillight to become damaged. When this happens, you need to have the car repaired so that you can use your trunk properly or be able to drive legally because driving without a working taillight can cause you to get a ticket. The guide that follows walks you through what you can expect when you go to have the repairs made on your vehicle.

Get an Estimate for the Damages

The first thing that will happen is a mechanic will look over the damage that has been done to the vehicle. They will be able to let you know if the dents can be beaten out or if the entire damaged area needs to be replaced. If you have a huge dent in the car that is causing the trunk not to open, the lid to the trunk will more than likely need to be replaced. The mechanic will be able to give you an estimate for what the repair costs will be.

Try to Save Money with Used Parts

When the mechanic gives you the estimate for the repairs, it will include the cost of labor and parts. You need to find out if you can buy the trunk lid for your car in used condition to save money on the overall cost of the repairs. Since the trunk lid is not an essential component of the car's engine, many mechanics will allow you to buy it in used condition and install it for you. You need to ask if they will allow that before assuming that they will, though.

Purchase the Trunk Lid

If the mechanic said that they will install a used lid for you, search your local salvage yards for the part you need. It is important to realize that the trunk lid you find will more than likely be a different color than the color of your car. You can have it painted after it is installed if you want, but do not pass up on the lid simply because of its color.

Once you have the lid, the mechanic can install it for you quickly and easily. The taillight will more than likely need to be purchased in new condition to ensure that it works properly after it is installed.

Contact a company like Brad's Deer Valley Collision to learn more.