Questions To Ask The Collision Shop Before Your Repair
My vehicle has been impacted. What should I do?
Providing no one is injured, your first call is to Global Collision Center at (248) 284-7900. Global Collision Center will evaluate the damage with a free repair estimate and provide further assistance with your auto repair. Whether it needs to be towed, you need a rental car, or help contacting your insurance provider, we can help make the arrangements.
Where do I get my claim number?
Claim numbers are issued by your insurance provider at the time you report an accident. Provide the number to one of our representatives before the time of repair, and we will handle the rest.
Are you open on Saturday?
Unfortunately, we are not open on Saturday. Our normal business hours run Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. If you cannot make it to our facility during the week, consider our free pickup and delivery service from your work, home, or local dealership. We also offer Early Bird and Night Owl Drop Off for your convenience. Call Global Collision Center today for more details.
Will the parts be ordered before I drop my vehicle off for repair?
We generally order the parts once the estimate is approved by your insurance provider, or whomever is paying the claim.
If my vehicle frame is damaged, is it a total loss?
A car is only a total loss if the cost of the repair exceeds the insurance provider’s determined value of the vehicle. Please contact our collision shop for further details on how your frame could still be repaired.
Can you match the paint color?
Absolutely! Global Collision Center has made a major investment in the finest available computer-assisted paint matching system. Our upgraded technology and equipment is utilized to ensure each paint is matched correctly. We take special pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.
Can I get other service work done on my vehicle while it is in for collision repair?
Yes! Just let our staff know what other work you need done, so we can complete the necessary repairs on your vehicle.
How long will my repair take?
Each repair time will vary based on the amount of damage to the vehicle. Our team will provide clients an estimated time for the repair's completion at the time of drop off. Our staff will also provide updates throughout the repair process via call, text, or email.
Is there shuttle service whILE I AM WAITING FOR MY REPAIR TO BE COMPLETED?
Yes. We would be happy to provide a courtesy shuttle service, as well as pickup & delivery, to all customers within Metro Detroit.
How can I get a rental car?
First, you will need to check your insurance policy and/or call your insurance provider to find out if rental coverage is available, or what any specific limitations may be. If you do need a rental car, we can help make the necessary arrangements for you through one of our local rental partnerships. Loaner cars may also be available to our customers. Please see collision center manager for eligibility and availability.
How will I know when my car is done?
You will be notified by phone call, text message, or email when your repair is complete. If you have any questions or concerns during your repair, please feel free to contact Global Collision Center for a vehicle update. Delivery of your vehicle may also be available. Please see Global Collision Center for details.
Is there warranty coverage on my repair?
Warranties may be available on certain repairs. Please see our body shop manager for specific details and restrictions.
Do I have to pay a deductible?
Each client is responsible for paying the amount that is determined by your insurance policy. If you aren’t sure what your deductible is, speak with our body shop estimator to help determine what your insurance policy requires of you.
What forms of payment do you accept?
The easiest, most convenient way to pay for your vehicle repair is to endorse your insurance claim check and submit it to Global Collision Center. Credit cards, such as VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, cash, or checks are also accepted.
What are betterment charges?
During the repair process, parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (i.e., tires, batteries, and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance provider, and are pro-rated based on the actual amount of miles on your vehicle.
Do you repair lease turn-in vehicles?
Yes! Global Collision Center will be happy to accept and repair lease turn-in or purchased vehicles. Call for your free repair estimate today!
Have you always been global collision center?
Same shop, new name. We have recently changed our name from Global Impact Solutions to Global Collision Center.