Top Considerations When Choosing a Car Painting and Repair Company

Have you been involved in an auto accident? If so, you’ll need both body repair and car painting to get your vehicle back in like-new condition. Even if your car has been scuffed up or experienced minor scrapes and scratches, a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into your vehicle. Of course, you’ll need to know how to choose the right paint and repair company in New Jersey.

Full-Service Provider

One of the first considerations is whether or not the company you are considering can provide every service that you need. All too often, drivers are forced to have their vehicles repaired at one shop, and then have their vehicle taken to a second shop for paint and bodywork. Obviously that is inconvenient, and it can also increase both the cost of your repairs, as well as the amount of time that you’re without a vehicle. The right company can provide both mechanical repair and bodywork/painting at the same location to save you time, money and hassle.

Paint Matching

Automakers use patented, unique paint formulations that are not available to just anyone. Even a close match will not be close enough – you need the exact paint used by the automaker. Look for a car painting provider that uses a computerized paint matching system to ensure that the new paint is identical to the original paint used during the manufacturing process.

The Right Painting Process

It’s not enough to have access to an exact paint match. The wrong finish can ruin the appearance of your car by drawing attention to the repainted area. Make sure that the painting provider you choose utilizes a down draft heated spray booth, as this ensures that not just the color, but the finish on the new paint is identical to your original one.


Finally, make sure that the car painting company you choose stands behind their work. You should receive a lifetime guarantee on the paint job (and the bodywork if there were structural repairs needed). If the company you’re considering does not offer a full lifetime guarantee on the paint and body repairs, look elsewhere.

At Northeast Collision, we’ve served New Jersey drivers for decades. We offer identical OEM paint matching, use a specialized down draft paint booth, and provide a lifetime guarantee on all of our bodywork and paint jobs. Call us today at 908-226-3566 to learn more.

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