The importance of manufacturer approved repairs
In order to guarantee the safety standards of your vehicle you must have repairs completed to the standard in which the manufacturer intended.
This is a sentiment echoed by North Shore body repair shop, Precision AutoWerk.
Precision AutoWerk repair a range of European and prestige vehicles including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz repairs.
Such vehicles tend to be built with specific parts and manufacturing techniques precise to that make and model of the vehicle.
Issues arise when owners of these vehicles get into a collision and are guided towards a specific body repair shop by their insurer
“There is a stark difference between insurer approved and manufacturer approved repairs”, comments Precision AutoWerk general manager, Keith George.
“While we work with a number of excellent and understanding insurers, we sometimes see insurer appointed body repairs carried out using generic or second hand parts which, coupled with nonspecific repair techniques, can greatly compromise the vehicles safety standards”.
George believes people need to be made aware that, particularly among higher-end vehicles with high vehicle safety ratings, insurer approved repair shops will not necessarily restore their vehicle to this standard.
“Before getting your vehicle repaired, ask if your appointed body repair shop is approved by your vehicle manufacturer – this is the only way for you to be sure that your vehicle will be returned to the repair specification the factory intended”.
Precision AutoWerk have manufacturer approved status for a number of European and prestige vehicles. Their recently upgraded body repair shop can be found at 224 Archers Road, Glenfield, Auckland.