Auto Body  Repair Process

The Auto Body Repair process at Tachoir Auto Body involves various steps, but here is a quick guide.  Please click here for our 24 hour towing assistance should you be in need of immediate assistance.

Step 1: Estimate

Tachoir Auto Body is an approved body shop for most insurance companies.  At the end of your initial estimate, we will obtain authorization to repair the vehicle and schedule repairs.

Step 2: Drop Off Day

Enterprise and Hertz car rentals are available on site.  Loaner cars are also available should the insured not have rental car coverage on their policy.

Step 3: Disassembly

Upon drop off, the first step in the repair process is disassembly and the evaluation of any hidden damage.  If any hidden damage is revealed, you and your insurance company are immediately contacted.

Step 4: Order Parts

The repair process can only begin when the shop receives all the parts. At the parts order stage, the availability of parts is checked, and parts are ordered in a timely manner so repairs can begin on schedule.

Step 5: Structure Repair

The structural damage occurred during an accident must be repaired first. Our trained technicians will use a computer-based measurement system to analyze the frame of your vehicle allowing us to accurately return your vehicle to manufacturer requirements.

Step 6: Body Repair

In the body repair department, technicians replace the exterior panels and all metal finishing that is required. Sheet metal is installed and aligned before the vehicle goes to the paint preparations department.

Step 7: Paint

The paint preparation is a very important step in the refinishing process. During this step, our experienced paint specialists prepare the panels and then prime, paint, and seal to ensure the highest quality finished product.

Step 8: Reassembly

After painting the vehicle, it is sent back for reassemble to manufacturer specifications and then it will be sent off to the mechanical department for repairs if applicable.

Step 9: Delivery

A final inspection is performed we will present you with your vehicle, noting all repairs made and providing you with any follow-up instructions.

Our Services

Insurance Claims Processing

If you’re a Nationwide, Erie, Safeco, Allstate, or Liberty Mutual customer, just ask your insurer to have your estimate written at Tachoir Auto Body. We can handle the rest directly with your insurer. If you have a different carrier, just let us know and our team will work with them too! We’re an ASE-certified and an I-Car certified company.

Our Certifications

Certification in the auto body repair industry is voluntary. Enabling collision repair shops like Tachoir Auto Body to demonstrate that independent body shops will perform expert repairs that meet or exceed factory procedures. Third-party organizations like I-CAR and ASE evaluate and certify the capability of their facility.

Insurance Approved Auto Body Repair Shop in Pittsburgh PA

If you’re a USAA, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Nationwide, Erie, or Hartford customer, the Tachoir Auto Body repair team can help. If you have a different carrier, just let us know and we will work with them too! We’re an ASE-certified and an I-Car certified company.