Vehicle Inspection

To get started, we can begin a Snapshot Estimate. All we need are a couple photos, at least 10 feet away from the vehicle, and a photo of your vehicle's VIN# texted to us 574-532-0658. Once you bring it in to us, we can take a look under the hood for a more detailed assessment.

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A proper inspection starts with a clean car.

An assessment of damage to the vehicle wont be complete when it is covered with salt, mud and road grime.

Additionally, disassembly of the damaged sections insures all damage is exposed. Because vehicles are now engineered with more plastic to make cars lighter, broken parts behind outer panels are only exposed when those outer panels are removed.

Call or email us about your specific vehicle and we can discuss what works best for you.

We are committed to performing a complete clean inspection of all sections in order to provide you with the best repair possible.

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After your vehicle has been damaged in an accident the body may not be the only thing damaged.  While we will get your vehicle back to looking great and like new.  Most importantly we want the vehicle to be safe to drive for you and your family.  Safety is first at Rick’s and will never be compromised.  Sometimes the accident will trip sensors and light up those pesky lights on your dash.  It could be something small or it could be something larger.  Bottom line is, you will know if anything is wrong.  We now have the technology to do a full diagnostic scan on your vehicle before it leaves our shop.  Here’s the exciting part, it’s FREE!!  With every repair we do, no matter how big or small.  All you have to do is simply ask for a free health scan and one of our qualified techs will plug your vehicle in and we will know in a matter of minutes how well your vehicle feels.

 

Stuck after a collision? Want us to fix the damage? Being stuck after a collision can be overwhelming, especially if the city tows it to their yard where you lose access to your vehicle and possessions until the bill is paid. We want to ensure that our customers and their vehicles are getting top of the line service and care from the beginning of the repair process to the end, which we guarantee. Whether it’s on the side of the road or at another shop, we’re just a phone call away. We’ll arrange a tow truck to come out to your location and pick up your vehicle, and do our best to keep you updated every step of the way. Our technicians are reliable and trustworthy, and will take care of your car like it’s their very own.  If you find yourself in a collision and need a tow give us a call at 574-287-3955

**Unfortunately, there are some instances where we will NOT be able to  arrange a tow:

  • Roadside ( flat tires)
  • Breakdowns
  • Locked out of vehicle

(Keep in mind, it is very important you do not drive the vehicle if the windows are broken, lights are broken, or any parts are rubbing against each other, to prevent further damage.)

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW SERVICE, SPOT SHOP.  IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS MINIMAL DAMAGE WE MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE YOU UP TO 40% OFF NORMAL REPAIR COSTS.  BRING YOUR VEHICLE IN AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW IF THIS IS AN OPTION FOR YOUR REPAIR NEEDS.  CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO GET MORE INFO.

Diagnostic Services

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Rick’s uses Astech, an on-demand, expert, remote diagnostic tool. Because of this, we have access to OEM diagnostics during dis-assembly and are able to have a complete repair plan, upfront. We can order all parts including modules and sensors on the first day of the repair and because all codes set during the process can be reset or reprogrammed in-house, we no longer need to send the car to a dealership upon completion.Using the innovative Astech device, we connect over the Internet to an ASE certified Master Certified Technician. With an average of over 20 years of automotive experience, the Astech  Master Technician diagnoses the problem(s)

 and sends a report, listing all DTC codes present at the time of the scan, along with expert level instruction about their meaning and what needs to be done to fix each problem.The  Master Technicians at Astech have an average of over 20 years of automotive experience. Each has multiple ASE certifications ranging from service consultant to advanced L1 engine performance certification. At a minimum, the Master Technicians specialize in electronic systems diagnostics. Only qualified experts meet their standards to scan vehicles, deliver the Astech service and provide insight onto the Astech reports. 


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With today’s technology, its fast and convenient to check the progress of work on your vehicle from your lap-top, PC or mobile device with the RO number you were given when we received your vehicle, but please dont hesitate to call or stop by with questions or concerns. We work to ensure our customer’s safety and satisfaction, and we believe good communication facilitates those goals. Unfortunately, there are factors in the repair process are beyond our control.  If there is a delay in the repair process that’s an issue with the insurance company,  the insurance company’s name will change to red.

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Price MENU

Here's what we offer
SERVICE MENU PRICE
Paint New, Undamaged Panels
Hood $450.00
Fenders $275.00
Doors $325.00
Roof $700.00
Quarters $325.00
Trunk lid $400.00
Bumpers $350.00
Mirrors, small trim, etc $115
Window Motor Repair $150 labor, parts additional
Headlamp/bulb Replacement $50 labor, parts additional
Headlight Aim $50
Compound Buff Entire Vehicle:
Truck $300
Car $250