Railroad Garage is your best source for quick and reliable auto repair in Ann Arbor. We care about your safety and will save you money and time. We offer unbeatable prices, reliable experience, and efficient service. Our shop offers state-of-the-art digital technology and dependable customer service. We provide a guarantee on all of our body-shop work.
Our low overhead costs allow us to provide higher quality repair at a lower cost to you than most auto repair shops.
We schedule our car repairs so that we will have your car back to you when you need it, even performing same-day service. We also leave enough time available everyday for emergencies. We do not believe in overbooking the shop and loading the parking lot up with cars, we like you to be happy and back on the road when we say it will happen.
We can pick up your car if you're in the neighborhood and can’t leave or it won’t start so you don't even have to leave work or your home. Please let us know when scheduling your car repair Ann Arbor appointment that you will need a ride or tow.
Step 1: In the Estimate Process area the vehicle is inspected and relevant data is entered into estimate computer systems. This data is compiled into an estimate that determines the cost of repairs. However, often there is hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled.
Step 2: Once the estimate is completed, the insurance company will review the estimate. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. The insurance company will determine if the vehicle is even repairable. Once this process is completed, the vehicle begins the actual repair process.
Step 4: The required parts for your vehicle are ordered, and availability is checked. If a part needs to be special ordered, the order will be placed as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until the shop receives all of the structural parts.
Step 5: In the Structure Repair area, the unitized body is returned back to the factory specification. A sophisticated measuring system is used to monitor all phases in this area. A computer based measurement system is used to analyze the frame of your vehicle. This system assures an accurate repair.
Step 6: The Body Repair Department replaces exterior panels, and all metal finishing that may be required. The vehicle begins to come back to life as sheet metal is installed and aligned. From here the vehicle will go to the paint preparations department.
Step 7: Paint Preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. All panels are prepared for paint, then primed and sealed to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
Step 8: Final moldings and detail pieces are put back on the vehicle in the reassembly area. All the vehicle's systems are checked during this process. The vehicle is almost complete and ready for delivery when it is in this stage.
Step 9: During the repair process the vehicle accumulates dust from the repairs. It will be cleaned. It will also be road tested to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection will assure that the vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
Step 10: Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When the customer arrives to pick up the vehicle, the bill is explained and the final paper work is completed. The customer drives away in the vehicle that has been restored to its pre accident condition.
Step 11: Aimes Collision wants you happy! Once our Quality Assurance Inspection has passed, we send your vehicle to "clean up" so that your vehicle will be nice and clean and ready to be back on the road again. Clean Up includes- basic wash, interior clean up, vacuum and tire shine. For that extra touch we bag the steering wheel, cover seats and add a floor mat.