Getting An Auto Body Repair Estimate

Getting An Auto Body Repair Estimate

If you drive cars long enough, it is inevitable that you will at some point be in a car accident and will need to have your vehicle repaired by an auto body repair shop. If you were at fault in the accident, you will need to contact your insurance company right away to facilitate getting your vehicle repaired. If the other driver was at fault, you may contact their insurance provider (assuming you exchanged information after the accident) or you may hear from their insurance company shortly after the accident to begin processing the accident claim. The process starts by getting an auto body repair estimate from a collision repair facility.

Do I have To Use the Body Shop the Insurance Company Recommends?

After you have contacted your car insurance company or have been contacted by the other driver’s insurance company, the next step is to get a repair estimate from a quality auto collision and repair shop. The insurance company may recommend a preferred collision repair center for the repairs. Insurance companies have negotiated contracts with auto body repair facilities for lower labor, parts, and materials cost. However, auto body repair shops are not all created equal, and it is important to find a trustworthy and qualified collision repair facility.

In the State of Ohio, you are under no obligation to use the body shop the insurance company recommends. Check out our article “Choosing the Best Auto Body Repair Shop” for insights and advice on choosing a repair facility that is the best choice for you. We hope you will consider Marksman Auto Body!

At Marksman, we provide a complete damage analysis and repair estimate not just of the visible exterior damage to your vehicle, but also any underlying damage. We have excellent working relationships with most insurance companies and will communicate directly with them to facilitate getting the auto body repair estimate approved and getting your vehicle repaired and back in service as soon as possible. Additionally, we can arrange for a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired. Our collision repair technicians are ASE and I-CAR certified with years of experience and modern repair equipment available for your repair. And as an independently owned auto body shop, 100% customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Check out our article “What to Expect During Your Auto Body Repair” to learn more about the auto body repair process at Marksman Auto Body.

Need An Auto Body Repair Estimate? Consider Marksman Auto Body in Brunswick, Ohio serving Medina, Lorain, Summit and Cuyahoga Counties

At Marksman Auto Body we make the process of getting an auto body repair estimate simple and efficient. Give us a call at 330-225-5560 or fill out our Request Estimate form on our website and we will help you with everything involved from dealing with the insurance company, to securing a rental vehicle, and getting your vehicle repaired to the same condition it was in before the car accident.

We are located in Brunswick, Ohio on SR 303 near I-71.

The Most Common Auto Body Repair Shop Services

What are the most common auto body repair shop services?

When you get your driver’s license, start driving and have your own car, eventually you will have the need to take the vehicle to an auto body repair shop, aka a “body shop” for short. Whether you have been in a collision with another vehicle, received dings and dents in parking lots, or perhaps you have hail damage, you’ll want to get your vehicle repaired and back to like new condition. It’s very important to get dents, dings, chipped paint, and other issues where the paint on the vehicle has been damaged repaired as soon as possible. These types of issues can lead to rust on the body if not treated quickly and properly.

If you have been a vehicle owner for a long time, you are aware of what auto body repair shops do and what to expect. For newer car owners though the process can be daunting and the team here at Marksman Auto Body in Brunswick, Ohio thought a short overview of what auto body repair services do (and what they don’t do) might be helpful.

Auto Body Shop Common Repairs

Generally speaking, when it comes to common auto body repair shops, they repair exterior parts of vehicles, such as:

  • Fenders and Bumpers
  • Frontend grilles and hoods
  • Damaged paint areas anywhere on the exterior of the vehicle
  • Windshields, which may include chipped or cracked front windshields, door windows, or rear windows.

At Marksman Auto Body, we provide a comprehensive set of auto body repair services including:

  • Panel replacement: Our team of I-CAR certified technicians replace damaged panels whether they are bolt on, spot welded, or sectioned in with the undamaged part of the panel. In any scenario, your vehicle will look just the same as before the accident.
  • Fiberglass repairs: Let our friendly and experienced team take on any fiberglass repairs your vehicle may need.
  • Unibody repair: Our state-of-the-art digital measuring equipment assures that every part of the vehicle is brought back to the specifications of the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Color matching: Just because you got into an accident, that’s no reason your vehicle can’t still look the same as before the damage occurred. Our sophisticated color matching tools and procedures help ensure the best possible color match for your car’s paint.
  • Dents and scratches: We’re product to offer a full range of auto body repair services and that of course includes fixing annoying dents and scratches, regardless of how they happened.
  • Paintless Dent Removal (PDR): We are proudly ASE and I-CAR certified, and that means we perform some of the best paintless dent repair in Northeast Ohio! If the dings and dents have no damaged paint, we may be able to remove the dents without costing you extra money on repainting services!
  • Windshield replacements: whether totally replacing a windshield, door window or rear window, or repairing glass chips or small cracks, Marksman is clearly the best!
  • Frame analysis and repair: Our experienced auto body repair technicians use the best frame measuring and pulling equipment available to straighten your vehicle’s frame after a collision.
  • Bumper and plastic repair: We can fix your front and rear bumpers, and everything in between!

What auto body repair shops don’t do

It’s easy to get auto repair shops and auto body repair shops confused. Even Google sometimes will show you incorrect results when searching for one or the other.

One easy way to think about the differences is that an auto repair shop handles everything under the hood of your vehicle, or under the vehicle. Your engine, transmission, tires, brakes, muffler, etc. The things that make you go!

An auto body repair shop is generally going to handle everything on the exterior of the vehicle.

Marksman Auto Body – You’re Best Choice for Auto Body Repair Services near Brunswick and Medina

For over 36 years the team at Marksman Auto Body has been providing unmatched auto body repair services in the Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga County areas. The team here at Marksman takes great pride in their work and is committed to complete customer satisfaction. We perform every repair as if it were for family. As an independent and privately owned auto body repair facility, you’ll receive the utmost attention and care from our team: service that you don’t often fine at the large national auto body repair franchises.

Marksman Auto Body is located in Brunswick, Ohio off SR 303 near I-71. Call us today at 330-225-5560 or request a free estimate on our website.

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auto body repair in Medina, Summit, Cuyahoga

Hail Damage Repair to Your Car

What is hail damage and how to spot it on your car

Living in Northeast Ohio means that during the Spring months of March through June and even into July, our capricious weather can change drastically! This often includes hailstorms as the warm and cool weather fronts collide with each other. If your car unfortunately gets caught in a hailstorm the damage may be obvious depending on the size of the hail, but oftentimes if the hail is smaller you may not immediately notice the hail damage.

When the severe weather clears, take a closer look at your car for these common signs of hail damage:

  • Small dents or dings in the hood, doors, side panels or trunk. These dents or dings may not have damaged the paint but will have made a small indentation
  • Inspect your windshield, windows, and mirrors for chips and cracks
  • Look for water damage inside your vehicle
  • Inspect your mirrors, doors, and windows to evaluate if they are stuck or jammed

If you suspect you have hail damage to your car, you may be tempted to contact your insurance company first and file a claim. Keep in mind that if you have hail damage, there are probably hundreds or thousands of other vehicle owners who also may have hail damage and will be contacting your insurance company. You may be in for a long wait before an adjustor inspects your vehicle, and then offers their own estimate to repair the damage.

At Marksman Auto Body we recommend you get an estimate from an auto body repair shop that can handle hail damage to your vehicle. At Marksman, we offer free hail damage estimates, and we’ll work with your insurance company to make sure you get enough money to bring your car or vehicle back to its condition before the storm. Contact Marksman Auto Body at 330-225-5560 for a free hail damage estimate!

Repairing hail damage to your car

Many people worry that going to an auto body repair shop means getting overcharged for repairs and being left without a vehicle for an extended period of time. Fortunately, that usually is not the case. Consider the following reasons to contact an auto body repair shop such as Marksman Auto Body for your car’s hail damage repair:

  • State-of-the-art repair tools
  • Highly certified auto repair technicians
  • Repair guarantee
  • Coordinating insurance claims
  • Multiple repair options


At Marksman Auto Body, we are experts in what is called Paintless Dent Removal (PDR). Our technicians are ASE and I-CAR certified and that means we perform some of the best paintless dent repair in Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga counties! Additionally, we have other repair options to consider, and we can handle all of the coordination with your insurance company, which can be a real headache! And if you need a rental vehicle during the time your car is being repaired for hail damage, we can help coordinate this as well! Simply drop off your car at Marksman and pick it up when the repairs are complete!

Marksman Auto Body, Your Number 1 Choice For Hail Damage Repair To Your Car In The Brunswick, Akron, Medina, and Cleveland Area.

With our state-of-the-art repair tools, ASE and I-CAR certified repair technicians, and outstanding customer service and support, Marksman Auto Body is your best choice for hail damage repair to your car or other vehicle.

Call us today at 330-225-5560 or fill out the estimate request form on our website to learn how we can help you with repairing the hail damage to your car.

Large hail ice balls on car hood after heavy summer storm

Choosing The Best Auto Body Repair Shop

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How To Choose the Best Auto Body Repair Shop

No one likes to deal with the aftermath of an auto accident. When you need auto body and collision repair services, it can be tempting to make a quick decision or simply go with the auto body shop that your insurance provider recommends. You need your car back and you are eager to get back into your daily routine. While there are numerous collision repair shops available, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to choose the best auto body repair shop for your needs and ensure a positive experience and top quality collision repair and service.

Check The Reviews of The Auto Body Repair Shops You’re Considering

When you are searching for an auto body repair shop, be sure to check out the reviews. Google makes it convenient to see reviews for a business. For example, if you search for Marksman Auto Body on Google, our company information appears on the page and the reviews are right at the top. Check them out. Also, you can find more reviews on our reviews page on our website or on Google.

Independently Owned vs. Franchise Owned Collision Repair Facilities

There are large, nationwide auto body and collision repair shops in every major city and town across the United States, but you should also consider the independently owned repair facilities as well. Here at Marksman, we are independently and privately owned, and we feel what sets us apart from the larger franchises are our team members. Many of our auto body repair technicians have been with Marksman Auto Body for many years. Our team takes great pride in their work and are committed to complete customer satisfaction. We perform every repair as if it were for a family member. It’s not often that you will find that level of commitment and customer service from the nationwide auto body repair companies. Our goal is to provide our auto body repair technicians with the tools and training they need in a supportive environment with a culture of safety and quality so that they arrive to work feeling energized and go home feeling fulfilled.

Ask About the Warranty and the Insurance Companies They Work With

You may think that all auto body repair shops guarantee their work with an appropriate warranty, but not all warranties are equal. Be sure to get a copy of the body shop’s written warranty and understand what they offer.

It’s also important to ask the collision repair facility about the insurance providers for which they have a relationship. Our team at Marksman have excellent working relationships with all major insurance providers. We understand each providers’ requirements and what they need to see to understand and approve what is required for your repair.  From the time you drop your vehicle off at Marksman Auto Body, we communicate with your insurance provider as well as coordinating rental vehicles to make the stressful ordeal of getting your vehicle back to pre-loss condition as worry free as possible.  We take care of everything!

The Quality of the Auto Body Repair Facility Matters

When you are considering an auto body repair shop for your collision repair, the condition of the facility says a lot about how much the business cares about its work, its employees, and its customers. Is the building in good condition and clean? Is the area where the auto body repairs are done clean and organized? If the repair facility is dirty, cluttered, and disorganized, this might reflect the kind of auto body repair work you can expect the shop to do with your vehicle.

Here at Marksman Auto Body, we are proud of our facility and have invested significantly in keeping our building and auto body repair equipment modern and in great shape. Take our auto body shop tour on our website!

Marksman Auto Body is located in Brunswick, Ohio off SR 303 near I-71 and provides auto body repair and collision repair services in Medina, Summit, and Cuyahoga Counties in Northeast Ohio. Call us today at 330-225-5560 or request a free estimate on our website.