Where Do I Get a Claim Number?

Claim numbers are issued by your insurance company at the time you report your accident. Just write it down and bring it with you when you come in to begin the repair process. Our Body Shop will do the rest.

Are You Open Saturday?

We are not open on Saturdays, however if it is impossible to come in during business hours, please contact us at bodyshop@olatheford.com for further arrangements. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Will the Parts be Ordered Before I Drop Off My Vehicle for Repair?

Absolutely! We generally order your vehicles parts at the time that we write the estimate and schedule your vehicle drop-off a couple of days later, unless your vehicle is found unsafe to drive. We would then help you arrange for a rental vehicle as soon as possible. This enables us to provide quicker turnaround time on the collision damage.

If My Vehicle's Frame is Damaged is it a Total Loss?

No. A car is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds the insurance company's determined value of your vehicle. Today, most cars a built using unibody (frame and body as one) construction. Our highly skilled body technicians, with the aid of our state-of-the-art computer measuring system, can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. If it is determined that the frame section is bent beyond repair, that section can simply be replaced.

Can You Match the Paint Color?

Today's modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of highly specialized paints. We have made a major investment in the finest paint system available and constantly upgrades its technology and equipment to ensure that each vehicle's paint matches. We take pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.

Can I Get Other Service Work Done on My Vehicle While it is in the Body Shop?

Yes. Just let your estimator know what other work you would like done so that they can make the necessary arrangements.

How Long Will the Repairs to My Vehicle Take?

Your estimator can give you an estimate of the time it will take to complete the repairs to your vehicle. Be sure to check with your estimator for the specifics on your vehicle. 

Can I Get a Ride Home When I Drop Off My Vehicle?

Yes, we would be happy to provide this service to you. We want each customer's visit to be a positive experience and will work diligently towards that goal. We provide a pickup and delivery service.

How Can I Get a Rental Car?

If you  need a rental car, we can help you make the necessary arrangements. Insurance companies will only pay for a rental car if you have that option on your policy of if you are the claimant. Check you policy and/or call your insurance company to find out if you have rental coverage and what your specific limitations are. 

How Will I Know When My Car is Done?

You will be notified when your vehicle is ready to be picked up. You can also check this website. You will see a message next to the last picture of  your vehicle telling you that your vehicle is ready to be picked up. Feel free to call or email your estimator during the repair process if you have questions or concerns. 

Is There a Warranty on the Repairs to my Vehicle?

Yes. Olathe Ford Lincoln guarantees all body repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Do I Have To Pay a Deductible?

Insurance companies determine fault by your account of the accident when you make the claim, and by reviewing the accident report filed with the police department. If you aren't sure about your deductible, you can call your insurance agent and he can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or whether you will be responsible to pay this when you pick up your vehicle. Ultimately you are responsible for any monies due, not paid by insurance. 

Who Do I Pay My Deductible To?

It will be your responsibility to pay Olathe Ford Lincoln Body Shop when you pick up your vehicle. If you aren't sure about your deductible, you can call your agent and they can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductive or whether it will be your responsibility. 

What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?

The easiest and most convenient way to pay for your portion of the repairs to your vehicle is with a major credit car. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Of course, cash and debit cards are always welcome.

What are Betterment Charges?

Parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (i.e. tires, batteries and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges when they are replaced during the repair process. These Betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on actual miles on your vehicle. 

Can I Wash My Car?

First 30 Days: Do Wash the vehicle by hand with cool water and a very mild car wash solution using a soft cloth or sponge. Always use clean fresh water. Wash your vehicle in the shade.
Don't use a commercial car wash. Stiff bushes or sponges could mar the finish and damage the surface. Do not "dry wipe your vehicle. Dry wiping can scratch the finish. Do not drive on gravel roads. Chipping the finish is easily done in the fist 30 days. Avoid parking under trees and utility lines which are likely to attract birds. Bird droppings have a high acid content and will damage a freshly painted surface. Also, tree sap can mar or spot a freshly painted surface. Do no spill gasoline, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid or windshield solvent on the new finish. Do not scrape ice or snow from newly painted surface. 

First 90 days: Don't wax or polish the vehicle. This will allow the finish to dry and harden completely.