Auto Body Like It Never Happened

Autobody Repair

Autobody Repair

01. Get Claim Number from Insurance

01. Get Claim Number from Insurance

First, your Insurance Company needs to be contacted for approval. You can do this with a simple phone call or we would be happy to assist you in getting your claim number.

02. Vehicle Drop Off

02. Vehicle Drop Off

Next we need to get your vehicle to one of our Collision 1 shops. If your vehicle is not safe to drive, a tow truck will be arranged (we wont leave you stranded). We offer a shuttle service from the accident site to and one of our Collision 1 locations.

03. We Now Disassemble and Appraise the Damage

03. We Now Disassemble and Appraise the Damage

Our estimate, with digital photos, is then submitted to your insurance company for their approval of the repairs to be completed. Your vehicle is  pre-washed, checked in, and pulled into the shop to begin the repair process.

04. Begin the Restoration Process

04. Begin the Restoration Process

All of the damaged parts needing replacement are found, parts are ordered and you will be updated with an expected delivery date and time.

05. Painting your Vehicle

05. Painting your Vehicle

First, your vehicle will be pressure washed and chemically cleaned. Next, it is prepped, primed, sanded and sealed. The last stage before entering the paint booth is taping and masking around the area(s) to be painted, which will protect the parts of the vehicle that will not need painting. Any dust particles will be removed so as not to interfere with the paint process. The vehicle is now ready to undergo multi-step refinishing using to most current technology in paint systems.

06. The Finishing Touches

06. The Finishing Touches

Parts that were removed for painting are reassembled, the vehicle is realigned, and climate control is checked for proper operation. The vehicle is then detailed and any extras (such as pinstripes) are taken care of. The vehicle is inspected and taken for a test drive. After it checks out, you will be notified and a time is set for picking up your finished vehicle.

07. Your Vehicle is Ready

07. Your Vehicle is Ready

At Collision 1 we know that when you are in an accident it can really upset your life. The last thing you need is more stress when it comes to communication with the insurance company, getting a rental car and getting your car repaired. Our 8 step process really takes the worry and stress out of the picture. Our goal is to make this unfortunate event go as smoothly as possible for you and your family. We do this by treating all our customers like they are our family. When you pick up your finished vehicle and see the restored condition, it will be "Just like it never happened".

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All you need to do is get us a claim number from your insurance company and Collision 1 will do the rest.

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Customers Love Collision 1

“They make me feel like everything's going to be alright..”

Seattle, WA

“Everyone is extremely friendly..”

Sammamish, WA

“They went above and beyond to make it right..”

Seattle, WA

“I thought I had a brand new truck..”

Roosevelt, WA

“Everybody was very lovely and nice..”

Seattle, WA

“Now I am back in my car almost as if nothing ever happened..”

Taylor D.,
Sammamish, WA

“My experience has been beyond anything I expected...”


“They were very very kind..”

Ronald S.,
Federal Way, WA

“I won't take cars anywhere else again..”

Centralia, WA

“They do a really good job..”

Brian C.,
Renton, WA

“If I ever had another accident, I would not hesitate to come back to Collision 1..”

David R.,
Seattle, WA

“I know that I can trust them to do the job right..”

Vader, WA

“I would recommend Collision 1 to anyone. They brought the job in on time as they promised and at a reasonable price.”

Redmond, WA

“The most painless experience..”

Northgate, WA

“It was only done in a couple days..”

Centralia, WA

“The people in the shop are really nice..”

Rodelia S.,
Centralia, WA

“Had the best service I probably have ever experienced..”

Chehalis, WA

“The staff is so friendly, and so pleasant..”

Auburn, WA

“They did above and beyond of what I expected..”

Pacific, WA

“They made the process very simple for me..”

Bellevue, WA