New Quick Estimate App for Autobody Shops

We have three Auto Body locations as part of the Preston Automotive Group, and we are all about making it easier on our valued customers.  So, here’s what we did.  We came up with a cloud-based, mobile website where we will walk you through the estimate process for those who were in an auto accident.  This process is quick, painless, and thorough.  We will, in essence, be able to give you an estimate on how much the damage to your vehicle will cost without even seeing the vehicle in person.  Here’s how it will work screen by screen.Preston Auto Body Shop app 1

To start you will go this URL:  The first screen you will see looks like this and will ask you if you are going through an insurance company or is it just a personal inquiry.  You will choose the correct option for your specific situation and proceed to the next screen.Preston autobody request estimate app

From here, you will be asked to input the year, make, and model of the vehicle in need of the estimate.  This will allow us to narrow it down to either a car, truck, or SUV.Preston autobody request estimate app

After you click Next, you will be brought to the VIN screen.  We now ask that you take a picture of your actual VIN Number, although you can skip this step if you want.  However, if you choose to skip it, we may not be able to give you the most accurate estimate possible.Preston autobody request estimate app

Preston autobody request estimate appThe next screen will finally allow you to narrow it down to the affected area.¬† Each panel of the vehicle is represented, so you will then choose the correct location of the damage.¬† If your accident caused damage to more than one of these given areas, no worries, just start with one ‚Äď you will be able to go back and add other areas later.¬† In this example, we chose ‚ÄúDrivers Front Door‚ÄĚ.¬† You will be prompted to take two pictures ‚Äď one straight on and the other from a 45 degree angle.¬† This will allow us to see as much of the damage as possible from different angles.¬† After taking your second picture, you will be brought back to the ‚ÄúAffected Area‚ÄĚ screen where you can either click I‚Äôm Done ‚Äď if that is the only area affected ‚Äď or click other affected areas and take pictures for those as well.Preston autobody request estimate app

One of the final screens will prompt you to input your Personal Info.  That includes your name, phone number, email address, and any notes you’d like to include.  From there you will click Request Estimate and it will send directly to whichever body shop you selected and also our Director, Brian Grimm.  We will be able to review the pictures and get back to you very quickly!  This is going to make getting an estimate extremely easy and fast.Preston autobody request estimate app

This will not technically be an application that will be available on the App Store or Google Play Store; however, the URL will act just like an app.  What we suggest is that you bookmark the URL that we listed above just in case you ever need it.  That should be the easiest way to remember it.  We can’t wait till our first customer utilizes this new mobile site, but until then we urge you to at least check it out even if you are not in need of an estimate right now!

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