Scope Accident Repairs has proudly served the greater Melbourne area for over three decades as its premier auto body shop and repair shop, offering comprehensive car accident repairs when the unexpected happens. When it does happen, though, Scope Accident Repairs ensure the process is as painless and stress-free as possible.

But how long for car repair after accident? Keep reading to find out!

As a family-owned business, we understand how important your car is to you. Often it is one of our most valuable and useful tools, indispensable in today’s world. It moves our families and pets, helps us bring home necessities and takes us on our most memorable adventures.

This is exactly why when we’re involved in a car accident, it can be extremely disruptive and stressful. Scope Accident Repairs uses its multiple decades of experience to ensure that your car repair, claim with your insurance company and repair estimate process is as painless and expedited as possible. This includes picking up your car after an accident and dropping it off from either your home or place of work, offering towing, helping to file a claim and dealing with your insurance company and providing you with a replacement car. We will even deal with your claims adjuster and insurance provider so your day-to-day isn’t disrupted during the repair process.

No matter how much support we give you, our priority is to return your vehicle fixed to its pre-accident condition as soon as possible.

General Car Repair Estimations

The length of time it takes to get a car repaired can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the severity of the damage, the availability of replacement parts, and the workload of the auto repair shop. In general, minor repairs such as replacing a broken headlight or fixing a small dent can be completed within a few hours to a day or two. In fact, some of our processes are so quick minor auto body work or minor repairs can be performed on location by our mobile team. However, more extensive repairs such as engine or transmission repairs may take several days or even weeks to complete.

To help give you a better idea of how long it will take, we offer  Upload-Your-Smash quoting service, through which we can quickly provide you with a repair estimate on the repair costs and time needed to complete your car repairs. All you have to do is upload between four and six pictures of the damage, provide your car’s make, model, year and registration and fill in your contact info, and we will get your repair estimate within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, 8.30 am-5.30 pm.  In some cases, we can return your car to you in just a few days. We try to provide you with the most accurate estimate possible, in the shortest amount of time possible.

It’s important to note that while it’s understandable to want to get your car repaired as quickly as possible, it’s also important to prioritize quality and safety. Rushing a repair job can lead to mistakes or oversights that can compromise the safety and reliability of your car. It’s important to work with a reputable auto repair shop that prioritizes quality and safety, even if it means the repair process takes a bit longer.


Factors that may impact repair time


Extent of Damage

Another and more obvious factor that affects the time it can take to fix your car is the extent of the damage. Extensive damage affecting multiple panels, the interior or if the glass is affected may delay repairs, but we do everything in our power to ensure a quick turnaround time. For example, bumper damage to your vehicle or cars can be a very simple repair or need a replacement to fix it.

Panels and bodywork can be easier to repair. But as a car owner, you know that a car is a complex feat of engineering, with multiple parts working in unity. Unfortunately, this mechanical unity may be upended in a collision, and additional repairs can cause an increase in the length of time it can take to repair your vehicle.

Scope Accident Repairs wants to ensure that your vehicle after an accident not only looks great but is mechanically sound as well. Our mechanic team will inspect your automobile and fix any potential problems your car incurred from the accident.

Availability of Parts

There are other factors that may impact the time needed to repair a car after an accident. One of the first factors is the availability of replacement parts. As we’ve seen some companies are still experiencing supply chain disruptions and a foreign vehicle for example, sports cars and exotic car parts may be challenging to source here in Australia.

This is the benefit of being in the business for thirty-plus years. We have long-established relationships with distributors and importers of parts, helping us procure the parts your car needs quickly, significantly shortening the time it can take to repair your vehicle.

Also, in some instances, your insurance company may need to sign off on certain items a repair shop requests, which can also slow down the process slightly.

What to do if Car Repair is delayed?

  1. Be Patient: Depending on the extent of the repairs needed and the availability of replacement parts, car repairs can take longer than expected. While it can be frustrating to be without your car for an extended period, try to be patient and understanding. Remember that rushing the repair job can lead to mistakes or oversights that can compromise your car’s safety and reliability.
  2. Consider alternative transportation: If the repair is delayed for an extended period, consider alternative transportation options such as public transit, carpooling, or renting a car. While these options may be less convenient or more expensive than using your own car, they can help you maintain your daily routine and minimise any disruptions. Scope Accident Repairs can also supply you with a replacement car to get you back on the road for the duration of the repair process for both at-fault and not-at-fault accidents.
  3. Communicate with the accident repairer: If you haven’t already, reach out to the auto repair shop and ask for an update on the repair status. It’s important to establish open and transparent communication with the shop so that you can stay informed about any delays or issues that arise.
  4. Seek a second opinion: As a last resort, If you feel that the repair is taking an unusually long time or that the accident repairers are not providing adequate communication or service, consider seeking a second opinion from another auto repair shop. This can help you identify any potential issues with the repair or the service and make informed decisions about how to proceed.

Still have questions about getting your car repaired after a collision? Get in touch with us! We would be more than happy to walk you through our method of fixing your car. If you have any doubts, we stand by our work, in fact we back it with a lifetime warranty.