Gettel Certified Collision Center,
in Sarasota-Bradenton area.
- Our collision technicians are certified by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) and trained by the Inter-industry Conference on Autobody Repair (I-CAR). We repair your damaged vehicle like we own it, because some day we want you to trade it in to us on a new one.
- Our overnight access to millions of dollars in parts means the fastest repairs possible, many in under 3 days with our Express Collision Service.
Although your insurance company may present you with a list of repair facilities, you are under no obligation to choose one from their list. Legally, they cannot require you to use a particular repair facility; or dissuade you from using the repair facility you choose.
Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations; you should look for a facility with a long history of satisfied customers and testimonials. You should look for a clean, organized facility and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. You should feel comfortable leaving your vehicle in their care. Some shops may offer to discount your deductible to get you to leave the vehicle, but rest assured they are not doing work for free. Somehow, somewhere, a shortcut is being taken to save costs. You should insist on the best repair possible for your vehicle by a trained and certified technician.
Excellence Through Continued Education & Certification
Our technicians are trained by ICAR, the training institute for auto body repair professionals. We utilize the latest in computer technology to evaluate, repair, and refinish your vehicle properly. At Gettel Collision, we are committed to setting the standard for excellence and customer trust in the collision repair industry.
We Have Worked with Some of The Best Insurance Companies
- The Hartford
- Liberty Mutual
- 21st Century
- Horace Mann
Having an auto accident can be stressful, but Gettel Collision Center located in Bradenton, FL helps take away the pain, and delivers you a car that has regained its original beauty, handling and performance, guaranteed.
Even though Gettel Collision Center specializes in Toyota, KIA, Nissan, Acura and Hyundai we repair all makes and models. Helping our customer’s individual needs is our primary business philosophy. Whether you are paying “out of pocket” or with an insurance company, we work with every major carrier, every day.
If making a claim is your best course of action, we’ll contact the insurance company and arrange for an appraiser to inspect your car. We’ll also arrange for a low-cost car rental. And most importantly, we’ll work with the insurer to get the repair done right. Your vehicle will handle as it did before the accident and maintain its value, guaranteed.
Gettel’s Got It
Making the entire process easy for you… It’s what we do, every day. Experience, Training and education. That’s how we do it!!
Which is better for my vehicle – overall or spot painting?
Overall painting is often a great choice for restoring the surface of older vehicles. An older car has undergone significant depreciation, and a complete repainting can actually increase its value. Spot painting is the best way to protect the value of newer vehicles. We only paint where necessary, exactly matching that paint for a seamless repair.
Can you match the paint color exactly?
Yes. We take great pride in our ability to match factory finishes. Our ‘Certified” refinish technicians use the same paint and processes as the best dealers and body shops.
How soon will I get my car back?
Our production line approach significantly reduces cycle times compared to other shops. We’ll get you back on the road quickly, usually in no more than three or four days.
Should I pay for an accident repair myself or let my insurance company handle it?
Due to rising insurance costs, more and more people are paying for minor accident repairs “out of pocket,” and we’re happy to discuss cost-saving options. We also have good relationships with all insurance companies, with whom we work on behalf of our mutual customers.
Why can’t I get an estimate over the phone?
Each vehicle is different, and when you bring yours in we’ll make sure you receive as accurate of an estimate as possible, free of charge. Hidden damages can be confusing and costly. We want to ensure that you are aware of all of your options and answer any of your questions.
Can I change the vehicle’s color?
Yes, but in most cases it’s best to keep the current color. Painting the inside of the trunk lid, doors and hood is a time-consuming process and can be very expensive.
Why can’t I view samples of your color options online?
The best way to view colors, and to achieve a perfect match, is in the correct light and with assistance from one of our “Certified” refinish technicians. We have thousands of colors to select from, all with a lifetime guarantee against fading and peeling.
We Make It Easy
- “Replacement Crash Parts” are the parts typically replaced during the repair of a damaged vehicle. These parts include, but are not limited to, exterior sheet metal and plastic components (such as fenders, hoods, doors, bumper systems and related structural components).
- Warranties for the replacement crash parts listed on an estimate are provided by the manufacturer or distributor. Warranty coverage varies. Ask your insurer or collision repair professional for specific written warranty information.
Replacement Crash Parts Types :
NEW OEM ( Original Equipment Manufacturer )
Parts which are made by the vehicle manufacturer or one of its licensees and distributed through its normal channels. These parts maintain the OEM Vehicle Factory Warranty for the replacement part and any other adjoining or associated OEM parts or systems.
Parts which are made by companies other than the vehicle manufacturer or its licensees. All parts in this category are warranted by the distributor and /or manufacturer of these parts.
Used parts and assemblies which have been removed from another vehicle. All parts in this category are warranted by the salvage distributor.
Parts which have been returned to like-new condition by repairing, re-matching, or rebuilding. All parts in this category are warranted by the manufacturer of the part.