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We offer auto body paint repair in Shreveport, LA

After a collision, you might be worried that your car will never look or drive the way it did before. You need professional repairs to make your vehicle road-worthy and restore its eye-appeal. H & M Paint and Body is a full-service collision repair center you can trust in Shreveport, Louisiana.

We can fix broken glass, dents and damaged frames for all types of vehicles. We can also help you with your insurance claim to make sure you get the most from your coverage. Contact H & M Paint and Body today for auto body paint repairs in Shreveport, LA.

We offer professional repair services for all kinds of vehicle damage

We offer professional repair services for all kinds of vehicle damage

Bring your car to our full-service auto body shop. We can repair cosmetic and mechanical issues. You can count on us for all types of collision repairs, including:

  • Radiators
  • Fans
  • Air conditioners
  • Auto paint
  • Frame repairs
We don’t do oil changes or tune-ups, and we only do accident-related engine and transmission work. Visit H & M Paint and Body today for reliable collision repairs in Shreveport, LA.

Time Required for Repairs

Repair time, also known in the industry as “cycle time,” or how long your car will be in the body shop, is determined by a number of factors, not the least of which is the severity, nature and extent of the damage.
Generally speaking, the use of OE or Original Equipment parts can help speed repairs. Here are a few reasons why:

  • When a part fits properly, like an OE collision part should, the technician can install the part and move on to the next operation. When a part does not fit correctly, the technician must either take more time to attempt to make the part fit properly—possibly compromising the quality of the repair and the final appearance of the vehicle—or try another part. Ordering another part can cause a delay of a day or more.
  • Vehicle manufacturers don’t recommend the use of salvage parts. Sometimes, however, a salvage part is specified for the repair. When this happens, the salvage part may need to be reconditioned, cleaned-up, have small dents removed, and have the paint completely sanded before it is ready to be fitted to your car. This could cause delays.
  • The use of multiple parts suppliers may slow the repair process.

In some cases, the body shop is authorized to write an estimate for repairs and the insurer will accept that estimate. In other cases, your insurance company may require its own estimator or adjuster to look at the car. This usually consumes a day or more.
Be sure to ask the shop how long repairs will take. Generally speaking, everyone involved in the process—you the customer, the shop and the insurer—wants you to get your car back as soon as possible. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Today, the average accident estimate is about $2,500, and repairs are often completed over a number of days, depending on the severity of damage.