Why Get A Post-Repair Inspection?

Have you been in an accident that’s required a significant auto body repair to your vehicle? Then it’s absolutely essential that you get a “post-repair inspection.” If you’d like to speak with us, give us a call at (828) 569-1275 or click here to contact us online!

What is a Post-Repair Inspection?

A post-repair inspection is an evaluation performed by a qualified third-party, in which they examine the quality of the repairs that have been performed after a car accident. The inspector will check that manufacturer guidelines were followed to ensure that the vehicle will perform as it was intended, and that it has been restored to pre-accident safety standards.

As a collision repair facility with certifications, recognition, and factory training from major vehicle manufacturers, including Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley, Nissan, Infiniti, Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, GM, Kia, Volvo, Volkswagen and more. (Click here to learn more about our Factory Certifications and Recognition), we have the expertise to ensure your vehicle was repaired the right way.

Call K & M Collision at (828) 569-1275 for a Free Consultation on Post-Repair or Pre-Purchase Inspections.


At K&M Collision we believe in pursuing the highest level of our craft without compromise. That means we never cut corners, always follow manufacturer procedures, and dedicate ourselves to complete transparency with our customers. We always put the customer first, placing their safety and economic well-being above all else. We stand in direct opposition to anything that might compromise those principles, or put our customers at risk.

We also offer 3rd party post-repair inspections and pre-purchase inspections. If you have gotten your vehicle fixed at another shop and have noticed possible problems with safety or performance, we’re here to help. No one should be on the road in a vehicle with compromised safety, performance, or structural integrity.

Post-Repair Inspections and Diminished Value Claims

Most people get post-repair inspections to get an appraisal of the Diminished Value that they’re owed, and that’s a great reason to do it. An inspection after repairs have been completed should be done to assess if financial compensation is owed for any loss in resale value as a result of the accident (click here to learn more) But even if Diminished Value isn’t a factor, you should get a post-repair inspection to make sure you’ve gotten a quality repair, and that your car is safe to drive.

The Necessity for Post-Repair Inspections in the “DRP” Environment

In our industry, with the pressures applied by insurance companies and their referral networks, many shops feel they have to turn out a high volume of quick, cheap repairs to make a profit. In the post-repair inspections we’ve performed, we find that a lot of corners get cut, and a lot of unsafe vehicles are put back on the road. Driving your family and friends in an unsafe car is not a situation you want to find yourself in, especially if you have another accident.

Get a Free Visual Post-Repair Inspection at K & M

At K & M Collision, we offer free visual post-repair inspections. So, give our auto body shop a call at (828) 569-1275 or click here to contact us online! Don’t forget to check out some of the case studies on our YouTube channel to see some examples of the kinds of poor repairs we find on a regular basis, like the one in the video embedded below.

Acura body shop Hickory NC

K&M Collision has been at the leading edge of factory-correct collision repair since 1991.

Our technicians are trained directly by the manufacturer to uphold the rigorous standards of excellence that you associate with brands like Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, and many more.

916 Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd SE
Hickory, NC 28602
PHONE: 828-569-1275
FAX: 866-752-8063

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    If you live in the Hickory or Charlotte area and have a vehicle that was involved in an accident, contact K & M Collision at (828) 569-1275 or click below to contact us online!