Address: 415 N Towanda Ave, Normal IL 61761
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

Collision Repairs & Auto Painting in Normal, Illinois

When you've been in an accident, bring your vehicle to Cook's Auto Body, Inc in Normal, Illinois, for superior collision repairs. Our body shop offers structure and body repair, auto painting, and thorough cleanings and inspections to get your vehicle back to its pre-accident condition.
 
 
Car damage estimates - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 1 - Estimates

The first step is completing an estimate. We inspect your vehicle and enter relevant data into our computer systems, which compile the information into an estimate for the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, there is often hidden damage that cannot be seen until after the vehicle is disassembled, and these charges will be added as necessary.
 
 
insurance approval - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 2 - Insurance Approval

Once the estimate is completed, your insurance company reviews it and determines if the vehicle is repairable. There may be some negotiations on the price and procedures required to repair the vehicle. When this is completed, we begin the repair process.
 
 
car disassembly - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 
 

Step 3 - Disassembly

During disassembly, hidden damage is found and inner structure repairs are determined. When necessary, we schedule insurance re-inspections and order additional parts.
 
 
ordering new car parts - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 4 - Ordering Parts

Step 4 entails ordering the required parts for your vehicle and checking their availability. When a part needs to be special ordered, we place the order as soon as possible. Although many parts may arrive very quickly, the repair process cannot begin until we receive all of the structural parts
 
 
repairing vehicle structure - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 5 - Structure Repair

For structure repairs, we return the unitized body to factory specifications, using a sophisticated measuring system to monitor all phases in this area. This includes analyzing the frame of your vehicle to ensure an accurate repair.
 
 
 
car body repair - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 6 - Body Repair

The body repair department replaces exterior panels and all metal finishing that may be required. We bring your vehicle back to life as we install and align sheet metal.
 
 
car painting  - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 7 - Paint Preparation

Paint preparation is a critical step in the refinishing process of every vehicle. We prepare all panels for paint, and then we prime and seal them to assure good adhesion when the final top color and clear coats of paint are applied.
 
 
car body reassembly - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 8 - Reassembly

During reassembly, we put final moldings and detail pieces back on your vehicle. We also check all of the vehicle's systems during this process. Your vehicle is almost complete in this stage.
 
 
car cleaning and testing - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 9 - Cleaning & Testing

During the repair process, the vehicle accumulates dust. Before we return it to you, we perform a thorough cleaning, and then road test it to ensure that everything is working properly. A final inspection assures that your vehicle is restored to its pre-accident condition.
 
 
fully repaired car delivered - auto body repair process in Normal, IL
 

Step 10 - Delivery

Delivery is the last step in the repair process. When you arrive to pick up your vehicle, we explain the bill and complete all final paperwork. Then you drive away in your fully restored vehicle.
 
Contact us in Normal, Illinois, to get the collision repair process started by requesting an estimate.