Autobody, Collision, and Painting
MacGyver Autobody & Collision provides reliable collision repair solutions in Scarborough. You can rely on us for auto body and painting services as well. Our family-owned and –operated body shop has completed all types of bodywork and paint services for motorists across Scarborough and surrounding areas. Not only do we repair individually owned vehicles, but we have also serviced large fleets for the past 3 decades!
From the most severe body damage to the smallest dings, you can trust the technicians at MacGyver Autobody & Collision to restore your vehicle to its original condition quickly and efficiently. Contact us today.
One-stop Shop for Your Auto Repair Needs
The technicians at MacGyver Autobody & Collision will help restore the look of your vehicle to its previous condition. We are certified and can handle any auto body repair job work efficiently. You can rely on us for:
Auto painting services
Scratch and scrape repairs
Dent and ding repairs
Paint chip repairs
Plastic welding services
Paintless dent repairs
Auto Collision Repairs
If your vehicle is damaged in a collision, turn to the experts for comprehensive auto collision repair services. Our auto collision repairs include:
Collision repairs and refinishing
Scratch and dent/maintenance-related repairs and refinishing
Full-frame and unibody measuring and straightening
Collision-related mechanical repairs
Insurance claim services
Computerized estimating and digital imaging
Quality auto repair you can trust
Written lifetime warranty
Remanufacturing or Refinishing Steel and Aluminium Wheels
We offer a warranty on all the work that we undertake. Our business provides a written lifetime warranty on repairs performed by our shop.
Learn More about Your Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
As a consumer, you should drive or ride in a safely repaired vehicle that will perform in the event of a subsequent collision at all times. You have all the right to ask your mechanic about your vehicle repair. Below are some of the essential things you need to consider:
Choice of Repair Facility
Choosing the auto body repair shop is an important decision, and you have the right to make that decision. When it comes to having experienced technicians and the equipment and facilities required to repair your vehicle right, making the right choice is the key.
Your insurance company will want to recommend a repair centre. This is because; they have contractual agreements with selected centres. At MacGyver, we enforce the freedom of choice, and we are able to work with any insurance company. Remember, you have the right to choose your own repair facility. After all, this is your personal vehicle!
Your immediate circle might be your reliable source of information and advice for the auto repair process. Also, never forget about your dealership who may direct you to their auto body shop or who can likely offer a list of reputable shops in the area.
It would help if you always were comfortable with the auto collision centre or body shop you choose. There is no way an insurer/insurance company can force you to select a particular shop, as it is your ultimate choice. Also, these days, most provinces prohibit the insurer from requiring you to choose a specific shop.
Choice of Repair Parts
Apart from the repair service, you have the right to request that your car or truck will be repaired only with original equipment collision replacement parts. Usually, these are the same factory parts that your vehicle manufacturer distributes to make sure proper function, fit, and safety.
Two critical aspects influence whether your request will be honoured local (provincial) laws and regulations and your insurance policy limitations concerning collision repair.
Insurance Policy Limitations
As a consumer, you should be aware of the policy coverage and limits to see what allowances may or may not be available for specified part types. Ideally, you should know your policy before being involved in an accident. However, if you don’t, MacGyver can help you understand the terms of your policy with a simple phone call.
Motor insurance policies may allow for Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) Parts depending on the life of the vehicle, and some allow for aftermarket parts in all circumstances. Also, some motor insurance coverages call for the use of salvage parts that are “like quality and kind.” However, in some cases, the insurance company may offer two different auto policies, one that specifies on using alternative parts and the other specifies usage of only genuine OEM Parts.
There might be policies available through a plan authorized by your vehicle manufacturer that recommends usage of OEM Parts for a particular brand of vehicle. Check it out before you buy it.
Provincial Laws and Regulations
Usually, most provinces require insurers or/and repair centers to share with their customers when OEM parts are not used, generally as part of the estimating process.
On the other hand, other provinces require insurers and repair centers to get your consent before using non-OEM parts. These laws and regulations differ significantly, nevertheless, and most come with a specific time or kilometre limits. Also, there are many provinces with no disclosure or consent rules presently in place for collision repairs. It would be best if you protect your vehicle investment and your family by knowing your rights before giving your vehicle for repair.
You keep a check on your auto body or local collision repair associations concerning the laws and regulations related to collision repairs in Ontario – ideally, a quick internet search will help you find them. Also, you have the right to select your preferred body shop in Ontario for collision repairs.
The Right to a Safe, Properly Repaired Vehicle
Never leave safety to chance; it should always be your priority. Every motorist deserves to ride or drive in a safely repaired vehicle, one that will perform appropriately in the event of an ensuing accident.
We always recommend you ask questions about how your vehicle will be repaired, the parts being used. You can also ask about the technicians’ training and if the shop is recognized or certified within the collision repair community. As you have the reasonable right, you should get involved in the repair of your vehicle as and when required.