Posted on: April 13, 2020
How many times have you walked into an auto body repair shop or vehicle service center and found the tech at the counter with grease all over their hands?
While that used to be the norm, it’s becoming a rare occurrence as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to pose problems across the country.
Still considered an essential service, shops like Todd’s Auto Body have remained open to assist customers with repairs to keep their vehicles functioning during this time.
But with that comes additional steps that must be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. In this article, we’ll talk about the Coronavirus and how it has had a major impact on the automotive industry.
Learn what is being done to limit human contact and promote safe transactions during this unprecedented time.
Although most business services have been shut down by statewide quarantines and lockdowns, auto services like mechanics and body shops remain open.
People all over the country still need their vehicles to function as they travel to work and other required destinations. Many of these individuals include medical professionals, police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel.
While there are fewer accidents taking place due to the lower amounts of traffic, auto body repair shops have continued to serve those who require assistance during this Coronavirus pandemic.
Todd’s Auto Body has made major changes to ensure the safety of you and members of our team as we continue providing top-rated services. We have integrated a variety of changes to limit human contact while still being able to complete auto body repairs quickly and efficiently.
Our management team continues to monitor reports and the guidance of local public health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ensuring that we are keeping up with all the best practices for COVID-19.
Do you have a vehicle that needs repairs but you want to stay in the comfort and safety of your home? Our service technicians can pick up your vehicle and bring it to our shop to complete the job without ever seeing you face-to-face.
We will come to your home and let you know when we’re on the way so you may leave your keys somewhere we can find them.
Once the repairs have been completed, we will then return your vehicle and your keys to your home in the same manner. This new practice allows us to completely eliminate contact from start to finish.
Instead of providing us with your card or other payment information in person, we offer repair payments over the phone. We’ll give you a call when the job is completed to review the details of your invoice and complete the transaction without any physical exchange of money or cards.
After a vehicle has been dropped off at our location, we begin by disinfecting and sanitizing commonly touched areas such as door handles, steering wheels, gear shifts, and more. The car or truck will be cleaned again after the work is finished before we deliver it back to your home.
Our team has stayed up-to-date from the beginning as we have been following social distancing guidelines and other health practices. Crew members are cleaning and sanitizing the shop multiple times a day to minimize the spread of germs and other bacteria.
Greasy fingers are also a thing of the past as the team has been washing their hands numerous times a day including before and after servicing each and every vehicle that comes into the shop. We wear disposable gloves when completing work as well to avoid much of the contact that occurs otherwise.
If you are still working or traveling during this quarantine and find yourself in need of auto repair services, count on Todd’s Auto Body to get the job done quickly and cleanly. Our technicians are professional and will handle the task without you ever having to leave your home.
Give us a call today at (217) 431-7209 with any questions or to learn more about how we’re preventing the spread of the Coronavirus through these new strategies!