By now you have probably heard these new terms talking about Pre and Post Repair Scans….But what are they and even more importantly how do they protect you?


First, let’s start by saying not all damage is visible on a vehicle when in an accident. Modern cars now have so many onboard computer systems that operate things such as Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Detection, Back Up Cameras, Side Impact Pretensioners, Heads Up Display, Self-Parking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assist, Vehicle Stability and the important Airbag systems. When a collision occurs, your vehicle will store “fault codes” in the computer that may or may not show a warning light on the dashboard. A pre repair scan provides us with as much detail as possible on the damage your electrical safety systems have sustained. Post repair scans are completed to certify that all codes and all systems are functioning as they should be after all repairs are completed.


So what does this mean for you?

When you drive off with your freshly painted, shiny and repaired vehicle . . . you may think it is safe to drive. But what if it isn’t? Collision repair facilities should conduct an electronic scan called a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) scan of the vehicle before and after the repairs. This ensures that the safety systems are working properly to protect you and your family.

What if your airbag does not deploy in a future collision?


What could happen if a scan is not done on your repaired vehicle?

The Deadly Truth Is That Disconnected Airbags Often Go Undetected After Repairs!



Above anything else, our priority is to make sure your vehicle is repaired correctly, with your safety in mind. If vehicle repairs are not done properly, to manufacturer specifications, you and your family’s safety is at risk in the event of a future collision.


Not all collision repair facilities perform these scans!  You can rest assured that Elite has invested the money and training time to complete these scans for your safety.