4 Auto Body Repair Steps
If you have been involved in an accident where your vehicle has suffered minor to severe damage, it’s important to get it looked at as soon as possible. The reason being is because even the slightest of damages could result in more severe damage that is not seen with the eye. If your car has severe damage that you are unable to see, you could be driving in unsafe conditions. The team at Collision Centerz have 4 tips when it comes to finding an auto body repair shop you should consider guaranteeing the best repairs at a fair price.
Do your research
Don’t just go to an auto body shop nearest you based on convenience. You want to make sure you do your research and find about three or four shops that have the best reviews and reputation. Talk with your friends and family to see if they have any suggestions as well. Any insurance company that you deal with may recommend auto body repair shops for you to go to. However, you do not need to go to any of those. It’s important that you find the auto body shop that you trust the most and are comfortable going to.
After you have made a list of a few auto body repair shops that you have researched, take your vehicle in to get some estimates. While most auto body repair shops will offer free estimates, be sure to ask the price anyways, because there are those who charge. Most auto body repair shops that the insurance company recommend may have an agreement to provide a reduced price on services, but as stated earlier, it’s your choice to choose where to bring your vehicle.
It’s your job to do the research so that you’re not spending hundreds or even thousands of unexpected dollars and not wasting any time. Have a list of questions that you can ask the technicians before you get your car repaired. You can start off with these 5 questions, and add on as you go:
- Is there warranty for the repair work?
- Do you repair vehicles using OEM or aftermarket parts?
- How long will the repairs for your vehicle take?
- How often will I receive updates about my car’s repair status?
- Is the shop in a safe location? Will my car be covered while it’s in the shop?
Check Auto Body Repair Shop’s background
Every auto body repair shop should have credentials. This is something you will want to look into during your research. Check to see what auto body industry associations the shop is part of and what type of certifications the technicians carry. It’s important to do your due diligence in finding out how experienced their staff is when it comes to working on damaged vehicles. Doing this research can save you time and money in the long run.
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