Did you or a loved one get into an auto collision recently? As your going through the process of finding an auto body shop. You should be aware of a direct repair program through many insurance companies. Here are tips to help you make an informed decision.
According to an article at repairjungle.com, “The Auto Collision Process”
“Many insurance companies will have what they call direct repair programs. Basically they’ve got a group of shops that they’ve cut deals with and they’ll try to send you directly to that shop for the repair. You’ll get an estimate on the spot and they’ll even begin work on your car if you give them the go ahead. You may not even see the check as the insurance company might pay the shop the $2,000 directly. Now here’s where you can exercise a little patience, know your rights and walk away with extra bucks in your pocket. Hold off on moving forward with the direct repair shop and get estimates from some other qualified auto body shops.
As a car owner, it’s your right, by law, to take your car to whatever repair facility you like. If you don’t want to use the direct repair program, you don’t have to. So try to get some estimates from other body shops. If there’s a top rated body shop that says the work can be done for $2,500, you just saved $500!” To read the entire article click here.