What’s the key to choosing the right auto body shop? Since a vehicle is considered the second biggest investment, it’s important that you understand the process of getting an estimate after a car accident.
According to an article at saukvalley.com, “Auto Body Repair Estimate”
“Accidents are bad enough, but the ensuing insurance paperwork before getting car repairs done can be daunting. Drivers are encouraged to speak to their insurance agents first, before having any repairs or auto body work done.
The insurer will require a repair estimate, and likely will suggest where to obtain one. Insurance companies have a list of their preferred providers, and will send customers to their top choices. If a car is not drivable, an insurance company may commission its own estimator to assess damage.
Angie’sList.com says, “Drivers do not have to use the body shop their insurance company recommends. Any licensed body shop will know how to submit insurance claim paperwork. Shop around for several quotes, and choose the body shop that offers a competitive quote along with a good reputation.”
The website cautions that since some post-accident car damage may not be visible, drivers need to carefully choose the company performing the repairs for maximum safety.
Ross Thuente, owner, Slim-N-Hank’s Auto Body Shops, explains, “You don’t have to get multiple estimates in order to use a particular collision specialist, but you are certainly entitled to do so.” To read the entire article click here.