Did life throw you a curve ball in the form of an auto collision? If you’re unaware how the process of auto collision repair works, here are tips to get you through this ordeal.
According to an article at bankrate.com, “What to Expect from an Auto Body Shop”
“When you arrive for your estimate, take a few minutes to learn more about the shop. Look for the shop’s business license on the wall and ask to see it if it’s not there. Ask how long the shop has been in business and if it’s always been in that location. Auto body shops that haven’t been in business for long or those that have moved from one town to another may indicate a less-than-reputable business. Find out how long the owner or general manager has been with the company and if he has skills in auto body repair as well as managing a shop. While the owner or manager doesn’t have to have a background in repair to have a great business, this knowledge certainly is helpful to ensure quality work.
Also, pay attention to the number of people working in the auto body shop’s office. The more office staff, the higher the shop’s overhead. Overhead costs also can vary widely in the same town, depending on the shop’s location. Auto body shops with higher overhead will sometimes tack on additional repairs that are in the gray area of the project to help increase their profit margin. In some cases, they may charge for these services but not actually complete them.” To read the entire article click here.