Steps to take After an Auto Accident in Reno
What would you do if you were driving and you hit another vehicle? Following any auto accident can be chaotic situation, but the first thing to remember is safety. Let’s take a look at recommendations on how to handle an auto accident.
According to an article at bankrate.com, “What to After an Auto Accident”
“It’s stressful enough having a car accident, dealing with your auto insurance company and worrying about how to get around. The last thing you need is to get the runaround from the auto body shop tasked with fixing your car. Like any business, auto body shops run the gamut of quality, so save yourself the headache by doing a bit of research before you choose an auto body shop to help ensure that your car repairs are completed correctly, on time and with no hassle.
Repairs from a car accident are likely to cost thousands of dollars, and it’s smart to use an auto body shop that comes highly recommended. If your car insurance is covering the majority of the repair costs, you may be inclined to go with the authorized repair facility closest to you, considering their list of facilities as a recommendation. Not so fast.
While an auto insurance company will remove a facility if it gets complaints, its list does not constitute a recommendation. Instead, get the info for several auto body shops from your insurance company and then ask friends and neighbors for feedback about any of the shops they’ve used. Take a few minutes to do an Internet search on each shop, searching for customer reviews.
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.” To read the entire article click here.