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Tips For Choosing An Auto Body Shop in Reno

Are you looking for a highly qualified auto body shop in the Reno area? Do you know what to look  for in an auto body shop? Here are the top 8 tips when looking for the best auto body shop.

According to an article at communitycollision.com, “How to Choose a Body Shop”

“1. Even if you are working with and Insurance Carrier, you are entitled to choose your own repair shop, AND even shop around!

Insurance companies can and will make the decision on who repairs your vehicle if you let them. However, as a paying customer you are entitled to use a body shop of your choice. Although the insurance carrier will usually choose a body repair shop that is reliable, it is a viable option for you.

2. Ask them to show you what they did. Even check it against your estimate.

When you go to pick up your vehicle, ask the representative to show you all of the repairs they have completed. You should have an estimate and you can go down the list. You will know right then if something has been overlooked.

3. You are entitled to your old parts that have been replaced during your repair.

If you are worried that the shop fixing your vehicle is not replacing specific pieces or parts on your repair, you can ask for them to save the parts they replace. This does not prove without a doubt that the parts are replaced but will be a helpful sign if they are reluctant or might even cause them to replace parts in your repair that they normally would not.

4. Make sure the shop you choose is properly licensed, insured and certified.

Choose a shop that has unibody repair equipment and certified (by I-CAR or ASE for example) technicians.

5. Make sure the shop you choose will give you a repair warranty.

It’s important that the repair shop you use will back their work. You will want to get this in writing. Repair shops that back their work in writing are more likely to be a shop you can trust.

6. Get to know the quality of work your repair shop produces.

Ask to have a tour of the shop when you go to get your estimate. You will be able to see the type of work the shop does, whether or not they are clean and organized and you will see first-hand vehicles in the repair process at all different stages.

7. It is against the law for a repair shop to waive a deductible or “pad” the bill to cover your deductible or offer you monetary incentives.

It is illegal for the consumer and/or the auto body shop to present a false damage report to an insurance company in order to save on the deductible or to keep excess proceeds of an insurance claim.

8. You do not have to accept the insurance company’s appraisal of damage.

Check the “appraisal clause” in your policy on how to resolve any differences. This is also true on “total losses”.”

Here’s one tip to think about how long the auto body shop has been in business, is an indication of a qualified body shop. For the best auto body shop in Northern Nevada visit a1bodyshoprv.com for all the services we offer.

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