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When You Need an Auto Body Shop

When You Need an Auto Body Shop

The reality is that car accidents happen everyday. We can try our best to prevent them, but things do happen. If you find yourself in this situation, here are tips on what to consider when searching for an auto body shop.

According to an article at autos.aol.com,”Do You Have Minor Damage to Your Vehicle?”

6831635_s“Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. With millions of drivers on the road every day, many of them distracted by phone calls, messy burritos, bad weather or lack of sleep, crashes are inevitable. Luckily, most of these accidents are relatively minor and nobody gets injured.

But a minor accident can seriously damage the outside your car. Areas like the fenders and doors are especially susceptible to damage.

While it’s generally the insurance company’s job to get your car patched up and back on the road when this happens, there are a few things you should know in order to ensure that your car is properly fixed.

1. You can choose the body shop

Insurance companies can refer you to shops that they work with, but ultimately you can choose who does the work. Most insurance-recommended body shops are reputable and perform high-quality repairs, but there are a few bad eggs out there that cut corners to get the job done faster and cheaper. These shops will entice insurance adjusters with lower repair costs, but that could result in a shoddy repair. Before agreeing to get your car fixed at an insurance-recommended shop, do some research online by searching Yelp or other sites with small business reviews.

2. Avoid aftermarket parts

When you take your car in for repair, you should inquire about the replacement parts that are being used by the body shop. Body shops may use new original parts, used parts or aftermarket parts. While used parts were made by your vehicle manufacturer and perform as well as new original parts, aftermarket parts are often cheap imitations with inferior quality. These parts can corrode, rattle and ultimately diminish your car’s value.” To read the entire article click here.

For excellence in customer service and knowledgeable staff in the auto body repair service, contact A1 Body Shop at 775-348-0908 or visit A1BodyShopRV.com.

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