For anyone being involved in an auto accident is a traumatic event. Then of course you have to deal with the aftermath of an accident dealing with insurance companies, getting quotes, and finding the best collision center in Reno.
According to an article at theautobodyblog.com, “Accidents and Collision Repair”
“The real problem is sometimes dealing with getting your car repairs done after an accident occurs. Remember it is crucial that you get a police report done at the time of the accident. Without one, you may be financially responsible for all of your damages anyway.
The standard procedure for getting work done is usually handled in one of the following ways:
Your auto insurance policy provider may have a mechanic they work with that you will need to take your vehicle to.
You may be able to take your car to your own mechanic or several mechanics to get estimates.
Your insurance policy provider may send out an adjuster to look at the damages and come up with an estimate.
If you are unsure of how your current policy provider handles claims and repairs following a collision, this may be a good time to find out. Take the opportunity to contact your insurance carrier and ask how they handle repairs following a claim. If there is a method you prefer, you may want to shop around for a different policy provider that offers the repair process you find easiest. Our favorite place to compare collision insurance policies is www.collisioninsurancequotes.com. It only takes a few minutes and you get to choose which company is the best match for you.
Paying the Bill
Once you have your car in the shop, there are also different ways various car insurance providers handle paying the bill. Your collision insurance company may:
Send you a check for the estimated amount, minus the deductible. This generally gives you the opportunity to find a mechanic that promises to do all the repairs within that allotted amount.
Send the check to the mechanic with the understanding he or she will complete the repairs within the allotted amount.
Pay the bill once the repairs are completed.
The only issue may still be any amounts that go over the estimated costs, if this should arise. Often times there are other minor repairs or last minute expenses the mechanic did not expect. This may become your financial responsibility to take care of or your mechanic may take it up with the policy provider and have those supplements looked after.”