If you have been involved in an automobile collision in which your car, truck, van or SUV has been damaged, getting the proper auto body repairs done right can be a challenge. However here are some tips that can help you to find the right collision center that will make sure the job is done right.
You can choose the shop you want to use for your repairs. Insurance companies will sometimes tell you that you have to use their repair shops. This is not true. They are going to point you in the direction of the shop that will do the repairs the cheapest so they can save money. It may seem like they are doing you a favor by making it easy for you but their motives are to save money.
You don’t have to get a bunch of different estimates. If you want to use a reputable auto repair shop, you can. There are no laws that require you to get multiple estimates.
You do not have to accept the appraisal damage amount from your insurance company. You insurance contract should have an appraisal clause that provides specific criteria for resolving disputes.
Understand your auto insurance policy. While it goes without saying that insurance policies can be confusing, it is important to have a good understanding of what you policy covers and what is not covered.
If you have gotten a really low rate, chances are that there is a reason for this. Insurance companies are in the business to make money. If you are getting a good deal, then chances are that you probably are not getting the greatest coverage. In many cases, aftermarket parts will be used instead of factory OEM parts. These parts are often ill fitting or of a lower quality. If your policy states that after market parts have to be used, the repair facility has no control over this.
Precision Collision has been providing the highest quality collision repair to residents and businesses in Orange County for more than 25 years. We stand behind our work and will work with your insurance company. Give us a call at 714-997-5050 to schedule and appointment for an estimate.