There was a time when you needed a number of estimates in order to get your vehicle repaired when you were filling an insurance claim to have your car repaired at an auto body shop. This is no longer the case. It is no longer the case for a number of reasons. Each of them is important in their own right. All of them are good to know so you are educated as a consumer in the collision repair process understanding how auto body repairs work for your vehicle. Below are a few of the more important reasons you don’t need an estimate to have your vehicle repaired when going through insurance:
- You have the right to take your vehicle where YOU want it repaired NOT where the insurance company tells you to go. This is a state law in Illinois.
- In today’s age of plastic parts and vehicles that have so many parts packed into such small spaces, rarely is an estimate ever the exact total of what it will take to repair the vehicle correctly.
- In regards to #2 when a collision repair shop or auto body shop take the time to disassemble your vehicle properly this speeds up the repair process because all the damage is assessed all at one time and leaves nothing left to be added on to the estimate at a later date.
- By doing your homework and research you can choose the body shop of your choice. This will almost always ensure a quality repair. If they use the process in #3, you will get a quality repair done in less time!
Remember you have the right to choose the auto body shop that fixes your vehicle Choose wisely and remember you don’t even need an estimate. Just tell the insurance company you want Sharp Auto Body to do your repairs!!