There are a lot of things to know when deciding where to take your vehicle for repairs, especially when working with an insurance company. Keep these frequently asked questions in mind.
Protect Your Investment
Should I try to repair my vehicle myself?
Your car is the second largest investment you are likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
Can I still drive my car even though it is damaged?
Never drive a car that is unsafe because of damages.
The Repair Process
Do I need to have my vehicle repaired where my insurance company suggests?
You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance company cannot require you, or steer you, to go to a particular shop.
What qualifications should I look for in a repair shop?
Choose a shop that has uni-body repair equipment and certified technicians. Our shop utilizes the latest technology and our technicians are I-CAR trained.
What type of parts are best for my repair?
There are a lot of options available, but we prefer to use genuine manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts. This ensures your vehicle is repaired to the manufacturer’s standards, not the insurance companies.
What kind of guarantee should I expect?
A reputable shop will always guarantee its work. We offer a limited lifetime warranty on all the work we do on your vehicle.
Service Beyond The Repair
Do I need to get multiple repair estimates?
There is no law that requires you to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.
My insurance company has a claim center. Do I need to take my vehicle there?
Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can do this, or you may leave your car at our shop and ask the insurance company to inspect the car here.
Is it normal to have repair estimates be different?
Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If you’re not sure why one estimate is different from another, please ask us.
Can you help me deal with my insurance company?
Yes, we can help you negotiate your claim with the insurance company.