Most people have never been involved in an accident in their lifetime to know exactly what they should do at that particular time.
The insurance company is willing to give advice, but that advice is usually based on the insurer’s best interests and agendas that are not usually in the best interest of the vehicle owner. The insurance company will seek the following:
Although a fast repair is desirable, high quality collision repair is not a process that should be rushed, you and your families safety back on the road depends on the quality of repair. The insurance company wants a very quick turn around time in order to save money on rental car costs and loss of use. Additionally, a “fast” repair will leave numerous procedures and details unfulfilled. All of this is to simply accomplish one goal at the time of paying out a loss, minimizing repair cost.
When shopping for a collision repair, speed of repairs should not be a selling point, but a warning!
All insurers are seeking a cheap repair, as every dollar spent on repairs is one less dollar of profit. There is a saying that “good repairs are not cheap, and cheap repairs are not good.” This is particularly true in the highly skilled and complex world of collision repairs. Cutting corners on collision repairs will result in flaws, defects, costly re-repairs, diminished value, and potential safety hazards.
Most collision repair shops are seeking their own course of action to achieve the most profits and from the least hassles. Many times that means not representing the customer and fighting the insurance company for a full repair, or not informing the vehicle owner when an insurer is unwilling to address all items and procedures caused by the loss.
Using a shop that the insurance company recommends or refers you too, is exactly what they want you to do. It’s simply a way of them steering you in the direction that benefits them the mostly. Many insurers will use unethical tactics to lie and defame the good quality, honest and ethical shops that offer a quality (more expensive) repair. Choosing a competent collision repair center will save time, money, aggravation and potentially lives. Call Chapa Auto Craft, we would love the opportunity to assist you with your collision repair. We got your back!!!
Tips For Selecting A Collision Repair Shop
- Use a shop that will inform and empower you with knowledge of your rights to a full and proper repair.
- Select a shop that is recommended by someone other than the insurance company such as friends and family