Updated: Feb 10, 2021
What you can do to make sure you find the best repair shop for your vehicle!
It is not widely known that vehicle owners have the right to choose where they take their vehicle for repairs after an automobile accident. During this stressful time, many people will trust the insurance company to make the right decisions for them. Unfortunately, quite often, insurance companies will recommend a collision repair shop that consistently completes repairs at lower costs than their local competitors. Some shops accomplish this by using after market or used part, cheaper materials, and by not following industry standards. It is important to select a shop that is highly recommended and highly rated. Remember, the insurance company is a business and they are interested in saving money. Before you choose to have your vehicle repaired, ask friends and family for referrals, check social media and the internet for reviews, and visit the shop's website to see work they have completed in the past. If you select the right shop, you will not have to worry about low quality repairs. The repair shop should be able to work directly with your insurance company to get the repairs done right! Be sure to communicate your preferences with the repair shop. This helps create a positive experience.
Read more information by reading the article linked in the photo. "You have the right to have your vehicle repaired at the shop of your choice. It is illegal for an insurance company to steer, force, require or pressure you into using a particular shop. You should never take your vehicle to a body shop based solely on the recommendation of an insurance company. Not even if it is your own insurance company." Know Your Repair Rights. (n.d.). Retrieved January 23, 2020, from https://www.collisionclaims.com/info-center/know-your-repair-rights/