November 21, 2019

The Right Body Shop

Although some insurance companies might try to steer you to their preferred body shops, you as consumer have the right to choose the right body shop at which you want to have your car repaired.

In the clip below, by Gallileo Law, tips are given on how to pick a good body shop.

Equipment, Tools, and Procedures

Every year new brands, new models, and upgraded model cars come on the market. These cars have the newest and best safety standards, the newest options, and they are made with the latest available technology. Not every body shop can handle the repair of these cars. If you need to drop of your car at a body shop, make sure they follow the right procedures, and use the right equipment and the right tools for your car. If a body shop uses generic equipment they might not be able to restore your car to the manufacturers standard. This is important, as your car is designed to keep you and your loved ones save in case an accident would occur.

It is, for example, very important that the cars collision energy management system isn’t compromised. This system is designed to absorb most of the energy that is released during a collision. If this system is compromised, your body will have to absorb more energy during a collision. This could lead to more severe injuries.

Loyalties

Do you want to drop your car off at an insurance preferred bod shop or at an independent shop? An independent shop has the goal to get the most satisfied customers. Therefore, it wants the vehicles that come in being fixed right the first time. Their loyalties are with you.

Insurance preferred shops are loyal to their insurance companies. They thrive by the referrals that they get from insurers. To get these referrals they try to keep the cost of the repair as low as possible. This happens by using cheap imitation or salvage parts to repair your car, and to cut corners on repairing procedures.

Convenient

No one likes being in an accident. People might be hurt and property might be damaged. And after that the hassle of a whole repair process still has to start. But it doesn’t have to be a hassle. The right body shop for you will help you in any way they can. They will try to make the whole process as convenient as possible, as they have only your best interest in mind. Haury’s can help you for example in the following ways:

– Scheduling a rental car for you
– Making towing arrangements
– Engaging in conversation with insurance companies to try to help you solve your insurance claim
– And of course we make sure we fix your car right

Haury's Lake City Collision is an independent body shop with your best interests in mind

Make sure you choose the right body shop to fix your car. Choose Haury’s Lake City Collision, an independent body shop with only your best interests in mind.

Contact us today with any questions you might have about car repairs, or to schedule an appointment.

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4 Comments

  1. Lillian Schaeffer

    These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to find an auto body shop that has the right tools and procedures. I was in a minor accident recently, and I’d like to get my car restored to what it used to look like. I’ll definitely try to find an auto body shop that has the latest equipment and procedures so I know they’ll do the job right. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Cindy Tesler

    I agree that a good auto body mechanic will keep up to date with the newest types of cars. You also mention trying to take your car to the same place so that you can become a loyal customer there. I think it’s important to choose an auto shop that does not have a lot of overhead.

  3. Luke Smith

    I can definitely see how choosing a shop that has the ability to schedule rental cars and make towing arrangements would make it much more convenient for you in the event of an accident. I would imagine that you could get an idea for this by preparing a list of questions to ask potential auto shops before committing to one. Online reviews will probably help in this area as well.

  4. Shad Morris

    A friend of mine just had some damage done on his car, and he was wanting to get it fixed. It makes sense that you want to make sure that the shops loyalties are with you. Since you are having them repair your car, it would be nice to have that trust.

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