You are in an accident and after accumulating information at the accident scene it is time to call the insurance company to file a claim and find a recommended body shop. Generally, as soon as a representative is on the line the next three things are likely to happen:
- Above all, they will try to recommend body shop or shops near you.
- Next, they also tell you if you choose one of their shops they will back up the repair with a lifetime warranty.
- Also, they may caution your if you choose your own body shop all your repairs might not be covered.
Let’s take a closer look at these three statements:
- In fact, insurance companies recommend body shop for several reasons. First of all, this makes them large customers for these shops which give them buying power, more control over the parts used and more control over the repair process.
- Furthermore, all auto body shops offer a lifetime warranty. If you have a warranty issue and you call your insurance company they will send you back to the shop that did the repair. The insurance company will leave it up to the auto body shop to satisfy you. If they don’t satisfy you and you call your insurance company again, the insurance company will call the shop and tell them to satisfy you. If you are still not satisfied, be prepared to hear “your repair was done to industry standards”.
- All body shops accept all insurance companies repair estimates and match them line by line. Regularly additional damage is discovered during the teardown process. A supplement is prepared and forwarded to the insurance company with pictures. This is standard, customary and routine and supplements are always approved. It is never the customers’ risk to pay more than the approved estimate.
Summary on Recommended Body Shop:
- As a rule, using a recommended body shop by your insurance company means the body shop is serving two masters. In the end, the insurance company is the biggest customer. First, check out the body shop closely before you risk having your car repaired. Second, check Better Business Bureau to make sure they are accredited and have an A+ rating. Third, check Yelp, Google+, Angie’s List and Garage Fly for reviews and make sure there are current reviews. Auto body shops that are AAA Approved Body Shops have undergone a rigorous background check. One of the largest body shop repair chains recommended by many insurance companies has a D- rating with the Better Business Bureau. In most states, including Arizona, you and only you can decide where you repair your car.
- Checking online reputation for honoring lifetime warranties. You will be surprised. Pick a body shop like Autopro Collision Center who has a terrific reputation and always honors their warranty.
- Autopro Collision Center accepts all insurance companies repair estimates. Lastly, you never have to pay more for uncovered repairs at Autopro Collision Center.
If the recommended body shop checks out squeaky clean like Autopro Collision Center you will be safe to proceed. Our customers are wildly satisfied and it shows. Our BBB A+ rating, AAA Approved Body Shop and Angie’s List Super Service Award says it all. In conclusion, call us at 480-812-3556.