How can you know that you’re getting a quality auto body repair before you hand over your ride? We’ve put together a list of tips to help you find the best body repair shop for you.
Talk to Your Insurance Company
Understanding your insurance coverage is the first step to a satisfying repair experience. The insurance company can tell you what repairs will be paid for by your current coverage and help you avoid agreeing to repairs you can’t pay for or help find additional repairs within your coverage. Your insurance company may also recommend nearby body shops, which can be helpful, but you shouldn’t limit your options based solely on these recommendations.
Towing a damaged vehicle or finding transportation can be incredibly frustrating on top of worrying about repairs. Some auto body shops offer towing or loaner vehicles to save you additional stress during an already tense situation. Towing is available at all Eustis locations (except Lincoln) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Loaner vehicles are also available at all Eustis locations (including Lincoln), with contactless pick-up and drop-off options to ensure your safety and comfort.
Get a Second Opinion
When you have a minor problem with your car’s body, we recommend taking your vehicle to multiple locations to get estimates. There is no law for repairs saying that the first place you take your car is where you need to get it serviced, so you should visit a few shops to ensure you are getting the best price.
Listen to Others
If people have a good experience or even a bad one, they like talking about it. Speaking with friends, family, or coworkers about where they take their car is often a great way to find reliable service. Checking out a shop’s reviews online is also a great way to avoid a bad experience ahead of time.
Know What Questions to Ask
Asking the right questions can also make a big difference for your wallet. Asking about warranties and getting specific about what they cover and how long can protect you and your car from problems in the future. A good warranty gives you insurance on the repairs and can save you money in the long run.
Many car manufacturers and associations offer certifications for working on specific models of cars or doing certain types of repairs. These certifications mean that the workers have the training and the tools to fix your car the way the manufacturer intended. Checking a body shop’s credentials will ensure that the job is done right the first time and that the business is willing to go the extra mile for quality repairs.
We would love to have you bring your car to us, but more than anything, we want to ensure that you have a great experience no matter where you go. Give us a call or visit one of our shops to learn more about car repair, or get an estimate on your service.