How to Get the Best Estimate after an Accident
You rely on your car every day to get from Point A to Point B, so in the aftermath of an accident, getting it fixed as soon as possible takes precedence.
The repair process starts with requesting an estimate of how much repairs will cost. Not all estimates are created equal and not all repair shops are, either.
To help you get the best post-accident repair estimate, Collision 24 in Brockton put together the following guide for local South Shore car owners like you. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to a fair estimate from a quality body shop you can trust.
Compare Multiple Estimates
Interpreting the quality and coverage of the estimates you receive is easier when you have several to compare. You also want to make sure the providers you’re getting estimates from are shops you want to do business with.
First, you’ll need to do some background research to find several reputable repair shops in your area that provide comprehensive services.
Are the shop technicians certified? What processes and equipment are used? You can also ask friends and family where they’ve taken their cars and if they’ve been satisfied with their experiences.
Once you’ve comprised a short list of quality shops, request detailed estimates that include line-item pricing for the parts and labor required. Pay careful attention to whether the damage that’s found is consistent from shop to shop.
Remember: What You Pay for Is What You Get
Typically, quality repair work is going to cost more, so the estimate you should go with likely won’t be the lowest one possible. It’s worth it to pay a little more if you know that comprehensive, quality work will be done.
Many times, your insurance company will recommend a local repair shop where you can get your repairs done. Sometimes, these providers will be the choice you go with and other times they won’t be. You should apply the same logic you did for the shops you identified above to any service provider recommended by your insurance. Never forget that as the owner of the car, you have the final decision as to where you have your vehicle repaired.
How Collision 24 Can Help
If you’re seeking a trustworthy repair shop in the Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton areas, make Collision 24 in Brockton one of your preferred shops to receive an appraisal and repair estimate.
We’re an established collision repair services facility staffed by licensed appraisers and highly trained collision repair technicians. If you choose to work with us, we provide the convenience of communicating directly with your insurance company to work out claim details and help move the process forward.
Need an estimate ASAP? Schedule an appointment with us online or call 508-586-2010 and we’ll be happy to help. Our shop is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM by appointment.