4 Myths About Auto Body Shops

body shop mythsIf you have been involved in an auto accident, you have a number of details to look after. You need to choose a body shop to perform the repairs and deal with the insurance company. The entire situation is stressful, and part of the stress is due to a number of myths about body shops. Listed below are some myths … as well as the truth.

Body Shop Myth No. 1

Car dealers do a better job of repairing cars after an accident than independent body shops.

Truth: This is not true. Many people think that only a dealership can order factory parts for their vehicle. At Doug’s Auto Collision Center, we work with factory parts regularly and avoid working with aftermarket parts.

Body Shop Myth No. 2

A car repaired by an auto body shop will never be restored to its pre-accident condition.

Truth: In the case of a severe accident, a car may be declared a write-off that should be taken off the road. If the car is repairable, the technicians employed by an auto body shop are highly trained and can restore it to its pre-accident condition. Doug’s Auto Collision Center employs iCar certified technicians.

Body Shop Myth No. 3

You must use the auto body shop recommended by your insurance company.

Truth: The insurance company may have a list of recommended service providers, but you can choose to take your car to any garage or auto body shop you like. It will not affect whether the insurance company will pay for the repairs.

Body Shop Myth No. 4.

If you don’t choose the auto body shop the insurance company recommends, it won’t warranty the work.

Truth: The warranty on the work is offered by the body shop or garage, not the insurance company. The terms are fixed by the provider doing the repair work. Be sure to ask about the terms of the warranty before you agree to have any repair work performed; you want to be sure that you understand them in advance. Doug’s Auto Collision Center offers a lifetime guarantee on all work performed.

Call us or stop in to get a free estimate today for all your auto body work. We look forward to serving you.

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