FAQ: Auto Body Repair
There are generally a few times in most people's lives when they have to use services they hoped we never would. One of those is having to get auto body repair. In most cases the need for collision services is due to being in an accident. While you're sure to have many concerns following the impact the following frequently asked questions will help set you on the right path regarding auto body repair. If you have others be sure to ask!
What should I do immediately after a car accident?
Once the dust settles be sure to check yourself and passengers for injuries. If it is apparent that an ambulance is needed call 911 immediately. In most cases it is a good idea to call 911 anyway to request a police presence so a police report can be filed. You'll also want to contact your insurance company and collect evidence before leaving the scene.
Do I have to go to the body shop my insurance recommends?
When you call your insurance company they will likely provide you with the names of some suggested auto body repair shops. You don't have to use any of these as the shop selection is legally your right. Wherever you choose to have your car serviced the insurance company must pay out on the claim as they are obligated to do.
Do I have to get more than one quote?
Many insurance companies request multiple quotes be received. By law you only need one.
What should I look for in an auto body repair shop?
If you're searching for a trustworthy auto body repair shop look for these key qualifications. First, they should be I-CAR Gold Class certified. Second, they should use factory parts for proper repairs. Third, be sure they're experienced! A shop with decades of service is the way to go.
How is collision repair completed?
How repairs are completed depends on the issues your car has experienced. Pulling dents, the use of body filler, replacing panels, painting and frame straightening are all possibilities for your car, depending on what has occurred during the accident.
Is an estimate always accurate?
Estimates are just that, estimates, but when you use an auto body repair shop that staffs highly skilled and certified technicians you can expect it to be very close to the final price.
Where can I get auto body repair in Palo Alto
If you're searching for collision repair in Palo Alto reach out to the team at Yeaman Auto Body. For more than 40 years we've been helping people get back on the road fast following accidents both big and small. To learn more or to request an estimate for expert auto body repair in Palo Alto give us a call at (650) 460-5232 today.
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Written and Published By MORBiZ