What to do after an auto accident.
Auto accidents: Even the most careful drivers may be involved. Knowledge of what to do after the accident can make the experience a little less frightening and decrease the chance of unnecessary complications.
Our facility feature a drive in area for estimating vehicle damage. Top rate equipment allows our industry-trained technicians to perform thorough, high quality auto body repair services. out lifts, advance tools and staff to the art computer systems assist us in restoring out customers vehicles to re-accident condition. ALL OF OUR I-CAR Certified technicians stand behind tier work – Guaranteed!
Do you have the right to choose my repair shop even if my insurance is paying for the repair?
Yes you have the right to have your car repaired at any shop you chose. Your insurance company is required to pay the reasonable cost to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition according to the coverage you purchased. Even if your vehicle needs towed, you can still choose your repair shop. This insurance company is responsible for paying for your repairs and may be responsible for paying the tow bill to the shop of your choice.
Do I need Three Estimates?
No your only obligation is to inform the insurance company of the collision repair facility you have chosen to perform he work and the vehicles location for viewing.
How long will it take to repair my car?
The repair process is determined by the extent of damage to your vehicle. Reputable shops have the kind of facility, equipment, personnel and training to restore your vehicle to pre-loss condition within industry standards. Once the vehicle is inspected, and the estimate written, our body shop can gauge the repair time and determine the approximate completion date.
What about Changes, Additions Omissions to the original estimate?
Some jobs will have changes or additions, known as “supplements”, to the original estimate. During the course of the repair work it may be determine a part must be replace instead of repaired an estimate for the part to determined and a additional claim or ” supplement” is provided to the insurance company, approval, and work proceed with little or no delay.
Why is it taking so long to fix my car?
To repair even the smallest dent( except when painting is not necessary) requires the same amount of disassembly and reassembly tie, the same drying time between the primer, paint and clear coat stages as bigger dent or repair may take.
If the repairs to my car exceed the insurance estimates, will I get stuck paying the difference?
No, unlike other businesses, an estimate is not a locked in amount except in unusual cases. in collision repair, the estimate is the starting print used by the insurance company and the shop. Once the car is disassembled, the shop notifies the insurance company that a list has been compiled items that were not seen when the original estimate was written. the insurance company then sends out a person to go over the additions and once verified and completed, to make a “supplemental” payment to the shop. the customer is kept informed throughout the process sot hey know what other repairs were done to their car.
Is the Repair of my vehicle Guaranteed?
Yes, you will receive a written warranty the day you pick up you vehicle. Our warranty is backed by over 100 years of combined experience and has a lifetime guarantee on paint and workmanship.
Rental cars are available through Enterprise. We can schedule your arrangements or you may call them. Enterprise will have your rental car at our shop when you drop off your vehicle for repairs.
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Hagerstown, MD 21740