If snow and icy roads have caused you to get into an accident, you aren’t alone. The first step of getting your vehicle fixed is finding a collision repair center, but there are a few things you should know before making your appointment.
- You can choose the repair shop. While talking with an insurance adjuster, it may seem that their word is law when it comes to what collision repair centers you can – and cannot – go to. This isn’t true; you have the final say in what repair shop you bring your vehicle to. Shopping around for collision centers will help ensure the repairs are high-quality and the best option for your budget.
- Choose a shop that inspects the entire vehicle for damage. Even if damage to your car appears minor, a small collision can harm the inner workings of your vehicle. Frames can get bent, tires unaligned, batteries rocked from their location; there is no telling what damage a seemingly small fender bender can cause. Choosing a collision repair center that checks your entire vehicle for damage, not just the visible signs, is an important step to keep your car on the road and not in the shop.
- Services offered are important for a correct repair and positive experience. Before scheduling a collision repair, look at the services offered. If one shop doesn’t have every service your vehicle will need for complete repairs you should keep looking. Choosing a collision center that is trained in paintless dent removal or knows how to work with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts will increase the chance you will be able to get all of your car’s mechanical and body repairs done at one location. Not having to go to multiple shops for your collision restoration will avoid added pressure on top of an already stressful event.
- Reputation matters. You’ve done your research and are down to a few auto shops for your collision repairs. Before calling to get an estimate, look at the shops’ reputation online. Do they have good reviews on google? Angie’s list? Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau? What do your friends and neighbors have to say about them? Choosing a repair center with a good reputation means that they will put in the time and effort to build a positive working relationship with their clients, as well as keeping drivers in the loop with regards to the status of their car’s repairs.
At Crossroads Collision Center, we have it all. We offer free estimates and work with any and all insurance providers to make sure your repair is covered. Our experienced mechanics check every vehicle for damage that isn’t visible to the naked eye, are trained in paintless dent removal and auto glass replacement, and only work with the best products in the industry. Crossroads Collision also offers free rental cars, written lifetime warranties, and holds an A+ rating from the BBB.
Call for your free estimate today to see why your community chooses Crossroads Collision.