Most people who take their car into a body shop fixate on the price of the estimate. Though price is an important factor, there are other important considerations to take into account when you are comparing body shop estimates.
Does the shop use certified technicians?
An important aspect to consider when comparing body shop estimates is whether the work will be done by certified technicians. Mechanics who are certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence have gone through extensive training on all the latest repair techniques, which means you can be confident that they will use the best and most-advanced repair techniques.
Does the shop offer a warranty?
Any shop that is confident in its work should offer you a warranty. Though parts usually carry their own manufacturer’s warranty, it will be void if they are installed incorrectly, so you should be sure the estimate you get includes a warranty for the work done by the shop’s technicians.
Is a loaner car and/or free tow available
Shops that really want your business are willing to go the extra mile to get it. One way in which they can do that is to offer you a free tow to get your car to the shop. Another is to offer you the use of a free loaner car to get around while your car is being fixed. Services such as this can be a big advantage if your car insurance doesn’t cover such items.
Is financing available?
If you are having to pay for the repairs yourself, it might be hard to come up with all that money up front. And even if insurance is paying, if you have a large deductible, it could still be difficult to pay up front. You won’t have to worry about it, though, if you find a body shop that offers financing to allow you to pay it off over several months.
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