Car accidents result in more than just personal injuries, most times your car is also damaged in the incident. If your car is not completely damaged, the insurance company may require you to seek an estimate for repairs. It is critical to pick a mechanic that will give you a thorough and honest estimate about what is needed to repair your car, and what it will cost. This is a tall order though, and a little advice can go a long way in your endeavor to find just the right mechanic and/or body shop.
Some of the key things to consider when shopping around for an auto mechanic include:
- Seek the advice and opinion of family and friends who are satisfied with a mechanic they use regularly, or have used in the past. Referrals are good source of information, and when they come from trusted loved ones they are all the more reliable.
- Make sure the shop you go to is familiar with the make and model of your car, and has experience making repairs to the type of car you drive.
- Perform an internet search for complaints against a shop you are considering, or for positive reviews.
- Ask for proof of any certifications for the type of work you need performed.
- Be sure the shop provides a warranty for the work it does, so that if you drive off and experience problems that should have been addressed you are able to return for additional work without having to shell out additional funds.
If you are looking for a mechanic to fix your car as a result of damage caused in an accident, you will want to be sure the shop is approved by the insurance company for the responsible driver. You will also want to make certain any estimate you are provided clearly sets forth the work needed, and breaks down the cost for both the parts and the labor. For more help getting back on your feet after a car accident, call our office. We have experience helping people injured in wrecks recover from their persona injuries and getting their property damage fixed.
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