The point of this story is that my girlfriend really didn’t know about electrical issues or even how to hire an electrician—because she never needed one. But because she never considered that she may need an electrician someday, she paid the price for not knowing which electrician to call or how they handle—and charge for—simple repairs. It’s no different with a body shop. Have you ever considered where you would go to get your car repaired if you were in a collision? Most people don’t. Here are a few things to consider if you ever need a body shop:
– Do they have overall good reviews on Google, Yelp and other online directories?
– Do they come from a good recommendation from friends or family?
– Do you know if your body shop would use after-market (translated: generic) parts to repair your car? Or would they use original manufactured equipment (OEM) parts that are made specifically for your vehicle make and model?
– Do their technicians have certification in their jobs?(i.e. body techs, paint techs, etc.)
– Do they guarantee their work?