Nothing is scarier than a car accident. Except maybe a car crash that happens out of town. Collisions can bring up intense and overwhelming feelings of fear and helplessness. When a crash occurs in a place that’s unfamiliar, those emotions intensify. Each state has varying laws about what steps to take after an accident.
Many people think that the terms ‘auto body’ and ‘auto repair’ are synonymous. After all, both types of businesses deal with damaged vehicles in some capacity and have qualified technicians that can help get your ride back on the road. However, auto body and repair shops have very different specializations. Just like you wouldn’t
Driverless cars are coming to the streets and highways sooner than later. Despite the legal wrangling between Google and Uber over the technology itself, it is predicted by some that 60% of cars on the road in the next 10 years will be driverless, although no one knows for sure.
Stats show that 92% of today’s consumers read online reviews before making a purchase. So, it’s likely that before you buy a new microwave or a washer and dryer set, you’ll be scouring the internet searching for what others have to say about the product. But do you do the same thing when choosing an
After the initial shock of getting in a collision has worn off and you’ve contacted your insurance company and now need to find a body shop to repair your vehicle, there are questions that you should ask when researching the best shops to have the work done. Like any other industry not
Let’s face it, nobody wakes up in the morning and says, “I hope I get into a fender-bender today so I can go to my auto body shop!” Ridiculous self-talk? Definitely. But could a fender-bender happen? Absolutely. The point is body shops are similar to plumbers, electricians and lawyers. Nobody really thinks about what they
You’ve had a collision and you’ve gone through all the steps to get your vehicle repaired. You took the car to your insurance company—or sent pictures of the damage—for an appraisal of the damage. You then got an estimate at your local body shop and had it repaired. You want it repaired so it
Insurance companies and aftermarket part manufacturers claim they’ve saved consumers millions of dollars by using cheaper imitation parts. In January 2013 the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued a special report that stated the use of aftermarket parts reduce the amount insurers had to pay on claims for collision and auto body repair. Insurers
When people are involved in a collision and need their car repaired many don’t know the process of how an auto body shop works. It can be little intimidating when you don’t know what to expect after a collision. Here are the steps involved in getting your car repaired: Contact your insurance company. They
When having your car repaired after a collision there has been extensive debate and even litigation regarding the use of after-market or used parts as opposed to original manufactured equipment (OEM) parts when performing the repairs. Depending on who you talk to, there are two sides to this argument. Critics and some body shops