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How Can I Find an Honest Auto Body Shop?

We’ve all heard stories from other drivers about collision repairs that didn’t quite meet their expectations, making them a little leery about using that shop again. And when you’re involved in an accident, finding an honest and reliable auto body repair shop for your car will help alleviate your concerns well after the work is through. To help you find a shop that’s more likely to meet your expectations, use these tips from the pros.

Does my car insurance cover a rental car after an accident?

Auto rental reimbursement coverage pays for the cost of a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired after an accident. It is a low-cost product available through your auto insurance provider. Insurance companies sometimes have different names for rental coverage. They may refer to it as rental reimbursement, loss of use or rental coverage. Rental Coverage will help with the cost of a rental car as part of a covered auto Insurance claim. It may not cover you for other reasons such as routine maintenance on your car or for a vacation. Policies vary by insurance company and state. Refer to your own auto insurance agent for details on your coverage.

Your Rights as a Consumer

As a consumer of automotive collision repair, you have a number of rights which, if exercised, could better ensure that your vehicle will be repaired in a proper, complete and safe manner. Choosing the body shop where your vehicle will be repaired is an important decision, and in most cases, you have the right to make that decision. Not all shops are alike, however, when it comes to having properly trained technicians and the equipment and facilities needed to fix your vehicle right, so making a well informed choice is key.