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Auto Body Collision Repair FAQs - Know Your Rights!
Were you recently in an accident and need auto body repairs? Are you fighting with your insurance company over repairs and are they demanding that you take your vehicle to one of their “Qualified” auto body repair shops? For many of us our vehicles are the second largest purchase we will make in our lifetimes. It only makes sense that we do everything we can to protect our investment. Along with our FREE repair estimates, Sheppard's Body Repair offers tips, guidelines and consulting to help you through the entire collision repair process.
Choosing a Local Collision Repair Shop
The most important thing to remember after ensuring the well being of those involved in an accident is to choose a local collision repair shop that will look after your interest and not that of the insurance companies. Remember, you have the right to have your vehicle repaired at the body shop of your choice! At Sheppard's we have over 75 years of experience in looking out for the best interest of our customers and to restoring their vehicles to their full pre-loss value.
Obtaining a Collision Repair Estimate
One of the critical factors in choosing a local body shop to repair your vehicle is getting a collision repair estimate. Most local body shops offer free collision repair estimates and after an accident you have the right to obtain multiple repair estimates. When obtaining more than one estimate, it is common for there to be variances in the repair cost. A lower estimate may indicate that all required work was not included for whatever reason. Always ask questions when you notice a significant difference in estimate prices. That helps to ensure that your comparisons are valid. Sheppard's Body Repair gladly offers free repair estimates and will review and consult with you on any estimate that you have questions about.
Ask About the Collision Repair Shops Warranty
Do not “assume” that your local body shop has a warranty on their repair work, always ask before committing to that shop and the repair work begins! Sheppard's Body Repair warranties all of their repair work for as long as you own the repaired vehicle!*