5 Facts to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired After An Auto Accident in LA

1. Know Your Rights! There is no law requiring you to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.

2. Go to the “shop of your choice.” You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance cannot require you to go to a particular shop. It’s your car. It’s your decision.

3. Insurance Drive-In vs. Shop of Your Choice. Does it matter? Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can bring it to the auto body shop of your choice to have the car inspected by the insurance there instead of going to where they want you to go.

4. Choose a shop wisely. Choose a shop that has unibody equipment and certified technicians (I-CAR, Factory Training, or ASE)

5. The body shop’s warranty is the only one that matters! Ask if the shop offers a repair warranty. FYI, insurance companies DO NOT guarantee the repairs (they only pay for the repairs). ONLY the auto body shop may offer the guarantee.

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