5 Questions to Find a Quality Auto Body Shop

Accidents happen.  And someone needs to fix the damage.  After you’ve been in an automobile collision, one of the first things you’ll want to do is have the vehicle damage repaired.  But there are so many auto body shops and so many options – how do you choose a reputable shop that will work in your best interests?

Following are five questions to ask to ensure that you find a quality auto body shop you can trust to repair your vehicle:

Are They Experienced?

Years in service matter.  You want a body shop that has been in business a long time, and has developed a strong reputation within the community.  You also want technicians who are experienced, highly trained, and certified as appropriate.  Body repair is a science and an art, and technicians should be continuously learning through classes and hands-on experience to provide the best work possible.

When Are They Available?

Collisions don’t only happen during working hours, Monday through Friday.  That’s why it’s important to partner with a body shop that offers towing whenever you need it.  The last thing you need after an automobile accident is the stress of trying to locate a shop that can assist you after hours.

Do They Offer a Warranty?

Reputable body shops stand behind their work, and are more than willing to guarantee it.  They understand that their reputation depends on it.  Only work with shops that provide a warranty, and ensure that the warranty lasts long enough to truly protect you in case of future issues.

Do They Offer Loaner Vehicles?

If your car is in the shop, you’re going to need a loaner.  Find out if the auto body shop provides loaners and, if so, how much additional that is going to cost on top of repair work.  Are you going to need to go through the hassle of contacting a separate rental car agency on top of dealing with an auto body shop?  Or can everything be handled at one location – for a reasonable price?

Will They Help With Insurance Paperwork?

An experienced auto body shop is well versed in working with various insurance companies, and shouldn’t shy away from communicating with them.  Insurance estimates should be honored, and the paperwork headache should be something that the body shop is willing to assist with.

Here at Key Collision and Paint Center, we check all these boxes and more!  We have been in business for over 34 years with technicians that are ICAR certified and continuously learning through education and experience.  We offer towing 24/7, any day of the year.  Our work is backed by a 100% guarantee, complete with LIFETIME warranty.  Not only do we offer loaner vehicles, they are included FREE at no extra cost to you.  Finally, we believe that it is our responsibility to leverage our experience to handle ALL insurance paperwork to relieve you of that burden.

Want to learn more about how we can help you?  Contact us today.


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