Choosing an Auto Body Shop Portland OR
If you've had an auto accident involving your car, truck, RV or travel trailer, you know finding a good auto body repair shop that'll give you a fair price and return your vehicle in a timely manner isn't always easy. Local businesses tend to offer affordable pricing and the hands-on customer service we all look for, and recommendations from family and friends is a great way to find these smaller, family-owned businesses that'll take the time to answer your questions and explain the repair process.
Getting several estimates is a must, but choosing the most expensive won't necessarily guarantee better service or results. Likewise, choosing the cheapest won't always save you money in the long run. Higher estimates often come from larger shops needing to compensate for higher overhead costs, or that charge for things they think they might have to fix but are unsure of.
Be informed and ask smart questions. Do they offer a warranty? If so, how long and what does it cover? Ask if the shop has insurance coverage in case of damage, theft, or fire. And ask if they'll be using new, used, or aftermarket body parts. Used parts can be nearly as good as new, and doesn't always offer the savings you might expect. Aftermarket body parts may seem the best value, but Original Equipment Manufacturer body parts will probably be the best quality.
Go with your instinct, too. If you believe a shop is shady, stay away! Choose a shop with good communication, excellent customer service, favorable online reviews, and check their rating with the BBB. A shop that's straightforward with the process and prices is good, and if there's a shop you'd like to use because it was recommended by a friend, take a few estimates from other shops in with you to see if they can match them. For quality auto body repair in the Portland area, call ADESA's Auto & Truck Collision Repair at 503-674-5463 for a FREE quote today!
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