It's the Law, You Can Choose Who Does Your Auto Body Repair
There is a common misconception that many people have after being involved in an auto accident, and it is that they must use an auto body shop that their insurance company prefers. Well, this just simply isn't the case. While your insurance company will provide you with a list of recommended auto body repair shops and ask you to receive a certain number of quotes, there is no law that states you must go to any of these shops.
Many insurance companies partner with collision repair centers for deals that benefit both the insurance company and the repair shop, but you may not be getting the most bang for your buck if you use these shops. Following an accident keep in mind that you can use any shop you want and your insurance must honor your choice and, according to the law, you don't need to get any more than one quote. Just be sure you know what your insurance policy covers so you don't end up surprised by the bill, should there be any overages.
As mentioned, there is also no law that requires you to have multiple companies assess the damage and provide you with a quote. You only have to provide your insurance company with a single quote to move forward with having the damage repaired. However, receiving more than one quote may be a good idea, because some places may miss certain aspects of the repair that could dramatically change the cost. If an insurance estimator needs to take a look at the car you may also leave your car at an auto body repair shop of your choice and they can take a peek at the vehicle at that location.
If you've recently been involved in an auto accident, whether major or minor, and you're searching for an accurate collision repair quote and at an expert auto body repair shop in Portland be sure to go see the professional team of technicians at ADESA's Auto & Truck Collision Repair. Our team utilizes the latest technology to ensure fast and accurate repair and we strive to provide great customer service. Give us a call today at 503-674-5463 to request your free estimate for auto body repair in Portland and allow us to help you get back on the road fast!
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