Our Top 7 Tips on Getting the Best Tempe Collision Repair(Service) for You and Your Car
Tempe drivers should start thinking about collision repair and collision repair coverage, a long time before the collision ever occurs. If you wait to inform yourself about your insurance coverage and your local collision repair shop, you will have a lot of leg work to do before you can get your car repaired, and that might delay your car repair for an unnecessary long period of time.
1.Get the car insurance coverage that works for you.
That includes liability coverage, a deductible that makes sense and that you can afford if the worst should come to pass. A higher deductible might lower your monthly payments, but can end up costing you more in the end if you end up having to fork out a large amount. Sure, it can save you a nice sum over time, but keep in mind that if you are in a collision, the higher deductible has to be paid.
2. Be in charge!
This means that not only do you not have to pick the collision repair center your insurance agents refers you to,but you also can go ahead and get more than one estimate. Both will ensure that you get the best service, the best prices and that you will work with an auto body repair mechanic that makes you feel at ease. You probably didn’t buy your car from the first person/dealership either; shopping around and collection additional information is always a prudent choice.
3. Know your part(s).
Oftentimes, insurers “encourage” the repair shops to use the cheapest parts possible, which often are salvage parts or at best, generic parts. Sometimes you can (especially if you weren’t the cause of the collision) make the collision shop use OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts which are much higher in quality and are made specifically for your vehicle.