You do have a choice! Many insurance companies will “recommend” going to a collision shop that they feel comfortable with. Often their choice is not based on who will provide you with the best work, more like who is offering them the best break. While the two may be compatible with each other, it is best for you to check out a repair shop before having them do the work.

One company that should not be overlooked when choosing a collision repair company is Bailey Motors of Redding. Jake Bailey is now offering his 10 years experience in collision repair to the general public for insurance repairs. Here are a few tips to help you choose someone to repair your accident damage vehicle.

What should you look for in a good Collision Repair company?

  1. Check that other vehicles coming out of the workshop look good. Are there any signs of a ‘patched’ job on the bodywork, does the color look the same all over?
  2. How long have they been in business? Do they have a good reputation in the area?
  3. Ask if you can have your vehicle checked over by another mechanic or body shop.
  4. What do they offer if there is a problem with any of the work done?
  5. Have their vehicles been test-driven by someone experienced to know how to spot any faults?
  6. Have the electronics and wiring been checked? Often automobiles that have been in an accident can have problems with these areas further down the line.
  7. Can you have a print-out from a reliable alignment shop?
  8. Are they giving you a reasonable quote for the job? Often a dealership will inflate the price of a job if they know its for insurance purposes.

Click here for more information on Bailey Motors and their automotive accident repair service