Auto Body Shop Myths | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Auto Body Shop Myths | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

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insurance. All these myths can and do worry people because their vehicle

is an expensive investment. Below, we expose these myths

There are several myths that exist about auto body shops and accident insurance. All these myths can and do worry people because their vehicle is an expensive investment. Below, we expose these myths.

 Myth 1 - A car will never be the same after an accident

This, of course, depends on how severe the accident is. In some cases, a car can't be fixed and should be taken off the road. Sometimes the damage isn't as bad as it appears, but the frame has somehow been compromised and the safety can't be guarantee.

However, a professional auto body shop with highly trained technicians will often be able to restore the safety and aesthetic condition of a vehicle after an accident.

Myth 2 - Only the car dealer is capatable of properly repairing your car

This myth isn't technically true. One of the reasons people believe this to be true because customers believe only the dealership will be able to order "original equipment manufacturer" or OEM parts.

Many auto body shops can order and replace OEM parts, restoring a car to its original condition.

Myth 3 - Your insurance company will cover all damage and repairs

The auto body shop warranties the work, not the insurance company. However, not every auto body shop can warranty their work so it's up to you do to your research.

Myth 4 - Your insurance company will cover all damage and repairs

What your insurance will cover depend on what kind of policy you have and the variables of the accident. Things like who is at fault, for example, or if the crash was due to something like sliding on ice. the extent of your coverage will dictate how much of the repairs are covered, and it's something you should familiarize yourself with.

Myth 5 - You must use the auto the auto body shop recommended by your insurance company

While the insurance company will make auto body repair shop recommendations, you are not bound to it. You are allowed to use whichever licensed repair shop you please. Of course, if the technician is operating without the proper license, the insurance company has the right to not accept the claim. But if you have a trusted, licensed technician, it is within your rights to use that auto body repair shop.

Do be aware, however, that if the shop has no affiliation with the insurance company, the claim may take longer to seattle. That's because they will need to bring in a third party to assess the repairs and it might not be the most efficient process.

In the end, people have more rights than they often assume when it comes to auto body repairs after an accident.

 

 

 

 

Penney Auto Body & Glass, Vancouver’s Auto Body Collision Repair Shop, is an expert in paint and body repair and cares about the welfare of your car and your personal safety. If you get involved in an automotive accident or you're a victim of a vehicle break-in or theft be sure to contact Penney Auto Body for your auto body, collision repair, and car painting services.

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