If you drive a car, you have car insurance. You pay your premiums on time and, in exchange, your insurer is responsible for making you whole again in the event of an accident.
Unfortunately, insurers want to repair your vehicle as cheaply as possible. Many shops, especially those on “preferred” or DRP networks, will cut corners and use imitation parts to make those insurers happy.
Improper repairs have become all too common.
The California Bureau of Automotive Repair found that up to 60% of vehicles still had damage that the collision repair facility either missed, or did not address. Even more alarming is that they found that 42% of repairs had serious safety concerns.
These kinds of low quality, even unsafe repairs have become so common that most people think if they’re in an accident, their vehicle won’t ever be the same as it once was. People have come to expect changes in performance and function after a repair and, sadly, have come to accept this as an inevitable consequence of being in accident.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Your car can, and should, be restored to pre-accident condition. You don’t have to accept this kind of repair work. With a little bit of knowledge, you can protect the investment you’ve made in your vehicle, and make sure your vehicle has been repaired safely.
We believe your car is an important part of your life. It’s the second largest investment you’re likely to make after your home. It carries and protects your family – your most precious cargo. Take a few moments to watch the videos below.
It’s your legal right to be restored after an accident.
Many people assume that one of the first steps in dealing with the aftermath of an accident is to call their insurance company to find out what to do next. Unfortunately, many insurance companies take advantage of their policyholders’ trust, and engage in a tactic known as “Steering”.
5 Things Insurance Companies Say to Steer You After a Car Accident
Beware of the language your insurer uses. They are going to say certain things to pressure you into going to a shop that will repair your car cheaply. Remember, that’s their goal; to spend as little money as they can for your repair in order to serve their own profit margins.
Have you been in a car accident in the last 3 years? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the loss in resale value caused by that accident. It’s called “Diminished Value” and your insurance company doesn’t want you to know about it. In fact, they may even make misleading statements that lead you to believe you don’t qualify.