Why you should find an auto body shop before you need one

You never know when you are going to need an auto body repair shop. No one expects to be involved in a car accident—but dozens of people are every single day.


Crashes can be horrific experiences, but the problems don’t end when you step out of the vehicle. Dealing with insurance, finding a repair shop, and getting your car repaired can be a huge hassle—especially if it means going without your car for weeks. But it can be an even bigger hassle if you don’t know who to use to repair your car in the first place.


Just think about it: what would you rather do after you have been involved in a car accident; take your car directly to a collision repair center that you trust and focus on recovering or shop around dozens of repair shops, get quotes and try to work out who is best? It’s an easy choice, right? You need to know who you can trust before it happens.


It’s not just a case of making it easier for yourself right after an accident, by knowing who you will use ahead of an accident, you can also make sure that you find the very best auto body repair shop. If you are looking for a repair center right after an accident, you may not have the time or focus to sort the wheat from the chaff. But when you have all the time in the world, you can really drill down into the way that an auto repair center operates.


So what should you look for in an auto body repair shop?


There are a few things you should do when trying to find an auto body repair shop ahead of an accident. First of all, keep an eye out for friends, family, and colleagues who have recently had their car repaired and make sure to ask them who did it and what the service was like.


Don’t know anyone who has been in an accident? Don’t worry about it. You can also use Google to find dozens of auto repair shops and then research them further. Look for reviews on Google, Yelp and other review sites. These can be a great way to get an insight into how these repair centers treat their customers.


When you think you have found a good repair center, you can start to drill them on their work: do they guarantee it? Are their technicians certified? What parts do they use: OEM or aftermarket?


The answer to these questions can help you find the perfect repair center for you. If you want to ask us about our process, we’d be delighted to help. Give us a call today on (623) 915-2886 or get in touch using our online contact form.