Tips for Choosing an Auto Body Repair Shop

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Accurate Auto Body Shop 14 Comments

How to Choose an Auto Body Repair Shop We know that it can be stressful when you are looking for auto body repair services and trying to find an auto body shop to get an estimate. After all, you may have just been involved in an accident and have a lot of questions as it pertains to repair and your insurance. When it comes to selecting the right auto body repair shop, we have some quick tips as to what you may want to look for and consider.

Tips to Find an Auto Body Repair Shop

Word of Mouth

We know that when you have an accident, the first inclination may be to just go with who your insurance agency recommends and just start getting your car repaired in for going out to find an auto body repair shop that is right for you. But, take a moment and ask others you know who they would recommend. Often times, you will find your friends or co-workers may know some other shops that they love and have had great experience with. Don’t worry, most auto shops work with most major insurance companies so you don’t need to feel locked into a particular shop just because it is one of a few on your insurance provider’s list.

Check Their Reviews

Read through some of the auto body shop’s reviews. It doesn’t matter how many they have, per se, but look at the quality of their reviews. Look at Google, Facebook, and even Yelp. Also read up on their website and see if they have customer testimonials and stories. Ask yourself if those reviews and testimonials provide you with a sense of comfort.

Better Business Bureau Accredited

Quickly do a search on and see if the shop is accredited. If they are, it means they have been found to meet certain standards and have a commitment to meet customer needs and resolve any complaints. You can also see what their rating is.

Get a Thorough Examination

When some auto body shops provide an estimate, they oftentimes do so without actually doing a thorough evaluation. They are sometimes making an educated guess without truly understanding the extent of the damage that will be required to be repaired. As a result, they either under or overestimate the true cost of repair. You will want to ensure they have a cost guarantee and the only way they can do that is with a strong validation process. Also, with that validation, they should be able to provide a guaranteed delivery date. Regardless, do get multiple estimates, but know that lowest prices may not be the best

Go With You Gut

At the end of the day, your gut is the best barometer to gauge who to go with. If your gut tells you that a shop feels shady, then stay away. If their estimate seems almost too good to be true and they have no guarantees, then you may want to think twice about using them. On the other hand, ff a shop felt good and the owner and technicians took time to answer your questions, made you feel at ease, then you go with them. When going through repair, you have to go with a shop you feel that you can trust. After all, it is stressful enough if you dealing with the hassles of an accident, the shop you choose should not be one of them.

How to use this information

Here at Accurate Auto Body, we are committed to providing the best experience to our customers. If you find yourself facing auto body repairs, please let us take a look at your vehicle. We can answer any questions you may have and you can be assured that will do a thorough evaluation. Give us a call at 303-344-2122 or contact us through our website for more information and we will be happy to help!

14 Responses

  1. My cousin has been thinking about repairing her car because it has a huge dent on the side. She would really like to get some help from a professional to make sure that it will look new. I liked what you said about how they should do a though evaluation before providing an estimate, so that they understand the extent of the damage.

  2. Thank you for mentioning the importance of an auto shop being accredited on the BBB to show that they meet the standards. My older brother was in a minor car accident last night and he needs to take his vehicle to an auto repair shop. I will make sure that he researches the BBB to find a great shop before he chooses to go anywhere.

  3. Larry Weaver says:

    Thanks for the tip to look at the quality of the reviews for an auto body shop. My car was damaged in a car accident last week, and I need to get it fixed as soon as possible before I go on a road trip this summer. I’ll look for a reliable auto shop by checking reviews.

  4. Erika Brady says:

    Last night, my cousin was driving home while tired and accidentally drove into a concrete pole. This has caused a lot of damage to the front of his car, especially to his headlights. I’ll let him know your advice that it’s important to read reviews from Google, Facebook, and Yelp to find a reliable auto body repair service.

  5. The other day my sister-in-law shared that she is looking to have her car repaired. I will look into having her car brought to a reliable auto service shop to have it repaired. However, before doing so, I will make some calls to ask about the services that they offer.

  6. My cousin has been thinking about repairing the brakes on her car because she is really tired of hearing it squeal. She would really like to get some help from a professional to make sure that they can be reliable while driving. I liked what you said about how they should do a thorough evaluation before providing an estimate because it will allow them to understand the extent of the damage.

  7. I was involved in an accident recently and I am looking to have my auto body repaired. It makes sense for us to consider the reputation of the auto service. I will keep this information in mind and scoured the internet for reliable auto services.

  8. Greta James says:

    Thank you for the advice to make sure the shop will do a thorough evaluation of the car before providing an estimate. My sister was in an accident last week and needs to get her car in for some repairs. It would be smart for her to consult a professional who can help her understand all the repairs she will need to get her car running safely again.

  9. Braden Bills says:

    I want to make sure that I fix my car up properly, but I’m not sure how to go about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to help me out with things. That seems like a good way to ensure that I handle things correctly.

  10. I do appreciate that this post pointed out that when looking for auto services, it is advisable that we hire a professional as they can ensure that a thorough examination will be conducted. It makes sense as in doing so, our cars will be properly inspected and serviced. Since my car is due for service, I will definitely ensure to go to a certified mechanic.

  11. Tex Hooper says:

    You make a great point about paying attention to the gut feeling you have. My wife and I want new paint jobs for our cars. We’ll have to take them to a shop.

  12. Tex Hooper says:

    You make a great point about checking the online reviews first. My car broke down, but I want an honest mechanic to check it out. I’ll have to hire someone with good reviews to do an inspection.

  13. Examining everything that auto services can provide will really help me learn what to expect. Something like that will really allow me to prepare the proper budget just to get my car fixed, as I’m sure it will at least cost less than trying to do it myself. I’ll go and look for any auto body repair services that I can rely on for this and ask them about costs for sure.

  14. Reviews are a great way to get information on your choice of Autobody Shops, Google and Facebook will always help when it comes to searching for reviews

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