If your car has suffered a collision, you would have to take it to the body shop for repairs. But before you do that, you may have questions about the collision repair process. Here are answers to some of them from the leading auto glass repair and body shop, A&A Auto Glass in Houston.
Q. What to do after a car accident?
Car accidents are extremely shocking for anybody who has ever been in one. The impact of the crash is so powerful that you may freeze and not know what steps to take following a vehicular accident. We will guide you through some steps that you may want to follow right after you have been in a crash. First and foremost, the most important part to remember following a collision, is to remain calm. Staying calm and breathing is extremely important because you can think more clearly and are not distracted by everything that is going on in your head. As a result of staying calm, you can think and decide what you will do next. Now, follow along for a list of steps to take post car accident.
- Do not drive away after the accident because if you leave it will appear like a hit and run. Consequently, you will be charged.
- Pull off to the side if you are blocking traffic and or if the collision happened in a dangerous place. Don’t risk getting run into again out of fear to move the car. Move it.
- Immediately contact the police and let them know what happened. Wait for the authorities and ambulance to arrive. Stay calm.
- Make sure to turn off your car’s engine and wait where you are for assistance.
- Take pictures of the accident
- Contact your insurance company
- Acquire a police report copy
- Call A&A Auto Glass Discounters & Body Shop for your automotive repairs
Q. What do I do if my insurance company tells me to get multiple quotes and find the lowest cost shop?
Insurance companies are always looking for the best ways to save money. But, you pay monthly, you deserve what you want. Tell them no and take your car to a company you trust. Do not settle for a shop that may potentially do a bad job in an effort to save your insurance company a few hundred dollars. It is their job to take care of the issue. You h ave the right to get your car fixed and repaired wherever you want.
Q. Can you work out the issues with my insurance company following my car crash?
Most definitely. Our team will work everything out with your insurance company. All you have to do is bring it in and we will take care of the rest.
Q. Can I choose where I take my car for repair?
A. Certainly. You can choose where to take your car for repair. Your insurance company will work with the shop you prefer. A&A Auto Glass can help to negotiate with your insurer to get the best repairs done.
Q. Do I have to get several estimates?
A. Unless your policy says so clearly, you do not have to get more than one estimate. Most body shops can provide you with a free estimate.
Q. Do I have to pay the difference if my estimate is higher than what my insurance company wrote?
A. Insurance adjusters usually write an estimate based on visible damage. Additional damage may be revealed on closer inspection. The body shop will work with your insurer to inform them of additional damage and negotiate with them for payments.
Q. Will estimates vary between different repair shops?
A. Yes, it is possible. Sometimes, the estimate amount may not include some repairs or parts required. The choice of parts and the shop’s hourly rates can also make a difference. A&A Auto Glass can give you estimates that are more accurate.
Q. Will my vehicle look the same after the repairs as it was before the collision?
A. Highly skilled and experienced technicians can restore your vehicle to its pre-collision condition.
Q. How much time will it take to repair my car or truck?
A. The body shop will give you with an estimated delivery time. Depending on the repairs required, parts availability and insurer approvals, the time taken for different vehicles could vary. Ask the body shop to keep you informed of any changes in the schedule.
If you are looking for skilled and experienced technicians to repair your car after a collision, call A&A Auto Glass Discounters & Body Shop at 713-984-9006.