It is your right to choose who repairs your car.
You do not need 2 estimates, you will still get a courtesy car (if available) and your repair will carry a guarantee. Just ask your insurer for a claim number, pass it on to us and we will submit the estimate direct to the insurer and will act on your behalf to make sure that your claim goes smoothly.
Following an accident, it’s your legal right to have your car repaired anywhere of your choice
If you contact your insurance company, they may try to get the repairs done at the lowest possible price without caring as much about the quality of the repair as you do. You do not need to use your insurance company’s favoured establishment, so look after your car and not the insurance company’s profits! Only one repair estimate is required. The one from your preferred repairer.
When it comes to the crunch, It’s your car, it’s your choice. Unfortunately accidents do happen. It may not be your fault but one day your vehicle may be in need of professional repair. You’ll be faced with an important decision. Who will you trust to repair your car back to its original condition?
There is no need to accept anyone less than a Manufacturer Approved Body Repairer.
Regardless of who you are insured with, by law, you are entitled to choose who repairs your car. Remember it’s your car, you paid the insurance premium, it’s your choice who repairs your car! You only need one estimate. Don’t let your insurance company give you the run-around just specify your preferred repairer.
Why Use The Autoshop Accident Repair Centre
It has come to our attention of late, that some Insurance Companies have become more aggressive with their insured driver in respect of where they can have their car repaired and we feel it only right to advise that following an accident, it’s your legal right to have your car repaired at any repair centre of your choice.
Should you contact your Insurance company; they may be inclined to send you to their favoured establishment, who work under contract to the Insurance companies, which in some cases could possibly result in the Insurance Companies? needs being met to the detriment of the vehicle repairs and ultimately to you, the client.
Insurance companies have been known to put obstacles in the way of the insured in order to prevent your freedom of choice. Please be assured, there is no condition that we cannot match should your choice of repairer be The Autoshop, whether it be the supply of Courtesy Cars, Repair Warranties, help in submitting estimates to your Insurance Companies, Arrangement of Engineers, Inspections etc,
Very often you will be informed of a delay in repair authorisation from them if you use an independent organisation such as ourselves, however we have a very proficient team who know their way around all Insurance Companies? Claims departments and offer every assistance to the client in order to make what can be a traumatic time as stress free and easy as possible.
In very extreme cases excesses may be increased – please do not allow this to dissuade you from going to repairers against your will, we can usually find a way of accommodating this problem for you.
In conclusion, The Autoshop is a small friendly team of professionals who pride themselves in putting their clients before all others and who offer a good quality service from start to finish and most importantly promise to get you back into your car in the quickest time possible with repairs of the highest standard. Should you have any difficulties with your Insurance Company, please keep us informed so that we can offer you the assistance you require.