Quotes for Car Body Repairs
Keeping a car in its original condition is virtually impossible in today's current motoring environment. So when the inevitable happens and you receive car body damage the first thing you will want to do is to get the damage repaired. Getting quotes for any type of car body damage can be very time consuming and stressful, especially when the vehicle has to be driven from pillar to post in order to receive a written quote for the car body repair. The best way to approach getting a quote best would be first to identify if the damage warrants a body shop repair or whether it's minor enough for a mobile smart repair. The reason for this is that both offer varying types of quoting services.
If the damage was caused by a light collision and there is no structural damage like a bumper scuff or door scratches, then the chances are that the repair can be carried out by a mobile smart repair service. If this is the case then quotes are a lot easier to obtain. For example a mobile smart repair service can come to you to assess the car instead of you going to them and sometimes offer an email quoting service, where you send them varying photos of the damage, and they will send you back a full quote for the repair. Most of the smart repair quotes can be received within7 days for a visited quote and 24 hours for an email quote.
Body shops usually only offer a on the spot inspection quote which can only be obtained by you driving your vehicle to them. Some accident repair centres do offer an emailing quote service but they are few and far between. If you are not going through your insurance then you will have to just go from body shop to body shop to get the right quote that is good for you. If the car body repair is going through your insurance then they will generally pick the car up from you and there will be no need for you to obtain any quotes at all, the car will just be taken to there already approved body shop for the repair.
As stated above obtaining a quote can be a headache, I hope the information in this article is of some use when needing to receive a quote for a car body repair.