Insurance Companies & Their “Recommended” Body Shops

By June 1, 2021 No Comments

The auto body shop your insurer recommends, isn’t always the right choice for your vehicle repairs. There’s a good chance that the repair shop recommended by your insurance company has an existing relationship with them based on low cost and less quality work instead of the complete and safe repair you will get with Sam Jackson’s Auto Body Repair Shop. Thankfully, you can choose where you would like to have your vehicle repaired.

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These “recommended shops” typically will do their best to save the insurer money by using subpar parts and cutting corners when it comes to quality services. By choosing an auto body shop that does not have a relationship with your provider they are not incentivized to try to save them money and will more than likely have higher quality repairs.

Another thing to be mindful of, is collision repair fraud.  Dishonest repair shops bill your car insurance company for new parts and use used parts or say the work took longer than it did. Other body shops might exaggerate repair costs by overcharging an insurer (and a customer) for necessary repairs. By purposely overstating the accident damages, the shop can make money from unneeded repairs. Make sure to ask a lot of questions and compare multiple estimates from trusted repair shops to ensure you aren’t getting taken advantage of.

The shop your insurance company recommends is not the best choice every time.

Insurance companies recommended body shops typically handle repairs faster than other shops, but fast fixes do not equal quality. Do your research, compare prices, ask questions, read reviews, and make the best decision for you and your vehicle.

Our promise to you – You will never have to worry about us trying to “fit” into the insurance company’s standards or cheap fixes. We are accustomed to being held to high-level quality standards by Honda Associates who work hard developing and manufacturing vehicles.

Whether you’ve had an accident or are just ready to finally fix that scratch or dent you’ve been putting off give us a call for a free estimate. As an I-CAR Gold Class Certified shop, Sam Jackson’s Auto Body Repair and our expert technicians inspect every vehicle and will provide top-notch service and quality repairs. Let us take care of you by keeping things clean and stress free so you can drive away with confidence in the work we do.