How do you know if a body shop is good?
6 Tips for Choosing the Right Collision Repair Shop
- Ask Your Family and Friends. Most people have worked with an auto body shop at one time or another.
- Read Reviews.
- Check With Your Mechanic.
- Look for Certified Technicians.
- Ask the Right Questions.
- Trust Your Gut.
How long should I expect my car to be in the body shop?
Smaller repairs can be done in as little as 1-2 days while larger collisions repairs can take upwards of about two 2-3 weeks, on vehicles with major structural damage.
What happens if a body shop doesn’t do a good job?
Request a Refund or Promise of Delivery If they don’t offer guarantees on their work consider asking for some type of refund because of their shoddy work. If necessary show them the evidence of the damage and consider getting an estimate from another shop as to how much it would cost to fix their poor work.
What takes the longest to fix on a car?
Most Challenging Car Repairs
- Replacing an Engine.
- Spark Plugs.
- Transmission. Transmission repairs are known to be expensive, so mechanics may find that some customers are reluctant to address these problems until they are at a crisis stage.
Why do body shops take so long?
Most large auto body shops keep components for everyday cars in their inventory. If this is the case, you’ll be out of parts and into labor soon. If you drive a unique vehicle or an older model car, it may take extra time to get the parts you need. An autobody professional will know who to ask and where to order from.
Are car repair prices negotiable?
Most people simply don’t realize they can negotiate auto repair work. And while some itemized charges may stand firm (like some parts prices), others have significant wiggle-room (shop mark-ups are often as much as 200% to cover operations).
Does Carshop negotiate?
Not only is there no negotiation, we do not pay our salespeople based on the profit made or the vehicle you choose. Schedule a pickup — you’ll feel the difference the moment you walk in the door.
What should I look for when picking up my car from the body shop?
Check the distance between the tires and fenders and compare those from side to side. Ensure that all hoses and wires are connected. Turn on your headlights and inspect the beam alignment. If the frame needed straightening request a copy of the frame spec printout and have the before and after numbers explained to you.