Have you & your vehicle recently been in a fender bender in the Centralia area? Immediately after a car accident occurs, get yourself and your car to a safe place. Next, exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver. Explore what to do after taking these first steps to initiate auto body repair.
First, Contact Your Insurance Company
If you can do so safely at the accident scene, give your insurance company a call. It’s helpful to speak to someone about what you should and shouldn’t do, including admitting guilt or liability, and about the next steps. Be prepared to give your name, contact information, car registration, driver’s license number and a description of the incident. You may also be asked to take photos of both vehicles.
Next, Choose an Auto Body Shop
In most states, insurance companies legally can’t steer you to choose a specific repair shop. However, some companies offer a list of preferred mechanics. If you’re making car payments, your lender may require you to pick a shop from this list.
Finally, Request an Estimate in Writing
Your auto body repair technician should always provide an estimate prior to beginning work. Make sure you get this number in writing. Additionally, request that any additional work be cleared by you before proceeding.
Ready for Auto Body Repair for Your Centralia Vehicle?
When you’re ready for auto body repair, contact us at Pacific Auto Body in Seattle with questions or to request an estimate. Double-check with your insurance about any repair shop documentation or other requirements that you’ll need to get reimbursed for repairs. Our factory-trained and certified technicians regularly work on luxury BMW, Mercedes or Tesla vehicles.
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