Do I Have to Use the Body Shop the Insurance Company Recommends?

Young couple speaks with a technician in an auto body shop

Being involved in a car accident can be a frustrating, painful, and stressful experience. There can be a slew of unknowns that can make the experience that much more difficult to deal with.

Among your concerns may be whether you are able to take your vehicle to your preferred auto body shop for repairs. Keep reading to learn if you must take your vehicle to the auto body shop the insurance company recommends.

Auto Body Shop

If your car needs to be repaired following a car accident, the insurance company will likely recommend a body shop for you to take your car to.

Keep in mind that you are not required to use the body shop the insurance company recommends in order for your repairs to be completed.

You have the legal right to take your car wherever you prefer for your vehicle’s repairs. The insurance company cannot force you to use the facility they suggest.

Oftentimes, insurance companies work out deals with certain body shops, which means they’ll likely receive a discount if you bring your car to one of their suggested shops. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these discounts will not be passed on to you. These price reductions solely benefit insurance companies and body shops.

Quality Repairs

Wherever you decide to take your car for repairs, be sure that only the highest quality parts are used on your vehicle. Some body shops use aftermarket parts in order to save money on repairs, but this is never a recommended practice.

Aftermarket parts are often not manufactured with the same vigor that stock parts are, which means they can break down or malfunction far sooner than their stock counterparts.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages. Here at Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., our attorneys are highly skilled in the area of car accident personal injury law and have helped many other people just like you obtain justice. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have right away.

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