When your car has suffered a loss, whether its body work or mechanical repair, there is an easy way to get through it all. Relax, don’t worry, and just let your mechanic handle it all. It is that easy, providing you make sure your rights are protected.
Handling the Insurance Company
Your insurance company will protect their interests over yours, so they’ll make it look like you have to use their suggestions on a mechanic to fix your vehicle. However, you have the right to use whatever mechanic or body shop you want to use. And you should use your own, if you know your repair shop’s work and they have your best interest at heart.
Your mechanic will recommend that you do what is best for you and your ride. And that is what he will recommend. Your insurance company is going to want to skip things and try to have this done as cheaply as possible. If they are using the mechanic they have under contract, that mechanic is going to do what the insurance company wants done, because they want more insurance business. So, use your own mechanic or find one with excellent reviews.
After you find a shop to fix whatever is wrong with your vehicle, ask them for an estimate. Your insurance company will probably tell you to get estimates from 3 different mechanics, and that’s a good thing. It keeps everyone honest and the estimates will possibly show different ways to get the job done. That’s good to know.
Once you’ve agreed with the insurance company who is going to do the work, leave your vehicle there and let the mechanic deal with the insurance adjuster and the insurance company. You get to sit back and wait for your car to be finished. You don’t have to bother with any of it. Your mechanic is quite skilled in handling it all.