The last few articles we have talked about almost everything leading up to getting your vehicle in the body shop. Most often repairs will be non-emergency things like a scuffed bumper or a scratch or a crease down the side of the vehicle. The body shop will order the parts and schedule you for an appointment.
What if you just hit a deer or a car pulled out in front of you and your car is not drivable. Let’s compress all the information that I have previously discussed in recent articles into one or two days.
Let’s say you’ve done your homework and you know exactly where you will be taking you vehicle. The shop should have a loaner or rental car for you and will write an estimate and be the advocate for you with the insurance company.
Be aware that the process might not be as fast as you would possibly expect. The body shop will start an estimate of repairs but most often have to wait for an ’adjuster’ that is a representative of your insurance company to also do an estimate. It might be two, three or more days before they arrive at the body shop.
Then when the body shop has come to an agreement on the estimate they can order the parts.