Common Car Collision Repair Myths

Common Car Collision Repair Myths

If any of you've ever gotten into a collision, it not only rattles your vehicle but also rattles you as a passenger or driver. The effects of a collision can last for a long period of time and, in many cases, can leave you stressed out and lost. An added stress afterward is figuring out how and when you can get your vehicle repaired and back on the road. For residents of St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Devon, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas of Alberta, it's not easy to find a reputable collision centre to take care of all their repair needs. One of the biggest issues about finding one is the prevalent rumours that surround collision repair centres. Let's debunk some of these myths, continue reading to learn more.

Only Insurance Company Approved Repair Centre

By no means are you required to use the collision repair centre that your insurance company recommends. If you have dealt with a centre in the past, you're more than welcome to use your preferred shop of choice.

Insurance Covers the Total Cost

This is a prevalent myth. Vehicle insurance companies only cover repair costs if they exceed the deductible amount. This is where the deductible amount you choose to pay is important. choosing a higher deductible typically results in a lower insurance rate.

Multiple Estimate is a Must

Some individuals will tell you that you are required to obtain multiple estimates before selecting the lowest one. This misconception is usually pushed by insurance companies who want to pay the lowest cost for repair.

A Damaged Repair Cannot Be Fixed

if you are able to find an experienced collision repair centre, you should not have to worry about repairing the frame if it is damaged. As long as the frame has structural damage that has not weakened it, it can be fixed. An added bonus of newer vehicles is that they are engineered by using a unibody design, and these are easier to repair.

Best to Use a Dealership

There are many options when choosing a collision centre; however, if your dealership has one on-site, it is highly recommended to utilize their expertise with the product. Since they have access to not only OEM parts but may be trained in how to repair their respective model line up. Please contact us for more information.

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