Auto Body Shop Berkeley CA
Are you nervous about taking your car into the auto body shop Berkeley for repairs? If you live in the CA area, then you’re in luck because our auto body shop Berkeley can provide you with all the auto body works services you will ever need.
We understand that it can be pretty nerve wracking taking your cars in for repairs for the first time, which is why we have streamlined the entire process for you. You will find that our auto repair technicians are not only certified and well-qualified to restore your vehicle, but they can also explain the things that need to be done to get your vehicle back into pre-accident condition.
With that said, here is a short walkthrough on the things that you should be doing just in case you need to take your car into our auto body shop Berkeley.
When An Accident Occurs
While we can also do optional repairs, we find that the clients who experience the most anxiety are those who have just been in an accident. If you find yourself in the middle of a car accident, here are the steps that you need to take.
First of all, don’t worry too much about your car after a high speed car crash. Safety first should be what is foremost on your mind. Make sure that you are uninjured and able to exit your vehicle safely. Make sure that everyone else involved is uninjured as well.
After ensuring safety, you have to determine whether or not there is a dispute as to who was at fault. In any case, you should get the vehicle identification number and phone number of the other driver/s and their insurance information. Also, it is never a bad idea to get the phone numbers of nearby witnesses just in case there is a dispute. In any case, this information will come in very handy for filing your report so you can claim your insurance coverage.
When You Need Towing
If it is impossible to drive your vehicle after the accident, it will need to be towed. You can count on us for this matter. We will safely tow your vehicle off the road and into our auto body shop Berkeley for a repair estimate.
But I Need To Contract With My Insurer’s Auto Body Shop Berkeley, Right?
This is a myth that many people still believe in. The reality is that there is an explicit law against the compelling the insured to have their car serviced only at a particular auto body shop Berkeley. This is known as the “anti-steering law.” This means that your right to choose a reputable auto body shop Berkeley of your choice is actually protected by law.
You do NOT need to use your dealership or insurer’s auto body shop Berkeley. You may choose any reputable body shop that you please and your insurer cannot refuse to give you coverage.
What If My Car Is A Total Wreck?
The technical term is actually “total loss.” Do keep in mind that just because your vehicle looks mangled beyond repair, this does not automatically mean that it is a total loss. Get your vehicle assessed at our auto body shop Berkeley first.
To make things clear, a total loss only happens if the estimated repair cost of your vehicle actually exceeds the assessed value of the vehicle as determined by you insurer. In other words, if it costs more to repair the vehicle than it does to buy a new one – at least as determined by your insurance company.
Will My Car Look As Good As New?
This is precisely the goal of our auto body shop. As far as the aesthetics of your car go, we will definitely ensure that your car looks as good as it did before the accident occurred. If you wish to employ our auto detailing services, we can even make your car’s paint job finish look even better than it did when it was fresh out of the factory. In other words, our auto body shop can make your car look better than new.
I Need A Car While My Vehicle Is Under Repairs
Take a look at your insurance policy regarding this matter. You may find something appealing inside. Basically, depending on your insurance coverage, your insurance company may actually provide for a rental car for you while your vehicle is being repaired. This means that you could be entitled to a free rental vehicle for the duration of the repairs. With that said, we will definitely attempt to repair your vehicle as soon as possible.
How Long Does It Take To Repair My Car?
This will depend a lot on the type of damage to your car as well as the available spare parts for your particular vehicle at the time of the repairs. With that said, we will try to order the necessary parts to repair your car as soon as you contract our auto body shop services. Therefore, the short answer is that every repair job is different and so is the repair time. Our auto repair technicians will assess every repair job individually. This is because we give personalized attention for all our clients. We will provide you with an estimated repair time.
Will My Vehicle Still Be Safe To Drive?
Take note of this important fact: cars do not become unsafe just because they have been in an accident once. As long as the repair job is thorough, cars do not really wear out – only their parts do. Fortunately, these parts can be either repaired or replaced if they are really worn out.
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