4 Things To Think About When At An Auto Body Repair Shop

by Billy Price

If you are in need of auto repairs, you are most likely going to turn to the professionals. After all, they have all the right tools and equipment that will make repairs quick and easy. However, there are certain things to consider when taking your vehicle to an auto body repair shop. For example, you will want to be sure that you:

  1. Don't Authorize Work Without a Written Estimate: To ensure that you are not overspending on your auto repairs, you want to be sure that you require a written estimate on your repairs before you have them done. This will ensure that there is a set price you can count on and it can't be changed or altered. With you having the estimate in written form it can prove the repairs were supposed to be cheaper if the shop tries to charge more. 
  2. Ask About Tire Guarantees: If you need new tires, one important thing is to be sure that you ask about the difference in the quality of tires and their guarantees. You want to be sure that the tires you choose have a free replacement guarantee of a certain amount of time.
  3. Have Check Engine Light Corrected: If the check engine light is on, be sure that the auto body shop works to correct it. They should read the code that will be displayed on a specific tool they use when reading the check engine light. That code indicates a specific repair that needs to be done. You should be told what this repair is, receive a written estimate, and then provide your consent about whether or not you want this repair done, which you probably should since it will continue to keep your care running smoothly and safely.   
  4. Ask if Labor Charges Can be Combined: There are certain repairs that can also help mechanics easily be lead into correcting something else that may be wrong with the vehicle. If you need a specific repair done, ask what other kind of repairs can be done that will combine the labor charges so you can essentially get those other repairs done free of labor charges. Most auto repair shops will allow this since certain repairs won't need additional labor. 

By thinking about these four things when you take your car into an auto body repair shop (such as Freeway Auto Body Ltd), you can save money and ensure that you are getting the most out of it.