Understanding Your 3 Options for Car Repair After an Accident

Posted by Chris Medine on Sep 19, 2019 11:43:07 AM

car repair optionsNowadays, with overwhelming options and confusing insurance jargon, people are easily guided in the wrong direction when it comes to who repairs their car.  You could be lending your vehicle into the hands of people who care more about the money in their pockets and less about your vehicle’s overall value and safety.  That’s where Medines comes in, as a trustworthy body shop looking out for your safety, and vehicle value.

After an accident, we understand that there are many decisions to be made, not the least of which is where your repairs should be performed.  You will have three options from which to choose, and selecting the right one is imperative to ensuring the repairs are done well and your car’s safety and value remain intact.

Using Your Insurer’s Direct Repair Provider for Auto Body Repairs

You are likely already aware of the fact that your insurer will recommend places to get your car repaired after the estimate is given.  These are known as direct repair providers, or DRPs. Typically, these shops have a mutually beneficial relationship with the insurance company in which the insurer directs customers to the shop, and in turn, the shop provides cost-cutting repairs.   Unfortunately, the parts used in these types of repairs can devalue your car, but even worse, they are likely a lot less safe than original manufacturer’s (OEM) parts.

Using a Multiple Shop Organization (MSO) for Auto Body Repairs

It may look easier since there are more of these places, but in many cases, body shops that are in a much larger organization aren’t actually looking for full customer satisfaction.  Instead, they are looking for the most profitable way to make money off of as many customers as possible. This can mean charging insane rates for products that should cost a lot cheaper! Typically, these shops have warehouses full of downgraded parts that resemble the real thing (aftermarket parts) but that are lacking in quality, integrity, and fit in comparison.

Using Medines Collision Center for Auto Body Repairs

At Medines, we make sure to get  parts from the manufacturer or the dealership directly and not a warehouse full of  cheap alternatives.  Medines invests in the continuation of vehicle repair training to ensure your vehicle and others are repaired the correct way, with correct parts, every time.  You won’t find a friendlier or more accommodating staff, not to mention lifetime guaranties on our work.  The best part is, we answer only to you, our customers.  So come on over, or give us a call!

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Topics: Choosing a Collision Center, Collision Repair