How to Choose a Repair Shop

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  • When deciding where to get your vehicle repaired, consider the shop's quality, reputation, equipment, staff training, warranties and price.
  • QUALITY: Consider just how well you want your vehicle repaired in terms of looks and the integrity of the vehicle after the repair. Do you want the repair to include uni-body damage, electrical systems, and the many other complexities of today's vehicles?
  • REPUTATION: The best indicator of a shop's reputation is the personal experience of you or your friends or relatives. Recommendations can be gained from your insurance agent, the Better Business Bureau, and through local and national associations. The condition of the shop itself may also be an indicator of the shop's reputation.
  • EQUIPMENT: If the shop does most of the repairs "in-house," it increases the shop's accountability to you, the consumer. A shop's ownership of the expensive equipment needed for collision repair, also gives an indication of the business's commitment to their trade. Computerized estimating ability, uni-body (frame) equipment, paint booths, welding equipment, and paint mixing stations are a few examples of this equipment.
  • STAFF EXPERTISE: Look for evidence of the staff's training in the current technology needed to properly repair your car. Frequently, framed certificates of staff training can be found on the shop walls. Look for reputable trainers such as the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), I-CAR and specific manufacturers.
  • Consider the experience of the technicians who will do the repair work.
  • WARRANTIES: Insist on a written warranty for the repair work.
  • PRICE: A cheaper price may not be the best bargain. Be sure that you are getting a repair that ensures the vehicles safety and value.

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Meet The Amazing Team At Medines Collision Center

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Chris Medine

Owner

 

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Dominica Medine

Co-Owner

 

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Jesse Medine

Production Manager

 

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75% of accident vehicles are improperly repaired by collision centers.  Many repair facilities are guilty of using aftermarket parts to complete the repairs. If you've been in an accident and want to ensure the integrity of the car repair, schedule a post-accident repair appointment today. 

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Resources

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Know Your Rights
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Dimished Value
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Wreck Check
Guide