How to Save Money on Vehicle Maintenance
It’s easy to find tips on how to save on mechanic repairs, but what are some ways to save on auto body repairs? We’ve gathered some advice below! This is great information to have on hand for future reference if you or a loved one are involved in an accident.
Take Care of Yourself
First of all, don’t make decisions right after a car wreck. After your accident, you may not be thinking clearly enough enough to make expensive decisions without doing your research, especially if you haven’t even gotten checked by medical services. Thinking about towing your car somewhere and getting it repaired when you’re still rattled or in shock may end up costing you hundreds or even thousands more. Don’t be hasty. Make sure you’re ok and save the hefty financial decisions for later once you’re safe.
You don’t always have to go to the shop that your insurance recommends for repairs. It’s a good idea to call multiple shops yourself (3-6 is a pretty good start) so that you can compare prices. Make sure to ask about the hourly rates for auto body repair labor as well as any parts that you may know you need. Talking to auto body repair shops that offer free estimates on repairs is a great way to gauge how much the total process is going to cost you.
Ask for Discounts
When you’re talking to auto body shops for estimates, also ask if they can provide you with a written list (online or printed) of discounts they may offer as well as how to qualify. Double check their website to see if they have discounts, coupons, guarantees, warranties, etc. to help you save.
Reviews & Reputation
We recommend taking a look at reviews and checking online reputations of the auto body repair shops you’re researching. This can give you a consistent idea of the shop’s honesty, quality, pricing, and results, especially if the shop has a large number of reviews. The more online feedback the more data you have to compare.
Give us a call! Our I-CAR Certified collision repair experts can fix any damage, big or small, and we’ll get your vehicle looking as good as new in no time. To learn more about our services or to request a free estimate for professional auto body repair in San Antonio, Texas related to an accident or otherwise, give us a call at (210) 361-9061 or fill out our contact form!