How to Save on Collision Repair

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Some drivers put off collision repairs because it seems like unnecessary costs. Thankfully, there are quite a few ways to trim down the overall cost. When you’re shopping around for a collision repair shop, ask if they have any of these perks to help lower the price. 

Free Estimates

While it’s generally standard to provide a free estimate, some auto body shops may charge an inspection fee. You should avoid shops that try to charge you for a basic inspection or estimate because they will likely overcharge you for their services. To help save you even more, Star Collision provides free virtual estimates, so you don’t need to use your valuable time and gas money to drive to us before getting an estimate. 


Not all collision centers offer discounts, but it never hurts to ask. Some auto body shops, like Star Collision, have repair discounts that just have a few stipulations in order to qualify or even insurance-based discounts, like our Deductible Discount. Some shops even offer discounts based on your background or affiliation with a group, such as senior discounts, military discounts, or local membership discounts. 


Check to see if the auto body shops you’re talking to offer warranties on repairs that they do, whether the repairs are covered by insurance or not. At Star Collision, all insurance-based repairs are backed with a lifetime warranty, which covers any paint, parts, and labor performed on your vehicle, and we also offer 3- and 1-year warranties on certain non-insured repairs as well. 


Ask if there are loyalty programs that you can participate in, such as receiving free diagnostic scans and alignment checks for returning customers. Some auto body shops may have point systems that you can earn free repairs or other perks. 

To get a free virtual estimate on any auto body damage, just text us, give us a call, or visit our website at Don’t forget to ask about our discounts! Star Collision Repair is dedicated to providing the best auto body repair for our customers in San Antonio and the surrounding area!

(210) 256-7827

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