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Auto Body Calgary SW - Questions
To Ask A New Auto Body Shop
When your vehicle breaks down you often find yourself in a difficult situation. This is true especially if you have not already worked out an auto body shop where you regularly take your vehicle. Auto body shops specialize in repairing structural or cosmetic damage to your vehicle, and are very often the business you need to rely on in the event of a collision or some other unexpected development. For this reason it is sometimes rare for people to have an auto body shop that they regularly visit, since they wouldn’t ordinarily require such a service.
As you begin your search for the right auto body shop, it’s important to take your time. There are going to be a number of options available, especially if you live in a larger city, and you’re going to want to do the follow-up work necessary to determine that you’re working with one of the more reliable and trustworthy shops that they city has to offer. To make yourself entirely comfortable with the prospect of working with a new auto body shop, you may even need to subject each shop’s proprietor to a short interview. Here are a few questions you can ask in this situation.
What Is Your Labor Rate?
When you’re completely new to the business, you’re going to want to have some idea of the number you’ll see on the invoice. While this question doesn’t get into specifics about how the shop does business, it will give you an idea of whether or not you’ll be able to afford their service, and if the work is going to be in your price range. Don’t be afraid to ask up-front questions like this, as it may lead to a larger discussion about the logistics of the job at hand. The more questions you ask, the better chance you have at developing a small rapport with the shop’s owner.
Are You Able To Work With All Insurance Providers?
This is a good question to ask, to cover your bases. If you were involved in an accident or if you struck an animal, many times your insurance is willing to pay for at least some of the damages that were incurred to your vehicle. However, this coverage only pays off if the auto body shop that you’re patronizing is able to receive these funds from the insurance company. Not all auto body shops are able to work with all insurance providers, so this is something you may want to iron out prior to making any additional moves.
Tell Me More About Your Staff...
It’s important to get to know about more about the work crew that will be repairing your vehicle. You want to know a bit about their backgrounds, how long they’ve been in the business, and get a feel for whether or not your car will be serviced by experienced professionals or untrained novices. You should also find out whether or not the employees have received training to work with the computers that are installed in newer vehicles. A lifetime of experience with engines and brakes will not prepare a mechanic to work with the technology of a brand-new vehicle, so it’s important that both bases are covered.
If you’re new in town and are worried about finding the right auto body Calgary SW shop for you, don’t be. We are an auto body Calgary SW shop and we would be happy to help you in any way we can.
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