Where do I get a claim number?
Claim numbers are issued by your insurance company at the time you report your accident. Just write it down and bring it in with you when you come in to begin the repair process; we will do the rest.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Will the parts be ordered before I drop off my car for repair?
Absolutely. We order your vehicle’s parts at the time that we write the estimate and then schedule your vehicle for drop-off when parts are expected to arrive. If your vehicle is unsafe to drive, we would help you arrange for a rental vehicle as soon as possible. This enables us to provide a quicker turnaround time.
If my vehicle’s frame is damaged, is the car a total loss?
No, a car is a total loss only when the price of repairs exceeds the insurance company’s determined value of the vehicle. Most cars today are built using unibody (frame and body as one) construction. Our highly skilled technicians, with the aid of our state-of-the-art computer measuring system, can return your vehicle to its original factory specifications. If it is determined that the frame section is beyond repair, in many cases that section can simply be replaced.
Can you match my car’s paint color?
Today’s modern factory finishes incorporate multiple layers of specialized paints. We have made a major investment in the finest paint system available and constantly upgrade its technology and equipment to ensure that each vehicle’s paint matches. We take special pride in our ability to match factory finishes as the final step in the restoration process.
How long will the repairs take?
Our advisors can give you an estimate of the time it will take to complete the repairs to your vehicle. Be sure to check with our advisor for the specifics on your vehicle.
How can I get a rental car?
Check with your policy and/or call your insurance company to find out if you have rental coverage and what your specific limitations are. If you have rental reimbursement coverage, your insurance claims adjuster can help set up your rental reservations for you.
How will I know when my car is done?
You will be notified when your vehicle is ready to be picked up. Feel free to call or e-mail your advisor during the repair process if you have questions or concerns.
Is there a warranty on the repairs to my vehicle?
Yes, we guarantee all repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty for as long as you own your vehicle. This warranty is non-transferable. Call for details.
Do I have to pay a deductible?
The amount of your deductible is determined by your insurance policy. Insurance companies determine fault by your account of the accident when you make the claim, and by reviewing the accident report filed with the police department. If you aren’t sure about your deductible, you can call your agent, and he or she can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or you will be responsible to pay this when you pick up your vehicle.
Who do I pay a deductible to?
If your deductible is not waived, it will be your responsibility to pay us when you pick up your vehicle. If you aren’t sure about your deductible, you can call your agent and he or she can tell you whether your insurance company has waived your deductible or if it will be your responsibility.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept most major credit cards. Cash and cashier’s checks are always welcome.
What are betterment charges?
Parts that wear out and need replacement with time and use (e.g., tires, batteries, and suspension parts) are commonly subject to betterment charges when they are replaced during the repair process. These betterment charges are determined by your insurance company and are pro-rated based on actual miles on your vehicle.
Can I wash my car?
Follow these few simple tips when caring for your new finish.
- Use cool water and mild detergent.
- Wash in a shaded area.
- Wipe only with cloth that is damp or wet, not dry.
- Wait 90 days before polishing or waxing.
- Extreme temperatures.
- Commercial washes.
- Exposing to chemicals such as antifreeze or coolant.