Automobiles Choosing the right auto body shop to perform work on your car can be very difficult. You want to have high quality service, but don’t want to be charged too much. There are a few simple things you can do to aid yourself in choosing the right auto body shop. Always pay attention to a shop’s reputation. Any business can advertise and say that they are the best, but only a good business will have a good reputation with your friends and family. Many of the best auto body shops aren’t the biggest or best-known and by going off the re.mendations of your friends and family you will find out about them. Make sure to take into consideration the shop’s location and overhead. Most of the cost of an auto body shop visit .es from labor hours. Some shops charge much more than others per hour of labor. In general shops in wealthier areas tend to charge more because the cost of owning the property is higher. Another factor in hourly charge is how much paying their staff costs. The more staff they have to pay the more money they have to make per hour. If you go to an auto body shop and they have many front-office workers then they most likely have to charge higher hourly rates in order to pay all of those staff. Often times shops that have more staff will also decide to charge for everything that they might have to do to fix the problem instead of just the things they will have to do. Get multiple estimates. It’s important to take your car to multiple auto body shops for estimates so that you can avoid overcharges. Some auto body shops will even attempt to match estimates if possible. You shouldn’t always go with the lowest estimate though. Often times very low estimates can imply that the auto body shop is cutting corners which can cause you to have even more problems in the future. It is important to make sure you are asking the right questions. One necessary question is about if the auto body shop provides written warranties. The minimum warranty you should accept is a one-year warranty, although 2 is ideal for body work and 3 for paint jobs. It is also important to ask about what exactly the warrant covers and the terms of the warranty, for body work a warranty that covers both parts and labor is ideal. Some shops offer lifetime warranties but these should be avoided. The reason for this is that most often what the warranty covers and the terms and conditions of the warranty render it virtually useless. One big thing to consider is your intuition. If a shop isn’t busy, maybe that’s because customers are avoiding it because of shoddy repairs. If the place is really dirty, cluttered, or disorganized, it might reflect the kind of work you could expect the shop to do with your car. Is the shop owner or manager a grouch who seems to resent answering your questions? You’ll be happier with a shop where the owner .municates well and is straightforward with customers. So if you feel that the auto body shop is shady most likely you shouldn’t go there. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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