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One of the most absurd claims we hear from time to time is that non-preferred shops will find ways to tack on additional fees that weren’t there before. When your estimates are done by insurance providers, they are not as qualified as professional technicians. What results is that they only get a small look at the problem, and don’t look at potentially greater issues caused. The shops are then doing exactly as they are told, and will only repair what the estimator deemed important.
The flip side of that is an educated technician who sees that the collision may have caused an issue larger than cosmetics. Wouldn’t you want to have this fixed as part of the entire process and not break down the road? Have you ever had a front end collision and found that your tires continually wore out more quickly? Many “preferred” network shops don’t bother to check for alignment problems in cosmetic work, and you’ll pay for it in the long run. At Color Recon, we take a very in depth look at your vehicle and its needs; and while we may come back at a higher rate than the insurance company’s shop, it’s because we want to save you money in the long run.
If any of these concerns are some you’ve been having, you have now been educated as to the motives of the insurance companies. You’re now better prepared to make a great decision after an accident. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about how to avoid the DRP, please contact us at (407) 678-3368