When you have been in a car accident, you have to do a lot of things. One of them is figuring out how to repair your car. If your car is repairable, you are going to need to take it to an auto body shop to get the damage repaired. You are going to have to make sure that you take the time to find the right auto body shop for you and your needs.
Word of Mouth
You can talk to your insurance agent. Your insurance company may give you a list of repair shops that they work with. However, while your insurance agent may not be able to formally tell you which repair shop you should use, if you ask them which shop they would go to or avoid if it were their car, they may be able to give you an answer as a private person, not as your insurance agent. Your regular mechanic may also be able to give you a good suggestion too. Mechanics often have very strong opinions on other repair shops and may be happy to share those opinions if asked.
Happy customers are also a great advertisement for any company. Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers to see who they have used. They will be more than happy to tell you who they do and don't like.
Before you get any kind of work done, you should always make sure that you get multiple estimates. You really should have at least three estimates. That way you can compare and contrast the estimates. Once you have all the estimates together, take a good look at them. Ideally they should all be comparable. The part prices should be nearly identical because your car will need the same parts no matter what. If one estimate has a list of more parts or necessary work than the others, you may want to look further into that estimate to see if all those things are necessary.
The biggest difference between the estimates should be the labor costs. Different shops will charge different prices for their labor for several reasons. One is the location of the shop. If they have a high overhead, they have to pass that on to their customers. However, the labor costs should all be somewhat similar. There shouldn't be a very large difference in them.
Talking to people and getting several estimates will give you a good idea as to what repair shop will do the best job for you. (for more information, contact Mojave Paint And Body 2)