Should I Call A Local Panel Beater Or My Insurance Provider?

When you’re involved in an accident, it can be a traumatic experience and it’s often difficult to decide what you should do first. When it comes to getting your car repaired, your first thought might be “Should I call a local panel beater or my insurance provider?” Here’s why you should call your local panel beater in Melbourne first.

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If You Are Not At Fault You Get To Choose Your Own Repairer or If It Is Included in Your Policy

If you call your Insurance Company you won’t be able to choose your preferred repairer and will have to use the panel beater that your insurer directs you to.

The Repairer Doesn’t Use Genuine Parts

You might also find that the repairer will use non-genuine parts in order to keep the costs down and you’ll have no say in this.

The Insurance Company Dictates How Much Can Be Spent On The Repair

Your insurance company will often have an agreement with a repairer that dictates how much time and money should be spent on each repair job if you are at fault.

No Replacement Vehicle If You Are Not At Fault

It’s most likely that your insurance company’s repairer won’t have a replacement vehicle that you can use while your car’s being repaired if you are making a not at fault claims.

No Guarantee Of Workmanship Or Quality

Because you can’t fully vet the repairer, you can’t be guaranteed that the quality of the workmanship for your car insurance repair is going to be up to standard.

Call Your Local Panel Beater

A better option would be to contact your preferred local panel beater first. This gives you:

Choice Of Repairer

You get to choose the people who you’re going to entrust your car repairs to. This ensures you’ll end up with a quality repair job.

Genuine Parts

For better quality repairs, your selected panel beater should use genuine parts.

Your Insurance Claim Managed For You

Your chosen repairer will often negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf so that you don’t have to.

Make Sure You Have The Right Insurance Policy

To allow you the freedom to select your own repairer, you need to ensure that you have the right insurance policy. You want to stipulate that the policy has a clause that allows you to choose your own repairer.

Why Choose Bridge Road Body Works For Your Accident Repairs?

At Bridge Road Body Works, we have over 40 years of experience in quality car repairs. We pride ourselves in the high quality of our workmanship and all of our repairs come with a lifetime warranty. As part of our exceptional service, we use only genuine parts to restore your car back to its original condition.

Plus, we’re more than happy to provide assistance with your insurance claims and will negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf.

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