Choosing your body shop can be a really frustrating experience. A lot of this has to do with the fact that you’re usually not looking for one under the best circumstances. It’s okay, we understand. But how do you go about picking the right body shop for your needs? There’s no foolproof formula for it, but take these tips to help get the info you need for your decision.
Reviews and Word of Mouth
People go to body shops and they’re usually more than willing to share their experiences. Find some people you trust and ask them. Or take a look online at reviews. Sounds easy, right? But what if you can’t find one without a bad review? The fact is that someone is always unhappy with any given business. Read those reviews carefully. Look for common themes, and also look at how the business responded. They may have made it right and you could miss it if you just look at the score and move on.
A body shop in a more expensive part of town with a nicer building probably has higher overhead. Why should that matter to you? Simple. Higher overhead means higher prices for you on things like labor charges. Shops like those need to make a certain amount of money for those facilities, and so you end up paying for it. If that’s not an issue, then use the shop, but if you’re looking for value consider the overhead of where your work is being done.
One of the easiest ways to find out more about a body shop is to ask them questions. If you have questions about how they do business, what parts they use, turnaround time, or any other area of concern, just put it to them and let them answer. Most body shops are more than happy to answer questions and you will have a lot more information to work with.
When choosing your body shop, it always helps to get some estimates and compare them. Pricing for these services is something unique to every person and every job. Shopping around on the price will help you find the right price for you and your needs.
We are Your Auto Repair Source
Fender Mender is the name for auto repair in the Charleston area. Whatever body repair you need, whether small body damage or a full collision repair, our team can help you get your car back to the way it was. If you’ve been in a recent accident, or have automotive damage you want fixed, contact us today. We’re ready to help you!