Archive for July 2010

 

what should I do after an auto accident?
So you’ve been in an automobile accident and your not sure what to do first, Here are some basic tips.

These tips are in addition to the
National Safety Council recommendations.

Lets start with the obvious..Getting in an accident is a traumatic experience, try to stay calm and think clearly.
First things first…Is everyone OK? Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding a Collision Repair estimate:

Many people are confused when looking at a Collision repair estimate or a Collision repair quote as it is not a general guide but a detailed list of procedures.


THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS OR SYMBOLS THAT MAY BE USED TO DESCRIBE WORK TO BE DONE OR PARTS TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED:

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Repair times, Time to repair my vehicle:

*How long will it take to repair my vehicle?

*Why does it seem to take so long to repair my car?

*How are repair times calculated?

In this post we discuss how repair times are calculated and highlight some points to help you understand repair times.

We will begin with an over view of a basic Industry standard formula used.
The shop or Insurance company will take the total number of labor hours that are on a repair estimate and divide that number by 4 or 5, and round it to the nearest number, this will give the total number “estimated” days required to repair your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

ARE YOU
SHOPPING FOR ESTIMATES?

Here are some things you should know.

First and foremost let the shop know your intention’s and the reason for your estimate,
under normal circumstances you will only have a few reasons to be shopping for an estimate. Read the rest of this entry »

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