Body Shops and Insurance Companies Skimping on Repairs, What to Look For

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If you’re familiar with the way that body shops and insurance companies work together, or even have had to deal with this dynamic at some point in your life, sometimes, things might not exactly end up going your way without a little bit of a fight first. You see, when it comes down to it, at the end of the day, both of these businesses are looking to make money and paying out with the highest quality repairs isn’t always the most profitable way of doing business. Even if it means leaving a customer in the dark not preparing their car properly, things like this happen every single day and it’s important that you’re in the know.

Obviously, after getting into a wreck or collision, you not only want your car to be repaired with OEM parts from the manufacturer and not some aftermarket parts but also are going to want to be as safe as humanly possible, having body shops do the best job that they possibly can on structural items or deciding that the whole car needs to be thrown out if it’s irreparable and could never be safe for road use again. However, in the name of maybe saving couple of bucks here and there, as it turns out, some companies just don’t think like that. In our eyes, it’s a really poor way of doing business, however, it something that is way more common than you might think.

If you follow along with the storyline down in the video below, you’ll be able to get the inside scoop on how exactly these companies have been skimping for years, doing things that could potentially put you in danger if you were to get tied up with an insurance company and repair shop combo that doesn’t necessarily care to do their job the right way. It’s definitely not every company out there that is looking to pull a fast one on you, however, it’s something that you might want to keep your eye out for should you ever end up in a situation like this. Many times, it might even be a good idea to bring a third party into the equation just to make sure that everything is up to par the way that it should be.