News & Advice

News & Advice
How long will my car be in the body shop
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How long will my car be in the body shop?

Smaller repairs can be done in as little as 1-2 days while larger collisions repairs can take upwards of about two 2-3 weeks, on vehicles with major structural damage. For example if if the frame or unibody is damaged. Smaller…
Do auto body shops fix engines

Do auto body shops fix engines?

Engine repair would require a mechanic, so you would want to search for “auto repair shop” instead of any auto body shop, which is different than an auto body shop. Auto body just repairs the cosmetic look of the car,…
Do Body Shops fix suspension damage

Do Body Shops fix suspension damage?

Most suspension work needs an alignment afterwards which is a job for a mechanic, so usually, an auto body shop is not able to perform suspension work. If you need something like a lift on your car, you would would…
What is a body shop manager
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What is a body shop manager?

In a small private shop, the manager of an auto body shop is responsible for almost everything and has to be a jack of all trades in the shop. At a larger body shop, they have specialized tasks for every…
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What work does a body shop do?

Body shops do collision repair, from damage incurred by accidents, dent repair, auto body damage repair and custom auto body work such as painting, vehicle restoration including classic cars and rust repairs.
Can you just keep cash from a car insurance payout and not fix your car

Can you just keep cash from a car insurance payout and not fix your car?

Yes, you can keep the money and not fix the car. What you do with your money is yours. The money you get from insurance to fix the car is supposed to go to get your car fixed however if…
Can a body shop hold your car
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Can a body shop hold your car?

When you get your car repaired at an auto body shop, you usually sign an agreement that states in the fine print that the auto body shop can hold your car until the bill is paid in full. Of course,…
Can I sue a body shop for taking too long
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Can I sue a body shop for taking too long?

You can attempt to sue anyone for anything these days. But seeing an auto body shop for taking too long would be hard to maintain in a court, especially since most shops that take longer than quoted will have documented…
How much does body shop work cost
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How much does body shop work cost?

Rates for auto body work are all over the place all over the country. Hourly rates for body work are generally cheaper than a mechanic for the same job, but sometimes people don’t know the true extent of how much…
What if insurance check is more than repair cost on auto body work
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What if insurance check is more than repair cost on auto body work?

You are allowed to pick an auto body shop of your choice, with most insurance companies and the money you get to do the repairs is yours, so if you can find a good shop that is willing to do…