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After being in an automobile accident, it’s completely normal to feel shaken and worried about driving a vehicle again. One way to make you feel more confident knowing that the repairs that have been made to your vehicle can be trusted.

Here’s why it’s important to choose a reputable collision repair shop and what to keep in mind so you can make the right choice yourself.

The Importance of Selecting the Right Collision Repair Shop

You’re going through enough emotionally (and possibly physically) following an accident. Unfortunately, some shops can take advantage of your state of mind and wrack up an unnecessarily high repair bill.

You shouldn’t have to worry about whether the auto body shop you’ve selected is trying to sell you on repairs you don’t need. Even if your insurance company is covering the costs, having more work than necessary completed on your vehicle can delay the amount of time it takes to get your car back.

If a quality repair shop isn’t selected, you may be putting yourself and your passengers at risk of future problems on the road.

Modern, well-organized shops that carry high-quality equipment and are serviced by licensed technicians can help ease any fear that your repair work will be anything but stellar.

What to Look for in a Reputable Collision Repair Shop

When shopping around for a collision repair shop to use, here’s what to look for:

  1. Customer Service: You’re likely going to have a lot of questions following an accident and need someone who can communicate professionally, politely and calmly with you. Look for a body repair shop that has a courteous customer service staff who can accurately provide answers to your questions about pricing and services.
  2. Positive Reviews: Hearing what others have to say about a certain collision repair shop can help you choose the best one for your needs. Family, friends and online reviews can provide plenty of insightful information about the type of service others have experienced.
  3. Certifications: Qualified mechanics go through years of apprenticing to become fully licensed. Upon passing a final exam, mechanics must remain in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades. Usually, certificates are displayed around the repair shop to show that shop employees are qualified. If you’re left wondering, don’t be afraid to ask about the number of licensed mechanics on staff.
  4. Awards: Awards show that a collision repair shop meets (or exceeds) standards of qualifying bodies. Certain awards, such as Hamilton’s Reader’s Digest Award, prove that a business (such as ours) is one of the community’s favourites. Collision repair shops usually wear these awards proudly, so check out their website or lobby area to see if any awards are mentioned.

If you’ve been in an accident and are looking for somewhere you can trust to repair your vehicle, we’re happy to help.

Servicing the Hamilton, Burlington, Flamborough and Waterdown areas, our high-quality auto body repair shop provides collision and dent repairs that are satisfaction guaranteed. For added convenience to our customers, we offer customer shuttle and rental vehicles. Find out more about our collision repair services by contacting us today.

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