What You Need to Know About Post-Accident Auto Repairs Alpharetta, GA
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If you are in an auto accident that causes damage to your vehicle, your first call may be to your insurance company. It is understandable to want to find out how to fix your car or truck as quickly as possible. However, it is essential to remember that insurance companies will always want to pay the least amount for your wreck. When it comes to fixing your vehicle, you should know your rights. Before you schedule your auto repair, here are some things you need to know.

You Get to Choose Your Repair Shop

Insurance companies are notorious for “steering” their customers toward a specific auto repair shop. They may have relationships with auto repair shops that give them preferred rates for sending customers their way. In most states, it is illegal for insurance companies to insist that you go to their preferred auto repair provider. You should research the best auto repair shop in your area and choose the company you trust to provide your repairs.

You Deserve a Vehicle That Is Restored to “Pre-Loss Condition”

Your vehicle should be restored to the condition it was in before the accident. This means that it not only looks like it did before the wreck but also has the same value and safety. When inferior repairs are made, your vehicle may not be worth what it was prior to the accident. You may also have safety or function issues. This can result in a diminished value claim, which could help you receive thousands of dollars beyond your auto repairs.

Aftermarket Parts are not the Same

You need to know whether the repair shop is using aftermarket or genuine parts. Many times, insurance companies will say they will pay for “like kind and quality” parts, which are cheaper aftermarket parts. These parts can affect your vehicle’s value, function, and safety. If your insurance company insists that they will only pay for aftermarket parts, you should contact someone at Wreck Check Atlanta. We can help you investigate whether you are entitled to genuine manufacturer replacement parts under your insurance policy.

Get a Post-Repair Inspection

Do you want to ensure that your vehicle has actually been restored to pre-loss condition? The best way to know for sure is with a post-repair inspection. You can contact our team at Wreck Check Atlanta to request a post-repair inspection. The fastest way to accomplish this is through our website – you can fill out the form to begin the post-repair inspection process.

At Wreck Check Atlanta, we are here to help ensure you get the most from your accident claim for vehicle damage from your insurance company. We are your source for auto repair insurance claim information and your advocate if you need to file a diminished value claim. Contact our team if you need help with your auto accident claim process.

Posted on behalf of Wreck Check Atlanta

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Wreck Check Atlanta is the leader in Post Repair Inspections, Diminished Value Assessments and detecting Improper and Unsafe Repairs. Due to our success we have many satisfied clients that would like to tell you about their experience with our company.

  • Amazing! He told me early on how much money he was going to be able to get me and he was spot on. I paid a small fee to get thousands more in my diminished value claim than the insurance company was offering. Further, RJ was very easy to get in contact with. He responded to my emails almost instantly. The whole process went by so quickly once he was involved. I would recommend him to anyone.

    Hunter Owens
  • My insurance company offered me 37 bucks in diminished value. My case was slightly complex due to the insurance companies appraiser being stubborn and difficult. It had to be escalated to an unbiased umpire for a final binding decision. I wasn't expecting for it to go this far however it did. I ended up getting close to 3K back. RJ is extremely professional and he fights for you. The only issue to me is his preferred method of communication which is by email. Which i became accustomed to because he responds more prompt that way. He generated a 30 to 40 page report. He works extremely hard and for that I'm appreciative.

    Ricky Major
  • RJ is Awesome! He got me 10x what the insurance company offered on a 2 year old accident. Also, I traded the car in 7 months ago so I no longer had it. If I could share this experience with every person I see I would. I’ve already told several family and friends, it’s really just unbelievable to me! If you have any question what so ever, I promise his fee will be the best $275 you’ll ever spend!!

    Paras Raichura
  • Very responsive and professional. Helped me through the process step by step. I know that without their help I would not have gotten any money from the insurance company, literally pennies on the dollar without Wreck Check!

    Mayra Saldana
  • RJ Sweeney is very quick, effective, and efficient. He got me more money out of my car’s value after my insurance company low-balled me. Use him!!!

    Jessica Via
  • Helped us through the process. Very responsive. We were able to get more than we originally though. Thanks, RJ!

    Dani Senne
  • This was my first time working with a diminished value appraiser and RJ Sweeney made it an amazing experience. He helped me get 10 times the amount of the original offer from the insurance company

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