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Anderson Cooper – Body Shops say Insurance Companies are skimping on repairs.

Auto Body shops throughout the nation say that insurance companies skimp on safety in order to pad their pockets. When insurance companies skimp on paying for safety it leaves the consumer in an unsafe vehicle. Anderson Cooper investigates poor repairs done at an “Insurance Company Recommended Body Shop” and the behind the scenes look at the side deals these body shops have with insurance companies, which the consumer usually has no clue about. These side deals force the body shops to do the bare minimum to fix your car, including using aftermarket, used, or reconditioned parts. These items can be a serious safety issue and attorney generals in several states are suing the insurance companies over this issue.

Why Get a Post-Repair Inspection After a Car Accident?

You should get a Post Repair inspection to assure you got a quality Repair and to make sure your car is safe to drive. Many shops feel they have to turn out a high volume of quick and cheap repairs in order to turn a profit. Driving your family and friends in an unsafe car is not a situation you want to find yourself in. Especially if you have another accident. At Wreck Check Atlanta we offer free phone consultations to determine if a post-repair inspection is right for you.

Honda is a safety system

Honda is a safety system, when your Honda is involved in an accident aftermarket/imitation (non Honda) parts can cause vehicles airbag system to deploy more slowly. Aftermarket Bumpers, bumper beams, headlights, hoods, doors, and fenders can cause the vehicles safety system to not react properly. Honda performed a crash test a with Honda bumper parts and did the same crash test using commonly available aftermarket parts, the aftermarket parts caused the airbags to deploy several seconds slower than then Honda parts, which would lower the NHSTA’s crash rating from a 5 star rating to a 4 star rating.

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Beware of Appraisers Posing as Consumer Advocates

Before hiring an appraiser, Ask them how many diminished value claims are referred to them by Insurance Companies. The way they answer this question will tell you about their intentions.

Insurance companies like to minimize the amount they pay out on claims. Any Appraiser stating they can get you a diminished value appraisal the insurance company will accept likely works for the insurance company, and this represents a conflict of interest for the vehicle owner.

Testimonials

I've Know RJ for years through my being he and his father's industry/business consultant (Auto Damage Experts, Inc. (ADE) and have found RJ to be a person of integrity and honor... and he can be a pit-bull when helping his customers protecting their rights.

While some may now see us as competitors, I am proud to have RJ as an industry colleague as I know he will represent it with humility and his ongoing quest to provide the best serve possible. Proud to have him as a member of the Post Repair Inspection profession.

Wishing him the best in his new endeavor!

Barrett Reed Smith r May 8, 2017