WHY ARE SUPPLEMENTAL REPAIRS NEEDED AFTER YOU’VE ALREADY COMPLETED THE ESTIMATE?
In order to obtain approval from the insurance company on an estimate, we must leave the vehicle in the exact condition it was in when first brought to us. After approval, our technicians begin to disassemble the vehicle. At this point, it is likely that we will find additional damage to parts not visible during the initial estimate. We must then schedule another estimate review with the insurance company to obtain further approval before proceeding. Depending on the depth of the damage, this process may need to be repeated several times.
WHY DO ESTIMATE PRICES VARY BETWEEN REPAIR FACILITIES?
There are a couple of possible reasons for this: First, not all body shops use factory-certified parts. When repairing a luxury vehicle, it is imperative that no unauthorized manufacturer parts be used in the repair or the manufacturer warranties could be voided. Second, our body shop has been certified to work on your vehicle because of the factory tools, equipment and training we provide our technicians. While this involves additional expense, it is something we would never consider operating without. Make sure to speak with your estimator regarding any questions you may have about the estimation process or your repair quotation.