Choosing a Body Shop
You have the right to have your car repaired at the shop of your choice. When you select a shop, the responsibility for a satisfactory repair job rests, finally, with you. So it is in your best interests to shop carefully for a body shop.
Look for a shop that has a reputation for doing good work. Check with family & friends, coworkers, and/or the better business bureau. Remember that most reputable body shops will guarantee their quality and workmanship in writing.
If the repair staff have journeyman certificates, that is one indication of their level of competence. Their equipment should be up-to-date and in good condition. Be aware that specialized equipment is needed to repair late model cards (i.e. 1980 and newer).
Once you’ve chosen a shop, notify the insurance company.