Free Auto Body Estimates in Los Angeles, CA
If your budget is tight and worried how much it would cost to repair your damaged car, the best solution is to get a free auto body estimate from one of our experts. We have staff who can assist you to determine the overall cost for your auto body repair needs. No collision repair job is too big or too small! You could expect our estimate to be affordable.
We do the job right the first time. All work guaranteed, we use only the best, highest quality materials and tools to be able to guarantee all our work. Call (800) 970-7453 now for a free estimate.
How to Get An Auto Body Repair Insurance Estimate in the Los Angeles, CA
You live near the South Los Angeles and have been in an automobile accident. You have talked to your insurance company, and now it is time to get an auto body repair estimate.
If your insurance provider wants you to visit a “Direct Repair” or “Preferred” body shop in their network to have an estimate written:
El Shaddai Auto Collision participates in these arrangements with most providers and can write a preliminary estimate for your insurance claim. Just tell your claim rep you would like to take your vehicle to El Shaddai Collision Center for an estimate and your claim rep can tell you if El Shaddai Collision Center is a “Direct” or “Preferred” shop in their network.
If we are not a “Direct Repair” or “Preferred” shop for your insurance provider, we can guide you through the process of getting an estimate. Most likely your insurance provider will have you take photos of the damage with your smartphone and send it to them directly so they can start an initial estimate. Occasionally if the company does not use an app, they will send a claims adjuster to your residence to look at the damaged vehicle.
All work we perform under a “Direct Repair” or non “Direct Repair” arrangement comes with a Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship.
Online Estimators Are Only a Ballpark Figure
Online estimators are designed to give an extremely high-level auto body repair estimate based on your input. Without professional input, you are only guessing at the extent of the damage. Just remember, you may not be able to see all of the damage, so your online estimate could be much less than what it will actually take to repair it. If you really want to know the extent of the damage and what it will take to fix it, you need to get an estimate from an experienced auto body repair service.
Know Your Limitations
Unless you have experience in automobile repair, be prepared that the reality of the situation could be much different than you expect. That “small scratch” could be very costly to repair. The reason could be that there is underlying damage or the parts may only be available from the automobile manufacturer. The repairs may be labor-intensive or require specialized skills to complete. That’s why you need a professional to assess the damage.
Getting an Estimate
Once you’ve chosen to get an auto body estimate, you’ll need to make an appointment. Estimates take roughly 30 minutes, are commitment free, and are free of cost. This is not a process that you want to rush, as you want the most accurate estimate possible. After the inspection, you should receive an itemized estimate.
Now is the time you should review the evaluation and ask the estimator any questions or voice any concerns. The costs for damage can vary according to the extent of the damage, parts availability, make and model of the vehicle, and the amount of labor required to complete the repair. They may ask you if you prefer OEM parts, meaning that you can choose to have original equipment manufacturer parts that could be more expensive, or you can let the body shop choose to source the parts from a reputable but more economical parts manufacturer. Remember that skilled labor comes at a premium, and paying for their expertise is an investment in your vehicle’s value and your safety.