Your Vehicle is the second largest investment you're likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
Never Drive a car that could be unsafe because of damage.
Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can do this, or you may leave your car at your collision repair shop and ask that the insurance company inspect the car there.
You are NOT required by law to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.
You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance company can recommend a list of shops if you are undecided.
Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If you're not sure why one estimate is different from another you've received, ask the shop manager.
Choose a shop that has uni-body repair equipment and certified (by I-CAR or ASE, for example) Technicians.
Ask if the shop will be using genuine manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts.
Ask if the shop offers a repair warranty.
Contact your local Better Business Bureau to inquire whether the repair facility of your choice has a satisfactory record and no customer complaints filed against them.