WHY YOU SHOULD SEEK A CERTIFIED REPAIR SHOP FOR YOUR CAR
October 31, 2018
➧ Are you searching for a repair shop and don’t know who to trust with your investment?
➧ Do you have more questions rather than answers on what should happen next after you have been in an accident?
➧ Have you in the past or present been pressured into taking your vehicle to direct repair facility by an insurance carrier for repairs?
➧ Are you concerned about the future when it comes time to return your lease or trade in your vehicle after it has been involved in an accident?
If you have have answered yes to any of these questions, please continue reading.
While your insurance company might tell you to take your vehicle to one of their “preferred” shops, that can leave your car with a less than acceptable repair using lower-quality parts.
This happens because shops like these work for the insurance company, not for you. They get paid by your insurance company, which will continue to send them customers as long as they continue to repair cars for less.
Here at Rob’s Automotive & Collision Center, we would like to share three reasons why you should only ever visit a repair shop that is certified by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Manufacturer’s Standards > Insurance Company’s Standards
Your vehicle is an investment that you need to protect — which you can do by making sure it is worked on by a shop and technician that is certified by your vehicle’s manufacturer. That way, your car will meet the higher standards set by the manufacturer, rather than those set by an insurance company. It also means your vehicle will receive OEM parts (original equipment manufacturer) instead of cheaper parts made by a third-party.
Annual Recertification Means They’re Always Up-To-Date
To maintain certification status, repair shops must recertify on an annual basis. A certified repair shop will offer recertification training to its technicians so that they stay up-to-date with the latest vehicles, parts, and technologies. Not only must the technicians be educated, but the repair shop itself must obtain specific equipment that the manufacturer requires, for they only want the highest-quality tools and machinery to work on their products.
Remain Compliant with Warranties & Lease Agreements
If repair work is performed according to the insurance companies standards instead of the manufacturers, or third-party parts are used instead of OEM parts, you’re potentially at risk of terminating any warranties the vehicle may have. This also applies to lease agreements, if you do not own the vehicle. When returning the leased vehicle to the dealership, if they see that you’ve changed anything that isn’t to their standards, they can charge you more money, or worse; refuse to take the vehicle back.
Drivers in the Greater Philadelphia Area that are searching for a repair shop they can trust with their investment are encouraged to contact Rob’s Automotive & Collision Center, where we are certified in many of the major car manufacturers. Dial 215-826-9200 today to find out if we’re certified to work on your vehicle!