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Tips for Choosing a Reputable Body Shop

Updated: Mar 4

Getting into an auto collision is a stressful time that requires a lot of decisions to be made quickly. The first and most important one for your car is where you will take it to be repaired. Choosing a reputable collision repair shop to do this work on your car can be a confusing task and many people don’t know where to start. Like selecting many businesses, often the best place to start is by asking around for a good, trustworthy place. Friends, family, your insurance company, car dealer and even your mechanic can all be great sources for a word-of-mouth referral for recommended collision repair shops. Once you've got a short list of three or four places put together, call each shop and ask for a tour. A reputable repair shop should be happy to take you through their facility and answer any questions you may have


Upon your arrival at the facility, you should be looking for friendly office staff, who are both welcoming and professional. Once your tour begins, keep an eye out for a well-equipped shop that's up-to-date, and uses high-quality refinishing products with paint facilities that are current with today's water-based paints. Checking around to see how many vehicles are in for repair will give you a good idea about how much work the shop does.


Don't forget to ask questions about the business and employees. Ask how long the shop has been in business, how long the employees have been with them, whether they are licensed and have up-to-date training, as well as if the shop has any customer testimonials they can share with you. Find out if the shop works with insurance companies that will guarantee the workmanship and if warranties are offered on the work that's been done. Keep in mind that a reputable shop will answer all of your questions and understand that the more knowledge you walk away with, the better because ultimately, the choice of which collision repair centre you use, is yours.


At Newmarket Auto Body we always welcome new customers to visit our facility and they can ask as many questions as they need before bringing their car in for our services. Please call us at 905-898-7388 to book an appointment today. Or, stop by our shop at 505 Kent Dr. in Newmarket.


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