We Repair all Makes & Models
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Insurance Claims - Assistance Specialist on site
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Trained and Well-Equipped Paint Masters
Pearls-Three Stage Color
Complete Structural Frame Repair
Front and Rear Bumper Repairs
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According to the California Motorist Bill of Rights, you have the right to take your vehicle to the repair facility of your choice. And contrary to popular belief, only ONE written estimate is generally required from that repair facility. These matters are among many we can assist you with at RICHIE'S BODY AND PAINT.
Important Things to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired:
There is no law requiring you to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.
You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance cannot require you to go to a particular shop.
NEVER drive a car that could be unsafe because of damages.
Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can bring it to the auto body shop of your choice to have the car inspected by the insurance there instead of going to where they want you to go.
Your car is your second largest investment youâ€™re likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If youâ€™re not sure why one estimate is different from another youâ€™ve received, please ask us.
Ask if the shop will be using genuine manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts.
Let us help you negotiate your claim with the insurance company.
Even if itâ€™s just a bump, stop away from traffic in a well-lit place.
Call the police and request an ambulance if you need one.
Gather your driverâ€™s license, registration and insurance information to present to the police. You should always exchange registration and insurance information with the other party.
Fill out the Accident Report.
If handy, use a camera phone or digital camera to take pictures of the damage.