Repair, or write off?

If your vehicle has been in a significant accident, there is a possibility that it will be written off. But what does that mean? And who makes that decision? Ultimately, the decision is made by the insurance claims adjustor. They will look at the value of your vehicle before the accident, and compare that to the cost of repairs. Technically, if the cost of replacing your vehicle is greater than the cost of repairs minus the scrap value of the wrecked vehicle, it is considered a "total loss" … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Choosing an Auto Body Shop

If you have been involved in an accident and need the services of an auto body shop, you usually have a short amount of time to make a big decision. Here are a few tips to help you through the process and find the right shop for you: Reputation. Check out reviews of the body shop. Often this comes from word-of-mouth, but do take the time to read online reviews from sites like Yelp. Listen to your  insurance assessor. This may sound like a bizarre piece of advice, but no-one deals with … [Read more...]

What to do at the Scene of an Accident

We are now getting into the winter driving season, and that has some unfortunate side effects as the weather causes havoc on the roads. Auto accidents are a traumatic experience for everyone involved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there were about 9.5 Million crashes reported in 2010 – that is a lot of bent metal. Whilst we really hope that you do not become one of those statistics, it is important to know what to do if you find yourself either involved in, … [Read more...]