When it comes to getting your car repaired, the highest price doesn’t always mean the best service.
No matter how careful you are, accidents can still occur and picking the right auto body shop can be a challenge.
For example, to replace the front bumper cover of a Toyota Camry the price ranges from $600 to more than $1,200 at local auto body shops around Puget Sound.
Auto body shops often face challenges with car insurance companies over cost, according to checkbook.org representative Kevin Brasler.
Don’t count on your insurance company to look out for your interest. Find a shop that will advocate for quality, said Brasler.
In the state of Washington, body shops are required by law to tell you if they’re using used or after-market parts made by a third-party rather than a manufacturer. If the parts are used or after-market, be sure to receive a written guarantee stating that the parts are certified.
Now it’s up to you to do your homework. Here’s the full report of local rated auto body shops on quality and price.