What Auto Body Shops and Insurance Companies in Fort Worth, TX Don't Want you to Know

Plano, TX (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- Jack Barker, owner of Collision on Wheels, a mobile auto body repair shop, recently gave a presentation about the working relationship between some auto body repair shops and insurance companies.

“Like HMOs in the medical industry, insurance companies often contract with auto body shops for a pre-negotiated rate on specific repairs,” said Barker. “Some practices include requiring low hourly labor rates or forcing the body shop to pay for a rental car if they do not complete repairs timely. As a result, the auto body shop is tempted to cut corners, using lower quality materials or neglecting to complete certain steps required for proper repair.”

Jack spoke about auto body shops that do not complete repairs when promised. “Auto body shops like to blame this on a delay in parts delivery when the truth is they took on more business than they could handle. This forces people to spend money on expensive rental cars. If your insurance company covers the cost of a rental car, your policy might limit you to reimbursement on a small car when you need something larger.”

Safety is very important to drivers. Jack explained how many insurance companies require auto body shops to use generic or salvage replacement parts to save money. “This is acceptable for some repairs, but original-equipment manufacturer parts that are designed to match perfectly are safer in some cases.”

Jack also talked about foreign cars requiring special equipment and a high degree of precision to properly perform repairs. “Insurance companies typically will not refer you to the auto body shops that are certified by the manufacturer to do this special repair work because they usually charge higher rates.”

For more information about how auto insurance companies work with auto body repair shops, read Jack’s complete article at http://autobodyshopsdallas.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-auto-body-shops-work-with-insurance.html

Jack Barker owns Collision on Wheels, a mobile auto body shop that specializes in minor collision repair, dent and scratch repair, bumper repair and replacement, and auto paint repair. They come to you to do perform auto body repair work in your driveway or at your workplace. Repairs are typically done in one day or less and the cost is often less than your insurance deductible. Jack serves consumers and businesses in the North Dallas Metro area, Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Allen, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Carrolton, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Garland and neighboring cities and communities in Dallas, Collin and Tarrant Counties. Visit http://www.collisiononwheels.com

Contact: Collision on Wheels of North Dallas Metro Jack W. Barker 10200 Independence Parkway #2113 Plano, TX 75025 866-402-3368 jbarker@collisiononwheels.com

This press release was submitted by Right Now Marketing Group, LLC

About Collision on Wheels of North Dallas Metro

Collision on Wheels of Portland will bring a fully equipped van & trained collision repair technician right to the home or workplace where the work is done on-site to their satisfaction. We service a growing market of consumers who don’t have time to take their car to a body shop for small collision repairs or may be reluctant to make an insurance claim.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 24, 2009 at 2:11 am
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