Debunking Common Minor and Major Collision Repair Myths

When you are involved in a car accident that does damage to your vehicle, your repair options can be hard to decipher. You’ll have repair shops, insurance companies, family, and friends giving you advice at the same time. It can be difficult to decide what’s true and what isn’t. There are a lot of myths when it comes to both minor collision repair and major collision repair. In today’s blog post, Cox Collision hopes to debunk three of these myths. 

Myth #1: Insurance Companies Choose Your Repair Shop

While your insurance company might prefer a certain repair shop for a variety of reasons, insured drivers have the legal right to choose the auto shop they prefer. Your insurance provider can certainly make suggestions, but they will honor your decision to take your vehicle to a different shop. This is especially important to know when dealing with minor collision repair, as paintless dent repair is the best option, and not all shops offer it as a service. 

Myth #2: Body Work Is Required for Minor Collision Repair

Not all minor collision repair includes bodywork. In fact, with paintless dent repair, you can actively avoid bodywork and not have to go through the expensive process of repainting. Not everyone is aware that paintless dent repair is an option when faced with minor collision repair. If your vehicle has suffered minor damage and you don’t want to have to repaint, you should come to Cox Collision and see if paintless dent repair is an option. 

Myth #3: Only a Dealer Can Perform Major Collision Repair

For drivers who have been involved in a major car accident, you might be told that only a dealer who sells the same vehicle brand as yours can perform major collision repair. This is far from the truth, however. While you can certainly take your vehicle to your dealer and have major collision repair work done there, it is far from required. Many auto repair shops, including Cox Collision, have well-trained and skilled major collision repair technicians that can fix your car and get it back on the road in no time. 

Contact Cox Collision for More Information

If you have recently been in a car accident and require either minor collision repair or major collision repair, Cox Collision wants to help. For more information on how we can help, get in touch with us at 417) 877-0077 or contact us online today.