More Reasons to Choose an Independent Body Shop

Adding to the list of reasons to choose an independent body shop seemed appropriate, given the fact that the list of reasons NOT to choose a shop that is in partnership with your insurance company is so long. Here, you’ll find four more reasons why selecting a truly independent collision center makes much more sense.

Experienced Technicians: One of the best reasons to choose an independent body shop lies in the fact that they tend to employ more experienced technicians. Loyalty runs deep within independent shops, and the technicians are often long-term industry veterans. This translates into confidence that your repair will be performed properly, the first time. In contrast, many big-box collision centers have newer, less-experienced staff, and their rate of turnover is significantly higher.

Variety of Services: Independent body shops offer a wide variety of services, from basic repairs to specialized services. Instead of a shop whose sole function is to churn out repairs as fast as possible, indy shops often have some really specialized technicians on staff. This means you can find a shop that can handle whatever repair you need. 

Professionalism: Another one of the reasons to choose an independent body shop is that they take pride in their work and strive to provide the best repair possible. This means you can trust that the shop you’re dealing with is professional and knowledgeable. In contrast, when you choose a huge corporate shop, you feel more like a number – and less like a guest.

Transparency: Independent body shops are usually more up-front and transparent about the services they offer and the prices they charge. This means you can trust that you’re not being taken advantage of. Communication is a critical factor – and all-too-often overlooked or discarded altogether by the churn-and-burn shops. There’s no bait and switch, as is often the case when an insurance-partner shop uses inferior parts, or cuts corners when it comes to the proper repair.

Each of these reasons to choose an independent body shop could stand on its own as a separate article. And perhaps we will write those for you as well.  But suffice it to say, it’s not all apples to apples when considering who you should bring your car to for repair.

Here at RRC Collision, we believe that our guests are served best with education, communication and the experience you can count on for the very best repairs.  And of course, if you have any questions about who we are, what we do and why we care so much… we invite you to reach out to us any time.  It is our genuine pleasure to serve you.

Another resource that you may find valuable is StopDRP.com.