2 Things To Check With Your Collision Center About

Getting into an accident means that you have to get your car fixed. That means that you are going to need to talk to a collision center. Before you arrange to have them do any work on your car, there are going to be some things that you are going to need to know. You are going to need to ask the collision center about these questions so that you can get the best service for your car. So, what do you need to ask about?

Insurance Reimbursement

One thing that you need to know is who is going to handle the insurance reimbursements. You need to find out if you pay the collision center and then submit the bill to your insurance company or if the collision center is going to submit the bills directly to the insurance company on your behalf. If your insurance company has a preferred collision center that they work with, this option may be the easiest one to choose and the one that the collision center is familiar with doing on your behalf. 

Loaner Vehicles

If your car is going to be at the collision center for a long time to get all the work done, you may be stuck with no car during that time. Even if you own another car, that car may be in use by another member of your family, and it wouldn't be easy or convenient for you and your family member to arrange to share the vehicle. One option is to see if the collision center offers loaner vehicles to people who have their cars in to be worked on. If they do have loaner vehicles on offer, check to see how long they will let you borrow the car. The collision center may only have a policy of loaning out a car for a couple of days at a time. If that's the case, you should talk to your insurance company. Your insurance policy may also cover car rental so that you are going to be able to get a car to drive if your car is going to be in the shop for a while. 

After an accident, your car is going to need some work, unless it was totaled. Talk to a collision repair center to see if they can do the work on your car and to find out what you need to do.