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After an accident – Part 4 The importance of turnaround time

The day of and after an auto accident can be a confusing time. We have created this series of blogs to help you find answers to your questions and help you make the best choice for repairing your vehicle. This is part 4 in our 2-week series that will cover reasons why you should get an estimate done by an independent auto body and paint repair shop like Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio Texas before you agree to have anyone else repair your car or truck.

The importance of turnaround time

Every auto body and collision repair shop in the country wants to work quickly to help you get your life back to normal. It is mutually beneficial to get cars that have been in a collision repaired and back on the road as quickly as possible. It allows you to get your car back, the insurance company to limit rental expenses and the auto body shop to start work on the next car. However, even more important than doing the repair fast is doing the repair right. Maintaining a high level of quality is a necessity. Especially if a collision center is to survive in the San Antonio market.

You may think that an insurance company would want the shop to do the best job possible to keep the customer happy as long as it is completed within the 30 days of the customer’s rental coverage. But the reality is, they put pressure on the shops to keep rental car payment cost down. If they can get a shop to get the car back to you in 4 days instead of 5 they saved money. For many preferred auto body shops, this forces them to cut corners on repairs and send vehicles out that are not ready. Often the customer does not notice that the collision repair is not perfectly completed because it may be hidden under a fender or quarter panel. Other times the customer is forced to bring the damaged vehicle back to the collision shop to have the repairs completed days or weeks later.  This means that a 5-day job that was done in 4 days has just become a 7-day job.

At Miracle Body & Paint, our team works with the insurance company to make sure that the proper amount of time needed to complete the repair is the amount of time we take. We are more concerned with the quality of the work being done and that it meets your standards than we are with rushing through a job. We know that taking an extra day or two can save weeks of headaches down the road. Because we don’t have the pressure of having a preferred shop contract taken away from us we can be sure that we are always doing the right thing for our client, You.

With an A+ rating with the BBB, you can trust that Manuel and his team truly are the best collision repair team to turn to when you have an auto accident and need your car or truck repaired in San Antonio.  Because we discount deductibles by as much as 15% you not only get the best repair possible, you also get to save money. It is not uncommon for our customers having their full deductible waived. If you have had an accident, let us show you how we work miracles.