Your recent car accident in Tennessee left your car with substantial damage. Your insurance provider does not work with your usual mechanic, leaving you no choice but to take your car to an unfamiliar auto shop. How can you be sure the mechanics do a good job? 

Edmonds offers a few tips that you can put to good use. Eliminate any doubts and fears you may harbor about the integrity of your repaired vehicle. 

Check off the basics  

One of the first things you want to check when you pick up your car is whether the shop washed it. Repairing cars is a messy business, but you should not notice that when you see the finished product. If the car has spots of dust, oil or grease or parts in the trunk, the body shop clearly does not take pride in its work, which means there is no telling where else they may have dropped the ball. 

Know what you are getting into 

It is best to leave feeling completely confident in the mechanics’ abilities when you leave your vehicle at the auto shop. Make sure your deductible and insurance dollars go to good use by getting clear on the necessary repairs and how the shop plans on handling them. Have a mechanic put everything in writing, and ask about warranties and guarantees. 

Take a close look 

When you pick up your car, take a close and careful look at the parts that needed repairs. Look for imperfections, odd gaps and poor panel alignment. Check to see that the headlights work, doors open and close and that everything else operates and moves as it should. 

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.