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3 Tips to a Stress Free Auto Body
Repair Job in Winnipeg

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The old saying, "you don't know what you had until you don't have it any more," is so true when you find yourself without your car. Your car is central to your life. So if you find yourself without it because of an accident your stress level immediately skyrockets as you start to try to figure out how you're going to get to work, pick up the kids, get them to soccer AND get your car repaired!

Here are a few tips to help lower your stress levels and help you get a quality auto body repair job in Winnipeg.

  1. Preplan
  2. No one expects to get in an accident, that's why it's called an accident. But its good risk management to talk to people you know and investigate reputable auto body repair shops in Winnipeg. Look for a shop that is certified or a member of:

    • The Better Business Bureau
    • I-Car Gold Class
    • Autopac

    Ask how they pay their technicians – By the hour or by the piece. If they're getting paid piece work their tendency is to rush through work so they can get more pieces and more money. Hourly employees are focussed on the quality of the job performed vs how fast they can work.

    You should also look for an auto body repair shop in Winnipeg who cares about and gives back to the community. This corporate responsibility is a key indicator of the organizations beliefs and values.

    And finally, save yourself the stress of worrying about how you're going to get around by finding a Winnipeg auto body repair shop who provides courtesy or rental vehicles for their clients. This goes a long way to reducing your stress level!

    After you've done your research and chosen the shop you'd go to if you should even need to, put their contact information into your glove compartment or program it into your phone so you have it handy.

  3. Know the Process
  4. If you're in an accident and need of an auto body repair shop in Winnipeg, be aware of the process so you can get your claim taken care of and your car repaired quickly.

    1. If the damage is over $1000 or it is a hit and run you must report the accident to police. Here's a link for more information about reporting your accident.
    2. Contact your chosen auto body repair shop in Winnipeg and make them aware of the accident so they schedule your vehicle for repairs.
    3. Fill out your accident claim form to include all the details of the accident to make reporting to Autopac easier. Here is a link to more information about MPI and Autopac claims.
    4. Book your appointment with Autopac.
    5. Once you have your MPI Claim drop your vehicle off at your chosen auto body repair shop in Winnipeg and drive away in their courtesy or rental car.

  5. Look for a Guarantee
  6. When you go to pick up your vehicle make sure to review the work closely with a technician to ensure you're happy with the final results. A good auto body repair shop will have a guarantee and stand by their repairs for as long as you own your vehicle.

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