If you've been in a collision, research before you repair. Whether it is word of mouth, or a trusted name in the community, you can decide who does the work on your vehicle. You can always get an estimate before the insurance adjuster sees the car. Their trainedexperts will see things that an adjuster might miss, preparing you for the proper quote when it comes time to do the work on your vehicle.

Let your Auto shop know that you want manufacturer's parts and not OEM items to repair your vehicle (parts made by a subcontractor).