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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES MY LONG ISLAND BODY SHOP SCHEDULE MY CAR FOR REPAIRS?

When we get into an accident all we want is to get our car fixed as fast as possible. Same day would be great, but in the real world, we know that we need to wait a few days. But if you haven’t had to go through this for a while, you might be surprised

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Auto Body Shop vs. Dealership

When it comes to car repair, you can either take your vehicle into the dealership where it was purchased (or which sells the same make of car), or you can rely upon an independent auto body shop to repair your car. But which should you choose? There are vocal proponents of each type of vehicle

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WHIPLASH AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT, IS MORE THAN JUST A PAIN IN THE NECK

You just got into what seemed like a harmless fender bender, but now you can’t move your head. The pain is intense, but just a few hours ago, you felt just fine. Don’t panic, but be concerned, because what you probably have whiplash. We interact with accident victims often here at Tier 1, and that’s

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After an Accident will the Auto Body Shop Make my Car Look as Good as New?

Yes – But. You knew there was the inevitable ” But” and there are many reasons why. First of all, auto body work is an art and there is a range of skill levels as in any other profession. Most auto body professionals adhere to a very high standard but is up to you, the

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Auto Body Shop Near Me

American’s today seek instantaneous gratification for everything. They want drive through drug stores, fast food shops and banking. In fact, statistics show that proximity to their home is one of the leading reasons people give when choosing most of their service providers. When choosing an auto body shop, many people Google “auto body shops near

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Difference Between A Mechanic Shop And An Auto Body Shop

When considering whether you need auto body vs mechanic repairs, many people make the mistaken assumption that mechanics are qualified to perform all auto repairs. A lot of people view cars as a pile of parts that can be screwed and bolted together by anyone with the right tools. These assumptions often lead to dissatisfaction

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Is Hail Damage Covered By Car Insurance?

When a vehicle sustains damage, vehicles owners tend to think that a simple call to their automobile insurance company will get the ball rolling to have hail damage repair done. However, when Mother Nature sends a hailstorm your way and your vehicle incurs dings, dents and/or broken glass, the cost to repair the damage will not

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET INTO AN ACCIDENT ON VACATION

It just sounds awful to say it out loud: “What to do if you get into a car accident on vacation?” Vacation is the time to relax, kick back and have fun.  Nobody wants to spend half of their vacation dealing with an accident. Good luck finding a body shop near you, that has top

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ARE SHATTERING SUNROOFS THE NEXT NATIONAL SAFETY RECALL?

In the last two years, automotive safety recalls have taken center stage in a ways that we have never seen before. Coming on the heels of a major GM botched safety recall over its faulty ignition switches and the Takata airbag recall. Most recently Chrysler has announced a buy back program for 200,000 dodge pickups

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5 Most Common Mistakes When Reporting A Claim

Navigating the insurance claims process can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. You want to expedite the process and get the repairs you need as quickly as possible, but not at the expense of costly mistakes. Errors that can affect your coverage, cost you additional out-of-pocket expenses or even result in denial of coverage. Unless

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