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Frequently Asked Questions

IS IT LEGAL TO SAVE AN INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?

We’ve all heard the rhetoric from insurers: a repairer waiving a consumer’s deductible is insurance fraud. That isn’t accurate, and we should all be wary of tossing these kind of statements around as truth when they may not be. Repairers may run their shops any way they see fit – provided what they do is legal.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED AUTO BODY QUESTIONS

Q: I have never been in an accident, what is the claims process? A: After an accident, contact your insurance company. They will ask you to provide information regarding the accident. Make sure you ask your insurance company for the claim number. From that point we will be able to contact your adjuster to begin

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Painting A Car Vs Wrapping It

Over time a car’s exterior can fade or suffer some dings and dents. Before owners sell or trade in their rides for something new, investing in a new color may be all that’s necessary to revitalize the look of the vehicle. Changing the color of a car is not something every driver should try on

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Wrap Vs Paint

Auto Body Repair Reviews Patchogue NY

In the Patchogue Long Island region, auto body repair reviews indicate that Tier 1 Collision Center regularly satisfies customers with integrity, kindness, and professional work. Choosing the right auto body shop for repairs and repainting can get a little complicated because different shops will offer various estimates– some of which will be very cheap. Remember

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Technology In Cars For The Future

Connected cars – automobiles with mobile driving technologies – are in an evolutionary phase. According to GSM, the trade organization that represents the mobile phone industry, the majority of newly manufactured cars will have mobile technology by 2025. In addition, approximately 44-percent of consumers who plan to purchase a vehicle in the next two years

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Auto Body Future Tech

What Is An Auto Body Supplement?

Lots of different terms get used in the auto world, so it’s no surprise if you’re having a hard time keeping track of them all.  If you’ve ever had your car into an auto body shop in the Long Island area, you might have heard the term “supplement” and are wondering what it means.  Allow

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WILL MY CAR BE TOTALED AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

Fearing A Total Loss? Some Helpful Tips From Your Patchogue Body Shop So you car was just dragged into our body shop in Patchogue , and it was a very hard hit. We will write a repair estimate but your insurance adjuster is on his way. Here is what he will use to determine if we

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Total Loss Long Island

Guide To Removing Snow And Ice From Your Car

The winter months on Long Island are invariably accompanied by inclement weather and frosty driving conditions. Frequently, winter storms result in vehicles being inundated with layers of snow and ice. Driving with snow and ice build-up on your car is dangerous, and drivers should take precautions in order to maintain a secure vehicle and promote

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Clearing Snow Before Accident

Hitting A Deer And How It Could Affect Your Insurance Policy

Every year on Long Island, deer-related car accidents skyrocket and statistics are astounding. Knowing how to react can minimize your injuries and insurance bills, and knowing what your coverage is before a claim arises is always prudent. Watch Out Keep your eyes peeled between dusk and dawn in October, November, and December when deer are

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Deer Accident Long Island

Six Frequent Causes of Car Dents

Have you returned to your car after grocery shopping, or while parked in a garage, and found an unwanted dent on the side of your vehicle? The answer for most car owners is a resounding yes. Car dents are  common and are frequently the result of a variety of accidental bumps from foreign objects, other vehicles,

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