What to do when your car needs repairs

Posted Thursday, Feb 06, 2014 by nhtwpprod

Nothing is more devastating than a car accident, no matter
how minor it may be. When you find yourself standing in front of a damaged car
for the first time, it isn’t unusual to be at a complete loss about what to do
next. When you rely on your Los Angeles Toyota dealership for all of your car
repairs, the process of getting your vehicle back to its original condition is
faster, easier and more reliable.

In the past, the first thing that a driver had to do after
being in an accident was to get estimates on how much it will cost to repair
the damage. At North Hollywood Toyota, we provide free computerized estimates
so that no estimates are needed. Just bring your car into our facility and
leave it with us. If needed, we will disassemble damaged parts to provide you
with an accurate estimate. You can leave the car with us and the insurance
company can inspect it at the Los Angeles Toyota dealers in order to prevent
discrepancies between the actual cost of repairs and the amount that the
insurance company is willing to pay.

Know what your insurance policy covers before you ever have
an accident. Unless it specifies where your repairs must be made, you have the
right to take the car to the repair shop of your choice. Some policies also
require you to get more than one estimate. You will also need to know the
amount of your deductible on your insurance policy to determine how much you
will have to pay out-of-pocket before the insurance kicks in. For instance, if
you have a $300 deductible, you will have to pay the first $300 before any
other charges will be covered. Although your insurance company will pay for any
of the costs of repairs, these payments are typically made to you. You should
be prepared to pay the charges for your repair and work with your insurance company
to receive any payments from them.

When you bring your car to the Toyota dealer in Los Angeles,
you can take advantage of our local shuttle service to get a ride back home or
to take you to work when you drop off the car. We will also assist you in
arranging for a rental car with Midway Car Rental for special rates and using
special pick-up procedures.