The most important rule of thumb to follow in collision repair is to ask that only original equipment parts are used. It’s the only way you can make sure that your vehicle is going to perform and be as safe as before the accident. If the shop you choose says they won’t be using OE parts, you can say no to them. It’s your choice.
An accident is stressful for both you and your vehicle. The impact can affect anything, from alignment to sensors to the paint. It’s up to you to choose the collision repair center. Only someone who knows everything about your vehicle, bumper to bumper, is best equipped to get it back to pre-accident condition.
And you should understand the difference between the three types of crash parts that could be used in your repair:
A Ford or Lincoln Collision Repair Center has everything your vehicle needs. They:
*See dealership for details.
Thinking clearly after an accident can be difficult, but making sure you have the right information is critical when you’re working with your insurance company to get your vehicle back to the same condition it was in before the accident. Be sure to:
Be sure to read the fine print when you’re shopping for an insurance policy. You may find out too late that it doesn’t cover original equipment parts, your accessories and possibly even labor costs. And that’s one problem that can’t be fixed after you have an accident.
Ask your insurance agency if they offer policies that:
Some policies also include coverage for loaner vehicles, lodging if you’re away from home, towing, etc.