How to Pick the Right Auto Body Shop

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How to pick an Auto Body Shop

Without knowing what to look for, choosing a good auto body repair shop is tough. It's important to select the right auto body shop to ensure the vehicle is fixed correctly the first time.

Although we all hope that you never get in an unfortunate event of an accident. As a vehicle owner, it's not just an automobile accident outright. But your chances of needing services of auto body shop may be greater than you think. We can't tell when your vehicle can get damaged into an unfortunate and unpredictable event of storm damage, rust, and corrosion, acid rain, or harsh sunlight. There are substantial rinks. That is why it is important to know how to pick the right auto body shop.

Often people who are involved in such unfortunate events think that it is the responsibility of insurance company to choose the appropriate auto body shop in area. However depending on insurance company is not a wise choice. Insurance company will recommend you a shop where they have kickback agreement with owner of the shop. They will want you to choose the shop that will benefit them at your expense. Not only it will cost you more money but you may not get satisfactory service. Since it is a matter of protecting a large investment. You have full right to select the best auto body shop of your choice.

Know Your Rights

It is your legal right, as an insured or claimant to have your vehicle repaired at the auto collision repair shop of your choice. Steering - The act of an insurance company telling an insured or claimant to get their vehicle repaired at a specific auto collision repair shop. What the insurance company doesn't tell you is they are recommending those certain shops because they get a kickback, NOT you.  In this industry, we face many challenges with insurance companies steering their insured and claimants.  Check out the Top 5 Insurance Company Steering Tactics: https://www.medinecollision.com/blog-collision-repair-baton-rouge/top-5-insurance-company-steering-tactics

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We Work with All Insurance Companies!

An auto body shop that accepts all insurance providers demonstrates its experience working with insurance companies to settle claims accurately. Wade's Auto Collision works with your insurance company to get you back on the road. Wade's is not on an insurance company's recommended shop list, because we treat everyone equally and ensure vehicles are repaired the right way, not dictated by the insurance company which may lead to future vehicle issues.

Common insurance companies - AIG, Allied, All-State, American Family, Amica, Auto-Owners, Berkley, Chubb, Cincinnati, Country Financial, EMC, Esurance, Farm Bureau, Farmers, Geico, Grinnell Mutual, Hagerty, Hartford, Hastings Mutual, IMT, Iowa Mutual, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Nationwide, Pekin, Progressive, Safeco, Sedgwick, Shelter, State Farm, The General, Travelers, USAA, Wadena, West Bend, United Fire Group and MORE!

Know They Have Qualified and Experienced Staff

A great auto body shop has qualified staff with a number of certifications. Technicians may have certification from many car manufacturers like GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan, showing their knowledge and experience. Some auto technicians also receive training from vendors such as PPG and I-CAR. Painters receive certification through PPG paint and I-CAR and continue to take classes to keep up to date.

It is not just a matter of choosing the cheapest or most expensive auto collision shop. You will not get the best service at a shop that is providing it for cheap. At an expensive shop, it might be just kickbacks and unnecessary overhead charges at your expense. Choose the shop that has the best word of mouth reputation and recommendation.

Check Their Reviews

Reviews can be found on websites such as Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Online reviews are credible - they are made by the customers of that business.

Have you checked out the reviews for Wade's Auto Collision? ★★★★★

Wonderful customer service and I was very pleased with how my vehicle turned out.
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Amanda Sutton
19:29 19 Nov 20
They are the best of the best!
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Bryce Brenneman
12:17 29 Sep 20
They did a fantastic job! I'm very happy with the repair and the timely manner it was completed. Great Customer service as well.
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Paul R Strang
23:26 14 Jul 20
Family run business with honest people! They care not only about your car, but you too! Highly recommend
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Sarah C.
19:21 25 Jun 20
Wade, Sarah, and their staff is amazing. My car was hit twice in less than a year while parked and they brought my car back to life in both instances. Over 10k they fixed. They also fought on my behalf when the insurance adjuster was being unfair and unjust. I trusted my car in their hands two times so far and they are the only people I will call going forward.
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Ryan Jaeger
12:42 10 Apr 20
Wade's team worked on my 2019 Ram truck with less than 8000 miles on it after hitting a deer. Their attention to detail is what sets them apart. Sara did an outstanding job working with my insurance company and communicating with me throughout the process.
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Chris Parker
22:31 31 Dec 19
My daughter rear-ended another vehicle. I was trying to get the car back as soon as possible. Sarah worked with us and was able to come in under our original estimate. The accident was on a Monday and we had the car back by Friday. Not only was it back by Friday, but they had washed the car, cleaned the inside, refilled the window washer fluid, and painted some other scuffs that were not part of the accident. They completely helped and went out of their way to give us the best service possible and were highly empathetic. The best experience for an unfortunate accident.
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Erin Seymour
17:33 14 Dec 19
the owner is an amazing guy. Extremely honest and caring. They do wonderful work and stand behind it all. Highly recommended
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Billy Runyan
19:25 09 Dec 19
I recommend Wade's Auto Collision for any work from correcting my mistakes - like jack-knifing my trailer into the corner of my truck - to shining up the...
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Jay K.
13:44 02 Nov 19
We have used Wade's three times and have been very happy with the quality of their work and pricing. Would highly recommend them for your repair needs.
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Terry S.
10:46 02 Nov 19
My second repair action from Wades. Again, another great experience and outcome. I bent my rear car door backwards one day before vacation. Stopped in and Wade muscled it back to shut OK and seal from rain. Wade gave me the repair estimate and Sarah ordered the parts and made all the arrangements to be done when I got back. It all went very smooth and right on budget! Not another soul will ever know what a bone-head thing I did! Thanks much Sarah, Wade and all involved!
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Jerry Farland
21:51 19 Jul 19
This is our go to for auto body work. They are honest and do great work. Anybody that knows how picky I am should appreciate this endorsement. We have needed them more than I would like to admit. The repairs always exceed my scrutiny. Truly talented. Artists of the auto body.
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Ian Shaw
16:51 16 Mar 19
Wade's will accept any job I throw at them, they always do a great job, and they use great paint and materials. thank you so much Wade's. You will always have me as a customer! thank you for all your work so far!
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Anthony Mcl Goodson
23:51 25 Jan 19
Took my daughters car after a minor collision. Big name places wanted 1200 dollars more than what Wade charged me. He did excellent work and had it done...
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Kevin L.
15:41 04 Jan 19
Wade’s Auto body is the best! They go above and beyond customer service! I had my vehicle totaled and not only were they exceptional with their body work, but helpful in dealing with the insurance company. I will only use Wade’s Auto Body. Thank you Wade and Sarah for all your help! Outstanding!!!
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Todd Miskimen
21:04 21 Nov 18
Had rear end damaged and Wade’s made my bumper look better than new. Was notified right away when something unexpected came up and car had to be there a day longer than planned. Excellent service. Thank you!
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Emily Clapp
22:59 28 Sep 18
Been there more than I'd like to, but he's always been great to us and goes the extra mile to get it done the way you want. Only bad thing I can say is that I typically end up spending 30 minutes chatting with Wade when I'm there instead of getting myself back to work.�
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Kevin Kamp
17:12 29 Jul 18
Fantastic service every time. Always very honest even if it costs him money.
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Bob Quint
23:55 21 Jun 18
Every interaction we have had is honest and friendly. Thank you.
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Juke Ball
19:48 26 Apr 18
Took my car to Wade's to fix a water leak through the window. The car door had hit the garage when backing up. Wade's listened to the problem and said he...
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Sathy R.
08:39 20 Apr 18
Great repair work. Repaired my Tahoe. Very satisfied . I recommend them.
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Kroeger David
00:33 11 Sep 17
Awesome experience. Very friendly and straight forward with what needed to be fixed on my vehicle. Now it looks like nothing ever happened! 🙂 Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Nicole Missele
22:07 18 Aug 17
Just had our paint job done on our bike love it awesome job!!!
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Erica Wilkinson
00:50 26 May 17
Great and friendly customer service! Wade also cleaned out the interior! �
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Kathi Sue Kerscher
14:44 08 Apr 17
I have had two vehicles repaired at Wade's. Both times my vehicles where repaired promptly and looking like brand new. Thanks so much for your great service, you should be proud of what you have established.
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Mike Gross
02:07 27 Jan 17
Great Auto Repair shop. They take the time to walk you through options on your estimate to keep the costs as reasonable as possible and ensure they do a great job on your repair. I highly recommend them.
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Naomi Homrighausen
15:02 23 Dec 16
I would highly recommend this business. They were prompt, kind and did an excellent job on my car.
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Lyn Ahearn
12:59 03 Dec 16
Great paint touch up by Wade's on my Sante Fe. Thanks for the friendly and quality service.
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Pat Murphy
16:21 09 Nov 16
Very impressed with the friendly and efficient service I received at Wade's. My car looks like new again! My family has owned a business in Marion for the past 30 years, and even though we draw customers from the surrounding area, we wouldn't have stayed in business this long without local support. I definitely believe in backing local business - and you can't beat the personal service when the owner is right there! Thanks Wade!
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Ellie Osborn Riley
22:32 27 Oct 16
Wade's did an awesome job on the repairs for my RAV 4! The service was fast, friendly and flawless! This is the shop to use if you want personal service! Thanks again Wade! My car looks brand new!
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Kristi Mueller
02:19 26 Oct 16
Absolutely love Wade's service! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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Kaitlyn Steggall
02:58 23 Jun 16
Awesome place to go very friendly and upfront with you not like other shops that try to fix problems that don't exist major thumbs up thank you, you have my business when something needs repaired
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Kelley Hamdorf
23:04 27 Aug 15
Wade's did an awesome job with my new car! Great price, great customer service and I had my car back when they said it would be ready. I highly recommend Wade's Auto Collision. Thanks so much!
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Lisa Buchanan Gleason
20:55 04 Jun 15
Wade did repair work on my car and you cannot even tell that it had some damage to it and to top it off he detailed my car and I am not only impressed but extremely satisfied if you ever need work done definitely go to wades
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Summer Leffler
16:24 08 May 15
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Amanda Sutton
Amanda Sutton
19:29 19 Nov 20
Wonderful customer service and I was very pleased with how my vehicle turned out.
Bryce Brenneman
Bryce Brenneman
12:17 29 Sep 20
They are the best of the best!
Paul R Strang
Paul R Strang
23:26 14 Jul 20
They did a fantastic job! I'm very happy with the repair and the timely manner it was completed. Great Customer service as well.
Morgan Brislawn
Morgan Brislawn
02:35 26 Jun 20
We have used Wade’s a few times now and every time our vehicles come out better than expected. Wades is always a fun and professional and very fair place to work with by far the best in the state
Missy Rochelle
Missy Rochelle
02:19 26 Jun 20
Took my car there to get hail damaged fixed. They had it looking brand new in just a short amount of time. Everybody that works there is super friendly and they gave me step by step on what they were doing with my car. I’d give more than 5 stars ⭐️ if I could!
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