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? ★★★★★

prices are reasonable, they were ok with giving me my "bare bones" fix (my car is hail damaged and not worth a cosmetic fix.) my car is safe to drive, i'm pleased.
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Emily Hoppenworth
01:19 22 May 21
Awesome service and work!
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Janet Steffen
15:23 08 Apr 21
my truck looks great, and the staff was professional
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Regan and Tammy Huckfelt
00:22 05 Apr 21
They do great work!
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Jennifer Barnes
21:27 13 Feb 21
Super super helpful and friendly!!! Highly recommend Wade and his team.
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Jason R Kautz
19:57 21 Sep 20
The office manager is very helpful, very friendly and definitely makes the business. And the guys do pretty good work too
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greg kerr
20:32 11 Sep 20
I've been a devoted customer for many years. He has gotten me through two deer and a drunk driver. I started going to Wade's in 2011 when he first opened. He provides services that other companies don't. For example, on one of my my deer accidents, he got all my lights working so that I could drive my car legally until he could get me in, for the complete repair, with no charge. When the car repairs were finished, the car was completely cleaned inside and out. It was like driving a brand new car. I don't know of any other company that does that. I highly recommend Wade's. He's a no nonsense kind of business. Which I personally prefer. I want to know the truth up front. No "sales" gimmick. I'm a lifer.
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Rebecca Detert
04:21 21 Aug 20
I took a curb out with my bumper. Or other way around. Saw Wades on google and decided to het an estimate. Wasnt turning it into insurance so decided to go by customer service. Made an appt and they have me estimate and appt. I wanted it done sooner, but I see now why it was a while. They have great customer service and the work was flawless. Totally recommend them!!!
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Liz Hudson
02:20 15 Aug 20
Great folks. We had a car in need of a frame repair. Wade has the skills to make it happen.
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Blake Andrews
16:12 01 Aug 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
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Morgan Brislawn
02:35 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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Missy Rochelle
02:19 26 Jun 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 and sarah are a gift from god. Fixed my mustang and handled the insurance adjusters and the claim for me. Will ALWAYS come back here. HIGHLY recommend them.
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Alec Ihde
22:04 08 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 J
12:52 10 Apr 20
Have had work done here on my autos and have had excellent work. Have sent others to Wade and they have pasted the quality they received there on to other now customers. I stop in occasionally and Wade and Sara are always ready to take the time to just chat. Excellent people to do business with.
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Bob Pasker
14:42 15 Mar 20
Wade's team did a fantastic job repairing my 2019 Ram truck with less than 8000 miles on it after hitting a deer. Sara was wonderful in working with my insurance company and communicating with me throughout the process.
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Chris Parker
22:33 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
17:30 14 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
Great body work by friendly locally owned folks. Reasonable pricing.
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Jerry Strait
15:14 15 Aug 19
My second visit to Wades. Again it was a very nice experience and outcome. 1 day before vacation I bent my rear car door back and it would not close well. I stopped in and Wade worked his magic on it and it fit well enough to continue in the morning with no leaks. I also made plans that day to repair it right, after we got back. Sarah ordered the parts, made all the arrangements and kept me informed about everything as it went. It turned out great! Thanks to them both, along with the technicians that were involved too!
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Jerry
21:30 19 Jul 19
Wade's did an exceptional job of bringing my truck back to it's original glory and within a very reasonable amount of time. Highly recommended!
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Jim Bruner
19:28 16 Jun 19
We had an issue with the driver's door latch on our Blazer. we need that vehicle for BOTH our jobs and other body shops wouldn't even TRY.Wade's not only fixed it like brand new, but charged us LESS than the original estimate!!! They also gave us rides home when we dropped it off, and back to get it when it was done.FANTASTIC service above and beyond the call!!THANK YOU EVERYONE AT WADES!
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Mozart1220
17:54 06 Mar 19
Wade's worked on our Ford F150 truck after a car hit the right front and messed up the front of the truck. It looks like a new truck now. We are very happy with how great it looks. They were great to work with.
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Carole Jones
01:19 26 Feb 19
Wonderful service and great friendly staff!
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Lindsey c
21:09 17 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 is very up to the point & explains you what needs to be done and why even before you get any doubts. I totally recommend this place 👍
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Vamsinadha Reddy Mallavaram
06:32 25 Nov 18
Super helpful and helped with the whole process of my car and dealing with the insurance company. Very informative and wonderful people to work with.
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Brooke Scovel
14:33 14 Nov 18
Wade's was great to work with. The work looked great! The price was fair and the work done quickly. Thanks for making a not so fun experience a good as it could be!
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Byron Fuller
14:01 03 Aug 18
They were very friendly, prompt and much more affordable than their competition. Would recommend them to anyone!
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J L D
20:47 02 Jul 18
Friendly staff, fast service, and great customer service! Would definitely recommend
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Anna Brabston
02:41 29 Jun 18
Great customer service! Wade gave me a quote that was a fraction of a quote from other business. They did a good job and had it done quicker than most places. Would definately recommend Wades to everyone!
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Kevin Lukan
17:12 22 Jun 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 would try to fix it. With a couple of heavy pushes by hand he was able to make it shut properly (I had tried it too but it didn't work). It stopped the leak (which I verified subsequently)!. He then thoroughly explained to me what he hid to fix the issue. No hassles or haggling and immediate service. Amazingly, he did not charge my anything even though he spent more than 15 minutes! I strongly recommend using Wade's next time for any car problems!.
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Spss R
15:43 20 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
The staff was extremely prompt with the estimate and seamless with scheduling. dropped the vehicle off before being out of town for a week and it was ready a day before it was even promised. The quality was outstanding. Can't even tell it was painted! I highly recommend them!
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Jim Anderson
22:40 02 Mar 18
We`ve gone to Wade`s a couple of times and each time we could not be more impressed by their customer service, fair price and dedication! Our cars have been fixed quickly and we can`t even tell where the damage was! We will be using Wade`s for all of our collision damages!
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Jordana Olson
22:45 22 Feb 18
Wade did a great job, was very efficient, timely, and did exactly what we discussed and agreed to. I would recommend his services to anyone. When needed I will be back, he went above and beyond to take care of what we needed done. And did the work for a very fair price.
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Jeff Selfridge
21:00 26 Oct 17
Family-owned business that truly does focus on helping the customer and caring for your vehicle. My truck needed to be fixed for hail damage this past month. They exceeded all of my expectations: working with my insurance company, updating me frequently on the process, and making my truck look even better than when I drove it off the lot when I bought it!
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Cody
15:15 05 Oct 17
Very friendly and helpful! The process for our van repair was made very easy by Wade and Sarah. If you have a collision or an unfortunate accident with wildlife, repair is made simple at Wade's Auto Collision!
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Kathi Kerscher
14:59 08 Apr 17
Great customer service at Wade's! My car ended up being totaled, so they didn't do any work on it, but the family is great to work with!
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Jenai Holley
23:24 01 Mar 17
Customer service at Wade's was VERY personable and prompt. Wade is a good guy. His daughter in the office is very nice too. They completed my repair in the time they stated it would take. The repair looked very good!As painful as having my car damaged was, this part of the event couldn't have been better. Thanks guys!The cost was very reasonable too!
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Josh Rodriguez 9292
17:07 17 Feb 17
Took my door apart and found the problem. Fixed it right then and I was back on the road.
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Joe Shaw
17:22 19 Nov 16
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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!
Sarah C.
Sarah C.
19:21 25 Jun 20
Family run business with honest people! They care not only about your car, but you too! Highly recommend
Alec Ihde
Alec Ihde
22:04 08 Jun 20
Wade and sarah are a gift from god. Fixed my mustang and handled the insurance adjusters and the claim for me. Will ALWAYS come back here. HIGHLY recommend them.
Ryan J
Ryan J
12:52 10 Apr 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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