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Did You Know You Can Take Your Damaged Vehicle to Any Car Bodyshop?

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When your car gets into an accident, it's natural to want it repaired and back on the road as soon as possible. Whether the damage is minor or more significant, most car insurance providers will recommend that you have your car fixed by an approved car bodyshop.

What is an approved car bodyshop?

It's simply a network of garages that the insurance company has deemed suitable in terms of overall repair costs for your car.

However, you may have your own reasons for wanting to choose your own car bodyshop. Perhaps you trust a particular garage to do a good job, or maybe it's conveniently located near you.

Do you have to use an approved car bodyshop?

The good news is that you are not obligated to use your insurance provider's choice of bodyshop. Taking your car to a garage of your choice will not invalidate your insurance, and your claim will still be processed in the same way.

However, it's important to note that your insurer might impose additional terms if you don't use their approved car bodyshop. They may charge you a higher excess, place limits on the repair cost, or even refuse to provide you with a courtesy car. Many insurance companies include clauses in their terms and conditions stating that a courtesy car will only be offered if you choose one of their approved repairers.

What to do if you want to choose your own car bodyshop for repairs?

If you decide to go with your own choice of car bodyshop, here's what you need to do. First, check your policy documents for any conditions and additional excess that may apply. Then, get a quote from your chosen bodyshop. They can assist you with the process by providing an estimate to forward to your insurance company. If you already have an incident number, they may even be able to liaise directly with your insurer on your behalf.

Why choose Griffin Mill as your preferred car bodyshop?

At Griffin Mill, our dedicated and experienced bodyshop can offer you an affordable and quick repair. We can provide you with a courtesy car while we repair your car, and depending on the car’s damage a SMART repair commonly takes no longer than 24 hours to complete.

Our team at Griffin Mill consists of skilled technicians who possess extensive expertise in car bodyshop repairs. They have the necessary experience to handle various types of damages and ensure that your vehicle receives the highest standard of care.

We are proud to have a loyal customer base that consistently chooses Griffin Mill over insurance-approved garages. Our reputation is built on delivering exceptional results and exceeding customer expectations.

When you choose Griffin Mill for your car bodyshop repairs, you're getting affordability, efficiency, and top-notch quality all rolled into one. Our experienced technicians, advanced facilities, and genuine parts make sure that we provide a complete solution to bring your vehicle back to its pre-accident condition.

For more information, contact us via our online enquiry form, give our Bodyshop Team a call at 01443 531724, or email bodyshop@griffinmill.co.uk