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It's unfortunate, but auto accidents occur every day all around the world.  When they happen, most people aren't prepared for the costly repairs that will ultimately follow.  Whether you have recently been in an accident or if you know someone who has, selecting the right auto body repair shop will save you a lot of stress during this hectic time.

-    First and foremost, take a glance around any auto body repair shop before you commit to hiring them for your repairs.  Is it well lit and clean?  

-    The next thing to consider is whether or not the auto body repair shop has up-to-date and modern equipment.  Does their equipment look as though it's in good condition and well cared for?

-    If they allow it, ask someone to give you a tour of the facility or if you can browse around on your own.  For reasons of safety, some auto body repair shops will not allow a tour but others may permit a brief one providing a technician is with you.

-    While inside, take a brief scan of the area to see if there are any signs, plaques or other indication of the training that the auto body technicians have undergone.  

Qualifications and training are extremely important when it comes to auto body repair.  If the job is done well, repairs should help the car to look brand new again.  Window replacement, painting, parts replacement and other work are some of the more visible repairs that are done following an accident.  If your automobile is painted, you will want to look for any small paint bubbles that may remain after the work is done.  In addition, you will want to make sure that the glass is placed securely back inside the car and will not rattle or shake, which would indicate the window is loose.  

It is important to inquire about the auto body repair shop's policy if you are unhappy with the work.  Will they fix it at no additional charge and how long will the extra repairs take?  If you notice any problems with the body work of your automobile, tell the technician or business owner before leaving the repair shop.  It is best to bring up any concerns immediately in order to confirm the problem is a result of incorrect repair work.  If you do happen to notice a problem after you get the car home, call the repair shop immediately and let them know that you will be returning your automobile for additional repairs.

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