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Myth #2: A Car Will Never Be the Same

After you've had an accident, it’s never easy choosing the right auto body shop to fix your car, especially if you aren't familiar with all the ins and outs of your vehicle. It might be tempting to pick whatever auto body shop is close in Coquitlam or the Tri-Cities area, or whoever your insurance agent recommends, but that isn’t always advisable.

There are many misrepresentations and myths circling around about auto body shops and insurance. At Tom’s Custom Auto Body, we want to dispel some of the rumours so you can make better decisions for your vehicle. Here's another common myth...

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Which Auto Body Shop Should You Take Your Luxury Car To Get Fixed?

When you take great pride in your car, you want to keep it in the best condition possible. You want it to perform at its max each and every day. So when your car in an accident, you want to give it to an auto body repair shop that is experienced in fixing luxury cars and understands the importance of high performance vehicles.

Recommendations from friends are always helpful but do they fully understand your vehicle is an extension of your personality? You probably spend a lot of time in your car and should be able to show it off.

Here are some important tips to consider when you are in an accident.

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3 Myths about auto body shops: Myth #1

It’s never easy choosing the right auto body shop to fix your car, especially if you don’t know the ins and outs of your vehicle. 

It might be tempting to pick whatever auto body shop is close in Coquitlam or the Tri-Cities area, but that isn’t always advisable. 

There are many misrepresentations and myths circling around about auto body shops and insurance companies. At Tom’s Custom Auto Body, we want to dispel some of the rumours so you can make better decisions for your vehicle.. Here's Myth #1...

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ICBC Changes

Significant changes are coming to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) to tackle a growing deficit of more than $1-billion. The shift is almost entirely due to higher claims costs. ICBC paid $3-billion to settle claims last year and, in the first nine months of this fiscal year, has paid out $4.25-billion. Under the current system, an average minor injury claim costs $30,038, of which $16,500 is paid for pain and suffering, $7,500 for medical care and $6,038 for legal costs.

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Minor Auto Body Collision Claims

Parking lot accidents and other small fender benders happen fairly frequently. They are nothing to be ashamed of. When people get automobile collision coverage, they generally think about when they get into an accident with another car. However, collision insurance also covers those small dents and scrapes you get if your car is the only one damaged. Many people don’t want to get smaller automobile repairs done because they are afraid of the costs. However your car insurance will cover you even if you hit a pole, a fence, a mailbox or a wall. You’ll have to determine the cost of the damage on a case-by-case basis to see if it’s worth going to ICBC or not.

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