No, you do not need to get multiple estimates; you only need to notify your insurance representative as to where you will be having your repairs done. It is the state law that you may use the shop of your choice. Your insurance company will work hand in hand with your choice of shop to insure you receive the service and quality repairs you have come to expect.
But what happens if the insurance company’s estimate is lower than the one I get from Douglas Auto Body ? Insurance companies are generally willing to pay for a proper repair. The insurance company appraiser may include only the most obvious damage in their estimate. At Douglas Auto Body , we try to write as thorough an estimate as possible. Just bring the insurance estimate in with you and we can go over any differences. If necessary, we’ll notify the insurance company of the changes we need to make. Generally this just takes a phone call for any “supplement repairs.