After an accident or collision, it’s most likely that your insurance company will try to force you to use a recommended accident repair centre for the accident repair. They do this for several reasons, like cost or financial agreements. But does this mean that you are doomed only to use the one selected by your insurer? The answer is no! Here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not to go with the company recommended choice for repairs.

Here’s what we cover:¬†

  • Reputation
  • Location
  • Process
  • What to do if not satisfied with work
  • How to find a good car accident repair centre


When you’re thinking about where to take your car for repairs, the reputation of the recommended shop is something you should consider. Word of mouth from friends and family can be an excellent way to determine how reputable an insurance company-recommended shop is.


When it comes to the location of the recommended car accident repair centre, it’s crucial to think about whether or not it’s convenient for you. If all of the shops in your area don’t specialise in the type of damage that needs repairing, you might be better off going elsewhere. If you live in Sevenoaks, it’s better to choose a bodywork repair centre in Sevenoaks, Just saying ūüôā

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The process of the car accident repair centre that your insurance company has recommended is important for a few different reasons. First, to ensure a smooth experience, you need to understand what is required if you opt to go with the company-recommended shop. This includes turnaround time, where they will be loading and unloading your vehicle, and how satisfied you should be with the final product. The fact is that it’s most likely that the insurance company is using a particular accident repair centre because they are the cheapest, which is not suitable for you.

What should I do if I’m not satisfied with my accident repair work?

If you’re not happy with the work that a recommended accident repair centre has done, don’t hesitate to speak up! Many insurers suggested shops will be working on a budget and may not be happy to help fix any mistakes that have been made. It’s essential to address the issue as soon as possible, and if you are using a high-quality accidnet repair centre, this will be less of a problem. You might also want to consider contacting your insurance company to see if they can help mediate the situation.

How can you find a reputable car accident repair centre on your own without using an insurance company’s recommendation?

When it comes to finding a reputable car accident repair centre, there are a few things you can do on your own without needing to rely on your insurance company’s recommendation. First, ask friends and family for referrals. They may have had a good experience with a particular shop and be happy to recommend it to you. You can also check online review sites like Yelp or Google Reviews to see what past customers have had to say about a particular shop. Finally, take the time to visit the shops in person and get a feel for their operation. Are they clean and organised? Do the employees seem knowledgeable? Do they have the proper equipment and tools to do the job right? By doing your research, you can feel confident in choosing a shop that is right for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about using a non-recommended shop, give Bodiwork by Devey a call, and we can help you choose the right option. Of course, we hope you choose us, but if we are not a good fit, we can point you in the right direction.

We hope you’ll consider Bodiwork by Devey for your car bodywork repairs. We use the latest technology to get the best possible results on every vehicle we repair. Our experienced staff will walk you through each step of the process.¬†


It’s most likely that the insurance company will want to use the cheapest option possible. However, this may not be the best option for you, as you can imagine.¬†¬†


Do some research before choosing a company to be confident in your choice. Sound intimidating? Please give us a call 01732 755111 anytime, and our team members would be happy to help answer any questions or concerns you might have.

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