The John Eagle case: This Texas couple nearly died in a car that was proven to have been repaired unsafely at a dealership body shop. Improper welds to the roof caused the car to deform, TRAPPING THEM INSIDE as they nearly burned to death.
At trial, the dealership shop General Manager admitted that they skipped these steps because the insurance company would not pay them to do the repairs.
Don’t assume that every body shop cares about your safety.
Don’t assume that all body shops are capable of safe repairs.
Don’t rush to “get this over with” by settling on the shop the insurance company recommended.
The horrific and unsafe repairs we find nearly every week at our shops are scary stuff.
What you don’t know about collision repair could cost you