Juan Rodriguez, owner of auto body shop Color Recon, always puts his customers first. That’s why, when he noticed a disturbing trend among insurance companies that could affect consumer safety, Juan couldn’t stay silent. What you’re about to read could shock you.
If you’ve been in an accident and your car needs repair, the body shop your insurance company recommends could be run by the very same people trying to convince you take your car there: the insurance company. It’s a little-known, dirty secret of the industry.
Why should you care if the insurance company wants you to take your care to “their” repair shop? Unless you want your car fixed by qualified mechanics who use the best parts available, you shouldn’t. But if quality and safety are important to you, you owe it to yourself to keep reading.
Here’s how the scheme works:
After you report an accident, the insurance company knows you’re without a car, emotionally drained and particularly vulnerable. It may surprise you to learn that they use this informa- tion to their advantage.
As unscrupulous as it sounds, they’ll attempt to steer you to certain “preselected” auto body shops.
(And “preselected” means they’ve worked out a backroom deal with a body shop to get rock bottom labor prices and cheap parts in exchange for sending a slew of customers their way.)
At a time when you’re counting on them the most, the insurance company has no problem sending you to the lowest bidder. These low bidders often employ untrained staff, under-qualified technicians and they usually stock cheap, unreliable parts.
How can they get way with this?
Legally, they can’t. But shrewd, bottom line- obsessed executives have figured ways around the laws and opened loopholes to exploit them. These exploits involve offering you “convenience programs” or “direct repair” programs.
Don’t be fooled. These carefully thought out, positive-sounding names make it seem like the insurance company has your interests at heart. It’s not true. The reality is, these names simply disguise devious business arrangements put in place for the sole benefit of the insurance company.
In fact, these programs are deliberately designed to maximize the insurance company’s profit by minimizing the amount of money they must pay to fix your car.
The sad truth is, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with the insurance company. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve paid them over the years. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve never had an accident of filed a claim before. The insurance company will send you to the collision repair shop that costs them the least no matter the consequences to you and your safety.
At Color Recon, we believe there’s a better way to do business.
When it comes to fixing your car, we don’t believe in overbooking and underdelivering just to make a fast buck.
We believe in providing you with the absolute best collision repair work and the best replacement parts possible. We believe in loyalty, trust and one-on-one service.
Some of the slick, big name auto body repair shops that have backroom deals in place with insurance companies consider our attitude of loyalty, trust and one-on-one service “old fashioned”. That’s fine with us.
While other body shops spend time finding insurance companies to partner with, we spend our time building relationships with quality parts manufacturers and distributors and keeping our staff well trained and up to date with the latest auto body repair technology.
We don’t partner with insurance companies. That’s because we already have a partner — you.
Our “old fashioned” customer-first attitude seems to work for us. How do we know? Because we’ve been a successful, family owned and operated business for over 14 years.
Since 1997, Color Recon has been known for:
- Outstanding customer service (our customers are the best in the Orlando area and they bring out the best in us.)
- Technical and mechanical expertise (our fully licensed and insured staff is trained in the very latest auto body repair techniques.)
- The seamless and transparent methods we use to help you deal with the insurance company. (We’ve handled thousands of claims and work with every insurance provider.)
- When you bring us your car, you’re not just bringing us your car to fix — you’re trusting us with your safety and the safety of your family. We don’t take that trust for granted.
You can count on us to:
- Provide solid commitments, schedules, and delivery dates.
- Communicate with you regularly.
- Use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts when available.
It is important that you know all of our work is covered by an industry exclusive, unconditional LIFETIME guarantee.
When you love what you do, take pride in doing it and are well-known for technical and mechanical expertise, it’s easy to offer a guarantee like that.
When you’re looking for top notch, high quality auto body repair the choice is clear: Color Recon Auto Body