“My youngest son had the car, and when he said he’d been in an accident, my heart just stopped. After rushing down there, and seeing thankfully that he was fine, our next concern was the car. Honestly, to me it didn’t look that bad, but my husband was sure it was going to be totalled. So my question is how can you tell if a car is totalled?”
As an auto body repair shop in Lakeville, this is a question we hear a lot. The determination of whether or not a car will be totaled can be more complicated than you might think. It’s not always possible to tell with a quick glance – especially if you’re not an auto body repair professional or an insurance adjuster.
The determination of whether or not a car is totaled is made by the insurance adjuster. A car is declared a total loss only when the cost of repairs exceeds the insurance company’s determination of the value of your vehicle.
Because in our Lakeville auto body repair shop we have highly skilled technicians and a state-of-the-art computer measuring system, we’re capable of restoring your car to its original condition – even if it’s a unibody. The insurance company will pay for repairs as long as they cost less than the value of your car, and we work hard to make that possible.
How Long Does It Take to Repair A Severely Damaged Car?
When you don’t have your car, your lifestyle is limited. That’s why our team works so hard to get you back behind the wheel quickly. Before we begin work on your vehicle, we’ll have given you a time estimate that you can rely on with confidence.
And if your insurance company provides rental car coverage, we’ll help you arrange this. Having the rental car makes waiting out the short time it takes to have your car repaired easier to bear.