Had an accident? Know your rights
It is your right to choose who repairs your car
You do not need 2 estimates, you will still get a courtesy car (if available) and your repair will carry a guarantee. Just ask your insurer for a claim reference number, pass it on to us and we will submit the estimate direct to the insurer and will act on your behalf to make sure that your claim goes smoothly.
Following an accident, it’s your legal right to have your car repaired anywhere of your choice.
If you contact your insurance company, they may try to get the repairs done at the lowest possible price without caring as much about the quality of the repair as you do. You do not need to use your insurance company’s favoured establishment, so look after your car and not the insurance company’s profits! Only one repair estimate is required. The one from your preferred repairer.
When it comes to the crunch, It’s your car, it’s your choice. Unfortunately accidents do happen. It may not be your fault but one day your vehicle may be in need of professional repair. You’ll be faced with an important decision. Who will you trust to repair your car back to its original condition?
Remember it’s your car, you paid the insurance premium, it’s your choice who repairs your car! You only need one estimate. Don’t let your insurance company give you the run-around just specify your preferred repairer, Cotswold Accident Repairs, your local vehicle body repairer.