OEM standards are sometimes overlooked when your vehicle has been in an accident. Steed’s Collision Center, an automotive body shop in Mississippi, contacted us for a customer that came in with some superficial scratches on the rear bumper and trunk of her car. Upon further inspection, it was noticed by the body shop that the car had prior damage and that the trunk was not closing very well. They reached out to the owner of the car and she said that yes the car was repaired due to an accident. She had been rear-ended a year ago and that the trunk since the accident, has always been difficult to close. As the body shop tried to realign the trunk they noticed that more was wrong than just an alignment of the truck. [Read more…]
How Insurance Companies Work
Accidents happen and therefore a collision claim can also happen. There are many different slogans insurance companies use to make you feel as though they are your good neighbor or you’re in good hands or you can save 15% or more. In some cases, this is furthest from the truth. Even though there are some good insurance companies out there many will not live up to your expectations when you make a claim. [Read more…]
What Are OEM Parts?
OEM parts are defined as automobile parts made by the vehicle’s manufacturer. OEM stands for ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’. These parts match what came on your vehicle when it rolled off the assembly line. Since they are made by the manufacturer, they match quality, function, performance, and material of the original part that is on your vehicle. [Read more…]
Flooded Car Questions
When it comes to a flooded car many people wonder about items like: Will a flooded car engine start? What is the cost of repair on a flooded car? How does a car insurance company deal with a flooded car? How do I protect myself when dealing with a flooded car? [Read more…]