If you have had a small accident that falls under your collision insurance coverage, you should do a little math before filing an auto insurance claim. Your up front expense under the small claim will be your deductible, but there may also be some costs incurred later. If your policy has a “claim free” discount (generally about 10% of the premium), you will lose this discount for up to three years.
Here at Georgia Square Collision, we spend most of our time protecting and maintaining our customers’ automobiles. We also like saving our customers money and hassle, and that is not limited to their vehicles. That’s why we thought we’d share a few free credit report tips that no one is lining up to tell you. A person’s identity and credit are valuable commodities that can be stolen or incorrectly altered, with grave personal and financial consequences.
Regular oil and filter changes are the single most important services you can perform on your car, truck, van, or SUV. Timely oil changes help your engine last longer, get better fuel mileage, and need less repair, saving you money now and down the road. However, the question of regular vs. synthetic oil changes is not always so clear. These days, many manufacturers require the use of synthetic oil in their new vehicles.
Tire replacement can be an expensive part of owning and maintaining your automobile. As is true with most things when it comes to your car, a little preventive maintenance can go a long way towards keeping more of your money in your pocket. Here are 3 simple tips to help you get the most out of your tires.
In a tough economy, we all look to save money wherever we can. One way many people save money is by increasing the deductibles on their automobile insurance policy. If you never have an accident, you will certainly save money! Unfortunately, accidents happen (I have a body shop full of cars to prove it). It is very important to have the RIGHT insurance deductible. What is the right deductible amount?
When your vehicle is involved in a collision and needs auto body repair, replacement parts may be necessary to restore your car, truck, or SUV to pre-accident condition. There are three general types of body repair parts:
Georgia Square Collision has been named a ProFirst Collision Repair Facility by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. This means that Honda and Acura have recognized the training and technology used by Georgia Square Collision as leading to a higher level of customer satisfaction.
Recent studies show that almost 20% of Georgia drivers are uninsured. Many more carry the state minimum requirement for liability insurance, which covers damage to other people’s property as well as personal injury. In light of these startling statistics, we thought we’d take a moment to discuss uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
As a body shop owner with 29 years experience in the automobile sales and service industry, I get asked for my opinion about auto related products and services. Here’s a common question: Is GAP Insurance worth it? I have seen my share of customers who owe more on their car than it is worth. This can be a big problem if their vehicle is damaged in an accident and the insurance company determines that it is a total loss. The insurance company does not care what the vehicle owner owes the bank on the car loan; they will only pay the car’s current fair market value.
The word “Certified” when used to describe a product, service, or business in the automobile sales and service industry typically means that an outside source, using objective and measurable criteria has inspected and approved the item being made available to the consumer. The source may be an industry group, an automobile manufacturer, or a consumer or government agency.