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Total Loss Car

What is a Total Loss Insurance Claim?

If your vehicle's airbags deploy in a car accident, that does not necessarily mean your car is a total loss. Your insurance adjuster will assess the situation and determine if the cost of replacing the airbags and repairing your vehicle would exceed its actual cash value. If the cost of repairs is less than the value of your car, your vehicle will likely not be declared a total loss. No one wants to hear the unfortunate news of their car is wrecked, especially during an accident. However, no one wants to be in an accident. Brooklyn collision repairs are quite common, due to the rate of accident, other than the injuries that the victims get, there is the painful scene of seeing a totaled car. And if the damage to your car doesn’t total your car, you can get proper assistance from your mechanic who can help process your insurance. They can also work on being your car's condition back to its pre-loss condition. To determine your car's worth (the "actual cash value" in insurance terms) at the time of the accident, insurers typically use a number of factors to figure your car's actual cash value, including its age, condition, mileage and resale value, in addition to the selling price of similar vehicles in your area. What happens when you’re not at fault for a totaled car wreck? There are a lot of instances where no one is to be blamed but through natural disasters. For example, during a storm, a tree was uprooted and fell on your car. If you are properly covered you would be fully reimbursed, minus any deductibles. Take note that the actual value is the cash value of the car if it was sold on the market if there weren't any damages.  Collision coverage would activate if our vehicle was damaged by a motorist or another vehicle. Then the decision is left to your insurance company if they want to seek any payment from the other party. What does it mean when someone tells you that your car is totaled? It could mean either of these things: It is beyond repair. The cost to repair would be greater than the amount you bought the car. It doesn’t matter if you are not paying for the damages, the insurance company would try to make you see how bad your car had been totaled, advising you against any risk of wasting money. Let’s take a scenario, if you had brought the car for $20,000 and the amount for the repairs is $27,000, then your car would be declared totaled. Depending on your coverage, you could end up being paid by the insurance company for the value of the car. In other to find out the cash value, you need to follow the necessary factors:
  • The car model.
  • The age of the car.
  • The current condition of your car.
  • Your mileage.
  • Resale value and saleable parts.
  • The amount the car can be sold for in the local market.
Will an insurance company fully pay for a totaled car? It is recommended that you have both comprehensive and collision coverages on your car. So, when you have completely paid for the car, then the car becomes yours, it left to you to continue with the coverage or not. However, if you opt-out of the coverage you may have to cover payments yourself, especially if the fault came from you. Comprehensive coverage covers any damages caused by disasters and is unrelated to the crash. A collision coverage activates after an accident has occurred and addresses the damages made to the car. There are times when the insurance company won’t cover any damages, especially when the vehicle involved is completely totaled. A common reason for claim denial could involve:
  1. Wrong coverage plan.
  2. Failure to make some payments on time.
  3. Driving while under the influence of alcohol.
  4. Fraudulent claim.
How do you know when to file a totaled vehicle claim:
  1. You would need to check if you have completed payments on your deductibles.
  2. You can make necessary negotiation if we believe that your car value is worth it.
  3. Note that, after your claim has been approved your totaled car would be owned by the insurance company.
Has your car been in a totaled collision? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Car Totaled

What is a Totaled Car in Brooklyn NY?

If your vehicle's airbags deploy in a car accident, that does not necessarily mean your car is a total loss. Your insurance adjuster will assess the situation and determine if the cost of replacing the airbags and repairing your vehicle would exceed its actual cash value. If the cost of repairs is less than the value of your car, your vehicle will likely not be declared a total loss. No one wants to hear the unfortunate news of their car is wrecked, especially during an accident. However, no one wants to be in an accident. Brooklyn collision repairs are quite common, due to the rate of accident, other than the injuries that the victims get, there is the painful scene of seeing a totaled car. And if the damage to your car doesn’t total your car, you can get proper assistance from your mechanic who can help process your insurance. They can also work on being your car's condition back to its pre-loss condition. To determine your car's worth (the "actual cash value" in insurance terms) at the time of the accident, insurers typically use a number of factors to figure your car's actual cash value, including its age, condition, mileage and resale value, in addition to the selling price of similar vehicles in your area. What happens when you’re not at fault for a totaled car wreck? There are a lot of instances where no one is to be blamed but through natural disasters. For example, during a storm, a tree was uprooted and fell on your car. If you are properly covered you would be fully reimbursed, minus any deductibles. Take note that the actual value is the cash value of the car if it was sold on the market if there weren't any damages.  Collision coverage would activate if our vehicle was damaged by a motorist or another vehicle. Then the decision is left to your insurance company if they want to seek any payment from the other party. What does it mean when someone tells you that your car is totaled? It could mean either of these things: It is beyond repair. The cost to repair would be greater than the amount you bought the car. It doesn’t matter if you are not paying for the damages, the insurance company would try to make you see how bad your car had been totaled, advising you against any risk of wasting money. Let’s take a scenario, if you had brought the car for $20,000 and the amount for the repairs is $27,000, then your car would be declared totaled. Depending on your coverage, you could end up being paid by the insurance company for the value of the car. In other to find out the cash value, you need to follow the necessary factors:
  • The car model.
  • The age of the car.
  • The current condition of your car.
  • Your mileage.
  • Resale value and saleable parts.
  • The amount the car can be sold for in the local market.
Will an insurance company fully pay for a totaled car? It is recommended that you have both comprehensive and collision coverages on your car. So, when you have completely paid for the car, then the car becomes yours, it left to you to continue with the coverage or not. However, if you opt-out of the coverage you may have to cover payments yourself, especially if the fault came from you. Comprehensive coverage covers any damages caused by disasters and is unrelated to the crash. A collision coverage activates after an accident has occurred and addresses the damages made to the car. There are times when the insurance company won’t cover any damages, especially when the vehicle involved is completely totaled. A common reason for claim denial could involve:
  1. Wrong coverage plan.
  2. Failure to make some payments on time.
  3. Driving while under the influence of alcohol.
  4. Fraudulent claim.
How do you know when to file a totaled vehicle claim:
  1. You would need to check if you have completed payments on your deductibles.
  2. You can make necessary negotiation if we believe that your car value is worth it.
  3. Note that, after your claim has been approved your totaled car would be owned by the insurance company.
Has your car been in a totaled collision? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Insurance Recommended Body Shop

Will My Car Bumper Need to Be Replaced?

A Car Bumper is an item or structure that is attached to the front or back of a vehicle. A bumper is located at the bottom of the vehicle. In the case of the front of the vehicle, it is located before the tires, and in the rear end, you can find it beneath the boot. It usually protrudes from the body of the car because it was created to reduce and absorb impact during a small or minor collision. This can help to reduce the cost of damages that usually come with a collision. If the collision happened at the sides of the vehicle, there would be no bumper to absorb the impact. Bumpers are also installed to reduce the height differences between vehicles, and they are used to protect pedestrians from sustaining major injuries if they are hit. Bumpers are usually made from plastic, and they will have a bar of steel inside the plastic. The steel is what is referred to as a bumper, the plastic covering is a bumper cover. The bumper cover is usually the part that needs replacement. When your car bumper gets dented, cracked, or damaged, you may realize that you need car bumper repair or car bumper replacement, but how do you make the right decision? In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of getting a car bumper repair or car bumper replacement in Brooklyn NY. Car Bumper Repair Car Bumper repair is when your bumper isn't replaced but repaired and restored. Car Bumper repairs are best in situations where;
  1. If your car bumper has only a minor dent, then you will not need to fork out a ton of cash to replace the car bumper. You'll need a bumper repair that entails dent removal and a paint job.
  2. If you have a minor cut. As earlier stated, bumpers are usually made from plastic, so if the plastic rips a little and leads to a cut, you won't need to replace the bumper. A simple repair will work.
  3. If you have an older, foreign, or luxury vehicle. If your car falls into the first two categories and is also in this category, you should opt for a repair. It may be difficult to find you a new bumper which means it'll cost more. A repair is the best option.
Car Bumper Replacement A car bumper replacement is when the bumper is completely replaced. You should opt for a replacement when:
  1. If you have a large crack in the bumper. Cracks cannot be fixed. Unlike dents that do not have holes, a crack cannot be pushed out. Cracks need to be replaced because there no way to cover or fill the hole in the bumper cover.
  2. If the cover and metal bar are both compromised. In a situation where both parts of the bumper have sustained damage, a simple repair may not work. It's best suggested to replace the car bumper, especially if it's structural integrity is questioned.
When to get a Bumper Repair vs. a Bumper Replacement. When should you get a car bumper repair or a car bumper replacement? Whatever decision you make will depend on the type of vehicle you have and the type of damage sustained by the bumper along with a variety of other facts including parts availability and insurance suggested repair. Cost This is one of the most common questions a Body Shop receives when it comes to Car Bumper Repair. Bumper replacement and Car bumper repair can be expensive depending on the make, model and year of the Car. Bumper replacement for a regular average car vary. If you have a luxury vehicle this price can easily double as costs of parts and paint are much higher on Luxury Vehicles. A car bumper repair in Brooklyn NY can vary depending on how extensive the damage is. When you make your decision ensure you compare prices and select the best price for you. Auto Group Collision in Brooklyn, NY is proud to offer FREE ESTIMATES for our customers. Insurance Claims For Car Bumper Collisions Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge.  Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment.  An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs.  In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received bumper, body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Repair Car Scratches Brooklyn NY

Car Scratch Repair Brooklyn NY

We all love our cars and that is the reason why it pains us to see just a tiny scratch on them, not to talk of seeing a larger or longer one. In fact, a larger scratch is enough to get our day ruined. And if you do not treat the tiny scratch, it can grow to become something more serious than just being just a blemish. So, the question now is: how can you prevent car scratches? We have heard so many murmurs about scratch-free paint. This kind of car paint (scratch-free) is not yet a viable solution, although it is still a work in progress. But, we have good news for you. The risk of car scratches can be reduced or prevented when you focus on the following:
  • Driving and parking your car
  • How you bath your vehicle
  • The way you treat it
Strategies that can help to prevent car scratches Here are some strategies that you can take to prevent your car from scratches: Driving and parking your car When you are in congested and busy areas, you should be hyper-alert and drive cautiously. Do not enter tight corners where your car could be nicked by vegetation or an object. You may be surprised to know that you can still minimize or avoid car scratches when doing your exercise. Learn to park your vehicle in remote and quieter sections farther from the entrance of the parking lot building. Find a space where there is no car by your side. If it is not possible, then always avoid parking close to cars that have visible dings and scratches on the body. There are many things that you can do if you want to lessen the likeliness of having scratches on your new or old car. The way you treat the vehicle Handle your vehicle with respect. Do not allow anybody to sit on or climb your vehicle as it can result in a scratch on your paint. Also avoid placing items on the roof of your car, even if it is for a few minutes because it also leads to scratches. How you bath/wash your vehicle You can prevent scratches if you know how to wash your vehicle by yourself as an automatic wash has more probability of leaving scratches on your car. But, if you do not know how to wash a car, then it would be easier to scratch it accidentally. To avoid this, just ensure that you make use of a soft towel (microfiber) to wash your vehicle, instead of a sponge. Another thing that can cause scratches on your car is when your soap bucket is contaminated with grime. Always rinse your towel off and scrub it with elbow grease if you are using just one bucket. If not, you will be rubbing grime back into the paint of your car. If two buckets are available next time, then it is advisable to use them. Do not clean grime with a dry cloth or paper towel, as it can result in a scratch by creating friction. And if you start washing from under the car up, you would be transferring the dirt from down to up. So, start washing from the top of your car to the bottom. Pending on when scratch-free car paints would be available, always take scratches on your car seriously. If you do not treat them, they could escalate to become worse. So, whenever you notice dents or scratches on the paint of your vehicle, ensure that you take it for a car scratch repair. You can bring your car to our Brooklyn auto body shop and we will restore the beauty of your vehicle. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
What You Should Know About Body Shops

What You Should Know About Body Shops

If your vehicle gets involved in an auto accident, the first thing that will come to your mind is how to repair it as soon as possible. We always recommend our customers do their research on the Body Shops they are looking to take their vehicle to. Below are the most common questions that Auto Body Shops receive from customers looking for the most reliable and trustworthy Collision Repair Shops. Which comments or reviews do other people make about the Auto Body Shop? If you want to find a trustworthy and reliable collision repair shop, the first thing for you to do is to make careful research about the shops on the internet. You will find customer reviews, third-party ratings, and even blog articles can be of great help to you. Google Reviews are a great source to see reliable reviews from real customers. What is the communication level of this Collision Repair Shop with Customers? Many collision repair shops now have advanced technology that makes it easy for their customers to send photo estimates with the use of their smartphones, stay updated with the repair status, and even book online for appointments. Although these features are not compulsory, they are still important. Most importantly does the Body Shop answer all your questions? Does this Auto Body Shop regularly repair my type of vehicle? If your car is a rare model, it might be difficult to find replacement parts. So, you need to have the right suppliers and a collision shop that makes use of the right equipment and tools, and that has enough experience to bring your vehicle back to life. Is the Body Shop Certified? You need to ensure that the repair shop you are taking your vehicle to has auto body shop certifications. This is because shops like that employ managers and technicians that have the required training, skills, and knowledge to safely and comprehensively repair your vehicle. You can find the certification posted on the shop's website and waiting room. Auto Group Collision is proud to be I-Car Gold Certified and ASE Certified. Do they provide Rental Cars? It is not easy to be without a vehicle for many days. To make life easy and convenient for their customers, some of these shops have provided car rental facilities beside them. Some of them offer their customers courtesy or loaner vehicles as long as their vehicle is with them. Before you sign a loaner or rental agreement, ensure that you read and understand all that is in the printed document. Before you leave the shop with the rented car, snap it with your phone, and still snap it when you return it. It is advisable that you also record the whole mileage. Does the Body Shop offer written estimates? You should also ask if the shop can provide you with a written estimate before anything. If the work has been done, you should also ask for a detailed itemized bill. Make sure that the figures/details on the 2 documents match. But if they do not match, ensure to question the discrepancy. Auto Group Collision is proud to offer FREE ESTIMATES! Does the Body Shop Offer Warranties? This is another thing that you need to be sure of because you will rest assured that any mistake can be corrected without additional cost. So, ask about the warranty – the duration of validity, and what the warranty covers. Auto Group Collision of Brooklyn is proud to offer our customers an industry leading Warranty. Insurance Claims For Car Bumpers Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge.  Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment.  An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs.  In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Lease Car Insurance Claim

Can You File an Auto Insurance Claim on a Leased Car?

First, inform the Police and get a Police Report in less than 24 hours of the Car Lease Wreck. It is your way of legally establishing facts surrounding the Lease Car Accident before the other party distorts the story. The number to call is 911. Here are a few tips from our NYC Car Dealer clients Signature Auto Group. Next, if the other person is at fault, file your claim against him or if you are at fault, get someone else to take over the car repair at no cost. Car Lease Wreck does not spell doom for you. Even when the Car Lease Wreck was your fault, your insurance company will cover the cost of repair after the accident. When the Car Lease Wreck is not your fault, your insurance company will see to it that they claim indemnity against the other person who bashed the car leased. It's important to obtain an NYC Official Car Accident Report. Now you have to put the Leasing Company in the know and this enables them to check the Leased Car, determine the extent of the damage resulting from the Lease Car Accident and negotiate with your insurance company or the insurance company of the other person involved in the Car Lease Wreck, if the other person was responsible for bashing the Leased Car. When the negotiation between the Leasing Company and the Insurance repair is done to remedy the Car Lease Wreck and once that is done, continue with your lease as normal. Lease Car Accidents are not so common, the reason why you might be blank when they occur. There are simple steps you should take when you suffer a Lease Car Accident to minimize or completely extinguish your loss. What if the Lease Car Crash Is Bad? It can be concluded that your Car Lease Wreck is terrible when the extent of the Car Lease Wreck renders the vehicle completely beyond repair: “The Vehicle is Totaled.” This is determined when the cost of repair is reasonably above the actual value of the vehicle. According to New York City local Collision Repair experts Auto Group Collision recommend, in this situation, your insurance company will determine the value of the car involved in the Lease Car Accident, from the Car Lease Company. Then, the insurance company will issue a payout to the Car Lease Company, to offset the value of the car. Notes of Caution:
  1. After the Lease Car Accident, you might discover that the party who wrecked your lease car is uninsured. In this situation, do not panic. Your insurance company will indemnify you but you must be adequately insured beforehand.
  2. If you proceed to repair your leased car after obtaining an indemnity from your insurance company, be sure to repair a professional shop approved by your insurance company to get the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s parts and avoid the troubles of scrappy old parts.
  3. Bear in mind that upon the repair of the damaged leased car, its value depreciates. Hence, it is financially unwise to sell the car and get undervalued bargains. It is best to return the car to the lease company or buy it yourself whenever the lease ends.
  4. Never go for cheap insurance. Get quality insurance to be properly covered during a Lease Car Accident.
Always remember that an accident is what it is. It is not your fault that you were bashed or that you suffered a Car Lease Wreck. It, therefore, serves you better if, at the instance of the Lease Car Accident, you stay calm and review the steps to take, carefully weighing your options. With the experience from a well-managed Car Lease Wreck, you will stand in a better position to properly manage your brand new car when you finally purchase one. Auto Group Collision in Brooklyn, NY is Here to Assist with Your Car Insurance Claims Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Nissan South Brooklyn

The Best Nissan Body Shop in South Brooklyn

If your Nissan vehicle gets involved in an auto accident, the first thing that will come to your mind is how to repair it as soon as possible. We always recommend our customers do their research on local Nissan Body Shops they are looking to take their vehicle to. Below are the most common questions that Nissan Auto Body Shops receive from customers looking for the most reliable and trustworthy Collision Repair Shops for their Nissan or Nissan SUV in South Brooklyn NY. Which comments or reviews do other people make about the Nissan Auto Body Shop? If you want to find a trustworthy and reliable collision repair shop, the first thing for you to do is to make careful research about the shops on the internet. You will find customer reviews, third-party ratings, and even blog articles can be of great help to you. Google Reviews are a great source to see reliable reviews from real customers. What is the communication level of this Collision Repair Shop with Customers for their Nissan Vehicles? Many collision repair shops now have advanced technology that makes it easy for their customers to send photo estimates with the use of their smartphones, stay updated with the repair status, and even book online for appointments. Although these features are not compulsory, they are still important. Most importantly does the locally recommended Audi Body Shop answer all your questions? Does this Nissan Auto Body Shop regularly repair my type of vehicle? If your car is a rare model, it might be difficult to find replacement parts. So, you need to have the right suppliers and a collision shop that makes use of the right equipment and tools, and that has enough experience to bring your vehicle back to life. Is the Body Shop Certified & Do they Commonly Work on Nissan Vehicles? You need to ensure that the repair shop you are taking your vehicle to has auto body shop certifications. This is because shops like that employ managers and technicians that have the required training, skills, and knowledge to safely and comprehensively repair your vehicle. You can find the certification posted on the shop's website and waiting room. Auto Group Collision is proud to be I-Car Gold Certified and ASE Certified. Do they provide Rental Cars? It is not easy to be without a vehicle for many days. To make life easy and convenient for their customers, some of these shops have provided car rental facilities beside them. Some of them offer their customers courtesy or loaner vehicles as long as their vehicle is with them. Before you sign a loaner or rental agreement, ensure that you read and understand all that is in the printed document. Before you leave the shop with the rented car, snap it with your phone, and still snap it when you return it. It is advisable that you also record the whole mileage. Does the Body Shop offer written estimates? You should also ask if the shop can provide you with a written estimate before anything. If the work has been done, you should also ask for a detailed itemized bill. Make sure that the figures/details on the 2 documents match. But if they do not match, ensure to question the discrepancy. Auto Group Collision is proud to offer FREE ESTIMATES! Does the Body Shop Offer Warranties for Nissan Collision Repair? This is another thing that you need to be sure of because you will rest assured that any mistake can be corrected without additional cost. So, ask about the warranty – the duration of validity, and what the warranty covers. Auto Group Collision of Brooklyn is proud to offer our customers an industry leading Warranty. Insurance Claims For Nissan Bumpers Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge.  Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment.  An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs.  In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Air Bags Repaired

Can Air Bags Be Repaired?

Some equate the experience of an airbag deployment with a feeling of being kicked in the face and chest. Airbags are designed to keep you from making contact with the hardest parts of your vehicle, such as the dashboard, steering wheel, windows or doors. But while the force of hitting the airbag may cause an injury to your body such as bruising, abrasions and even broken bones, its presence will save your life and keep you from becoming airborne (paired with your seatbelt of course). Air Bags can not be repaired after deployment and must be replaced with a new air bag module. Airbags are critical components to all modern cars. They deploy when your car gets into a collision, whether from the front or sides. You probably don’t give much thought to these important safety features, but yet you rely on them to work in the unfortunate event of a car accident. Here’s everything you need to know about air bags. When an airbag goes off, the result to your body can be very painful. The whole crash can be painful, of course, from the broken glass and loud noises to sudden tugs from your seatbelt and then the airbag that blows up in your face. It’s a traumatic thing, to be in a car accident – even a minor one. Air Bags can not be repaired they must be replaced. If the airbag goes off, chances are, your car is totaled. However, whether your car is totaled or not will depend on its value and what kind of insurance policy you have. Suffice to say that in most cases, when cars crash with enough force to trigger the airbags, it’s likely they have suffered significant damage. Making a repair to an airbag or replacing it, or even replacing the dashboard, can cost you a few thousand bucks. While your deployed airbag may smell smoky after a crash, this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a fire. In fact, the components behind airbags contain small explosives that cause them to deploy quickly, often leaving a smoky smell in the air. The first few minutes after a crash can be very confusing and disorienting for many people. It’s imperative that you free yourself. It can be more difficult to get out of a car after the airbag has gone off. It may be impossible to open the doors or windows, or perhaps your seatbelt has locked into position to keep you from moving out of your seat easily. Whatever the case, try to remain calm and focus on getting out. After a crash, always have a professional mechanic give your car a good once-over. They can fix or replace your airbags, and perform any body repair work that needs to be done on the exterior. Whether the airbags deployed in the crash or not, always have your vehicle, especially the airbags and associated computerized safety features, checked by a professional to ensure they are functioning properly to keep you safe going forward. Auto Group Collision in Brooklyn, NY is Here to Assist with Your Car Insurance Claims Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Parked Car Near Coney Island

Hitting a Parked Car Near Coney Island

Were you visiting the famous Coney Island and hit a parked car? Here is what to know about hitting a parked car in New York City.  Getting into car accidents or collisions can be very scary and stressful. If you hit a parked car, there will probably be a lot of ideas racing through your head. This article will detail what you should do in a scenario like this as well some tips to help you if you ever end up in a system like this one. If you hit a parked car that is parked legally, then you will be at fault. Here are the steps you should take:
  1. Do not Hit and Run - When you panic, you might make some destructive decisions due to higher levels of anxiety and fright. The first thing you should do in this situation is not to flee the scene. The cost of repairing the other person's vehicle if it gets damaged is significantly lower than the cost of a hit and run. Participating in a hit and run is an offense that could get you jail time. A surveillance camera could have your car's information, or someone could've taken a picture of your license plate. Fleeing the scene is simply not a good idea. If it happened to you, you wouldn't want the person to run away.
  2. Find the Owner of the Car - The next thing to do is find the owner of the car you just hit. If you're parked outside a store, go into the store and talk to customer service. Explain to them what happened and give them a description of the car. They will then give an announcement, and if the owner of the car is in the store, they'll come out to meet you. If it's not a store, but a parking garage, ask people nearby if they know the owner of the car. If you can't find the owner of the car, you'll move to the next step.
  3. Leave a Note - If you're unable to locate the owner of the vehicle, the next step is to leave a note. Leave a simple short message that contains your name, your phone number, and a brief summary of what happened. Fold the note, then place it in a spot that they will see but will also be safe from the weather. If you hit a parked car Brooklyn NY during the day, you can place it under the windshield wiper or stick it in either of the side-view mirrors.
  4. Inform the Police - In some states, you will be required to call the police. If the damage the car has sustained is significant, then you should contact the police regardless of the state you live in.
  5. Have Evidence - You should take pictures of the damage you caused. This is important, so you don't end up paying for damages you didn't cost. Take photos or close-up videos that you can show the police and your insurance officer. If you place a note on the car, take a video of the written note and ensure the video shows you placing the note on the car and walking away.
  6. Witnesses - If there are people around, you should talk to them so they can prove you didn't run away after hitting the car. If your state requires the presence of the police, then you can wait and let them interview the witnesses.
  7. Contact your insurance company - If you hit a parked car, your insurance rates will go up. When you hit a parked car Brooklyn NY, your rate goes up because you're marked as a higher risk than you were before. Call them and inform them that you hit a parked car. They will ask for proof, and then you will send them the videos and pictures that you recorded.
If you have insurance, make sure to contact your insurance company immediately letting them know you hit a parked car and will be in need of working with their claims assistance. Get the best solution for Parked Car Accidents If you are staying in New York and your vehicle gets involved in rear-end collisions, do not waste any single time and put your life at risk. Rather, take your vehicle immediately to Brooklyn auto body shops with ASE and I-CAR certifications. By doing so, you will have your car sound and safe again. If you are looking for a New York auto body shop around you, we can help you with that. Insurance Claims For Parked Car Collisions Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge.  Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment.  An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs.  In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Porsche Bay Ridge

The Best Porsche Body Shop Near Bay Ridge

The luxury and performance of Porsche Vehicles makes it one of Today's most popular luxury vehicles. If you are in a car accident near Bay Ridge NY, you should take it to the best body shop near Bay Ridge.  If your Porsche vehicle gets involved in an auto accident, the first thing that will come to your mind is how to repair it as soon as possible. We always recommend our customers do their research on local Porsche Body Shops they are looking to take their vehicle to. Below are the most common questions that Porsche Auto Body Shops receive from customers looking for the most reliable and trustworthy Collision Repair Shops for their Porsche Car or SUV near Bay Ridge NY. Which comments or reviews do other people make about the Porsche Auto Body Shop? If you want to find a trustworthy and reliable collision repair shop, the first thing for you to do is to make careful research about the shops on the internet. You will find customer reviews, third-party ratings, and even blog articles can be of great help to you. Google Reviews are a great source to see reliable reviews from real customers. What is the communication level of this Collision Repair Shop with Customers for their Porsche Vehicles? Many collision repair shops now have advanced technology that makes it easy for their customers to send photo estimates with the use of their smartphones, stay updated with the repair status, and even book online for appointments. Although these features are not compulsory, they are still important. Most importantly does the locally recommended Audi Body Shop answer all your questions? Does this Porsche Auto Body Shop regularly repair my type of vehicle? If your car is a rare model, it might be difficult to find replacement parts. So, you need to have the right suppliers and a collision shop that makes use of the right equipment and tools, and that has enough experience to bring your vehicle back to life. Is the Body Shop Certified & Do they Commonly Work on Porsche Vehicles? You need to ensure that the repair shop you are taking your vehicle to has auto body shop certifications. This is because shops like that employ managers and technicians that have the required training, skills, and knowledge to safely and comprehensively repair your vehicle. You can find the certification posted on the shop's website and waiting room. Auto Group Collision is proud to be I-Car Gold Certified and ASE Certified. Do they provide Rental Cars? It is not easy to be without a vehicle for many days. To make life easy and convenient for their customers, some of these shops have provided car rental facilities beside them. Some of them offer their customers courtesy or loaner vehicles as long as their vehicle is with them. Before you sign a loaner or rental agreement, ensure that you read and understand all that is in the printed document. Before you leave the shop with the rented car, snap it with your phone, and still snap it when you return it. It is advisable that you also record the whole mileage. Does the Body Shop offer written estimates? You should also ask if the shop can provide you with a written estimate before anything. If the work has been done, you should also ask for a detailed itemized bill. Make sure that the figures/details on the 2 documents match. But if they do not match, ensure to question the discrepancy. Auto Group Collision is proud to offer FREE ESTIMATES! Does the Body Shop Offer Warranties on Porsche Collision Repair? This is another thing that you need to be sure of because you will rest assured that any mistake can be corrected without additional cost. So, ask about the warranty – the duration of validity, and what the warranty covers. Auto Group Collision of Brooklyn is proud to offer our customers an industry leading Warranty. Insurance Claims For Porsche Car Bumpers Let’s say that you decided not to have that minor front bumper damage repaired to save a few bucks, and the absorbers and/or bumper bar were weakened without your knowledge.  Later, you’re involved in another front-end accident, resulting in serious damage to the engine compartment.  An insurance adjuster could potentially inspect the vehicle and notice the old bumper damage. They may then determine that the previous damage structurally compromised the bumper’s integrity, allowing the force of the most recent crash to cause more-extensive and “unnecessary” repairs.  In a worst-case scenario, your insurance company has the right to decline your claim altogether, and then you’ll be forced to pay out-of-pocket for all the repairs. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE! Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn's Body Shop Experts Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company. Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork. We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval. As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts. Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly. Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!