FAQ's and Tips on Auto Body Repairs

10 Things to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired by a quality Auto Body Shop

Your car is likely the second largest investment you're likely to make, so preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally at Globe Auto Body.

  • Never drive a car that could be unsafe because of damages. We will gladly arrange for your car to be towed to Globe Auto Body.

  • Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can do this, or you may leave your car at our location and ask that the insurance company come to inspect the car. Globe Auto Body works closely with all of the automotive insurance companies and we keep close communication with insurance companies to advise them of all work and repairs that need to be done to our customer's vehicle.

  • You have the right to take your vehicle to the collision repair center of your choice. Your insurance company cannot require you to go to a particular shop. Your insurance company may recommend a repair center in your area, but you should not settled for discount shops. Demand the best, demand Globe Auto Body.

  • As a consumer, it's nice to know that there is no law that requires you get more than one estimate or appraisal on your vehicle. You have the right to get as many comparison estimates as you’d like in order to help you make an informed decision about your collision repair options.

  • Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If you’re not sure why one estimate is different from another you’ve received, just ask one of our friendly service advisors. Call 213-747-6261.

  • Choose a repair center that has unibody repair equipment and certified (by I-CAR or ASE for example) technicians. All of our technicians have continuing I-CAR and ASE training to ensure that they are skilled in the latest repair process and equipment.

  • Make sure you choose a collision repair center that has the advanced equipment and systems used to remove and reinstall frame, suspension, engine, and drivetrain components as well as provide other essential collision repair services. Globe Auto Body has the latest equipment and training necessary to repair your car to its exact factory specifications.

  • Make sure that the collision repair center offers a warranty. Globe Auto Body offers every customer our industry-best warranty that protects you for as long as you own your vehicle.

  • Let us help you work with your insurance company. Globe Auto Body has established positive business relationships with virtually every auto insurance company. Our ability to "cut through the red tape" ensures a smoother, faster repair process.

  • Ask the repair center to pre-arrange a rental car.

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What our Clients are Saying..

"The guys at Globe Auto Body took care of the repairs of my brand new Prius from A to Z."

-John O., Glendale, CA

"My insurance company was trying to force me to take my new car to one of their "preferred" shops. I wanted the repairs to be done by a factory authorized shop. I took my car to Globe and they handled the entire process. Globe helped me deal with my Insurance company and my Prius is like new again. Thank you Globe!."

-Brenda C., Los Angeles, CA