Frequently Asked Questions

An auto accident is a very traumatic time for motorists and they often have questions. These are some of the most common questions that we hear. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.


Yes, as the vehicle owner you decide where, when and how that vehicle is repaired.

Yes. Insurance policies require that you notify the company or your agent as soon as possible after the accident. We will be happy to assist you in this process if needed.

No. Only one estimate of damage is necessary from the repair facility of your choice. However, the insurance company may also want to have their own adjuster inspect the damage.

One of the reasons our estimate may differ from another shop is because we believe in writing a thorough estimate up front. Necessary repairs may be left out of another estimate and supplemented later making the dollar amount initially appear much less. In the end, once the repairs are complete, the total cost of repairs would be very similar.

One of the things that sets us apart from other shops is the detailed steps we take in repairing a car, which may also account for any differences. For example, when we do any painting, we remove moldings, emblems, and other items that would get in the way of painting your vehicle as completely as possible. This is known as “R&I” (or remove and install). Our goal with every vehicle is to bring your car back to the way it was before the accident.

This is a term that refers to the removal of trim pieces (moldings, door handles, emblems, etc.) from the vehicle so the paint may be properly applied. In order to guarantee our paint work, we do this as a general practice on all repairs.

Simply have it towed to the repair shop of your choice.  We use Wadzinskis Towing Service.  When you notify insurance company about the accident, tell them that the vehicle is not drivable and that it may be inspected at MJ Collision Center.