You’re cruising along in your car, singing to your favorite song on the radio, (it’s Taylor Swift, right?) when you roll through your green light as T. Swift sings about a blank space and someone runs their red light and T-bones you. Rude. Luckily you’re okay, but your car, well that’s another story.
So you’ve got a crashed car, great, now what? What’s your next step? Do you try to get it repaired, or do you give up on your vehicle and purchase a new one? When it’s a small repair, then it’s probably a no brainer, yeah, you’ll want to repair your car rather than purchase a new one. But what about when you’re car has been T-Boned and repairs are going to cost you thousands of dollars? Well insurance should be covering this, but will your car ever be the same? What happens to your resale value? So many questions, so few answers.
Your CarFax report is now tainted, or worse, your car has a salvage title. Seriously? You were just trying to enjoy some T. Swift and then your world changed. So, to repair or to purchase?
Well now your damaged car has an extremely low resale value. While it might look brand new, as soon as you go to trade it in or sell it, you’re going to remember that it’s really damaged goods. In fact, on average you’ll get 10-30% less for your car.
So, to repair or purchase? To start you’ll want to choose the right repair shop. Here at East End Body Shop we strive to get your car back to its original (or better) shape. And we never try to upsell you with unnecessary repairs for your car. We help work with you and your insurance company and give you the best option for you and your car. We want to make sure that the car you are driving is reliable and will get you to and from your destination safely. That every time you get in your car to crank your T. Swift playlist, you know for a fact you’re taken care of, and the reliability of your car will be the last thought on your mind.
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Written by: Nicole Weisbrich