KC Auto Body Professionals ‘Bust’ Collision Repair Myths


At Prestige Auto KC, we know there are lots of myths out there regarding collision repair. Certainly there are plenty of “shade tree” mechanics or friends and buddies who claim they can do the work. However, when you’ve been in an accident or your vehicle has been damaged in some other way, it’s important to choose collision repair professionals who leave your car looking good as new and provide exceptional quality in terms of parts/materials used, workmanship, and more.

What are some of the most common myths when it comes to Kansas City collision repair? Here are a few of our favorites.

I’ll have to take my car back to the dealer for repairs. Wrong! While OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts are often best for the job, many auto body shops make every effort to use original parts when permitted by your auto insurance policy. In many cases, your collision repair shop will offer the same price as the dealer, if you ask.

My car will never be the same again. This is a common myth among car owners, who believe that once wrecked, their vehicles will never be as they were when brand new. At Prestige Auto KC, we are committed to returning your vehicle back to showroom quality. Today’s modern technology and equipment used in repairs make it possible to return a vehicle that has been involved in a collision back to its original condition.

If I don’t use the insurance company’s repair shop, they won’t warranty the work. Wrong again. The insurance company does not warranty collision repair work performed by an auto repair shop, the shop actually provides a warranty for repairs performed. We provide a limited lifetime warranty on our workmanship, as well as a lifetime nationwide warranty on our paint!

My insurance company will cover all repairs and damage to my vehicle. While this may be true, it may not be – it all depends on the level of coverage you have in your policy. Before having your vehicle repaired, be sure you have a clear understanding of what is covered by your insurance so that you don’t run into any unexpected or unpleasant surprises.

I will have to use the repair facility my insurance company recommends. This is a fallacy. You have the right to have your car repaired at any repair shop of your choosing, regardless of who the insurance company suggests. In addition, if the repair quote you get from the auto repair shop you choose is higher than your insurance company estimated, the insurance company must act in good faith – that is, they should agree to repair costs that are acceptable, and not out of line.

At Prestige Auto KC, our technicians are ICAR-certified and highly skilled, capable of returning your vehicle to its original condition. The fact is, we are the leader when it comes to auto collision repair in Kansas City! Call us today to schedule an estimate.