The Hampton Roads Autobody Association believes education of the consumer is an important part in the decision making process of auto body repair. You may have many questions concerning the estimating/repair process. Find answers to these questions in our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
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Safety & Pollution Prevention
CCAR-GreenLink® is the National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for the automotive repair industry. It is operated by the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. All documents are created by Federal and State EPA and OSHA offices, as well as the automotive industry.
Consumer Assistance Resources
CarInsurance.com — Online insurance market place
RipoffReport.com — Worldwide consumer reporting website
StopSteering.com — Covers matters consumers should consider during the repair process
AutoDataLabels.com — “One Stop Shop For All Your Vehicle Label Needs” Auto Data Labels, North America’s manufacturer & distributor of Replacement Vehicle Information Labels, manufactures many different types of vehicle labels, Delivered to your facility within 2-3 days.
Parts Code Table
Frequently Asked Questions
When can an insurance company consider my car a total loss?
When the repair cost approaches or exceeds the actual cash value of the car.
I recently had an accident in my five-year-old car and the company wants to fix it by using used parts. Can they do this?
Yes. The company my have your car repaired with parts of like kind and quality, which would include used parts.