Frequently Asked Question's
Do I need to get more than one estimate?
No. You are only required to get one estimate. You may choose the shop of your choice and then inform your insurance company. We would be happy to contact your insurance company with your estimate for your behalf.
Do I have to go where the insurance company tells me?
No. You have the right to bring your vehicle to Schade’s Auto Body or any repair facility of your choice.
What about my deductible?
Your deductible is due and payable directly to Schade’s Auto Body at time of pick up. You are responsible for your deductible and the insurance company will pay the remaining balance.
How long do repairs usually take?
Each repair is unique. But once a written estimate is provided, we will provide you with an estimated delivery date. Also, we will keep you updated throughout the entire repair process.
Will you use "filler" or "bondo" on my car?
Each repair is different. In some cases body ‘filler’ is used with those repairs and Schade’s Auto Body does provide a lifetime guarantee from defects in the workmanship.
Does the insurance company pay you or will they pay me?
Each insurance company is different. If you prefer to have payment sent directly to the shop, just mention this when receiving your estimate and we will coordinate payment with the insurance company.
What happens if you start repairs and find more damage?
An estimate is prepared for you based on the visible damage seen (it is just an estimate, not a quote). Once we start repairs it is common to find damaged items under the removed panels. At this point we contact the insurance company (if applicable) and/or you the consumer, to notify, explain, or even show you what we have found. If an insurance company is involved we will directly bill the insurance company so any damages related to your accident will not have to be paid by you.
Is your shop licensed? How can I verify?
Yes. Schade’s Auto Body is licensed by the Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration. To verify this, you may use the online site of : www.collisionboard.ohio.gov then go to license verification. Don’t forget the letter "c" in our name and the apostrophe "s" if you choose to verify our shop license.
(Schade’s Auto Body). And our Certificate number is 44212025.
How do I choose a collision repair facility?
We recommend that the shop you choose is certified with the Ohio Collision Board. Other businesses such as the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List will be able to provide you information regarding the business’ standing in the community.
Schade’s Auto Body is a member of both of the above mentioned businesses.