Finally, the day came for my appointment with the Damage Estimator. I went to the Fix It Shop and got an estimate for my insurance company. This was fine. The shop looked good, and the people were fantastic. When I walked in the door, I noticed a sign on the wall for the insurance company who insured the little lady that hit me. My thoughts were. “A HA! I can kill 2 birds with one stone, here.
This is where I got an interesting lesson in getting repair estimates. OH YES! Look at my next step. Always be polite and talk with an open mind. You never know what you might get a good laugh.
Then, I called her insurance company and told them where I was, and ask if they wanted me to get an estimate for them. The girls said, “You can’t do that”. I said, “Why, I’m looking right at one of your sign, on their wall”. She said, “It doesn’t matter, you have to take it to one of our Drive Up Estimators”. So, I got an appointment and took the car to one of Their Drive Up Estimators”. When I got there, they said, “Why didn’t you have the Repair Shop do the estimate?” DUH! You know I was wondering the same thing. Anyhow, everybody was nice and it worked out. I take the car in next Tuesday and pick up a rental car.