2018 Honda Accord Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All, Blue 2020 Accord Sport 1.5T owner here,

2 nights ago I got hit by a car that ran a red light. THANKFULLY nobody was hurt and the damage was minimal. I made an evasive maneuver but they did end up hitting my drivers side wheel/tire/mud guard and rear bumper. The bumper is very slightly deformed and has scratches, the wheel has scratches.

I had my insurance file a claim with their insurance, I am waiting for their insurance to reach out to me. In the meantime I am trying to figure out where I should take it to get repaired.

Should I take it to the dealership? Or a more prestigious body shop around me? The car is new I'm thinking the dealership can maybe just pop a new bumper of the same exact color on and wheel/tire and be done with it?

What do you guys think?
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
2,838 Posts
Check with both to see how they would repair it. Some dealers actually have a body shop w/their dealership (IE: having experience in doing body work, lining up gaps in body panels, etc., etc.). I have a preferred auto body shop that I have do my work because of the prior work they have done for me on other vehicles. I would prefer someone repairing body work/paint on my car be experienced w/that type of work. The greatest (mechanical) tech at a dealership may not be the best when it comes to installing/setting/adjusting gaps on body panels and/or protecting them from damage during installation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Hi All, Blue 2020 Accord Sport 1.5T owner here,

2 nights ago I got hit by a car that ran a red light. THANKFULLY nobody was hurt and the damage was minimal. I made an evasive maneuver but they did end up hitting my drivers side wheel/tire/mud guard and rear bumper. The bumper is very slightly deformed and has scratches, the wheel has scratches.

I had my insurance file a claim with their insurance, I am waiting for their insurance to reach out to me. In the meantime I am trying to figure out where I should take it to get repaired.

Should I take it to the dealership? Or a more prestigious body shop around me? The car is new I'm thinking the dealership can maybe just pop a new bumper of the same exact color on and wheel/tire and be done with it?

What do you guys think?
Need to find a body shop that is Pro-First certified by Honda. They have to earn that from Honda with training and required tools and equipment they will also have access to AHM‘s specs and repair tolerance
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top