Good point, I will keep a log. I've kept a log of my accident and dealings with the insurance company already so I will extend it to include this information as well.They have to say that they own the shop. That is simply not true, there is a high probability that car will become a repair money pit. The front suspension parts will likely go permaturely, sensors all over the car will go prematurely. If the tranny moved at all it will wear faster and could cause damage to the bottom end of your motor. The car may not handle properly when cornering at a high rate of speed.
How do I know this? I kept two Hondas after fairly serious crashes and repairs and this was the result. They looked great and drove normal below the limits, but were never the same underneath.
I'm not trying to scare you or be an ass, just saying make sure you look the car over yourself, make sure everything with a scratch is repaired. Note any new sound, tick, or characteristic it exhibits after repair and report it to your insurer and the repair shop immediately. Follow up repeatedly until it is fixed. Lastly if they try to repair your rims instead of buying you new ones DO NOT accept it, the paint will fall off in a few years.
wow that's quite a lot. it must suck having to get all that done on a brand new car. after that i wouldn't feel the same behind the wheel of it.Got the estimate today. It's $8700 but that doesn't include two new front wheels and tires because the insurance company didn't have pricing on those. The shop also said they usually find things that can't been seen until they take it apart.
I expect it to get around $12,000-$13000 once it's all said and done. Expected completion is end of Sept.