Ran car into pole. How much will body shop work run?


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Ran car into pole. How much will body shop work run?

Hello. I have a 2021 Toyota Corolla SE, Barcelona Red. It was in like-new condition until I ran it into a yellow pole. The attached picture shows the damage. Would you please guesstimate how much they body shop is going to charge me to fix the damage? The car still runs fine.

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01-25-23, 09:03 AM
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I have GEICO. I took it to one of their contracted body shops. They said they would call me with the estimate. I will only have to pay the $500 deductible.

 
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Old 01-24-23, 11:03 PM
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From one little picture?

New Rr Fascia, rework rear qtr panel, lots of unknown pieces that cant be seen.

$3200 to $6000!
 
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I'm sorry; I thought about taking the picture and coming on here at the last instant. That's crazy that it would be that high. I'll let you know how much it ends of costing.
 
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Take it to collision repair shops and get estimates. Around here they are free.
 
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I used to own a body shop, many years ago. Everything I estimate is in 1993 dollars so I multiply by 4.

Please post, would be curious how close/far off I am!
 
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If it's out of pocket money, purchase the the bumper yourself (and any underneath damaged parts) and call in a paint-less dent repair person guy to attack the sheet metal. Those PDR people can do some amazing work. It would at least minimize the costs for body work. Probably take all of 1 hour for you to remove and replace the bumper with the new one (which would be primed).

If it covered by insurance, let them handle or are you just curious?
 
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I have GEICO. I took it to one of their contracted body shops. They said they would call me with the estimate. I will only have to pay the $500 deductible.

 
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They gave me an estimate of $3,726.68, including the $500 deductible.

We'll see how it comes out; the shop didn't get very favorable reviews on the Internet.
 
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the shop didn't get very favorable reviews on the Internet.
Go with insurance recommended shops unless you have personal experience, they are recommended because they create the least amount of headaches for the customer and the insurance company!
 
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I went with the GEICO-recommended shop because this is my first time and, yes, you want to be sure that you only have to pay your deductible. The problem is that I was looking over my inspection photos and these arseholes put a dent in the front of my car! I called up there and they are saying it was "preexisting damage." Total BS!!! It's a 2021 Toyota Corolla with 4,000 miles. I had kept my car in like-new shape until the recent accident, which only the back, rear part of my car contacted the pole. I am SO frustrated.
 

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Here's the damage that they refuse to accept responsibility for:



 
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Many shops in my neck of the woods do a walk around the vehicle when you drop it off noting all damage on the car on a sheet. You sign it and and get a copy of it.
Same as car rental except it is the shop that is covering their butts.
 
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Many shops in my neck of the woods do a walk around the vehicle when you drop it off noting all damage on the car on a sheet.
You live and learn . . .
 
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I would at least call up GEICO and ask WTF.
 
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LOL I got the car back and they don't appear to have damaged it. There was a little preexisting white scratch on it. I'm thinking they saw that and overreacted and marked that area as having a "buckle" just to be overly cautious or something. I haven't detected any problems with their work so far. Will keep on eye on it.
 
 

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