Choosing a body shop to partner with in maintaining your fleet is a whole different story compared to choosing a shop to fix a dent quick on a personal vehicle. We realize this is a much bigger decision. So, to help, we’ve thrown together a few tips to consider when choosing which body shop can best match your expectations and meet your needs.
REGARDLESS OF FLEET SIZE,
Each of the commercial vehicles in it represents your company’s brand. So be the fleet large or small, find a shop that serves them all. The fleet is oftentimes the face of your company because for many, it may be the first thing they ever see of your company as they pass by on the roadways.
DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPANY’S VEHICLES CAN BE COSTLY,
IN MULTIPLE WAYS.
From damaged vehicles on the road damaging your reputation, to down vehicles being off the road and in the garage too long, collision repair should be addressed and performed as quickly as possible. Be sure to ask what kind of down times can be anticipated for your project, when the shop can get it in and what you can expect.
SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND HEADACHES BY FINDING ONE SHOP THAT WILL COORDINATE ALL SERVICES.
Is the shop you’re considering your one stop? Or are you having to coordinate multiple vendors around a repair. You can save yourself time and headaches by choosing a shop that can pick up and drop off your vehicle, can have it towed when it isn’t drivable, and can perform and coordinate all services from specialty welding and fabrication work, to glass repair, to sandblasting and a custom refinish all while it’s in the shop getting the collision damage repaired. Curious about a repair service not mentioned above? At RTI, we can provide them all and then some so please call with any questions!
WE CAN EVEN WORK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO GET CLAIMS SETTLED QUICK AND EASY.
Another headache the right shop can save you is the trouble of working with insurance companies to settle claims. At RTI, we can work directly with your insurance company to submit estimates, coordinate and schedule repairs, as well as handle adjustments and payments.
CONSIDER SPACE AND CLEARANCE FOR HOUSING.
While there are many body shops, most of whom can all handle the same basic body work services, not all are equipped to house large commercial vehicles. Consider your needs in this area. Do you need a vehicle housed indoors? Do you need it stored on the lot for a time before repairs commence? For example, at RTI we’re equipped with over 3 acres of outdoor parking storage and 18’ height clearances for large commercial vehicles in our main shop bays along with our sandblasting and paint booths.
ASK ABOUT INSURANCES CARRIED.
Last but not least, consider your insurance needs. Many of our customers, especially corporations with larger fleets, find it very beneficial to be added to our insurance policy by name and provided with a Certificate of Insurance, on top of our already comprehensive liability insurance covering all customers. Coverage at RTI includes but is not limited to a 3-million-dollar insurance policy, plus 1 million dollars in umbrella coverages and a half million dollars in Garagekeepers’ insurance. So you can rest assured your fleet is safe with us!
Once you’ve considered these important factors, you can narrow down your list of body shop options. If you think RTI sounds like a good fit to partner with you and your fleet,
use the contact button below or call us at 262-628-4342
to ask any further questions and to set up your first free estimate.