Originally Posted by snowtoy8
Thats not that much damage at all. They told you they would pay for it. Tell them straight out they can pay cash to the body shop and it wont be reported thus not diminishing your vehicle reports, or they can put it through thier insurance and you'll be going for the diminished value on top of repairs.
There isnt much body work there to be done looking at the pics. Any good shop will easily fix it 100% and all it will say on the report in the future is hit fixed object, sometimes if minimalist enough it wont show on the report at all.
Umm, I guess "isn't much bodywork" is in the eye of the beholder... although the door skin and the bedside are replaceable panels, what about the rear cab corner?? Are they gonna do filler, or cut and weld... That is a major issue, once you pass doorskins and bedsides you get into what is not minor bodywork... And it can easily just be filled, which is great for a year or few, till it pops out... And as for the carfax, it is all up to the shop... My steppops backed into my truck in 2004/5ish, I took it to the shop of my choice, I asked them, they said once the vin is recorded that it automatically goes into carfax... Then again, that was years ago, nowadays carfax isn't as good as it used to be due to people trying to avoid it... My truck was able to be fixed without paint work, just dent removal and buffing and new flare... was still 5-600 bucks... from a prius lol. I told them to not record my vin... they were cool with it, especially cause it was a cash job.
Originally Posted by OBXSharker
Someone is getting fired lol
Honestly, likely no one got fired, unless they were already a shitty employee... Realistically shit does happen, everywhere, whether it be dealers messing up wheels or someone cutting a corner too close and not adjusting mirrors and seating position to properly view the sides of said vehicle... I know that I tend to try not to move mirrors and what not on vehicles I bring in or out, sometimes you have to, but in general I just am cautious and nothing has happened so far with me. I know that if I messed up something I would still have my job lol. We have had a truck fall off the hoist, hoist arm brakes didn't work correctly... No one got in trouble other than the person that ordered the cheapest hoist they could find... We fixed the issue as best as we could, customer got new bedside, paint, full detail, and lions tickets to the sweet we have... and it was a work truck with salter and plow... they got the better end of the deal.