Bud's Body Shop

You Wreck Em...We Fix Em
(574) 457-3037
Directions & FAQ

Directions:
Click the link below to get a map and directions to our shop:
Map of Bud's Body Shop Inc:574-457-3037 107 W Chicago St Syracuse, IN 46567, US

Frequently Asked Questions:

Consumer Bill of Rights for Motorists  The following information is designed to aid you in the repair of your damaged vehicle. The material in this section is intended to be general in nature. Before obtaining repairs, you should contact your attorney to ensure that the information in this brochure complies with your state laws and regulations. This material was prepared by the Automotive Service Association@ (ASA).

Must I obtain three estimates? 
      
No. There are no states that require more than one estimate.

I was told that I must take my car to a certain repair shop. Must I do this? 
      
No. It's your choice where you get your vehicle repaired. Watch for deceiving word tracts that make you think otherwise.

What is the best procedure for me to get quality repairs and quickly get my vehicle back on the road? 
      
Ask your mechanic, your neighbor, and a relative to recommend a good repair shop. Ask anyone that isn't paying for the claim.

I do not believe I was at fault in the auto accident. Should I use my own collision policy or try to collect from the other party? 
      
A lot of insurance companies will deny a claim even when their insured is at fault. If you have one of the better insurance companies they will help you out and take care of the claim and then subrogate back to the other insurance company to get your deductible and other money back.

Who is responsible to the repair shop for my repair bill, the insurance company or me? 
      
The vehicle owner is ultimately responsible for the bill. (Similar instance would be a patient in a hospital.) You should have a check for the original estimate and any supplemental estimates before you pick up your vehicle. The vehicle owner and the repair shop need to communicate with the insurance company to ensure payment is received so the repair shop can release the vehicle to you.

I am sure that the other driver was at fault, but no one has made any effort to see to the repairs of my automobile. What can I do? 
      
Unfortunately there are insurance companies out there that even though their party is at fault and received the ticket they will deny the claim if you have a deductible similar to the cost of the repairs or if you only have liability insurance because they know you would have to hire an attorney to collect from them and they hope you go away. If you have full coverage you can call your own insurance carrier and have them take care of repairs.

Who is responsible for the safety, workmanship and guarantee of my automobile repairs – the insurance company or the repair shop? 
      
It is always the repair shop's responsibility to make sure your vehicle is properly repaired. With or without a warranty it is ultimately the repair shops responsibility. Therefore you should make sure the repair shop you choose to repair your vehicle is working in your best interest not someone else's.

Do I have to take my vehicle to a drive-in claims service? 
      
If your car is drivable, safe and legal you can drive to that claims center for their estimate. Sometimes the insurance company has made arrangements with other body shops to write estimates for them. REMEMBER this is an estimate only. You can take your car, truck or SUV to the repair shop of your choice!  They will start with the original estimate you were given and anything that was overlooked or found after repairs are started will be added as a supplement to the original estimate.

If I go to a drive-in claims service, do I have to take the car to its preferred shop? 
      
No. Take your vehicle to a repair facility that you feel comfortable with that will repair your vehicle properly. Protect your investment! Beware of deceiving word tract.

Can the insurance company and the service shop make an adjustment and start repair on the automobile without the consent of the owner? 
      
No. They cannot make any adjustments without the owners consent! Although there are a couple of insurance companies that are trying to take your freedom of choice away and take it to a repair shop that is working for there best interests. There are some insurance companies trying to sell insurance policies that are taking your choices away! These policies are stating (for example) if you are on the interstate and are in an accident your insurance carrier would have your vehicle towed to a shop that is working for them, NOT YOU. You may get your vehicle back faster BUT you could lose a lot of value in your investment!  Support the Insurance Companies that are doing it right! Support the companies that have the higher ranking of claims handling!

Syracuse Bud's Body Shop Inc.
      107 W. Chicago St                                                                                                                        Hours: 
      Syracuse, IN 46567                                                                                                      Mon - Fri:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
   Phone (574) 457-3037                                                                                                Saturday: Appointment Only
   Fax (574) 457-3070