FREE AUTO BODY REPAIR ESTIMATES IN SIMI VALLEY!
We do not charge to write an estimate.
After an accident if your vehicle is SAFE TO DRIVE, please give Iron Horse Auto Body a call to schedule an estimate. You may drop by without an appointment but an appointment will allow us to schedule our time and give you faster service. If your vehicle is NON-DRIVABLE, please give Iron Horse Auto Body a call and we will arrange to have your vehicle towed to our facility. When you call we will ask all the necessary information to process your claim.
Iron Horse Auto Body has agreements with several insurance companies to write the estimate and proceed with the repairs thus expediting the process. If your repairs are being paid for by an insurance company that we do not have an agreement with they will assign their appraiser to write an estimate. Iron Horse Auto Body will work from their estimate.
It is not necessary for Iron Horse Auto Body to write an additional initial estimate. Each insurance company has specific documentation and a specific process that must be implemented prior to starting repairs and during the repair process. Lovett’s will implement the specified procedures and policies of each insurance company.
The initial estimate is a preliminary estimate covering visual damage. It is not the final cost of repair. Once the estimate is written and the insurance company approval is obtained the owner signs a Repair Order Authorization allowing Iron Horse Auto Body to begin repairs.
Many years ago people involved in accidents were asked to get three estimates and turn them into the insurance company. It is not necessary for you to get more than one estimate and you may choose the repair facility you want to repair your vehicle..
Estimates are not final repair bills
Many insurance companies request that the auto body repair facility write an INITIAL ESTIMATE based on visual damage only. After disassembly and during the repair process additional damage is frequently found.
Iron Horse Auto Body offers auto body services in Simi Valley and these surrounding areas Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Fillmore, Camarillo, Santa Clarita, Santa Paula, Malibu, San Fernando, Oxnard, Santa Monica, Port Hueneme, and Beverly Hills.
If your vehicle is safe to drive after an accident please give Iron Horse Auto Body a call at 805 522 2222 and we will be happy to schedule an estimate.
If your vehicle is not drivable and it is in an impound lot or tow yard please give the impound lot or tow yard a call to authorize them to release your vehicle. After you have authorized release of your vehicle please give us a call and we will be happy to arrange for your vehicle to be towed to Iron Horse Auto Body. You may also request that the towing company or police at the scene of the accident have your vehicle towed directly to Iron Horse Auto Body.
If you already have an estimate Please bring the estimate with you to Iron Horse Auto Body
Some insurance companies will assign an appraiser and write their own estimate. If you have an estimate from the insurance company paying for your repairs it is not necessary for Iron Horse Auto Body to write an additional estimate. We will work from their estimate and if we find additional damage during the repair process we will contact them to adjust their INITIAL ESTIMATE
If you don’t have an estimate
If we have an agreement with the insurance company paying for the repairs we are able to expedite the repair process by writing the INITIAL ESTIMATE based on visual damage and proceeding with the repair process. If we find additional damage after we disassemble the vehicle this additional or supplemental damage will be added to the initial estimate and your insurance company will be informed.
If you are unsure as to whether you want to turn the claim in or pay out of pocket
Please inform us that you are not sure whether you want to turn the claim in before we write the estimate. We need to know so we don’t upload your estimate which will begin the insurance claims process while you are still undecided about whether to turn the claim in to your insurance company.
The Estimator/Customer Service Representative adds the additional or supplemental damage found by the technician to the initial estimate and forwards this information to the insurance company. The vehicle owner is called and updated regarding the additional damage.
Iron Horse Auto Body offers auto body services in Simi Valley and these surrounding areas Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Fillmore, Camarillo, Santa Clarita, Santa Paula, Malibu, San Fernando, Oxnard, Santa Monica, Port Hueneme, Beverly Hills, and other areas such as Strathearn, Friendly Village Mobile Home Park, Community Center, Villa del Arroyo Mobile Home Estates, Santa Susana, Virginia Colony, North Ranch, Moorpark, Mountclef Village, Santa Susana Knolls, Oak Park, Corriganville, Epworth, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark Home Acres, Greenwich Village, and Triunfo Corner.