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Here are some of his tips for choosing the right shop to work on your car — particularly when you're the one paying the bills. Comparing estimates from competing body shops is a good way to keep the cost down. The cost of labor is the biggest expense in most auto body shops.How can I avoid Auto Body Shop overcharges?
Taking your car to several auto body shops for repair quotes is the best way to avoid overcharges, Mallette notes. "I'll tell people to go get some estimates and bring 'em back to me.What do you need to know about DIY car body repair?
Then these tips are exactly what you need for DIY car body repair. Note: Don't forget safety. Always wear safety glasses and protective clothing when working on your vehicle, and understand all precautions to take when working with toxic or corrosive chemicals.How do body shops estimate hours for repairs?
Body shops and garages use reference guides that estimate the number of hours required to perform common repairs. "Let's say somebody has damage to their fender, bumper and headlight," Mallette tells us.