What is a Direct Repair Program?

The short and long of what a direct repair program is: insurance verified repair facilities and body shops that meet a specific set of standards.

Premier Collision of Sarasota is proud to be a direct repair insurance partner, qualifying with the following insurance direct repair program partners: USAA, Nationwide, Safeco, Liberty Mutual, Cincinnati, MetLife, and Geico.

Direct Repair Program Highlights

Direct repair is an easy way for insurance companies to provide members with a trusted repair shop. Of course, qualifying as a direct repair program signifies a high level of professionalism and consistency. Sarasota drivers looking for a trusted dealership will be hard pressed to find a repair facility in the Sarasota area with a more impressive team of technicians than Premier Collision of Sarasota!

The Repair Process

We breakdown our repair process into nine steps: free estimated, insurance approval, disassembly & parts order, structural repair, body repair, paint, vehicle reassembly, detailing, and final inspection & delivery.

Starting off at the beginning, Venice, FL drivers can look forward to a free estimate. One of our in-house technicians will give your vehicle a thorough repair estimate. One of our repair technicians will record the entire estimate, clearly marking areas of repair need. This way drivers can get a clear idea of where the potential costs of repair would come from. And, it's a free estimate, so what's the harm in finding out?

Possibly the most dreaded aspect of any repair process is dealing with an insurance company to clear your claim. Fear not! The Premier Collision of Sarasota team is ready to help! Our team of professionals extends beyond technicians to include various claims professionals. Our team can help with dealing with your insurance company to clear your claim! Our team is ready to work with a host of insurance companies, including but not limited to AAA Insurance, Allstate, American Family, Amica, Chubb Insurance, Esurance, Farmers, GEICO, GMAC, Horace Mann, Liberty Mutual, Mercury Insurance, MetLife, Nationwide, Progressive, Safeco, The Hartford, Travelers, and USAA.

Here at Premier Collision of Sarasota, we're all about clarity. The third step of the repair process if parts and ordering and disassembly. Our team will verify the full parts order with Sarasota area drivers before submitting the order. We want to ensure clear lines of communication, so drivers feel comfortable in the repair process. Once verified by the driver, our team will order the parts and then start the vehicle disassembly.

Structural Repair

Our team will start a full vehicle structural repair assessment to ensure our expectations of repair needs is clear. From front rails to rocker panels to rear lock pillar, rear strut tower, and windshield and rear window frames (and beyond), we'll move beyond the cosmetic exterior side of things to find whether the mechanical errors may lay.

Next up is body repair! While these aspects aren't necessarily entirely cosmetic, drivers looking to take care of exterior problems can look to this step for assistance. Our team of seasoned professionals is ready to breakdown various exterior repair needs to quickly return your vehicle to looking like new!

The final four steps are all more on the quality finishing side of things. Paint, vehicle reassembly, detailing, and final inspection/delivery are the final aspects of the repair process! Our team will take care of those essential finishing touches to make sure your vehicle doesn't just run like-new, but looks like-new, as well! From the final detailing steps to ensure the minutia are taken care of to final inspection and delivery, Bradenton and Saint Petersburg, FL drivers can count on the Premier Collision of Sarasota team to take care of things the first time around!

Stop by or contact the Premier Collision of Sarasota team to learn more about the Direct Repair Program!

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