Each of our recommended body shops offer a lifetime workmanship and paint warranty. In California you have the right to select the body shop of your choice; even when insurance is paying. Our recommended body shops are always willing to guide you through the collision repair process. Please give them a call so they can help you get started.
Based on your area and vehicle make we recommend the following shops:
Amato’s Auto Body
Chris Amato’s Body Werks
Like it or not, your insurance company probably has the greatest influence on the parts that are used. Two out of three independent repair shops say the driving force behind parts decisions is not what they prefer, not what their customers prefer, or what makes the best quality repair, it’s the insurance company guidelines!*
If you aren’t involved, if you don’t have an OE parts coverage policy, ask questions and know your rights, you’re probably not going to get the Honda original parts you expect, it’s that simple.
Typically, aftermarket parts are created by “reverse engineering”, measuring and analyzing a Honda Genuine Part to try to make a generic part for your vehicle.
Aftermarket manufacturers aren’t required to meet Honda specifications and standards, and may use different specifications, materials, manufacturing methods and quality standards for their parts. And they don’t have to crash-test their parts for performance with your Honda, either.
Non-OEM parts may be similar, and they may claim to be “just as good” as Honda Genuine Parts, but they are not exactly the same. A slight change in the design, materials, or precision of a part, even a change with quality materials, can deliver different data to your Honda’s operating and safety systems, information that can change how the systems interpret and respond to impact, for example.