Firstly, after an accident, ensure your vehicle is roadworthy before you drive it again. For example check that the lights still work, there is no dangerous bodywork that may injure other road users and there are no leaking fluids.
Secondly, remember it is your vehicle and you can choose where it's repaired. Many insurers have networks of their approved repairers and will try to convince you to have your car repaired where they choose. This is for their convenience not yours. By sending many vehicles to their own repairers they can dictate the labour charges and parts prices, which could lead to poor quality repairs.
Don't be unduly influenced by insurers' suggestions of delays and extra costs if you don't do what they say. You are entitled to consider the benefits of dealing with the garage of your choice including the eventual trade in value of your vehicle and the consumer protection of a recognised code of practice. You may also have obligations under contract hire or lease agreements. Remember you are NOT obliged to have your car repaired at an insurance nominated garage.
Kraftwork Vehicle Refinishing offer a quality repair service at a fair price. We don't work to within a specified cost so you get a professional finish.