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Chaz Limited began with Chuck Miller who was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. His first shop began in his own garage until he moved shop to the 30th Avenue location in Fairbanks. Since then, many more locations have sprouted, one of our biggest shops being Anchorage South, located at 6210 Old Seward Hwy.
Our auto body shops strive to deliver high customer satisfaction. When you have an unfortunate accident with your car, bring her in and we’ll give you an estimate fast. We also work with insurance agents and handle claims so that you deal with little to no stress whatsoever. Going through a wreck is enough, why go through more pain?
Chaz handles all of the problems your car or truck may face. We meet with your adjusters to ensure that everyone is on agreement of what needs to be done, at a fair price. If you have a little ding on your truck, or need a new fender, hood and windshield, we can repair or replace to your liking. No matter where you car has been damaged, Chaz specializes in finishing a job to restore a car to a brand new state. We can install brand new taillights, new windows, fenders, hoods, and more.
We paint it all: drivers hood, fender, drivercab, driver bed, down to the whole vehicle. Chose your color from our top of the line DuPont selection. We work with complete care under the 6H law to make sure your finish is not only outstanding, but environmentally safe as well.
No matter what kind of damage has been done to your car, no matter what kind of incident you find yourself in, we take care of our customers and their cars. We’ll get the job done fast, working with your insurance company to give you the outstanding service that a person deserves. You won’t find us on a BBB or a rip off report, and our years of success and expansion testify to this statement.
Have you ever wondered why when you take your vehicle to 3 different body shops for estimates, you get 3 different estimates?. Not only is it confusing, it is also very frustrating for customers. Chaz Auto Body wants to help you by explaining why this happens.
Before we go any further, let’s first explain what an estimate is. An estimate is a “blueprint” for repair; it explains very specifically the proposed repairs to fix the vehicle. The estimate should only assess the visible damage and never make assumptions about hidden damage. The estimate always needs to be in writing and advanced shops, like Chaz Auto Body, use advanced software to improve the accuracy of an estimate. The more accurate and complete the estimate, the better chance that there are no surprises when vehicle is repaired. A cheaper and less extensive estimate typically ends up costing a consumer more in the end. Remember, cheaper isn’t always right. Also, always make sure the estimate does not leave something out.
The first thing that can create differences in estimates is the type and quality of methods and procedures a body shop uses to repair vehicles. For example, some body shops require employees to remove all moldings, mirrors, and door handles before a vehicle is painted. Not only is this the best way, it ensures a professional and long-lasting result. Surprisingly a number of shops do not work this way. Additionally, many shops mask off the affected areas. However, masking creates seams or lines where the paint can erode, and eventually causes the paint to peel. This is frequently seen on the door handles of repaired cars. Shops with less than professional methods, procedures and policies can affect the estimate.
Auto body shops have different beliefs when it comes to selecting the source of parts to repair a vehicle: aftermarket, used, or factory. The source of parts can have a dramatic impact upon the estimate you receive. All estimates need to clearly state the source of part used. Remember, the customer always has a say in what parts are used to repair their vehicle.
The insurance company paying for the repairs can also have an affect upon the estimate. Insurance companies may require their customers to use aftermarket parts or pay the difference if the customer selects something different. If you are the person who was not at fault, or claimant, you should have the choice in part source.
In today’s competitive market, auto body shop labor rates are about the same, usually within a few dollars of each other. Some also use the same software and guide books to decide fees and prices. In theory, estimates from different body shops that use the same parts and procedures should produce similar estimates. As you compare estimates, make sure to ask the estimator to explain their quote in detail and how they came up with the projected cost. This explanation always needs to match the estimate. In the end, select the shop that has written the most accurate and complete estimate. At Chaz Auto Body you will find that we offer superior and consistent service at all of our locations. To learn more about Chaz Auto Body and our standards of excellence, please visit our website at www.ChazAutoBody.com. We look forward to working with you.