How long will it take for insurance to fix my car?
This week I got into an accident. How long it will take for insurance to fix my car?
Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that!
Typically, car insurancecompanies are going to want to process claims as quickly as possible—typically within 30 days—but that is not always the case. The type of claim, the severity of the damage, and the people involved can all slow down the process.
The easiest thing to speed up the process is to use a repair garage that is affiliated with or approved by your insurance company. Because your insurance company has a rapport with the body shop, they will generally know each other’s systems and will work with the claims adjuster, avoiding some miscommunication down the road.
Minor issues—like a glass claim or minor physical damage—will typically take one to two weeks. However, more severe damage or a total-loss claim could take much longer. Additionally, there could be delays because of the shop’s schedule, confusion about your coverage, or an inability to pay your deductible upfront. Maintain good communication with your shop and provider to avoid these delays.
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