Elite Auto Collision, a body shop located in La Mesa, Calif., is allowing customers the opportunity to show damage to their cars via Skype to get an instant estimate.
Customers can get to know the staff who can answer their questions, handle their jobs, schedule an estimate appointment or simply get a preliminary estimate by phone. Instead of taking a photo, emailing it to the shop and waiting for a response, customers can call via Skype, turn their smartphone to the car and acquire a visual inspection immediately.
Smartphone users can download Skype for free. After downloading the app, customers can contact Elite Auto Collision through its screen name, "eliteautocollision," and chat with a rep during normal business hours.