It took a little work and a lot of frustration, but Florida body shop owner Eddie Quintela was finally able to get GEICO to take a 10-percent parts discount off one of his customer’s estimates.
This week, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) sent a formal letter of complaint to West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw urging him to refrain from using the term “junkyard parts” when referring to recycled/salvaged automobile parts. The group believes the phrase is “derogatory and misleading.”
Shops accused of being in violation of Ohio’s collision repair registration laws. Agency director says state is stepping up enforcement efforts.
Billy Walkowiak, owner of Collision Safety Consultants in Belmont, N.C., claims that Rick Russell of Rick’s Body Shop in Gastonia physically assaulted him for exposing bad repairs that the shop allegedly performed.
The lawsuit states that Liberty Mutual began requiring that Chandler’s, a DRP for the insurer, used reconditioned “junkyard parts” on vehicles three years old or less from the date of the crash, a violation of state law.
Case has many parallels to suits brought by body shops against insurers.
According to the DOI, Progressive communicated to roughly 3,200 Massachusetts consumers that their credit information was used to calculate their auto insurance rates – contrary to state regulations, which prohibit insurers from using credit information to set rates.
Florida Body Shop Owner Takes GEICO to Task for Deducting 10 Percent Off Domestic OE Parts Cost on Estimates
Eddie Quintela, owner of Collision Concepts Inc. in Delray Beach, Fla., has written a letter to GEICO to voice his objection over the insurer deducting 10 percent of the cost of domestic OE parts written on estimates, thereby leaving the insured with the cost which Quintela says can be as high as $300 to