Eldridge Body Shop, Inc. wants you to know your rights!
‘You Have the Right to Take Your Car to the Body Shop of Your Choice’.

Important Notice!
We work with ALL insurance companies.
Insurance companies may offer you repair facilities other than Eldridge Body Shop because Eldridge Body Shop is not currently involved in their “direct repair program”, on their “approved or preferred list”, etc. They may say to you that if you do not use one of the shops on their program they will not guarantee the repairs. However, insurance companies do not repair cars. A guarantee for repairs for as long as you own your vehicle is what you should look for in a quality and reputable repair shop.

What Florida law says about: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/Floridalaw/fllaw.htm#5

What are some things to consider when selecting a repair facility?
Choosing the right repair facility will be critical to your safety, satisfaction, and peace of mind when you get your vehicle back. Eldridge Body Shop, Inc. has been family owned and operated in Sarasota since 1978. Eldridge Body Shop is equipped with all of the latest sophisticated diagnostic and repair equipment, refinishing systems, and staffed with highly trained technicians. The labor work performed by Eldridge Body Shop is guaranteed against any defect in workmanship for as long as you own your vehicle. The Eldridge family and all of its employees take great care to insure that every repair meets “OUR” standards for quality.

How many estimates do I need to get?
ONE. You are the owner of the damaged vehicle and you have the right to select the repair facility that will be working on your vehicle. Your primary concern should be selecting a professional shop that is highly qualified to restore the safety, appearance, function and value of your vehicle. If you are shopping for price by obtaining several estimates, remember that price is not the only thing to consider. Most insurance companies have their own appraisers that evaluate the damage to your vehicle. If you are going through insurance, their estimate is the only estimate necessary. Eldridge Body Shop, Inc. will utilize the insurance estimate as a starting point and will contact them directly with any supplemental issues.