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Getting a Collision Repair Quote

You are driving down the road going about your day, and suddenly, you are involved in an auto collision. There are very few things that will affect your whole day like an unexpected auto collision. We often do not realize how important our vehicles are to our everyday life until we’re faced with being without them. At Spirit West Motor Carriage, we understand the challenges and hurdles of getting your car back on the road after an unexpected auto collision.

Spirit West Motor Carriage has built a strong reputation in the auto collision repair industry in the St. Louis Area. We take great pride in our teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques. We are proud to say our team is family, and we treat our customers like family, too. Here are a few things you should know about getting the right collision repair quote after you have been involved in an accident.

Low Estimates

You may know the often-used phrases “Cheaper is not always better,” and, “You get what you pay for.” A low collision repair quote at first may seem like a great break for you after you were involved in an accident, but it may not be so great, after all. Often, less-reputable auto body repair shops will offer low estimates or to “save your deductible” to “win” the repair and then do a below average job on your repair. Read reviews of local shops and ask around, if you are shopping for the right collision repair shop to repair your vehicle.

Get Help With Your Insurance Estimate

Connecting with your insurance company could be a breeze, depending on your company and policy you have. On the other hand, it can be time-consuming and very frustrating if you have an underwhelming experience with your insurance company following an accident. It is very important to understand the information your insurance company requires and to meet their quote requirements at the same time. Working with an auto body shop like Spirit West Motor Carriage can help this process go smoothly. We will work with you to get the paperwork you need done and on time, all while getting you back on the road as quickly as possible and you having the confidence in us that your vehicle will be repaired correctly.

Understand the Estimate

Be sure and ask questions. There are no wrong questions when it comes to the repair of your vehicle. Be straightforward and direct about anything you have questions about. Make sure the quote you are given includes parts and labor for all of the damage you can see. Depending upon the type of collision damage, there is often other hidden damage that the shop will discover upon disassembly of your vehicle.


As stated above, sometimes we do not realize how much losing a vehicle, even for a small amount of time, can affect life as we know it. Many insurance policies offer rental vehicle services, and some shops, such as Spirit West, work with rental car companies. Spirit West Motor Carriage Auto Body Repair works with both Enterprise Rent-A-Car® and Hertz® rental car providers. For added convenience, Enterprise Rent-A-Car® has representatives on-site every Monday from 7:30 am to 10 am. Be sure to inquire about any discounts that may be available at the time of service.

Working with Spirit West Motor Carriage

When you are without a vehicle, having an auto body team you can trust to work with your insurance company can make things go very smoothly. At Spirit West, we have been making St. Louis drivers happy for more than four decades. We will work with you to simplify the process and help get you back behind the wheel without compromising quality on parts and the repair.

About Spirit West Motor Carriage

Spirit West Motor Carriage Auto Body Repair is a family-owned and operated company founded and operated in April of 1977. We take great pride with teamwork and our commitment to making sure our team receives training on the latest innovative state-of-the-art equipment and collision repair techniques. We are proud to say our team is family and we treat our customers like family too. Be assured that your car will receive this treatment, and upon completion of the repairs, you will drive away safe and satisfied! Give us a call today to see how we can get your car back into shape and back on the road.

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