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Nick Orso's Car Care Show
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
You've just landed on the Nick Orso Show on 105.9 FM The Big Talker!
THIS WEEK (12/31/11): The Nick Orso Show takes a look back at the best of 2011.
Tune in to Mike every Saturday from 10am-11am. Enjoy features like the "Wacky Wreck of the Week," "Re-re-repair Story," and some great law reviews.
Got a story you just can't make up? Call the comment line at 315-472-0200 x555. You can also e-mail the show at firstname.lastname@example.org! Send Mike a question and he will put your name in the hopper for a free nitro-fill tire inflation.
And remember...as Mike's father used to say...
"Learn something new every day so that the day is not lost!"
SHOW ARCHIVE (click below to listen!):
We see insurance companies in the trenches but we also see the ones who do the job right and consistently perform when a claims happens.
The bottom line is. This Ö.. your car is your property, you pay for it. Donít be lead to believe anyone will accept the responsibility to repair the car by reengineering the car to please an insurance company. So stay involved in all aspects of your repair and make sure you trust who repairs the car. Before leaving your car at ANY repair shop, ask the shop manager:
1) Have you made any agreements with an insurer or adjuster that may alter your professional recommendations concerning repairs to my vehicle?
2) Have you made agreements to discount parts and/or labor with any insurer or adjuster during my repairs? If yes am I entitled to that discount instead of the insurance company? Why do you offer these discounts to insurers and not consumers?
3) Have you made any agreements with insurance companies that may cause you to withhold any important information from me concerning repairs to my vehicle?
4) Will you provide me with a copy of your agreement with the insurance company handling my claim. If not, why?
5) Will you deal with me as the owner of the car without influence from any outside party? If not, why?
6) Do you work for me or the insurance company, or both? How can you satisfy my best interests and also those of an entity outside of my repair contract with your shop such as the insurance company?
7) Does your shop install imitation body parts to save an insurer money? What about the affect to value of my vehicle?
8) Does your shop install any used suspension parts, used wheels, reconditioned wheels, or safety related equipment to repair my vehicle?
9) If yes to #8 how will these parts affect, alter or void my factory warranty?