I took it in to Dodge to see about having it fixed as the window would not go up or down. Wrong thing to do. They did not have the part, they said I could order it. Cost would be 306.00$ just for the harness for the up and down. They said it broke from opening and closing the door so much. This all added up to 50$ to look at it and close the window, as they did not have the harness. (thank God) I told the parts man that it was just a 2004 Dodge Ram not the space shuttle so I did not order the part. Took it over to the boy next door and they fixed the wires. Cost was a 6 pack of beer next time I go into town.
Last Saturday I had my car parked on the street around the corner because of a garage sale. A neighbor backed out of his driveway and ..... you guessed it ...... bumped the back door of my car. The dent was minor... only cosmetic. But the neighbor's insurance adjuster came out on Monday and wrote up the claim adjustment...... over $2,000. Had to have a new door!I put it in the shop next Monday and it will take THREE WEEKS to fix it! It shouldn't take more than three days!Highway robbery.
Three weeks and only 2.000$ IF it's a new door WHY more then one day?
They'll most likely re-skin it, not replace it.For that price, I'd take the check and head to a wrecking yard and find one that matched your color and switch it out for around a couple hundred bucks and call it a day.Oh, and the cost of a six pack to pay the kid next door for his labor.
Now your thinking my way.
With most insurance companies these days, you'll never even see "the check." For claims like that, the funds are usually paid directly to the body shop -- precisely to prevent what you described.
Yes, and no. When Home Depot damaged the inside of my truck bed, the adjuster looked at it and cut me a check for the body shop estimate.I went to a shop that did Line-X spray on bed coat, they pounded out the dent, sprayed the bed, all for $300.0.Yeah, I took home a nice chunk of change. The fork lift driver loaded to full pallets of sod into the back of my truck, when he pushed the second pallet in, it was crooked and he crease the wheel well.Minor damage, but they took care of it.