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#4601589 - 12/12/17 12:24 PM The Jeep was hit 2
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8754
Loc: Phoenix
I was on the freeway a few weeks ago when an old lady tried to come into my lane and brushed up against the side of my car. She admitted fault, and I have an appointment for her insurance company to look at it tomorrow. Luckily I have the SRT cladding (more plastic than a 90's Pontiac!) and it took the brunt of the impact. I'd like to avoid painting the sheet metal, does the dent in the quarter look like it will PDR out?

The car is 2.5 years old and I'll probably be trading it in the next year or two, so I am thinking just replace the two pieces of cladding, PDR the dent and buff the rear door. The wheel is also scuffed up but I can live with that.










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#4601598 - 12/12/17 12:35 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Orlando, FL
Luckily no major accident.

Fix it correctly at a quality body shop with good references.


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#4601606 - 12/12/17 12:42 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 08/22/09
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Get it fixed properly so there is nothing left showing any scratches. It's on the other insurance company dime so go for a first class repair such as at a dealer, or a body shop that a dealer uses.
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#4601607 - 12/12/17 12:43 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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If you think you have problems in a big vehicle, imagine driving a sub-compact....
kidding.

Use a good shop.
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#4601609 - 12/12/17 12:48 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
Her insurance company may just cut you a check. Then you have a PDR specialist tell you what they think. Afterwards a body shop or mobile paint repair specialist(save a ton of $$$) can work their magic. You can use Yelp for reviews on companies that are good. But make sure they at least a few reviews. Nick1994 maybe able to help as well. I think his dad works at a body shop.

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#4601752 - 12/12/17 02:36 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I would not do a patch job that lowers the resale value
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#4601757 - 12/12/17 02:42 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
While you dont care about the rim, you should. Just ask the insurance adjuster to replace it with a brand new one from the dealer. I doubt you'd find that exact rim in a junk yard in good condition.
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#4601782 - 12/12/17 03:31 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Look into diminished value.

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#4601880 - 12/12/17 05:18 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I don't think PDR can take care of that dent, it's on a body line. Being white, it should look fine after being repainted, I doubt you'll be able to notice anything ever happened. And a new wheel should be in order as well. I guarantee it's expensive for that wheel. My grandmother's 14' Grand Caravan has the 16" wheels and the dealer wanted $400 for one. My dad does body work but he moved up to Oregon. Orlando Auto Body was great with my accident in April. I really think you should go through your insurance rather than hers. Your insurance will get reimbursed and the repairs won't be cheaped out on.
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#4601917 - 12/12/17 06:01 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 08/22/09
Posts: 3859
Loc: Pittsburgh,PA U.S.A.
I would get a written estimate from a dealer, or a shop that a dealer uses. Show the written estimate to the insurance adjuster, and they will probably agree to pay the entire amount. If it is your only vehicle also include the cost of a rental for the time the vehicle will not be available while being repaired. The accident was 100% not your fault, and the burden should be on the other drivers insurance company to make you whole.


Edited by JimPghPA (12/12/17 06:03 PM)
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#4602008 - 12/12/17 07:26 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: New England
For the wheel, LKQ can do a nationwide search for a used one...probably a third the cost of new.
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#4602020 - 12/12/17 07:36 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: Jarlaxle]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: Jarlaxle
For the wheel, LKQ can do a nationwide search for a used one...probably a third the cost of new.


Here's another good option: smile

http://www.originalwheels.com/jeep-wheels/grandcherokee2015rims.php


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#4602490 - 12/13/17 11:02 AM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7703
Loc: Texas
Get it fixed right including a new or properly repaired wheel. You were the victim and her insurance should pay to make you 100% again.

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#4602491 - 12/13/17 11:03 AM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10172
Loc: OH
Any updates on this ordeal?

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#4602595 - 12/13/17 01:49 PM Re: The Jeep was hit 2 [Re: dishdude]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8754
Loc: Phoenix
Met with the adjuster today and decided to get it repaired correctly with a new OEM wheel, not sure what I was thinking...

He tried to get me to leave it at the shop where I met him, but I didn't get the warm fuzzies as I walked around the place.

Nick1994 referred me to a shop but it's on the other end of town, I would prefer something a little closer so I can pop in if needed.

Looking for a shop now. Estimate is currently at $2,462.
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