Did you know? You have the right to have your vehicle repaired at the body shop of your choice; NOT your insurance company's choice, or the person who hit you in a third party situation. Remember, it is YOUR vehicle in question. What to look for in a body shop: 1. Appearance of the building, office, shop, and the person helping you. Chances are, "what you see is what you get". 2. Reputation . Ask your friends, co-workers, and relatives. 3. How long has the same senior management and ownership been in place? Is the business owner operated?