Subject: Comprehensive vs. Collision: What’s the Difference?

What type of insurance do you have on your vehicle – and is it sufficient? Many people don’t consider their insurance coverage until they actually need it. Unfortunately, this can lead to confusion when it comes to things like auto body repair. Here’s a quick run-down of the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage

Comprehensive coverage covers damage to your vehicle from things like extreme weather conditions, theft, or vandalism. If someone breaks your window or a tree falls on your vehicle, this would be covered by a comprehensive policy, but wouldn’t qualify under a collision policy. A comprehensive policy will have a deductible that will apply to each accident that you’ll be responsible for. Comprehensive policies will cover the majority of damages that happen to your car, regardless of whether it was your fault.

Collision coverage covers damage caused by colliding with another car or object; this would include things like someone rear-ending you, hitting a tree, or crashing into a fence. If you have a vehicle that’s being leased or financed, you will need to have comprehensive coverage in order to get collision coverage. Collision coverage also has a deductible that will be applied to each accident that will be your responsibility, regardless of who is at fault.

Understanding what your policy does and doesn’t cover will help you determine if you have the right policy to fit your needs and will make the process of auto body repair go more smoothly if you happen to need it!

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As you know the City and County of San Francisco as well as surrounding counties have requested all non-essential business to close for three weeks. Auto repair is seen as essential. We need to be here to get you back in your cars and to attend to vehicles that may be damaged during this period. Now more than ever we need our automobiles when public transit may not be the safest option to get us to our doctors, grocery stores, pharmacies and for those that are still working, to your jobs.

European Collision Center will remain open.

Please know that European Collision Center is taking every precaution for our employees and clients. We have increased our cleaning staff and on the hour disinfect all public area, offices, restrooms and lunch rooms. Employees have been issued gloves and masks and personnel disinfectant, lunches are now staggered so that our lunch room, built for 24 people only accommodates 6 at any time. All employees are monitored for any health issues and are sent home at the slightest sign of illness.

After every vehicle is repaired, cleaned and detailed then the entire interior is wiped clean with disinfectant wipes and a final wipe down is done as the vehicle is parked prior to the owners pick up.

This is a trying time but one we are all in together and together is the only way we will get though it. If you have any needs that we may be able to help with please do not hesitate to ask.

Ludwik Rutkowski & Dennis Kirkpatrick, and the entire ECC Team.