When you’ve been in a car accident, the first concerns are always making sure that you and anyone else in your vehicle are safe and unharmed. Once you know everyone’s okay, a reality quickly sets in: How are you going to get around if your car is in the shop?
At Purnell Body Shop, we know how difficult it can be to have your vehicle unavailable to you. This could make it complicated to get to and from work, get kids to and from school, even to get groceries and complete simple household errands. While we, of course, strive to get your car back on the road as soon as possible, we want to make sure you aren’t inconvenienced while we’re working. This is why we’ve partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car of Elkton.
To make the transition from getting your car in for repair to getting into a rental car as smooth as possible, we have the ability to have your rental waiting here at our shop. This allows you to hand us your keys and get theirs without needing to make an extra trip or deal with any more paperwork than is strictly necessary. With its reputation as a national leader in car rental, Enterprise is sure to have the right vehicle for you. Please note that a rental contract must be completed before a customer is authorized to drive a rental vehicle.
If it isn’t convenient for you to come to location (for example if your car has been brought here by other means), you can also go to the Enterprise location in Elkton, Maryland. Their team will work with you and get you into a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired.
Reimbursement or Payment
Some of our customers assume that they will need to pay for a rental car out of pocket and try to make do without their vehicle. Before doing this, take a look at your insurance policy. Many policies cover rental reimbursement in the case of an accident; if you’re not sure whether or not that’s true for yours, call them and ask. They should be able to tell you the number of days you can rent or the dollar amount they will cover. This can help you determine what sort of vehicle will be the most appropriate rental to stay within your budget.
You can also ask if your policy allows for direct billing. If so, Enterprise may be able to bill your insurance company directly for the cost of your vehicle; this avoids you needing to pay out of pocket and be reimbursed.
At Purnell Body Shop, we want to bring your car back to perfection without leaving you without a vehicle. Contact us today to ask any questions.
317 W Pulaski Hwy
Elkton, MD 21921