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Recently a customer asked if I was going to report to Carfax the repair for a bumper cover scratch we fixed on her Honda.

I found the question odd because most people ask about colour matching or the price, how long the repair time will be, or whether we have a courtesy car.

The fact is if you make a claim through your insurance, it doesn’t matter where it is repaired or the quality of the repair.  The car will have a report on Carfax as to the value of the repair and thus, a diminished overall value.

The moral of the story is if you get into an accident, whether it is your fault or not,  nobody will be able to bring it back to pre-accident condition.

CBC’s The Marketplace did an excellent report on the whole issue of diminished values to a car after an accident.  For those who are interested, the link is included here.

http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2011/crashandburned/

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