Can I negotiate the deductible on my car repairs with the repair shop?

I have to have some damage repaired on my car after a hit and run. My deductible is $400. What are the chances that the repair shop would be willing to eat some of that cost if I try to haggle?

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8 Responses to “Can I negotiate the deductible on my car repairs with the repair shop?”

  1. aztec said:

    no, i would jack the price if you tried that on me, do you think we work for free?

  2. wildmanny2 said:

    That can easily be done with a lot of shops.With the economy so bad lots of them will bend a little.But,the savings has to come from somewhere and that may be giving them free license to cut a corner by repairing a part that is supposed to be changed.Or some other trick.

  3. ken k said:

    get only cash together -no checks and see what you can do/better know the guy a little

  4. Mike said:

    You can negotiate anything. One angle to try is pay him in CASH. Also talk to a couple of shops… When you find one that is hungry, they might bite.

    This being said… You get what you pay for…

    Good Luck Mike

  5. James Bynum said:

    Think small independently owned shops. Alot of times certain parts will be included in the estimate that dont necessarily have to be replaced, or may have such a small amount of damage you will not mind it the way it is. Also, smaller shops will be more receptive to/have more experience with finding parts, maybe used, at a much cheaper price than the estimate allowed for. Just talk to the guy. I once hid my entire 1000 dollar deductible by letting the bodyman get a used bed and not replacing the individual body panels/one ford factory rim that was involved in the wreck. The rim was not damaged. I didnt pay anything out of pocket and the bodyshop still got the full estimate amount.

  6. Brian said:

    At this present moment in time with the economy situation being what it is, it is worth a try at several places before you conclude on one.

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