When your insurance company “suggests” you go to their “Preferred Body Shop of Choice”, this only means one thing…you will be required to pay your deductible because your insurance company and the “Preferred Body Shop of Choice” they refer you to has a contractual agreement that requires the body shop to collect your deductible before they begin repairs.
“Preferred” does not mean better. Most paintless dent repair technicians have worked doing contract PDR work for “preferred” auto body shops, dealerships, and even other paintless dent repair shops at some time during their career.
Unfortunately, PDR technicians don’t get paid as they should when working for a “Preferred” shop. Because of this, most highly qualified and sought after PDR technicians won’t opt to work at a “preferred” shop full time.