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"...The Paint Job, thanks to Auto Body Unlimited, has brought the car to another level. The 'Twilight Amethyst' Paint Color looks absolutely amazing"...
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At Auto Body Unlimited Inc., we want you to have a comfort zone when bringing your car into us. We offer this section for those of you who may have some questions ahead of time. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers courtesy of the California Auto Body Association, CAA. If you have any additional questions feel free to give us a call and we'll do our best to answer them for you ahead of time. Remember, Auto Body Unlimitedm 'The Crash Doctor' a CAA member, you are our customer and our Friend!

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Valuable Consumer Information
*Insured Motorist Warning!
Beware the new AB1200 "Insurance Steering" Bill!

As an insured motorist you need to be aware of the latest insurance bill just passed in Oct. 2009 that gives the insurance companies more leeway in 'Steering' or 'Referring' you to a body shop of 'Their' choice! That's right, now you can expect more pressure from your insurance company to try and get you to take their car into one of their preferred or 'DRP' 'Direct Repair Program' body shops. Many times DRP body shops have a lower price to the insurance company and this can sometimes result in substandard repairs or them missing something on the estimate. Dr. Jay wants all visitors to the Auto Body Unlimited Inc.,. 'The Crash Doctor' site to be informed on the latest news on your rights as an insured motorist. See what the CAA, California Auto Body Association has to say on your rights and watch Dr. Jay's important video on 'Who should Write that 1st Estimate!'
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You Have Rights when taking your car to get it Repaired!

Auto Body Unlimited inc., 'The Crash Doctor' is an authorized Assured Performance Network Shop!

Choosing a qualified auto repair shop can save you time and money.. Know your Rights! Dr. Jay can handle your entire cliams process and deal with your insurance company for you. Watch this video!

Dont' let an insurance company 'Steer' or refer you to an unsafe 'Cut-Rate' body shop! Protect your safety and Preserve the Value of your Vehicle by only picking a Qualified Collision facility. Know your Rights!

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Courtesy of the CAA - :California Autobody Association

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In accordance with the Automotive Repair Act of 1971, A customer shall receive:

A written estimate for repair work.
A detailed invoice of work done and parts supplied.
Return of replaced parts, if requested at the time a work order is placed. Questions concerning the above information should be directed to the manager of the repair facility.

Do I have the right to take my car to the shop of my choice?

Yes - You may select the repair facility of your choice unless your insurance policy specifies otherwise.

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Should my insurance company be notified before repairs?

Yes - your insurance policy generally states that, if requested, you must file a sworn proof of loss, exhibit the damaged property, and submit to examination under oath.

Do I need to contact more than one shop for an estimate?

No - Generally, one estimate from the shop of your choice is required, unless your insurance policy specifies otherwise. California State law requires you be given a written estimate before starting repairs.

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I would like to say that I have nothing but good things to say about Auto Body Unlimited. My car is 1994 Honda del Sol, with 14 years of dings and dents...The paint job was FANTASTIC, people on the street are are complimenting me on this car... The service was fantastic...the paint job looks even better than some of the newest cars out there. Check out the web site at !!!!!!"

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Am I responsible for the cost of repairs?

Yes - You are usually responsible to the repair facility for payment of repairs unless your insurance policy specifies otherwise. Ordinarily, if you are insured, your insurance policy states that the insurance company will pay you for the loss, less any applicable deductables or depreciation. Any arrangements for payments by your insurance company are your responsibility.

Is the repair facility responsible for the repairs performed on my car?

Yes - The Automobile Repair Act of 1971 requires all repair dealers to be registered with the State of California and to post a sign. This Act [Section 9884.7(1)(g)] states that the Department of Consumer Affairs may invalidate the registration of the repair dealer for a number of causes, including: making any statement written or oral which is untrue or misleading; causing a customer to sign any work order which is untrue or misleading; failing or refusing to give to a customer a copy of any document requiring hia or her signature, as soon as the customer signs such document; any other conduct which constitutes fraud; any willful departure from or disregard of accepted trade standards for good and workman like repair.

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He did a first-class job and I'm very happy with the work."
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If I am having diffculties with my insurance company, do I have recourse?

Yes - First consult with your insurance agent or broker. Then, if your problems still have not been resolved, consult with the Department of Insurance, State of California, at their office in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego, or telephone their toll free line: 1-800-927-4357

If my insurance company does not agree with the amount of loss, do I have recourse other than the State of California Department of Insurance?

Yes - Your insurance policy may provide that, when the insured and insurer fail to agree on the amount of loss, both parties are entitled to arbitration.

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Can an Insurer require, direct, suggest or recommend that your automobile be repaired at a specific shop?

No - Unless the referral is expressly requested by you; or you have been informed in writing of the right to select the repair facility; and the insurer that elects to repair a vehicle directs, suggests or recommends that a specific repair shop be used, shall cause the damaged vehicle to be restored to its condition prior to the loss at no additional cost to you other than as stated in the policy or as otherwise allowed by law.

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Can my insurer require me to use non-original equipment manufacturer (non-OEM) replacement crash parts for the repair of my car?

No - No insurer shall require the use of non-OEM replacement crash parts in the repair of an automobile unless:
The parts are at least equal to the original equipment manufacturer parts in terms of quality, safety, fit and performance; and Insurers specifying the use fo non-OEM replacement crash parts shall pay the cost of any modifications to the parts which may become neccessary to effect the repair; and Insurers specifying the use of non-OEM replacement crash parts warrant that all such parts are of like kind, quality, safety, fit and performance as OEM replacement crash parts.

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Auto Body Unlimited Inc. is a 'Certified' Assured Performance Collision Care Shop!

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All locations meet or exceed the highest industry standards assuring you that they have proper equipment, training and services to provide you with what you deserve -
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Auto Body Unlimited Inc., 'The Crash Doctor' is also an
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A 1999 Acura that Dr. Jay saved and made look like New Again for one of our valued Customers from Mission Hills, CA!
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If you're looking for Auto Body reviews for Simi Valley, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills or anywhere in SoCal, you've come to the right place. You won't find more happier customers than ours at Auto Body Unlimited Inc., anywhere in Southern California.

Give us a call today and let Dr. Jay diagnose your auto!


Another Customer Testimonial:

Hi Jay,

"Thanks to you and your staff for a great job on our truck. The repairs were on time and per the original estimate. We appreciate your fine service and we will be back again".

Best wishes,

Bill Witt
Simi Valley


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The Crash Doctor invites you to Compare our Web site to all other competitors and see why we're becoming the most sought after Auto Body Collision Center in the United States! Dr. Jay is building
one of the most powerful Multi-Media sites on the Net! Why? This way you can see that if we put this kind of Futuristic and High Quality effort into our Business on-line, that you will KNOW we'll put the same high quality effort into your job for YOU!

Sit back and watch some of our Timelapse Movies of some of our work and watch some of our auto body collision repair and custom paint Video Reviews!

"Our Customers Don't Lie, and neither do our Videos!

We look forward to showing you what a Real I-Car Gold Auto Body Shop can do for YOU!"

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Amazing body work & paint by Jay & his employees. I took my thunderbird to fix here
since my door was damaged and they did a great job at a fair price, all my friends go here to get their cars fix.
Why? they go above & beyond to meet the costumer expectations. I'll be sure to be back, in case I need them again.

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Como Nuevo, Jay y sus empleados hacen muy buen trabajo. En caso de nesecitarlos ire de nuevo. Todos mis amigos van aqui por que son justos y razonables en sus precios.

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"I had gone to several body shops and did not feel comfortable with any of them until I visited Jay Schoen at the Auto Body Unlimited shop. He was very nice, polite and straight forward over the phone. What I wanted done to my car was elective, but I wanted it done to improve my car. Jay did not hard sell me and was very honest with his assessment and very accomodating with my schedule. Compared to all of the other quotes I received, he ended up being very fair in price and did outstanding work in a timely manner. I really enjoyed working with Jay and his very professional staff. It should be duly noted that their lobby is like sitting in dentist or doctors office, in addition to them having a very clean and great looking auto body shop, which says a lot! I'm a very critical reviewer but feel obligated to always give credit where credit is due. Jay and his team deserve the highest possible star rating, especially based on my recent experience with other similar shops!!!"

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by Mary

"Auto Body Unlimited is located on the East end of Simi and is easy to find. Jay Schoen, the President, was friendly, professional and very honest. The thing that I really appreciated about Jay was that he was able to iron out delays with my insurance company. He can be contacted via e-mail which is great for me who works full time in the valley and can't come to meet with the insurance adjustors. I was told that the insurance company wanted photos...I forwarded the e-mail notice to Jay and he took care of it and was in contact with the insurance company immediately.

His estimate was accurate, I didn't encounter any unknown fees and the job was completed when he said it would be completed.

I came to ABU from a reference of a relative and everthing she told me was true. If I ever need (I hope I won't) autobody work again, I will not hesitate to return to Auto Body Unlimited."


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A Happy Customer after picking up their 1993 Toyota Corolla with a New Complete Factory Finish Paint Job from The Crash Doctor!!
"Hi Jay:
Thanks for sending me those pictures.  I just got out of a
meeting and I’ve been showing them to everyone who walks by my office. 
It looks like a brand new car!  It’s gorgeous.  I can hardly wait to see it in person.  Please allow me to again express my appreciation to you and your crew.  This is very rough holiday season for all of us, especially Alex.  This is the one thing he’s been happy and excited about.  A rough paint job from Earl Scheib would have been pretty anti-climactic.  I think Alex will be bowled over when he sees the car this evening. So, thank you again, and Merry Christmas."

" Wow!  That was a surprise. Now I’m stopping everyone who walks by to look at the web site. Very cool. Thanks! "

Dr. Jay handles almost any size RV and Motorhome body work!

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Hello Jay
Thank you for the super job you did on the body work for our 36' motor home.  Both the front and the back look as good as new.  You did what you said you were going to do in the time you said you were going to do it in
Thank you
Bill Zoetewey 

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About 6 weeks ago I  was looking for a paint and auto body shop. I have a 1999 Acura 3/.2 TL which incurred serious hood damage from sap or some kind of chemical. It went right through the Clear Coat, and looked awful. I also had many small dents, scratches, and some bumper damage.
I went to a few auto body shops near me, but all of them seemed rushed, and none gave me a satisfactory or complete estimate. They just wanted me sign on the dotted line.
Then, I looked on the Internet, and saw a very well done web site for Auto Body Unlimited in Simi Valley.
It appeared that this establishment wanted to serve the customer first, using state of the art techniques and top notch employees. I decided to check them out, so drove there from Mission Hills. When I arrived, Jay Schoen, the owner was able to give me a very complete estimate right away. I first wanted to just paint the hood, and fix other minor problems. But, as we talked, it occurred to me, why not do a total paint job? The car and I deserved better. So, we went for it, matching the factory color. I knew it would take a least a week, because of preparation, so I was able to obtain an Enterprise rental car, and even got a discount, because Jay suggests this rental agency to his customers. I left the Acura at ABU, drove home in the rental. After about a week, I got a call from Jay, that my car was finished and ready. So, I drove the rental over to ABU, and was happy to see my "new" looking Acura. What a beautiful looking paint job.! I was very happy with work of Auto Body Unlimited.  I thanked Jay and drove home. Everybody said, "is that a new car?" No, I said it was made new by ABU.
Don DeGregori
Mission Hills


Some Insurance Companies are trying to 'Direct' customers to their Shops and saying that other shops will not take the car for the rates they will pay. Additionally, some shops will go along with that and will charge the customer the difference whereas Auto Body Unlimited Inc will NEVER do that!

The Crash Doctor will negotiate with all insurance companies for you to get our posted labor rates and will NEVER make our customer pay the difference!

The Crash Doctor will not charge you the difference either and you will NOT Pay more than your deductible. Don't let any Ins. Company direct you to an inferior shop or a shop you are not satisfied with!

Before you commit to any body shop, be sure to check them out on the web. Go to their site and when you do compare their shop to The Crash Doctor's site. Our New and constantly updated Multi Media site is a reflection of our work! Why? Because you can actually see our work in Widescreen Action!

We put a lot of money into our Modern updated Multi-Media web site so you the customer, can see the high quality workmanship that we can do for you. Think about this, if other shops don't put any attention, expense or effort into their own site, what are they putting into the work on your car. ABU is an I-Car Gold shop where you will get the highest quality repair WITHOUT paying extra! Go to other auto body shop web sites and see a few pictures, come to Dr. Jay, sit back and enjoy some interesting Movies! We work on everything from Standard autos to Corvettes, Classic Cars to Motorhomes! Why take your car anywhere else? Check us out, you and your car will be very glad you did!!

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Auto Body Consumer Review and Testimonial!

Hi Jay,

My Ford Fusion was involved in an accident where another driver ran a red light and t-boned my car. From the pictures, you can see the damage concentrated on the passenger side from the rear seating area to the back bumper. My husband and I took the vehicle to Auto Body Unlimited where we met with owner Jay Schoen.

My husband has been in the insurance industry over 10 years and has experience with various body shops. His first impression was when Jay took out a yellow pad and pen to take notes. Jay looked over the damage and penned a few notes. My husband whispered to me, “this guy knows what he is doing, he knows his business.” Within the timeframe Jay said to expect the vehicle, the car was ready for delivery and throughout the repair process he kept me informed. The shop is clean and professional in appearance. The repairs look amazing; I cannot believe my Fusion was ever in an accident thanks to the professional repairs done by this shop, thank you Jay.

Jackie Snider
Vice President
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

Auto Body Consumer Review from Jackie Snider
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce


"Astounded Dealership with Repair!"

Last year I had an automobile accident where a small truck hit the right side of my car between the passenger and back seat.  I had my car repaired at Auto Body Unlimited where they took excellent care of my car.  At the end of my lease I traded in my car at the Ford Dealership.  At that time they inspected my car for damages. 

It was only after they ran the clue report did they find out that my car was in an accident.  The salesman who has been in the business for over 20 years said that he could always tell when a car has been repaired and stated what a fantastic job Auto Body Unlimited did that he could not tell anything had happened to my car.    

Jackie Snider
Vice President
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

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