Saturday, July 12, 2008

Accidents Suck

Pardon the Rant & Rave:
So, I'm having a bit of a problem!
Back in October, Brian and I got into a car accident (with my brand new car). Thankfully no one was hurt, except for my baby(i'm talking about car, lol)!
We were driving down a pretty busy road on a Friday evening.. It happened to be raining! We were heading straight, going through a light and then all of a sudden, BAM!! A work van turning left smashed right into us! It happened it slow motion, I saw it coming, I screamed, thankfully Brian turned the car to avoid a head-on collision! Unfortunately the whole front fender, side view mirror, and door were smashed...
I cried, not because I was hurt, because the car I jut bought was ripped apart - I know I'm a bit of a Drama Queen - but still! It was my brand new car, the brand new car that I worked very hard to get! It was my 1st brand new car! Do you get the point, LOL!?!
So anyway, I brought the car to a well known auto body that Brian's parents had used on their Lexus! They did great work for them so it wasn't a question of where I wanted the work done... Well, I was WRONG!
It turned out that the Auto Body Shop had my car for 4 weeks... For 4 weeks it was like pulling teeth to get someone on the phone or to get someone to call me back and let me know what was going on! Finally, I get the car back.. I picked it up late one afternoon in November(ya know, when the sun goes down early, one of those nights). Well, because it was later in the day Brian and I didn't notice that they did a horrible job!! There was over-spray all over the front bumper of my car! But I didn't freak ot because
Brian said it was an easy fix and that he'd fix it..
So, 2 months go by(now is the end of December) and would you believe that all of the paint of the front of my car starts to peel off.. I freaked out and called the auto body shop.. I explained what happened about the paint and the over spray and they told me to bring the car in. So I did....... And they fixed the front(not the over spray though). So again I let it go!
Until...... A few days ago, would you believe that once again the paint is beginning to chip!?! I mean really what does it take to get it right? It really shouldn't be too hard.. They got paid - just fix my car right?...
So, my week has consisted of talking back and forth with the auto body shop and my insurance agency(GEICO)! When I called GEICO and told them the problems I had they said it wasn't their problem. They told me I had to work it out with the body shop on my own.. And believe me - that pissed me off to no end!
So now I'm waiting to hear back from the body shop! It's just crazy that a car accident that happened 9 months ago is still haunting me! Grr...
It's always something, isn't it?

15 comments:

classy & fabulous said...

you mean the gecko from all those commercials didnt come over and fix everything?! ok all jokes aside, that really sucks! I'm sorry that the shop is doing such a crappy job
I hope everything gets fixed soon...and stays fixed!

::hugs::

Tipp said...

THAT is unacceptable! Yell. Scream. Pitch a fit until it is fixed. SO frustrating!

Danielle said...

Man does that stink. Time for you to bring on the hurt. You should send Erika in- she'll care them.

EP said...

Oh, that's aggravating. I would have totally cried at the accident, too, for the same reasons.

It's your insurance company's JOB to work things out with an auto body shop. Get them on the phone and make them know that. And while it may not be the agent on the other end of the phone's fault, someone needs to do something.

Ugh. I hope it all works out. Let me know if you need someone to call Geico -- I've been known to be a bitch on an occasion or two to get my way.

Pam said...

Oh man! That sucks! I am so sorry! I hope you are able to get it fixed the right way this time.

Tess said...

Sometimes calling your local tv station helps get things done!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

You poor thing, is this seriously NOT your YEAR or what?!?

Amber said...

I'm so sorry! That is such a pain and I understand...the same thing happened to me with my first ever new car! On my BIRTHDAY!! I cried, too!

THopgood said...

Oh that's SO not cool! You poor thing.

Christy said...

I got pissed off just reading this story! That stinks. But if they "fix" it again, will it be peeling in 2 months? Maybe it is time to go somewhere else.

Anna said...

Wow, that is awful! I hope this time it gets fixed the right way!

Ashley said...

Ugh, what an awful story. :( Get it fixed ASAP. I hate cars. So much.

Anonymous said...

I'm also a GEICO policyholder, and they've always done right by me, but the fact is they have no responsibility here other than to pay the bill (minus your deductible, most likely). Had you chosen to have your car repaired at one of the auto-body shops GEICO guarantees, they'd back you up and make sure the car's repaired to your satisfaction. Because you chose another shop, however, you're on your own in dealing with them. Good luck!

Dana said...

I think it's funny that people who leave asshole comments alway make sure they are Anonymous.... To me that just means you are a coward with no backbone to stand behind your comment! I dealt with that now didn't I?

Auburn Kat said...

You are right..it really is always something!!! I would have been extremely irritated if I was you!