Is the Insurance Photo Apps an Investment Ploy?

Is the Insurance Photo Apps an Investment Ploy?

When you get in an accident, your insurance company might send you an app that guides you through taking a series of photos. Ask yourself... is this accurate? Why would insurance companies go this route? As we know the photo estimates are not going to be 100 percent accurate, and the intention might be a little different. You might think that the insurance company might low-ball your estimate upwards to 70% to save money paying out the claim... you might be correct...but it goes much further. State legislation typically requires an insurance carrier…continue reading →
Fathers Day In the Family Business

Fathers Day In the Family Business

As we approach Father Day 2018, I look at my father Tom Tylka that started this business in 1983. I (Andy Tylka) was 6 month old when he began this journey opening up the first shop in 1983. Ever since... the staff and the facility was another babysitter of mine. I strongly remember the staff always embracing my presence, and never treated me like a burden when I hung around the shop as a child. I always had a chance to observe my dad referring to staff members as "buckoo",  "buddy" ,"rocket", and…continue reading →
New Law Regarding Headlamp Color

New Law Regarding Headlamp Color

Effective July 1st, 2018, only tow colored headlights will be allowed (white and amber). Through the years, people have been customizing their vehicles. What has been popular is changing the color of their factory lights on their vehicles. Changing the color of exterior lights have been getting in the way of exclusive emergency vehicle light colors. Also people changing their exterior lights can be a distraction for oncoming drivers, as well as not serving their correct purpose. The new law excludes popular aftermarket colors on headlamps such as red, blue, yellow, green, pink,…continue reading →

Should I go where My Insurance Tells Me?

I get this question all the time and I have a simple answer "go where you feel comfortable"... Federal Law states you have the right to take your vehicle wherever you want. You can take it to Uncle Joe that works out of his garage, the place your insurance company "recommends" that has a discounted agreement, a Body Shop like ours, or even just take the money and not have your vehicle repaired. Issue you might have going to a shop the Insurance Company recommends. Insurance companies have contracts with shops at a…continue reading →

Why Buy from a Family Business??

As we move into our 35th year in business, we reflect on the importance of keeping our family business within our family. There is a difference in the ways customers and employees are treated in a family business that makes things a little more personal. Noticing the changes in the industry, I have seen the industry get away from the culture of "Every Person Matters". At Tom and Eds Autobody I never want to change the way we feel towards our customers. Every job we approach it wanting to develope a relationship, as…continue reading →