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Body shops are a local resource that many people may over look when shopping for auto insurance and comparing auto insurance companies. Body shop owners can give you recommendations on which companies have hassle-free claims processes. They can also offer insight on which companies offer the best deals on replacement parts. Many auto insurance companies will only pay for replacement parts that are “aftermarket.” These parts are inferior to original equipment manufacturer parts. Ideally, you want an auto insurance company that will insist on original equipment manufacturer parts if you need replacements on your car. Interviewing body shop owners is more consuming than searching for the lowest quote online. But the process will save you money and time in the long run if you need to file a claim and get your car repaired.