The process usually starts by contacting your insurance company. They will send a representative to your home, or more commonly in a large hail storm, you will need to bring your vehicle for inspection, at a facility to quote your damage. Once they give you a quote, they may give you a few repair options. In most cases, this includes their suggested shop for your repair. They are prohibited by law to steer you to one specific place to get your repair done, so they will give you a few options that, to them, essentially the same. That is, these body shops are “in-bed” with your insurance company. This is never in your best interest for your repair.
who will put your needs ahead of their friends, who are sending them millions of dollars worth of work. In the end, you want someone who is on your side for your repair. Money is a huge motivator for many of these repair facilities, and you need to remember that your insurance company works for you. They are only paying out the money you have given to them, not the other way around.
They will be the very best bet for getting your repair done in a timely manner and in your best interest.