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Sioux Falls, SD, United States, 2010/02/25 - Need to find a dependable auto body repair shop anywhere in the United States? Autobody Alliance can help you find a trusted body shop with a good reputation either in your own neighborhood or when you're away from home.
Quality Claims Solutions, a leader in providing value added services to over 40 insurance carriers nationwide, are announcing the highly anticipated release of AutoBody Alliance. By providing a fast, easy-to-use online search tool, the AutoBody Alliance program is designed to assist auto repair facilities by providing a free online marketing channel to consumers, as well as the option to participate in nationwide managed direct repair networks for smaller and/or regional insurance carriers.
“Since inception, the main goal for AutoBody Alliance focused on providing value to all parties involved in the automotive repair process. Unlike many existing third-party body shop networks, AutoBody Alliance focuses as much on the general consumer looking for a repair facility as it does for the insurance carrier. Repair facilities are able to market themselves online directly to consumers and insurance carriers alike. Insurance carriers will find AutoBody Alliance a complete “turn-key” network repair solution which provides additional coverage to existing alternatives,” said Steve Bruce, President and CEO of Quality Claims Solutions.
During the first week of the pre-launch period, there were already over 1,500 repair facilities that claimed or registered their shops. Repair facilities looking for new innovative ways to market themselves are quickly turning to the new online tool in an effort to increase exposure and create a stronger consumer base in their geographic area.
The AutoBody Alliance program (autobodyalliance.com) allows repair facilities to maintain an online profile where consumers are able to see photos of the facility, shop amenities, directory of services, certifications, map with directions, link to their website, schedule repairs, send questions and much more. Repair facilities will also have the option to apply online for certification if they choose, allowing them to transmit critical claims data to respective insurance carriers and obtain prime exposure in search results on the AutoBody Alliance website. Unlike many third party networks, AutoBody Alliance charges no per-transaction fee to the repair facilities. Insurance carriers can take advantage of the fully managed nationwide direct repair network, allowing them to focus more resources on core initiatives, while benefiting from a maintained source of repair facilities. Carriers are able to interact directly with shops electronically through the AutoBody Alliance website.
“We are excited about the AutoBody Alliance program which will allow us the ability to serve our customers better by providing informational tools to the consumer, as well as to the repair facilities. The innovative and technological approach of AutoBody Alliance will create efficiencies throughout our organization,” said LaRon Herr President Northern Plains Insurance.
Repair facilities interested in adding their online listing at no cost are encouraged to visit the AutoBody Alliance website to “claim” their shop or add to their listing.
For more information or questions regarding repair facility and insurance carrier participation in Autobody Alliance, contact Chuck Tilton at 866.649.4515 x130 or Darin Rima at 866-649-4515 x126
About Quality Claims Solutions
Quality Claims Solutions (QCS), founded in 2001, provides value added services and technical solutions in the Personal and Commercial automotive claims industry. QCS currently works directly with more than 40 insurance carriers throughout the U.S.
“QCS. Your Solution for Today’s Claims.”