If you have been in an accident, you do not have to wait for the insurance adjustor to come out and inspect your vehicle. You can do a thorough inspection yourself, and provide that information to your insurance company and use that information to get an initial repair quote from a few different collision repair shops.
Take Written & Visual Notes
As you inspect your vehicle, you should write down notes about everything that you observe.
One of the most dreaded statements that can ever come out of the mouth of your automotive repair technician is, "Your transmission needs to be replaced." Hearing this sentence evokes fear in many hearts because the average cost to replace a transmission is $1800 dollars, a hefty sum of money that you probably cannot afford to spend unwisely.
As you ponder your options, you may find that it will be more financially feasible for you to simply purchase another vehicle.