This is to bring to
your kind attention that I am a registered voter in your district, therefor, I want
to express my concerns regarding what I have experienced in the auto repair industry.
Insurance companies are trying to take even more control of people's decisions and lives.
Earlier the insurance
company (name) influenced my doctors and my pharmacy, it is now trying to influence where
I take my automobile to have it repaired after a collision. The insurance company is
trying to interfere with my right to choose the collision repair facility that I trust to
make the proper and necessary repairs and to use the quality parts that meet the
manufacturers safety and performance standards. However, the laws and regulations
prohibit insurance companies from steering me to or away from a specific repair facility,
but they do so routinely to change those consumer protection measures, under the guise of
"helping" consumers select qualified shops through its networks.
I value my right to
choose my own collision repair facility one I know can be trusted to look out for
my interests, not one looking out for the financial interests of the insurance company
that sends them a steady flow of business. Insurance companies contract with these
referral shops regarding the costs and the repair procedures. The insurance company sets
the rules and the referral or preferred shop simply follows them to keep the insurance
companies costs down. I pay insurance premiums with the expectation of receiving
safe and proper repairs; not cheap repairs. If we allow the insurance industry to control
where and how our vehicles are repaired, we are in effect endorsing cheap repairs for high
I would appreciate if
you protect the rights and safety of drivers, and passengers, in this area and protect our
right to choose.