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I have a serious scrape in my right rear fender

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I have a serious scrape in my right rear fender. Can I fix this myself? If not, will insurance pay for it? Will my rates go up?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mastertech1 replied 6 years ago.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING JUST ANSWER, AND FOR ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR AUTOMOTIVE CONCERNS.Did this happen in a parking lot, where you could not see who did this or was it self infected? And do you have full coverage insurance? And if you do, do you have a deductible? Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I tried to park in a very narrow parking space in an underground parking garage and sideswiped a concrete support pillar. The car is new, so I have full coverage, with a $1000 deductible.

Expert:  Mastertech1 replied 6 years ago.
Have you talked to a body shop about what it would take to repair this (get an estimate, And let them know that you have a $1000.00 deductible!) Many body shops can work around this,And with this kind of deductible,in most cases your rates wont increase,if this is the first! Thanks
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