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Smartphone Claim Assistance

Smartphone Claim Assistance

We’ll Make Sure You Get the Best Claim Settlement and Repair by Being with You Every Step of the Way

Maybe you’ve seen the TV spots or heard the radio ads. A large national auto insurer encourages its customers to merely snap a photo of their vehicle’s accident damage with their smartphone, send it to them, and they’ll send a check for repairs to your service shop. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

How it’s worked until now. After your accident and a possible police report, your insurance company’s appraiser examines your vehicle and estimates damage and the cost to repair. When you bring the damaged vehicle to Rudy Schmid Total Car Care here in Syracuse, we do a thorough estimate of the vehicle’s damage. Then we and the insurance appraiser compare notes. Rudy Schmid Total Car Care will represent you to get the full amount you are due for your vehicle’s repair.

As insurance companies eliminate local appraisers – and the folks we’ve worked with on your behalf for years – you become your own spokesperson for repairs that aren’t always easy to photograph. Then, it’s tougher to deal with the insurance companies, especially if more work is required to properly repair your vehicle than was originally estimated.

What’s the best way to get your best settlement in this new environment? Let the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Rudy Schmid take your collision photos for you. We know what to look for and since we already have relationships with the insurance companies, we can streamline the process for you. We will be your advocate from the moment your vehicle arrives at our shop until we turn it back over to you, fully repaired.

We’re local. We’re trusted. If you have a collision with your vehicle in Central New York, let us help you after a collision from taking photos, to negotiating with the insurance company, to making your vehicle whole again. A picture is worth a thousand words – don’t let a bad picture cost you thousands of dollars.

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228 Hiawatha Boulevard, Syracuse

4.7 193 reviews

  • Avatar Dan Whelan ★★★★★ a month ago
    Highly recommend Rudy Schmidt for all your service needs. Very upfront, specific with details, quality work completed ahead of schedule.
  • Avatar Cathie Cornish ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Quick efficient and courteous, could not be a better place
  • Avatar Angela Strodel ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I just wanted to leave a review for Rudy Schmids Total Car Care as they we so excellent from start to finish. Brought my vehicle in to get the bumper replaced from an accident. They made the entire process so easy for me and handled everything … More from my rental car, to dealing with the Insurance adjuster and all the financial end of it. While there I thought I needed new brakes and rotors, and asked them to replace them while my car was there, but after they test drove it and inspected them, they told me I had a lot of life left to them and that I really did not need them at this time! Instead of just replacing them because I thought I needed them. Totally honest company...When I got my car back they had completely vacuumed and cleaned the inside and the outside! It looked awesome! I would never bring my car anywhere else...they do it all! Thank you so much Rudy Schmids!!
  • Avatar Michael Keating ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Repaired my tail light and fixed scratched and dented areas on the side of the truck box. Excellent job of matching the paint color which isn't easy to do! Fantastic work and very professional.