If you have a vehicle that is in need of auto body work, you might be a little worried about the cost of it if there is not currently an auto insurance policy that is going to pay for it. To help you save as much money as you can, you will want to check out the following creative tips.

Ask To Trade Services

If you own your own business, you and the owner of the auto body shop might be able to work out a deal. While you might still have to pay for the cost of the materials, such as replacement parts and auto paint, you may be able to make a deal for the trade of manual labor. For example, you will not get charged for the cost of the labor to repair the body of your vehicle because you are going to use your landscaping company to cut and maintain the property that is owned by the owner of the auto body shop. Then again, maybe you own a construction business and the auto body shop owner wants to expand his or her office and make some improvements. You can complete the labor for that job for free if you are not charged for the labor for your vehicle repairs.

Paint It On Your Own

After the repairs of the dents, scratches, or the replacement of parts is done to your vehicle, you might want to ask that they skip out on the paint job. It will save you some money if you do this part on your own. Just make sure that you are ordering the exact same color of your vehicle's current paint if you are only painting sections and not repainting the entire thing.

If you have to repaint the entire vehicle, you have the option of picking a different color if you want. You may be able to find the code numbers for your vehicle's paint in the owners manual or on the sticker on the inside of the driver's side door. You can purchase the paint online or through a local auto parts store. Then you need to purchase or rent a paint spray gun in order to properly apply the paint. Ask for assistance from friends or family that has painted a vehicle before if you are nervous about painting a vehicle for the first time.

With those two creative tips in mind, you should have no trouble making sure that you are able to save a little bit of money on the cost of repairing your vehicle after a collision. Contact a collision repair company like Fenza's Auto Body Inc. for more info.