In Reply to: State Farm Insurance stuff.. posted by Skip on October 07, 1999 at 15:28:14:
: Hi All,
: as you know (or may not know) State Farm has been getting a lot of attention lately (at least in the SF Bay Area) for their insurance repair policies forcing people to use sub-OEM standard parts, rebuilt parts, etc to repair damaged car. (refused to let customers use OEM or OEM-standard parts if some substitutes were available, or somesuch)
: Their justification is "we haven't had any complaints by the customer"... but wondered if those with sub-standard parts installed actually knew about that or not...
: Anyway, my question is, those out there with State Farm for their car insurance, and had their bimmer serviced using their insurance have any comments? I may have to change my insurance policy to State Farm, and was curious how the bimmer community regards this recent turn of events... I'm not sure if I want to insure my "sailing in Atlantic" E46 with a company that may replace my car parts with something other than BMW-original parts (in an event of unfortunate crashes/vandalisms... yet to happen here, but hey, that's what insurances are for, right?)