The Mercury News : 2021-01-21

Local News : 11 : B1

Local News

Local News THE MERCURY NEWS >> THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021 111 MORE LOCAL NEWS >> THE MERCURYNEW­S.COM SECTION B Helpful Expertise from Owners of Local Top Rated Companies Pete’s Expert Tip By JAMES FLORENCE, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter Auto Insurance Claims: To File or Not to File? If you weren’t found at fault in the accident, filing a claim isn’t likely to affect your rate; if, however, you were at fault, your insurer is already paying for someone else’s car, so if the cost is less than your deductible, you may not want to file an additional claim for yours. Read more tips and find local companies rated Highest in Quality and Helpful ExpertiseT­M at www.diamondcer­ at Diamond Certified Expert Contributo­r Pete Hurwicz: From Dealership to Ownership While many automotive profession­als start out by working for a family-owned or independen­t business, Pete Hurwicz received a more formal industry education…but not before working his way up from the ground level. “While in college, I got a summer job parking cars at a local dealership,” he explains. “Over time, I gradually moved up through the ranks, learning about new aspects of the industry as I went. After 12 years working for multiple dealership­s, I had been everything from a warranty clerk to an assistant service manager. Finally, I became a body shop manager, which is how I ended up in this field.”...Continued­z Pete Hurwicz Owner, Silicon Valley Auto Body & Tow