I'm hoping to get some input on how to best handle this issue...
Ten days ago, I was driving my 2006 luxury SUV (Don't get excited, I bought it used and got great deal on it
and was planning on driving it forever) through an intersection. A lady ran a red light and hit my vehicle's front end, ripping off the bumper cover and grille and doing ~$4200 worth of damage. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. I sustained some whiplash.
I live in a no-fault state. The car was towed to a dealership for repairs. This dealership is part of my insurance company's "Circle of Dependability" or something like that (e.g. a preferred supplier).
I picked up my vehicle last night, just before closing. The repairs looked good
in the dim light of the dealer's lot.
When I looked at it this morning in the bright light of day, I could see that the new parts and areas freshly painted (bumper, quarter panel, driver's door) are a different shade than the original color. The OE vehicle color is "Desert Sand" (a tan/beige metallic with a clear coat). The newly painted areas have a noticeable
pearly-white tinge to them. Where it is most obvious is at the front, where you can clearly see the newly-painted bumper (the 2 small square plugs in it, which are access points for the jack, appear to be yet a slightly different shade), that is topped by a sort of "gold-ish" toned grille, topped by the OE-color hood.
The quality (sheen, texture, etc.) of the new paint job looks great. It's just that the color is 'off'.
The vehicle only has 58,000 miles on it, and is in GREAT condition, so this really annoys me every time I look at it.
How would you suggest that I best handle this? Contact the body shop? Call my contact person in the claims office? Forget it?