There's a couple of things to think about. With the value of damage and your deductible, the most you would save by filing a claim is 2k. However, most companies will increase your rate after you file a claim. For California in 2018, rates increased an average of $660 per year after an accident. Most insurance companies will also raise your rates for 3 years after an accident. So, it would actually cost you $3,393 in rate increases. So, you would lose $1,933.
- Estimated cost of repairs ($3,000) - deductible ($1,000) = $2,000 in savings
- Rate Increase over 3 years = $3,933 + deductible ($1,000) = $4,933
- Altogether = -$1,933 in lost revenue.
From this, it makes more sense to not file a claim. Here
is a great article about when to consider not filing a claim. Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask