With our winter weather conditions here in Chicagoland, accident numbers are increasing. So, as the trusted auto repair shop for Franklin Park and the surrounding areas, we’ve put together some tips to help drivers navigate how to safely exchange information following an accident, as well as how to get a vehicle to a shop and safely repaired.
This winter is different than most, with COVID-19 cases on the rise. So, here are some precautions you can take as well as what to do in the event of an accident:
Be prepared. Before you leave home, winterize your vehicle so that you can be prepared for the unexpected. Keep winter supplies including clothes, blankets, ice scrapers and extra food in your car. Also make sure your vehicles tires are properly inflated and have good tread. Also be sure to keep your gas tank full.
In the event of an accident, make safety a priority. If you are involved in an accident, make sure the roadway is safe and clear before getting out of your vehicle. Call 911 if anyone is hurt and report the accident to police if damage is severe. And, if possible, maintain a social distance of six feet from the other drivers and occupants involved in the accident.
Get the facts. An easy way to exchange important information while remaining distant is via text. Ask the other driver or drivers to exchange information like names, phone numbers, license plate numbers, as well as vehicle descriptions, including make, color, and model through text message.
Take photos of the damage to all vehicles involved and the accident scene. Then, contact your insurance company to notify them of the damage. The sooner you call your insurance provider, the sooner they can help you return to normal.
Call your trusted auto repair shop. When your vehicle has been involved in an accident, contact your trusted auto repair shop, Performance Auto Body. We can give you an estimate and work directly with your insurance company to get your car the repairs it needs in a safe and efficient manner.
It is important to get your car to the auto repair shop as soon as possible to complete any necessary repairs. Waiting too long to perform this step could cause any existing damage to worsen and leave you stranded without a means of reliable transportation.
Our auto repair shop wants this process to be as stress-free and seamless as possible. Our team will work safely with you and your insurance company to accurately assess and repair damages. We are I-Car certified, licensed and insured and are expert in a wide variety of collision repair services.
To learn more about our auto repair shop serving Franklin Park and surrounding areas, give us a call at (847) 455-5511 or contact us for a Free Estimate.