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I've been in a Car Accident - What Do I Do Next?

I've been in a Car Accident - What Do I Do Next?

Car accidents can happen to us at any time. If you've been in one, you're probably wondering what you should do next? You will of course will need to ensure you're safe, follow the legal guidelines and start an insurance claim. The following steps will help guide you through decisions you'll need to make after your car accident. Make sure you're safe You'll need to check yourself for any injuries after the accident. If you're able to, call 911 if you have injuries. If you can not move, wait for the emergency personal to come. Passengers well-being If you've had passengers with you, make sure they didn't sustain injuries as well. Like for yourself, if anyone is injured, it's important to get medical help right away. Get to Safety If your car is still driveable, try to get it on the side of the road or anywhere that doesn't have traffic. If the car can't be moved, you and your passengers should get to the side of the road. Call the P ... read more

What are Collision Repair Services?

What are Collision Repair Services?

If you've been in a vehicle collision and need a body repair, chances are you aren't sure yet of the extent of work you'll need or what collision repair services entail. Let's take a look at some of the most common collision repair services and when they might be needed. Typical collision and auto body repair services include: Body Work In the unfortunate case that you've been in a vehicle collision, give our experts a call for professional body work. The collision mechanics at our shop can remove dents, fill, grind, and sand affected areas, as well as matching paint. Our goal is to restore your vehicle back to its original state to get you back on the road safely. Framework In the instance of a collision, sometimes the frame of your vehicle can become damaged. The frame is essentially the main structure of a motor vehicle and holsters all other components. Although the frame is made of very strong metal, it can often be damaged during accidents. When the frame ... read more

Why Do Prices for Collision Repair Differ From Shop to Shop?

Why Do Prices for Collision Repair Differ From Shop to Shop?

Whenever you get into a vehicle accident, one of the following steps is to look for collision repair. Friends, family, and colleagues have probably advised you to get multiple quotes. Why is that? You might wonder, "why can't it cost the same at every shop?"  Below are some areas that can affect your repair estimate: LABOR (Technician knowledge and expertise) PARTS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT (Replacement parts and materials and shop equipment) CONVENIENCE AND AVAILABILITY (Shop location, popularity, and seasonality) LABOR  A very important factor that a collision/auto body repair shop uses to assess their estimate is their staff's skills and experience. A person with little experience may work at a slower pace or be done messily at a faster pace. However, shops that invest in quality technicians with education and certifications utilize more skilled labor to restore your car to its previous condition. Therefore, they will charge a higher price for the fix to ... read more

When Do Most Car Accidents Occur?

When Do Most Car Accidents Occur?

The road can be dangerous for drivers, even more so during certain times of the day, week, or year. Wherever you're driving, you need to be aware and conscious of your surroundings. Besides other cars around you, you should be mindful of pedestrians, bikers, wildlife, and weather conditions as they can cause accidents as well.  We thought we'd share the busiest driving times to drive, where you need to be extra careful. Time of the Day = Nighttime There's no question that driving becomes more challenging in the evening and night because of visibility. At night, many drivers have difficulty seeing through the light glare on their windshield. Also, some drivers make the mistake of forgetting to turn their headlights on, increasing their likelihood of an accident. Day of the Week = Saturday Although most people may think weekdays are busiest with more traffic during rush hour, Saturday is the day of the week that has the most automotive collisions. It makes sense bec ... read more

The Dangers of Shopping Cart-Car Collisions

The Dangers of Shopping Cart-Car Collisions

The mall or grocery store parking lot can be extra dangerous for your vehicle during this time of year. It's there where your car is most exposed to possible bumper damage or dents. There are many hazards your vehicle must overcome in the parking lot, and the one most people don't talk about is shopping carts. Whether they are stationary at the return post or on the move, shopping carts are a common cause of body damage. If you're someone who has suffered from this type of collision, there are actions that you can take to ensure you have a stress-free and quick restoration process.  Step 1 - Take Pictures of the Damage One of the first things you should do after any vehicle incident is capture pictures of the affected parts. Those photos can come in handy for your estimate at db Orlando Collision Inc. Step 2 - Assess the Situation In most circumstances, businesses are generally not liable for accidents that occur with their shopping carts in their parking lot. It ... read more