Did you know there are an average of 6 million auto accidents in the United States every year? That is equal to nearly 17,000 collisions each and every day on American streets and highways. With statistics that high, it’s important to prepare yourself as well as your vehicle for unfortunate events like these. Miracle Body and Paint recommends keeping our auto body shop’s phone number, website and email address on hand at all times. In this post, we’d also like to talk about various features of emergency car kits that can be helpful before sending your car off to the auto body shop for repairs in San Antonio.
In case of an accident, it’s important to move your vehicle out of direct danger when possible. Once this is done, you’ll want to set out warning triangles, emergency flares, or brightly colored cones to help notify passerby’s of your presence and to help avoid further damage or injuries.
Next, you’ll want to have your cell phone nearby to contact the police for a report and to take easy and detailed photographs of the visible damage to both vehicles. You’ll be able to use these photos to provide your insurance to adjust and get a quick quote at www.MiracleBodyandPaint.com.
Besides being required to carry this by law to show the police officer for the police report, you’ll also want to have your insurance information on file to share with the other driver involved in your auto accident. In addition, it’s important to contact your insurance provider as soon as possible so they can begin the processing of your auto accident claim.
You’ll want to have a pen and paper on hand to record the other driver’s information as well as to note any important details about the event that you want to remember to share with the officer and/or insurance company.
Lastly, it’s important to carry a card with information about any medical conditions or allergies that may require special attention. In case of injuries, this card could save your life or, at least, help the paramedics provide you with the timely and accurate help you need.
Now that you know the essentials that your emergency car kit should consist of, you are fully prepared to contact our auto body shop to get the process started on getting your car and your life back to life as usual. Give us a call today for a quick estimate. We take pride in our, over-the-top, 5-star service!