Being in an auto accident requires quite a lot of follow-up. One of the first things you will most likely need to do is make sure your car is up and running. Be sure to select a reputable repair shop that will work with your insurance company. There are a number of different repairs that may need to happen, depending on the severity of the accident.
Fix the Body
One of the most visible types of damage to your car after an accident is often to the exterior. Perhaps a bumper is missing or the frame needs to be straightened out. Maybe you have dents or scratches that need to be fixed. You will want to work with a shop that has a good reputation for car body repair.
Repair the Interior
It’s possible that your airbag deployed or that the interior was damaged when your car was hit. You will need to work with a shop that can do plastic welding repairs as well as repairing the different types of materials inside the vehicle. Depending on the type of mechanic you are working with, you may be able to get used seats rather than needing brand new ones.
Replace the Headlights or Taillights
Your head and tail lights are relatively fragile and may become broken during an accident. These components are easy to find and replace on most vehicles.
Don’t Forget the Windshield
Broken glass is one of the most common issues after auto accidents. Whether it is the front or rear windshield or one or more of the side windows, replacements will need to happen. Be aware that tinted windows cost more than those without tint. Make sure all the broken glass has been removed before accepting the car from the shop.
Being in an auto accident can be upsetting, but knowing what repairs to expect can help remove some of your concerns.