After my car died last summer, I did everything I could to learn what I could have done to prevent the problems. In addition to learning more about the preventive care and maintenance I should have been doing, I also learned how to correctly diagnose different issues, such as warped rotors, low oil pressure, and even incorrect wheel alignment. This blog is all about auto repair, so that you can prevent problems before they manifest themselves in an inconvenient way. You never know, the information on this blog could keep you out of serious trouble or help you to save a little money.
When you are involved in a hit and run accident, it can be hard to know what to do. It is important to stay calm and handle the situation as well as you can. The guide below will help you know what to do if you find yourself in a hit and run accident.
Contact the Police
The first thing you need to do is you need to contact the police. Hit and run accidents often happen so fast that people cannot get specific information about the car that hit them, so they assume that it is pointless to call the police but that is not the case at all. There are many times when the police can use security cameras in the area or witness statements to determine valuable information about the car that hit you. Also, you will need to provide your insurance company will an accident report to prove that you did not cause the accident.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Next, you need to contact your insurance company. Let them know what happened and send them pictures of the damage that was done to the car. They will send an insurance adjuster to assess the situation and determine how much they will be willing to pay for the repairs. They will also be able to let you know what collision center to take the vehicle to. Some people think that insurance companies will cover repairs made at any repair shop, but that is not the case at all. You have to take your car to an approved repair shop.
Contact the Repair Shop
When you are ready to have the car repaired contact the collision repair shop. Have them come to your location and tow the vehicle to their shop so that no more damage is done to it accidentally along the way. Allow them to talk directly to your insurance company to ensure the insurance company knows what is actually wrong with the car and determine if they are going to pay to have the issues fixed or if they are going to deem your car totaled and simply pay for you to get a different car.
If the insurance company determines that the car can be fixed, they will require you to pay the deductible for the repairs before they pay for any of it. Once you pay the deductible, the repair shop will be able to fix the car and get a check from the insurance company for the costs that remain.Share
16 October 2017