Car accident repairAs the weather cools down, icy roads are an extremely common hazard in western North Carolina. Mountain roads are notorious for being curvy and shaded from sunlight by overhanging trees, therefore making the roadways a black ice hazard to those who frequent them. 

Multitudes of drivers fall victim to these icy, curvy mountain roads each winter, and the process of fixing your car after an accident can be lengthy and exhausting. 

What to Do if You’re in an Accident

Finding yourself in a car accident is never an ideal situation. It’s both scary and frustrating all at the same time. Here are a few recommended steps that you can take to smooth out the car accident process as much as possible:

  • Always call the police first, even if it’s a minor accident. The report that they will file is important for your insurance, and it needs to be done as quickly as possible. Of course, if it is not a minor accident, 911 should be called before all else. 
  • Do not try to move your car. This can cause even more damage, and it can affect your insurance claim.
  • Get in touch with your insurance company through their emergency claims number after you’ve spoken with the police. 
  • Collect all of your details about the accident. Make sure you take photos of the accident and collect information such as the make, model, and license plate of the other driver’s car. You’ll also want to take note of travel directions and driving conditions. Taking pictures of the scene will be incredibly helpful as well!
  • Make a claim with your insurance company. Your provider should be able to walk you through the steps of making a claim, and most companies provide apps that make it relatively simple. 

Finding a Car Accident Repair Shop

Car Accident Repair in Arden, NC

When you’ve been in a car accident in the mountains, you need an auto body repair shop you can trust. First Aid Collision has high-quality materials, extensive experience, and top-notch customer service that will get you back on the road in no time. 

Conveniently located off of I-26, our shop is poised to assist any customer in western North Carolina. Our certified technicians have over ten years of experience with almost every make and model around. Our services include:

  • Auto body and collision repair
  • Dent and scratch removal
  • Repainting with expert color matching
  • Alignments
  • Interior repairs
  • … And much more

If you’ve been in an accident, you have enough to worry about. Leave the repair work to us. We stand by our work and offer a lifetime warranty on paint and a manufacturer's warranty on parts. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, get a free estimate, and let us get you back on the road.