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Been in an accident? Here are the steps to take in Chester County

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Car accidents can be a stressful and scary experience for everyone. And even small fender benders can cause major damage to your vehicle, requiring expert repair and service from a trusted auto mechanic.

At Welsh Automotive Specialties, your safety is our top priority, and if you have been in an accident, we want to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive after an accident.

If you have been in a car accident, here are some steps we recommend you follow.

Step 1: Check for Injuries and Call 911

Above all, if you have been in a car accident, make sure you check to see if there are any injuries or if you need emergency services like an ambulance. Make sure to call 911 immediately, even if you think there might be an injury to you or someone else. It is always better to be safe than sorry – even if injuries seem minor.

Step 2: Move Your Vehicle to a Safe Location

Once it is safe, move your vehicle away from traffic to avoid further accidents or stopping traffic. You should turn on your hazard lights to signal other drivers and let them know to be careful moving around you. If your car is too damaged to be moved, keep your seat belt fastened, turn on your hazard lights, and wait for help to arrive.

Step 3: Exchange Information and Document the Scene

Once you have confirmed everyone is safe, exchange information with the other vehicle involved. Be sure to collect the following:

  • Name and contact details
  • Insurance information
  • License plate number
  • Make and model of their vehicle

You will also want to document the scene for your insurance and any police reports that might need to be filed. Take photos and videos of the vehicles involved, capture any other signs of damage, and make a note of any relevant details, such as the weather and road conditions.

Step 4: Report the accident to insurance

Depending on the severity of the accident and local ordinances, you may need to report it to the police in Chester County or in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred. You will also want to notify your insurance company of the accident as soon as possible, providing them with all information you gathered so they can process your claim.

Step 5: Bring your car to an auto repair shop like Welsh Automotive

With a location in both Chester County and Exton, PA, Welsh Automotive Specialties is your one-stop shop for all your post-accident needs. We want to get you back on the road safely and securely after an accident.

Our expert technicians specialize in collision repairs and can get your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. We understand that accidents can be inconvenient, so we offer courtesy fleet vehicles to keep you moving while your car is being inspected, fixed and back to its pre-accident condition.

Trust Welsh Automotive Specialties to Get You Back on the Road

After the dust has settled, you will want a trusted auto repair shop to look at your car and get it repaired and back in top condition to drive. We are here at Welsh Automotive Specialties in West Chester and Exton to assist you in all your auto repair needs after an accident.

Here are some of the services we offer to get you back on the road safely and securely.

Paintless Dent Removal

Have some minor dents or dings on your vehicle after an accident? Our team offers paintless dent removal services, which will keep your vehicle’s original paint while removing dents through a special process. This is a great way to maintain your car’s paint and aesthetic without having to do elaborate bodywork that requires more money and a more in-depth service.

Brake Fluid and Replace Brake Pads

Even a small incident can impact your brakes. After an accident, it is crucial to inspect your brakes to ensure nothing has been compromised after a collision. Whether you have disc brakes or drum brakes, we can inspect your tires and brake systems, including rotors, brake fluid, and ensure everything looks good and is safe to drive. If you need your brake pads replaced, this is a great time to do it to prevent other issues in the future from impacting your stopping ability.

Glass Repair and Replacement

Damaged windshields and windows can be hazardous. From reducing visibility to compromising the structural integrity of your vehicle, you will want to address any issues with your glass or windows immediately. Welsh Automotive Specialties offers glass repair and replacement using high-quality glass installed by our expert team of auto mechanics.

Suspension and Alignment

Car accidents can damage your vehicle’s suspension and wheel alignment, affecting your car’s control and stability on the road. You should bring your vehicle in immediately to let our skilled technicians perform a thorough inspection and repair any suspension and alignment issues. This will ensure you have a smooth and safe ride and avoid damage to your tires, brakes and other systems that are impacted by your suspension and alignment.

Mechanical Repairs

Accidents can also impact critical components under the hood, such as the engine, transmission, and exhaust system. Our team of certified technicians is well-versed in diagnosing and repairing a wide range of mechanical issues to have you on your way quickly and safely.

Welsh Automotive Specialties | Auto Repair in West Chester & Exton

At Welsh Automotive Specialties, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality and fairly-priced services to our valued customers. When an accident happens, you can trust us to deliver the service you expect, and we hope to exceed your expectations.

Trust us for all your automotive repair needs in Chester County, Exton and the surrounding area, and let our tradition of quality care for your vehicle put your mind at ease.

Contact us today or request an appointment using our online website form today.

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