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  • Writer's pictureBilly Hillmuth

3 Things to Repair After a Car Accident

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Car accidents can lead to serious consequences for you and your vehicle, not to mention your insurance payments. Even if you’re able to drive away after your accident, it’s possible that the damages you and your car sustained will present themselves later. No matter what kind of accident you’ve been in, here are 3 things that you should definitely repair after a car accident.

How Are Your Tires Doing?

Tires should be checked on periodically regardless of whether or not you’ve been in an accident, especially with all of the changes in seasonal temperatures. Before you get into your vehicle, make sure your tires aren’t looking low or abnormal in any way. You should also have the alignment checked even if you only hopped a small curb. Your vehicle’s alignment can be knocked off kilter easier than you might think and getting it checked is much simpler than you might expect.

Headlights Are Fragile

Headlights are one of the most common repairs that you might need to make following a collision. They’re only plastic after all and the force of a vehicle can easily dent far more durable components on your car. Thankfully, these are also easy to address and even replace if need be. However, they’re definitely important, so don’t let them fall to the wayside.

Is Your Windshield Cracked?

A cracked windshield can happen during a collision or even with some bad luck and a rock on the road. Either way, windshield damage should be addressed when you notice it. When the crack is small, you can usually have it repaired, but depending on the damage, a replacement may be warranted. What’s important is that you deal with it before it gets worse or fails while you’re driving. In the event that you were to get into another accident with a cracked windshield, it may shatter upon impact and pose serious risks to you and your passengers.

Hillmuth is Here to Help You

Whether it’s something small or serious, Hillmuth is here to help you with all manner of auto repair. Our expert technicians can address every aspect of your car from your suspension to your engine and anything else that’s making a strange noise. Contact us today for more information on our services and how we can get you safely back on the road.

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