GMC Service Tips: What to Do After an Accident
It’s important to plan for the unexpected. If you do a lot of driving, you always want to be prepared in the event of an accident. Hopefully this is something you’ll never have to experience, but if you do, our GMC service has some tips for you.
Check for Injuries
If your crash occurs with others in the car, make sure to assess any injuries. If someone is hurt, call 9-1-1 for help. If the injury seems serious, make sure the person moves as little as possible. Even if everyone is fine, you may need to call 9-1-1 anyway, particularly if there is property damage.
Get Off the Road
Next, you'll want to move your GMC car onto the shoulder or wherever it can get off the road. If your car is no longer drivable, consider putting down some markers or reflectors so other drivers can see you.
You will need to talk to your insurance company at some point. This is why it’s a good idea to take pictures of your car, any others involved, and other pertinent things related to the accident. It can be very easy to forget things especially after a traumatic experience like a crash, so be as thorough as you can.
Think About Repairs
While you certainly have more important things to consider in the aftermath of an accident, eventually you will need to get your car repaired. It’s good to remember that even minor fender-benders can hurt more than the surface of a vehicle, so it’s essential to have your car looked at.
One of the best ways to avoid an accident is by making sure your car is in great condition. To have your vehicle checked out, make an appointment with our service center at McGuire Buick GMC near Wayne.