Slippery when wet; be careful on the road
Last winter was severe on car structures, causing thousands of dollars in little and big dents, creases, scratches, chipped windshields, and other similar car bodywork damages. As we reach the middle of the year, a recent wet and gray May, set what seems will be the weather for the following months. One that is required to pay attention as it appears as a new potential risk for damaging your car. Rain, strong winds, hailstorms, and other severe weather conditions, are potential sources of dents, scratches, creases, and even more severe car damages.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, there are over 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year, and approximately 21% of these crashes – nearly 1,235,000 – are weather-related. Weather-related crashes are those that happen in adverse weather, such as rain, sleet, snow, fog, severe crosswinds, blowing snow, sand, debris or slick pavement.
Most crashes occur on wet roads
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data shows that most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and when it is raining: 70% on wet pavement and 46% during rain. It is seconded by snow with 18% of accidents happening during snowfall or sleet.
Therefore, it is vital to keep your car in great shape. Try to keep it in optimal conditions by always running inspection routines. Change fluids, and check your car brakes. Remember to drive extra careful and in case of an accident, remain calm and call 911.
Dealing with weather-related accidents
If you are involved in a traffic accident, stay calm and call authorities for help. Remember that it is vital to determine who is at fault. In the meantime, check for visible and expensive damages, and make a record of every little detail found.
File a report and exchange information with the other driver involved. Even if it is a minor collision, it is vital to report the accident to avoid further problems.
Once the paperwork is done and your damages identified, contact Colorado’s car restoring experts. Auto Rehab provides the best, most affordable, and reliable car paintless dent removal services. Our prime dent removal methods will restore your vehicle to its previous condition without affecting the original car paint. Contact Us today and learn everything about your dent removal project.