What you should do if you have Storm Damage on your vehicle.

Posted by | August 20, 2020 | blog | No Comments

What is the first step if your car has storm damage?

Call your insurance immediately. You want to start the claim process as soon as possible.

What happens after you have reported your claim to the insurance company?

Now its time to call Street Scenes Auto at 704-712-9353 ! We will get you and your car here safely, and deal with your insurance agent and get you into your rental car without any hassle! If you dont need a rental, we will make sure you get home safely and get your car back to you as soon as possible!

What will happen if you bring your car to Street Scenes before you have filed a claim?

This can happen for a couple of reasons. The first is you didn’t think that the damage was enough to claim on your insurance and thought you had to pay out of pocket. The other is that you simply did not know what to do first, so you brought it to your favorite local body shop!

Either way, we’ll take care of everything for you. If you bring your car in and decide that it is too much to pay out of pocket, you can file a claim at any point and once you give them the information, we’ll take it from there. Within minutes of a claim being filed we are able to access it from our end. The same goes if you’ve contacted us first. We’ll get you towed in, or just take a look and then help you with all of your insurance paperwork.

While we will get your car repaired and back on the road as soon as possible, we are also happy to work on any other cosmetic or mechanical issues you may be having.

If your car has been damaged by a storm, here are some things that we suggest you do:

  • Make copies of your vehicle registration, title, insurance card and driver’s license now and put them somewhere safe.
  • After the storm clears, take pictures of the damage and surrounding debris. Write down a detailed explanation of what happened and where it happened.
  • Find out if there were any witnesses nearby. Ask your neighbors or call any store owners that were near the accident when it happened. Write down their names and #’s.
  • Have a plan before anything happens. Make sure to have Street Scenes Auto’s information handy so you can let us take care of your repair needs and all the hassle of insurance as well!

We here at Street Scenes hope that you do not have to experience storm damage. With all the craziness of 2020, we just want you to be prepared if something does happen. Drive safely if you do confront weather. Its ok to pull over to a safe place to sit and wait for the storm to pass. But, if something does happen, please dont hesitate to give us a call! We will be happy to help in any way that we can!

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