Winter Already Keeping Car Repair Shops Busy

Winter Already Keeping Car Repair Shops Busy

In the summer it’s hail, in the fall it’s deer and other large animals in the roadway, and now with winter rolling around, it’s sleet leaving dings and ice and snow causing accident. It seems there’s just no end to the weather-related damages wrought on vehicles and the need for a reputable car repair shop.

With upstate New York already having been pounded by snow before winter had even officially begun, it comes as no surprise that WKTV News Channel 2 out of the Utica area recently blazoned the headline, “Winter weather sends many cars spinning into repair shops.” The article labeled winter with the undesirable title of “car wreck season.” And the scenario is repeating itself all across the Northeast, with much of the rest of the country to follow close behind in the snow and ice accident counts come January.

Local car body shops in the region, however, were celebrating the bad weather, finding themselves plenty busy in the weeks leading up to the holidays. In fact, one New York car repairer who has been in business for nearly four decades told the news channel that every year it’s the same thing. When a snowstorm hits, the number of accidents on roadways multiply. That car body shop owner says, “It seems like every winter people forget how to drive in snow.”

Spin-outs into guardrails are the number one reason he finds vehicles in his repair shop in the winter, but accidents aren’t the only reason car body shops are in demand right now. Sleet can also cause a lot of cosmetic damage, including chipped paint, dings and cracked windshields.

So what happens if you find yourself in one of these car-damaging situations? Don’t panic. An expert car repair professional can fix the damage. The important thing is that you and everyone else involved have not been injured. Once everyone’s safety has been established, perform your due diligence to locate a car body shop with a leading reputation in quality collision repair.

Seek out a car repair service that is committed to bringing the normalcy back into your life, with a team of certified professionals whose singular aim is to get you back on the road quickly and with the confidence that your vehicle has been restored to your complete satisfaction. A track record of timeliness, professionalism and customer convenience are hallmarks of a top-rate car repair provider. A guarantee on every repair job also demonstrates that a car repair shop is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction.

And most of all, remember that patience is a virtue. After all, car repair genius takes time to accomplish. As the WKTV article went on to advise, “…if you do end up taking your car to the body shop for repairs, be patient. During car wreck season, shops are flooded with work.” Would you rather be squeezed in immediately by an auto body shop that will do inferior work or wait an extra day or two for a finished job that will have you wondering if the damage was just a figment of your imagination?