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Archive for August, 2012
Relax while you wait – iPad Stations
Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2012  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Here at CLAB we know how frustrating and annoying an unexpected accident can be to you and your family.  We try to alleviate some of the stress by providing you with excellent customer service as soon as you walk in the door.  Waiting for an estimate or repairs?  Relax with an ipad in our comfortable waiting room.  Not so tech savvy?  Sit back and channel surf while you are waiting.  Too busy to stick around?  We offer AVIS rental cars right on our premises.  Or you can take advantage of our shuttle service, which will take you home and/or pick you up for your appointment.  Just because you were in an auto accident does not mean your life has to be put on hold.  Call CLAB and we will help you get your car (and life) back on track.

Gift Cards and Financing
Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2012  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Not only is an auto accident damaging to your vehicle and busy lifestyle but it can also be very damaging to your wallet!  Here at CLAB we would like to make the repairs as easy on your bank account as we possibly can.  That is why we are proud to offer financing from GE Capital.  If you need your vehicle fixed ASAP but cannot afford it, then financing might be the best option for you.  With 0% APR for the first 6 months, you can get your repairs completed and your life back on track.  We also offer gift cards, which make paying a high deductible a little easier.  Gift cards are also a great present for teenagers, who can use them for mechanical and detailing services.  Stop in anytime to pick up a gift card for any amount or to inquire about our financing program.

 

Foggy Headlights?
Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2012  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

Are your headlights so cloudy that it reduces your vision at night?  Are they an eye-sore on your otherwise well-maintained car?  If so, stop by County Line Auto Body to check out a new headlamp restoration service being offered.  Chances are, we can make them look brand new once again!  Call us at 732 363 5904 to set up your appointment.

 

Important Steps to Take After an Accident
Posted on: Friday, August 17th, 2012  In: Blog  |  No Comments »

You probably don’t want to think about being in an accident.  After all, each of us thinks that he/she is the world’s safest driver!  But according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2004 there were an estimated 6.1 million motor vehicle crashes, and many of those drivers never believed it would happen to them either!!

So, even with your excellent skills, it’s still possible that some driver is going to be talking on his cell phone, fiddling with the radio or eating her lunch and will rear-end your vehicle.  You hear the crunch of metal and the shattering of glass and plastic.  What should you do next?  Follow these simple steps to help relieve the anxiety of such a stressful, unexpected situation.

I’m OK, You’re OK

First things first: check for injuries.  Ask your passengers if they have been hurt and check to see if anyone in the other vehicle(s) has been injured.  Do not try to move anyone who has been injured.  Contact the police and/or emergency services immediately.

Stay Safe

If it is a minor accident and the car is driveable, you should move the cars to the side of the road and out of the way of any traffic.  Safely move your car to a secure location and then you can deal with the other matters.  Leaving cars in the middle of the road or a busy intersection can result in additional accidents and injuries.  If a car cannot be driven, driver and passengers should remain in the vehicle with seatbelts fastened until help arrives.  Make sure you turn on your hazard lights and if possible, set out cones, flares or warning triangles.

It’s a good idea to carry an accident kit in your car.  It should include a cell phone, as well as pen and paper for taking notes, a disposable camera to take photos of the vehicles at the scene, and a card with info about allergies or medical conditions that may require special attention.  Also, keep a list of your contact numbers—your spouse or other relatives—handy for the police.  A set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares are also a good idea to have on hand.

Get the Facts

After the accident, talk with each driver and exchange the following information:  name, address, phone number, license plate number, insurance company, policy number, and driver’s license numbers for both the driver and the owner, if they’re not the same person.  If the driver’s name is different from the name of the insured, establish their relationship and write down the name and address of each person.