“Honestly, it never even occurred to me to be worried,” Janet said. “It had been raining all night, so when I drove to work, the fact there was some water on the road was no big deal.” As Janet was driving along, she discovered that the water obscured a newly formed hole in the pavement. “My tire went in, all the way down to the bumper. There was a giant bang and I knew I was in trouble,” she said.
Water covered roadways are one of the many springtime road hazards local drivers need to be aware of. As little of six inches of running water can carry a car away, driver and all – an obviously dangerous situation no one wants to be in. But there are other concerns to be aware of. Water can obscure road hazards, like the pot hole Janet hit, and conceal debris that can damage your vehicle if you run over it.
What should you do if you’ve damaged your car on bad springtime roads?
“Obviously I needed my car to be drivable right away,” Janet explained. “After I called for a tow, I immediately began researching the best local auto body shop near me. I needed a shop that could handle the mechanical damage – even I could tell I was going to need a tire after that little adventure! And I also wanted my car restored to how it looked before the accident. So bodywork expertise was a must.”
Not all auto body shops offer a complete range of services. It’s well worth it to do a little research to find an auto body shop that does everything. “You want to be sure the shop you call works on the type of car you have,” Janet added. “Personally, I appreciated knowing the technicians were specifically certified to work on my car.”