Today on “Moral Dilemmas They Didn’t Prepare Us For In Auto Tech Class” we have the issue of whether or not it is necessary to inform your spouse you had a car accident or just get it fixed before they ever find out. Our perspective on this is as a body work and collision repair shop in Taunton, MA, so keep that in mind when you read our advice.
Consideration number one: exactly how wrecked is the car?
If you’re going to keep secrets from your spouse – which probably isn’t the best idea – it’s a good idea to keep the secrets small. This means that if your car at any point rolled over, got t-boned, rear-ended, or sat on by a circus elephant, you should probably definitely let your spouse know.
How do you know how wrecked your car really is? The best Taunton body work and collision repair shops will perform a thorough inspection so you can know for certain if the damage is just cosmetic – a ding in the door or crease in the fender – or if there’s more serious mechanical issues that need to be repaired before the car can be driven safely.
Consideration number two: can you have the repair work done to such a high level your spouse would never actually notice any damage at all?
If you’re going to try to keep a secret from your spouse, it helps a lot if they can’t look at the car and see the damage – or a really obvious attempt at a repair job. We’re not trying – at all – to encourage any secret keeping in your romantic relationship, but we will say that our crew of highly trained bodywork technicians, mechanics, and painters can restore vehicles to showroom perfect condition. The only problem may be that the car looks too good after we’ve had it!
Long story short: honesty is always the best policy. But that honesty may be easier to bear if you’ve already had the damage repaired!