15 years of experience
At Autotexs, we offer a premium automotive paint service for your vehicle. From computerized paint matching to scratch removal and spot repairs, call us at 570-595-6056 to schedule an appointment with one of our service professionals today!
Accident scenes can be very shocking, especially right after the impact occurs. Try to remain calm and do the following:
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Stop your vehicle. If you drive away, you could be charged with a “hit and run".
If you are blocking traffic in a dangerous place, pull off to the side of the road or into a well-lit parking lot and contact the authorities. Try to assess the scene if anyone else is hurt. Otherwise, wait for the ambulance and/or police.
Turn off your engine and wait for assistance
Be courteous to all parties
If you suspect the other driver may be drunk, do not confront him or her. Tell the police and let them handle the situation.
Make sure you are as calm as possible before making any statements or talking to the police.
Take photos before you leave the scene.
Avoid making statements about responsibility to the other driver, witnesses, police or anyone else. Do not state that you are at fault, even if you think you may have caused the accident.
Contact your insurance company once you are calm and have gathered pertinent information. They will likely interview you on the spot and request photos.
Acquire a copy of the police report.
Call us for assistance with repairs to your vehicle.
Here are some tips for dealing with the aftermath of an accident:
Tell them no and you are dropping your car off at the shop of your choice to get repaired and the adjuster can inspect your car there with the bodyshop manager. It is your car and you have the right to get your car fixed where you want. We work for you, not the insurance company.
Absolutely. We take care of the estimate and notify you when the vehicle can go in for service. Most times, the insurance company will pay us directly so you don’t have to worry about payment. You will likely have to pay a deductible depending on your insurance. Contact us at 570-595-6056 today to learn more about the process.
Once we write your estimate, it is approved and you authorize us to begin work, we will set up a timeline and let you know when your vehicle will be ready. It may take a few days in order to deliver the best work. If you need to get back on the road before then, we will be happy to set up a rental car for you, and in many cases can communicate with your insurance company to handle the payment.
We know what we’re doing and consistently offer the very best customer service. Our technicians also continue their education in the automotive arena, consistently learning about the latest innovations in body repair. The technicians here are I–CAR trained and ASE Certified. These credentials ensure that you get quality repairs by knowledgeable automotive professionals.
No. We provide FREE estimates as a courtesy to our customers.
Estimates are written during normal shop hours. While an appointment is not required, it is a good idea to check ahead.
Yes. We provide a written guarantee of workmanship and a lifetime warranty on all auto body repairs and painting. There is no law requiring you to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.
Do not drive your car if it is unsafe. If you can safely drive your vehicle, bring it to us as soon as possible.
If you cannot operate your car, truck or SUV, call us and we can tow your vehicle.
Remember that you have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance company or the other driver's insurance cannot require you to go to a particular repair shop.
Differences in repair estimates are common. It is your vehicle, you deserve the highest quality repairs. Read the fine print and consider carefully before you accept the lowest repair estimate.
You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance cannot require you to go to a particular shop.
Never drive a car that could be unsafe because of damages.
Some insurance companies may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can bring it to the auto body shop of your choice to have the car inspected by the insurance there instead of going to where they want you to go.
Your car is your second largest investment you’re likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.
Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If you’re not sure why one estimate is different from another you’ve received, please ask us.
Ask if the shop will be using genuine manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts.
Ask if the shop offers a repair warranty. FYI, insurance companies do not guarantee the repairs (they only pay for the repairs). Only the auto body shop may offer the guarantee.
Let us help you negotiate your claim with the insurance company.