How your mechanic can help you if your vehicle is damaged in an accident!

Has your car been damaged in a fender-bender? Has a piece of debris come loose from a semi-truck and cracked your windshield? If so, ensuring your vehicle is safe before driving it again is essential. In this blog post, a qualified mechanic from your OCTO Auto Service Plus family will explain how they can help you with your damaged vehicle.


Before proceeding with any repairs, you must get a damage report from a qualified mechanic. This report provides a detailed overview of your car’s condition. For instance, you’ll find out if the windshield can be fixed or needs to be replaced and whether there are any underlying structural issues beneath the broken bodywork. A mechanic must thoroughly inspect your vehicle because some hidden damage can make it unsafe.


After the mechanic examines your car, they’ll determine the cost of repairs. You can then coordinate with your car insurance company to file a claim. It’s important to note that if the cost of repairs is less than $1,000, making a claim may not be worth it. Insurance experts warn that the cost of deductibles and subsequent premium increases can quickly add up. However, if the repair costs are significant, making a formal claim is in your best interest.


The mechanic may offer to perform some repairs, such as replacing a cracked headlight or windshield. However, whether they can do it or not depends on their expertise and the equipment they have. It’s ultimately your decision to accept or decline their offer. If the repairs are beyond your mechanic’s scope, such as dent removal or chassis straightening, they’ll suggest a reputable specialist repair shop or garage.

Did you know?

More than 100,000 Canadians are injured in road accidents every year. Many of these accidents are caused by distracted driving — such as texting while driving — and speeding. To ensure your safety and the safety of other road users, it’s crucial to maintain your vehicle regularly.

Trust OCTO Auto Service Plus for personalized service

If you get in a car accident, act quickly. When you request an appointment at an OCTO Auto Service Plus repair shop, you’ll receive courteous service tailored to your needs. You can rely on the expertise of your mechanic for a thorough inspection and evaluation.

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