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08/08/2016
Not knowing what steps to take during a fender bender can make an already annoying and stressful situation much more inconvenient. That's why, in this post, you'll find a general guide on how to react appropriately in a small car collision.

How to React to a Fender Bender Appropriately with Help from the Synthetic Oil Pros in Scranton

Make Sure Everybody is Ok

Your, your passengers', and the occupants of the other vehicle's safety should be priority number 1, even if this was a small fender bender. Make sure that there were no injuries or big blows before anything else happens. It's a good idea to even go for a medical check-up after the accident just to verify that all is well.

Do Your Best to Remain Calm

Probably one of the more difficult steps to follow in this post! Yes, it is extremely annoying to get into a fender bender, however, shouting and getting angry will only make matters worse and the situation more uncomfortable. Instead, remain civil, and focus on finding a solution to this mess, so you can all go your separate ways afterwards.

Call the Police or Your Insurance Company

In some places, you will need to call the police and file a police report about the fender bender. In some other places, you don't need to do that. Research to know what steps you should take in this situation depending on where you are. In either case, it's highly suggested that you contact your insurance company as soon as possible.

Get the Other Driver's Information

Needless to say, you'll want to get the other driver's information while you wait for the police/insurers to arrive. Make sure to get their name, their address, phone number, car plates, and more, so you can contact them if needed. You should also provide this information for them. Find a way to confirm the information.

Document What Happened

If you want to resolve the situation quickly, help the police officers or the insurance company gather information about what happened. Take photos of the collision and damage from different angles, make notes of what you recall, ask the people that saw for their testimonial, and more. This is valuable information that can help determine who's at fault here.

Move the Vehicles to Allow Traffic Flow

If the fender bender resulted in the vehicles blocking one or more lanes in a busy street, you can bet that a traffic jam will ensue (which could incidentally cause other fender benders). To stop disturbing the vehicles' flow, move your vehicle to the side. However, only do this if it's permitted, if you've documented everything, and if your vehicle can actually move. Don't let a vehicle malfunction be a reason for a fender bender! Check your vehicle regularly, maintain it properly, and provide the engine with synthetic oil changes. Call Bronson Distributors at (570) 309-2102 to acquire the best synthetic oil in Scranton for your engine's maintenance.

Inform Family and Friends of the Situation

Once you've sorted out everything else, it's time lo let the people close to you know what has happened and that you're going to be fine. Likewise, if you had an appointment or were on your way to meet someone, give them a call to inform them that you won't be able to make it because of the fender bender.

Get Your Car on the Road Again

Now that you've come to an agreement with the other driver, the police officers, and the insurance company, it's time to take your vehicle to a mechanic. You never know what consequences a fender bender may have, so make sure to get your car back in optimal condition after the accident.

Go to the Doctor

As previously stated, the first thing you should do is ensure that you and everyone else is ok. However, unless you are a doctor and can do it yourself, you may still need a quick check-up. You never know what internal injuries could have taken place. Plus, it's always better to stay on the safe side.

Always Have Important Info in Your Vehicle

This is more an extra tip than anything else, but you should make sure that you keep important information in your vehicle, so you can deal with these types of situations. For example, you should have: your license and registration, your insurance papers/contact information, and the phone numbers of emergency contacts.

To Acquire the Most Effective Synthetic Oil in Scranton

Bronson Distributors can provide AMSOIL's full line of top quality product so you can maintain your vehicle in perfect working condition. Call (570) 309-2102 or browse the online store if you need synthetic oil in Scranton to give your engine a full synthetic oil change.
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