Dealership Events, Under the Hood

In a car accident? What do you do next?

April 14, 2010
No worries ... I won't be the one working on your car!

No worries ... I won't be the one working on your car!

Well, besides cry. There are some necessary steps you should take after you are involved in a car accident. According to Edmunds, some things you should do are:
  • Keep an emergency kit in your car. (Check back later this week for my post on what to include in your emergency kit.)
  • Exchange information with the other driver. Get their name, address, insurance info, phone number, driver’s license and plate number.
  • Take photos of the accident.
  • File an accident report.
Once you’ve done the necessary stuff, you can then bring your vehicle or have it towed to McCarthy Collision Center. The McCarthy Collision Center services all vehicles and has been awarded in the top 15 Collision Centers in the country. I talked with Body Shop Managers Dane Griffin and Curt Kellogg about some of the things that sets McCarthy apart. McCarthy’s offers a Lifetime Warranty on all paint and labor, for the original owner. That’s confidence! Our Collision Center is doing their duty to be green, too! Instead of a solvent based paint, which not only smells bad but is bad for the environment as well, we offer a “water based paint.” The water based paint is the exact paint that the factories use on the vehicles when they are first painted. So in sense, you are receiving a “true factory finish.” And our technicians and appraisers are highly trained Gold Class Professionals. “It is truly an artwork, what the guys do here,” Griffin said.
Dane Griffin, myself and Curt Kellogg

Dane Griffin, myself and Curt Kellogg



Have you ever had to use a collision center? What brought you there?

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  • mathstud April 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Where is the collision center and what are their hours? And what about my discount πŸ™‚ (I can’t check FB at work…)

  • Lauren McCarthy April 15, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Hello! No FB at work! That’s a bummer!

    Physical address:
    1610 East Prairie Olathe, KS 66061
    It is right behind the auto mall (Chevy, Hyundai & Nissan) on Rawhide Road – off I-35 & Santa Fe

    Hours: 7am-6pm Mon-Fri

    You won’t need a discount!!! πŸ™‚

  • mathstud April 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    You’re the best! Taking the Civic down to get looked at today during lunch.

    I should be there around noonish. Maybe I’ll get to make your aquaintance!

    Thanks again,

    Tim D.