Should You Drive Your Car After a Wreck or Have It Towed?

If you are unlucky enough to be in a car accident, the entire event can seem like a blur. You have to first assess your injuries and the injuries of your passengers, get to safety if needed, and contact authorities. After that, the situation becomes a blur of people that you must deal with and explain the wreck to again and again.

It is understandable to have a lot of anxiety while dealing with the aftermath of your car wreck. You may be shuffled from one person to another as paramedics and law enforcement assess and deal with the situation. All of this commotion can make it hard to think clearly and make reasonable decisions about what to do next.

Many people make the mistake of driving their car away from the accident after all of the reports have been made and injuries have been treated, but there are several reasons you should avoid this.

First, if you are injured you may not be up to driving yourself home. Even if you don’t think you were injured, often serious injuries do not show symptoms for up to three days after a car accident. If you could potentially have a concussion or other injury that might affect your ability to drive safely, you should get someone else to take you home.

Second, your car could also have serious issues without showing any signs right away. You could get into your vehicle only to break down a few miles down the road and have to get a tow anyway. You could also make the damages worse, which can cause problems with getting insurance to pay for the repairs.

If you are in need of a safe place to have your wrecked car towed to, consider our collision repair shop. We are ready and standing by to provide you with the estimates and repairs you need after your car accident. Contact us today.

Greg Descent

Greg Descent

The proprietor of Northwest Collision Center, boasts a remarkable journey in the auto repair industry. Originating from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Greg spent his formative years in California, where he cultivated a deep passion for automotive work. In 1996, he seized the opportunity to acquire Northwest Collision Center, a reputable establishment founded in 1959 and situated on Tyrone Boulevard for over five decades. Greg's hands-on approach and dedication to the business have been pivotal since he first joined the team. Under his leadership, Northwest Collision Center has continued to thrive, maintaining its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality service in the automotive repair sector.

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