Mechanical Warning Signs You Shouldn't Ignore Following a Collision

When you’ve been in an accident, your first priority should be to make sure that you and your passengers are unharmed. After that, you’ll probably be wondering if there is any damage to your vehicle. It’s important to keep in mind that not all damage is visible, and that continuing to drive a damaged vehicle could put you in further danger. If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

Your engine is leaking.

If you notice that water or oil is pooling under your vehicle, it’s a strong indication that your vehicle was damaged. Leaks can be small and difficult to notice, so it’s important to pay close attention in the days following your accident. Be sure to have any suspected leaks looked at by a professional and repaired as soon as possible.

Your check engine light is on.

If it’s been some time since your accident, it may be tempting to ignore the check engine light when it flashes. However, you should still have your vehicle looked at right away. In many cases, this light will be the only warning you get about a serious problem with your car, and the risk of ignoring it is too great.

Your battery is failing.

An accident can precipitate premature battery failure, so be sure to be alert to any symptoms that your battery may be about to fail. These include difficulty starting your car, a rotten-egg smell coming from your engine, and trouble using your power windows or your other electronic components.

At Dave’s Body Shop, we have been offering comprehensive repair services to the Utah community for more than 70 years. Our team is available five days a week to help you with all your vehicle repair needs, and we also offer 24-hour emergency towing service to ensure that you’re never at a loss after an accident. If you’d like to set up an appointment at our auto body shop, call (801) 566-3906 today.

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