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November 14, 2017
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Been in a Car Accident? Read Our Roanoke Collision Repair FAQ

Few events in life produce more anxiety than a car crash. Rather than scouring the internet once those airbags deploy, learn about what to do after a collision now to save you time and frustration. Here are some auto body and post-accident questions we’ve been asked over the years, along with our answers, of course.

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What should I do right after an accident?

There are several steps to take if you’ve been in a crash.

  1. Immediately after impact, assess yourself for injury. If you feel injured, or another person is injured, call 911. If you have a newer car, like a 2018 Chevy Cruze, you may have features like Automatic Crash Response through OnStar®, which will automatically notify paramedics and the police in the event of an accident.
  2. If you’re able to, indicate to all those involved to move to a safer spot, such as a parking lot or the side of the road.
  3. Exchange information with other drivers and eyewitnesses, including insurance, names, phone numbers, and vehicle details. At no point should you admit fault!
  4. Document the scene. Take photos of all vehicles and property damage, skid marks, debris, street signs, or any other factor that may have resulted in the crash. Make note of the day, time, weather conditions, and any other pertinent details.
  5. Follow all instructions provided by the police and ask for a copy of an accident report (or the accident report number).
  6. Contact your insurance agent for more steps and to begin the claim process.
  7. Request a tow from the insurance company’s preferred body shop or one that you trust.
  8. Keep all receipts for services, such as alternative transportation, rental cars, towing, parking, storage, repairs, and anything else directly related to the accident.

Do I need to use my insurance company’s preferred body shop?

No! Although your insurance company is likely to request their preferred inspector and body shop, you are not obligated or restricted to use them.

If you live in the Roanoke or Rocky mount area, choose Berglund Body Works. As a sibling to our Midpoint Chevy Buick GMC dealership, this Roanoke collision center is one of the largest in the region, offering over 70,000 square feet of space, tens of thousands of OEM auto parts, and some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the industry.

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Will Berglund Body Works help me make an insurance claim?

As a direct-repair body shop, Berglund would be happy to be the middleman between you and your insurance company. Their team will ensure your agents understand the repair costs and estimates, and will not perform any auto body work until everyone is satisfied with their inspection and findings.

How long do auto body repairs typically take?

Each situation is unique, so repair times can vary greatly. When you’re provided with an estimate, you’ll also receive an approximate time when your vehicle will be ready.

What types of auto body services do you provide?

With a full staff of qualified and trained technicians, Berglund Body Works can perform just about any collision repair or service, including the following:

  • Paintless Dent Repairs
  • Airbag replacements
  • Free auto body damage estimates
  • Towing
  • Auto glass repairs
  • Frame repairs
  • Re-painting
  • Fender and bumper replacements
  • And much more

How do I rent a vehicle after a car crash?

Many drivers have rental reimbursement added to their insurance policy, which pays for a rental vehicle in the event of an auto collision. It’s a cheap addition to insurance—usually under $2 a month—that can save hundreds if you need extensive auto body repairs.

The Berglund collision center offers Roanoke rental cars to all our customers and provides pick-up and drop-off services to those in or around Martinsville, Roanoke, and Rocky Mount, VA.

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How do I request a Roanoke tow truck or other auto repair service?

It’s quite simple to contact either Berglund Body Works or our Rocky Mount car dealership to request an appointment.

What happens if my vehicle is “totaled”?

Unfortunately, if your vehicle suffers major damage or is worth less than the cost to repair that damage, it may be labeled as “totaled.” But there are options to help you get back on the road. Shop our Rocky Mount used cars for sale to find a bargain on a replacement vehicle, or use your insurance check to get yourself a new Buick, GMC, or Chevy. We have numerous GM car specials available, too, so you’ll always save money when buying, leasing, or financing a new car at Midpoint!

 

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Sources:

https://www.dmv.org/va-virginia/accident-guide/

http://berglundbodyworks.com/

October 20, 2017
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The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Ready to Brave Rocky Mount Winters

Winter Storm Stella was last year’s sharp reminder that Virginia winters can unrelenting and challenging. In 2018, the season looks to bring more of the same thanks to La Niña effect setting the stage for large amounts of precipitation in the form of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

Luckily for you, there is one light-duty truck ready to handle the incoming heavy-duty weather: the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Here’s what you need to know about this winter-tackling beast, which is available for lease and sale today at our Rocky Mount VA dealership.

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September 13, 2017
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3 Best Tailgating Vehicles for the 2017 Football Season

Pine-rider. Low man on the totem pole. Second fiddle. Bench jockey. You’d rather not have these terms stitched onto the back of your jersey. Instead, you yearn to be the starter, the big kahuna, the go-to guy Coach calls up when the going gets tough. Like Canton’s Hall of Famers, you’re determined to become something monumentally great—at least when it comes to tailgating. But you’re only as good as the tools at your disposal, so why not upgrade your tool belt with a brand-new, straight-out-of-the-proverbial-box truck from our GM dealership near Roanoke? Your buddies will thank you, and you’ll thank us (that’s what we call a “win-win”).

Get ready for football season by checking out these extraordinary tailgating masterpieces, all of which are available for sale and lease at Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC.

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For Rookie Tailgaters: 2018 GMC Canyon

What it’s got: Range-topping 308-hp V6 engine; CornerStep rear bumper; EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate; 13 tie-down anchors; seats with dual-density foam; 4 USB ports; 4G Wi-Fi hotspot; GMC infotainment; Rear Seat Reminder; MyGMC mobile app. Continue Reading →

October 1, 2016
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10 Essential Items to Keep in Your Roadside Safety Kit

Car maintenance problems are unpredictable and can happen out of the blue which is why Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC wants to prepare you for any difficulties that come along. Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road without necessary supplies to make things a bit easier. It’s always better to be proactive than reactive when unexpected situations pop up. Keeping these 10 essential items in your vehicle will make you a confident driver!

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1) First Aid Kit

Keeping a First Aid Kit in your glove compartment can save lives. Whether it’s a minor or major condition, having access to lifesaving tools is vital. Seconds and minutes can define the result of the situation. Remain calm while making proper use of your lifesaving appliances until emergency vehicles arrive at the scene of the traffic accident. Continue Reading →

September 1, 2016
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2016 Chevy Silverado is a Showstopper at Midpoint Chevrolet

Proudly included in the family of The Most Dependable, Longest-Lasting full-size pickups on the road, the 2016 Chevy Silverado has a high reputation to maintain and is showing no sign of slowing down. Thus, it’s no surprise that the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is known as top dog by combining strength, capability and advanced technology into one impeccable truck.

Take a look at the “Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality, Two Years in a Row”, awarded by J.D. Power! Stop by Midpoint Chevrolet Buick GMC today and learn why the 2016 Chevy Silverado earned such a high honor.

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