Collision Tips from Wrecktify: Your Dane County Body Shop

Every winter, feeling safe on the roadCollision Tips from Wrecktify: Your Dane County Body Shop becomes harder. Rain, ice, and visibility can all lead to a higher risk of car accidents and collision. First and foremost, practicing safe driving techniques, like following at a safe distance and driving at a steady speed, can prevent most major accidents. Controlling the other drivers on the road, however, is impossible. Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement; and 15 percent of accidents happen during snowfall or sleet. Thus, if you do get into a collision, below are five tips to get your vehicle back on the road again, quickly and safely.

Take Pictures

Keep a disposable camera in the glove compartment, even if you have a camera on your phone—it is helpful when batteries are dead or you have lost/forgotten your phone. This will allow you to document any other vehicles in the collision, damage done, and other pertinent evidence. This is crucial in the case of any disputed responsibility of the collision.

Take Notes

Whether in case of collision or any other daily circumstance, keeping a pen and paper around to jot down a quick note is helpful for any driver. This will be especially helpful in filing your police report. Write down as many details as you can remember about the collision, such as when you realized something was wrong, what portions of the vehicle were damaged, what speed you were going, what sounds you heard, etc. While it is nerve-wracking in the moment, jotting this information down will help once the shock wears off and the details start to fade.

Locate Car Repair Shops

You will most likely need a repair quote for your insurance company, and to get your car back on the road. Non-totaled vehicles make up more than 90% of collision claims, in other words, nine out of ten vehicles are repairable. Keeping an accurate list of repair shops within 25 miles of your home can help get you back on the road faster, as most accidents happen within 25 miles of home. Furthermore, when traveling you can plan ahead and look up repair shops in the areas you will be staying. Wrecktify Collision is a reliable collision repair shop that focuses on serving Madison, WI and the surrounding area. They focus on building long-term relationships with their customers based on quality service, while bringing 25 years of experience to the table. Services include restoration, collision repair, auto detailing, and more.

Safe driving techniques and accident preparedness will help keep you safe while driving in the winter. If you do get into an accident, Contact us for a repair quote. Wrecktify will get you back on the road.


All About Wrecktify: Our Services and Specialties

All About Wrecktify: Our Services and SpecialtiesLocated in New Glarus, Wisconsin, Wrecktify Collision and Restoration is a full service auto body shop with a reputation for integrity. With over 60 years combined experience and expertise, our specialists at Wrecktify strive to provide unmatched quality, workmanship, and service, while remaining active in cultivating lifelong relationships throughout the community.

Superior Collision Repair Services

An automobile accident is both terrifying and traumatic. From dealing with your injuries, the insurance company, and finding the most reputable auto body shop, the process is time-consuming and daunting. Here at Wrecktify, we truly care about your well-being and will work quickly and efficiently to help you regain your balance.

With our state of the art facility and our expert staff, we take pride in our ability to work on any make or model, and repair any and all types of damage. From frame straightening, welding, bumper replacement, alignment, new windshield or dent repair, no job is too large or too small. You will additionally appreciate our attention to detail with the computerized color matching technology utilized in our cutting-edge spray booths, ensuring an impeccable paint job every time. We stand behind our work and offer a lifetime guarantee on all our repairs.

Classic Car Restoration

Do you remember your first vehicle? All of us here at Wrecktify certainly do. Nothing quite compares to the feeling of nostalgia that washes over you upon laying eyes on your first ride, or your favorite classic. Our shop can build or restore classics, hot rods, and street cars back to their original glory with advanced engine, transmission and rear axle rebuilding capabilities. We also service the chassis, suspension and brakes, and will also restore any interior. Finally, our technicians provide such show-stopping body and paint work that you will be proud to show her off for years to come.

Professional Auto Detailing Services

Our first-rate detailing services range from basic to supreme, and include services such as washing and waxing, window cleaning, thorough interior vacuuming and shampooing, tire shine and Rain-X. Our detail plus service even offers a clay bar treatment to remove embedded surface contaminates that a traditional maintenance wash leaves behind. Using a clay bar on your exterior will leave the surface glass-smooth and properly prepped.

At Wrecktify, we realize that not every vehicle requires complete reconditioning. Sometimes only a facelift is necessary to bring your car or truck back to showroom condition. Daily wear and tear leaves unsightly surface damage to your vehicle. Be sure to stop by for that extra attention required every season to keep your ride clean and vibrant.

The #1 Choice

Remember, in the state of Wisconsin, you have the right to choose your own auto body shop after an accident. We work with all insurance companies, so do not be bullied into using a shop you do not know or trust. 100% customer satisfaction is our top priority at Wrecktify Collision and Restoration. Our managers will take the time to explain every step to repairing or restoring your vehicle, and will keep you up to date on the progress so you will never need to wonder. We work hard to ensure a positive experience for all our customers, making us the #1 choice in auto repair, restoration, and detailing. Contact us for a free estimate.