Did you know a driver’s chance of hitting a deer increases from October to December according to the Insurance Information Institute [https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-deer-vehicle-collisions]? In other words, this is the peak time to look out for deer crossing signs or be extra vigilant during dusk and dawn, the most common time for deer to be roaming. Hitting a deer can cause extensive damage to your vehicle and should not be taken lightly.
After hitting a deer, it’s hard to tell if your car is okay to drive. While exterior damage might seem shallow in some cases, there could be internal damage you can’t see. Checking for any leaks or hanging parts under the car can help judge whether you’re okay to drive, but it’s best practice to call your local repair shop. Fortunately, many will have a towing service to take care of transportation of your damaged vehicle.
To ease some of the stress of an accident, many collision centers can work directly with your insurance provider to figure out the claim. It ensures that all damage is taken into stock – both external and internal – rather than sending in an instant claim before discovering the true damage. Our technicians are committed to quality workmanship and convenience thanks to our free shuttle and free loaner system. Keep us in mind if you’re located in the Eagan or Apple Valley area and have an unfortunate deer collision.