Snowstorm Sparks Many Single Car Accidents

These wintertime accidents are generally more expensive than collisions during non-winter months.

If you are unlucky enough to have a car accident during the winter, you will probably be paying more for repairs. It has nothing to do with supply and demand and everything to do with the types of accidents winter weather causes. This time of year, accidents are generally not fender benders; collisions in the winter cause a lot of suspension damage. At Jungerman Carstar in Saint Louis, Missouri, the parking lot is full.

Kerry Woodson, owner of the repair shop, says drivers are more confident now, a few days after the major snow rolled in over the weekend — too confident. “We’ve seen more calls in past two days than we did when the initial 10-12 inches came down,” said Woodson. “People are getting out and not seeing that black ice.”

The average job at his shop is about $2,100, Woodson says. However, an accident where a car slides off the road can cost twice that. This is also the most common type of accident after a snowstorm. “Your radiator and condenser all sit real low to ground so if you go off road, it can damage bottom of bumper, radiator, condenser all that and it can run upwards of $4,000-$5,000,” says Woodson.

At White Auto Body in O’Fallon, Missouri, it is the same story. They are not seeing many two-car accidents but quite a bit of single car accidents. Repair technician Kenny Smit says, “Cars that slide off the road usually go into trees, cables in the middle of the highway, concrete barriers and it scrapes down the whole side.” Another trend the repair shops have been seeing is cars brought in with tires that are essentially bald.


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