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Deer Damage Your Vehicle? We Can Help!

No matter how careful of a driver you are, there’s a chance you may hit a deer. After all, they tend to like jumping out onto the road without looking where they’re going. If you do happen to have a collision with a deer, your vehicle will likely suffer damage. Timbrook Collision Center, serving LaVale and Frostburg, MD, will be glad to help. Our state-of-the-art service center is staffed with experts who are skilled at repairing vehicles. Of course, we hope that you won’t ever be put in this situation! We have a few tips to help you avoid hitting deer; read them below, and then find out how to handle a wildlife collision if it does happen.

What To Do if You Hit a Deer

Of course, it’s not always possible to avoid hitting a deer. If you do happen to hit one, there are some steps you can take.

  • Make sure everyone is OK

  • Move your vehicle if possible

  • Call the police

  • Contact your insurance company

  • Visit Timbrook Collision Center in Cumberland

Tips on Avoiding Hitting a Deer

Drive Slower During Peak Deer Times

Deer tend to be more active in the evening, between around 6 pm and midnight. In addition, there’s also increased deer activity around dawn. Deer are especially active during their mating season, which runs from October to December, but they can be nearby year-round, so be vigilant.

Pay Attention to Deer Crossing Signs

Deer crossing signs are there for a reason. People who study the patterns and behaviors of deer have determined that the marked area is frequently crossed by deer. 

Keep an Eye Out for Other Deer

If you see one deer on the side of the road, exhibit extra caution. Deer rarely travel alone, so it’s likely that the one deer you saw has friends with it — even if you can’t see them.

Brake Firmly, But Don’t Swerve

It may be your first instinct to brake and swerve, but doing both is a bad idea. If you swerve while braking, you can lose control of your car. And, since you won’t have had enough time to accurately survey your surroundings, you may also hit another vehicle, which puts you at even greater risk.

Why Choose Timbrook Collision Center?

Timbrook Collision Center is a certified collision center that has been providing exceptional service to drivers of every make and model for over a decade. We offer competitive pricing, but we don’t just leave it at that. Our special deals help you save even more. Our technicians are incredibly skilled, and they enjoy doing everything they can to bring your vehicle back to its original quality. Give us a call or contact us online to find out more.

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Collision Repairs in Cumberland, MD

Is your car ready for some collision repairs? Timbrook Collision Center is the trusted collision center in the Cumberland, MD area. Our professional technicians and highly trained and knowledgable service team are here to make sure the repairs your vehicle gets meet or exceed manufacturer standards.

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