Ownership Basics

What To Do After An Accident

Immediately after the accident
    Once you’ve determined that everyone involved is unhurt, here are the first things you should do:
  • Obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of the other drivers, passengers and witnesses
  • Notify the police and have a report filed
  • Notify your insurance company immediately
Taking care of the damage
An accident is stressful for both you and your vehicle. The impact can affect anything, from alignment to sensors to your paint job. When it comes to repairing your vehicle after a collision, Ford or Lincoln Dealership Collision Repair Centers are equipped with OEM parts to meet your needs. They’ll have the most up-to-date knowledge about your vehicle and are committed to your complete satisfaction. If your dealership does not have a body shop, they will be able to provide you with a list of reputable shops in your area.
The importance of original equipment parts for collision repair
You can find Genuine Ford original equipment collision replacement parts (sometimes referred to as OEM on the collision estimate) at a Ford or Lincoln Dealership Collision Repair Center. These parts are designed and engineered to perform just like the ones that came on your vehicle. They’re also the only replacement parts warranted by Ford Motor Company. Using them is the best way to help ensure that your vehicle performs as it was originally intended to. Regardless of where you have your vehicle repaired, be sure to ask for Genuine Ford original equipment collision replacement parts. Other collision parts, such as aftermarket, remanufactured and salvaged parts, may not follow the quality standards of Ford Motor Company. Aftermarket parts – those made by companies other than Ford or our Original Equipment Manufacturer suppliers – may not be made of the same materials or to the same specs as OE parts. Remanufactured or salvaged parts may have been involved in a previous accident or come from a scrapyard. Their condition, source and durability are often unknown. If you want to be sure you’re getting the best collision replacement parts for your vehicle, ask for Genuine Ford original equipment collision replacement parts.