Never A Dull Moment

This week I was lucky enough to tape a segment for The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV and it was an amazing experience. Everyone there from the producers to the makeup artist were truly a joy to work with.


But of course every minute of the day can become a working moment for me and on that set, there was no difference. One of the producers came to me while I was waiting to go on with an issue she was having. She had just recently picked up her car from an auto body shop after it had been involved in an accident. The very next day the car wouldn’t start. Thinking that body work and mechanical issues were probably two different things, her husband had taken it into the mechanic instead of back to the auto body shop. Initially she was just asking for my advice on the repair until I pointed out that she should have taken it right back to the auto body shop as it might have been caused by the accident and still be covered under her insurance. She was surprised to hear this and called both the body shop AND the mechanic and they both said it was a possibility. In the end the mechanic had already fixed it but she can now take that receipt and call the insurance company herself and have them reopen the claim. Each insurance company has their own set of rules but you do have a period of time to reopen a claim. You’d be surprised how one broken part can lead to another and on down and certainly a big impact can jolt and damage many things. If you have any issues after you’ve had a repair and especially if the insurance company is involved don’t hesitate to call your mechanic back immediately!

Oh and I’ll keep you posted on when my segment airs, you definitely don’t want to miss my conversation with one of the hosts, Kristy, she’s a live wire as am I!


About dontgetwrenched

Elayne Kling, was the owner of a downtown Manhattan auto repair shop for 25 years and recently in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Elayne knows the particular ins and outs of the auto repair world and keeps up her blog because people will always need help navigating the potential pitfalls of that world. Due to the crazy NYC real estate market she has since closed down her shop and started a new business called Projects Unlimited Inc., helping other small businesses.
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