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Accidents, Insurance, Body Shops, and Rental Cars

Whew! That title is a mouthful. But we felt like it was important to create a blog post that covered a few of the areas that everyday drivers are likely to encounter at some point during their time out on the road. If and when that unfortunate time comes, we hope first and foremost that […]

Can You Get A Ticket Long After An Accident?

We often talk about vehicle accidents and their aftermath here on the Big Blue M Blog. Makes sense when you think about it; we’re the best in the business when it comes to repairing our customers’ cars and getting them back to their pre-loss condition. So naturally we — and visitors to our blog — […]

McCollum Auto Body 2019 Recycled Rides Program

We are very proud to participate in the Recycled Rides Program alongside a tremendous group of insurers, other collision and auto body repair centers, paint suppliers, parts vendors, and other businesses. Championed by the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Recycled Rides Program is a collaborative effort to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and […]

Who Chooses Who Repairs My Car — Me Or The Insurance Company?

When the time comes to choose an auto body shop to fix your car after an accident, you may face some common misconceptions about your rights and responsibilities. At McCollum Auto Body, we often hear variations of the classic post-accident, pre-insurance authorization question: Do I have the right to choose who repairs my car, or […]

How Many Estimates Should I Get for a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, you are likely trying to figure out the many details that go along with getting your vehicle fixed and back on the road. There is a longstanding idea out there that you need multiple estimates to have your insurance company pay for repairs. With this blog […]

How to Report a Car Accident in Oregon and Washington

Whether it’s a fender bender or a more serious accident, being involved in a car accident can be an unexpected stress in your life. After the accident, there are some important details that you should know about filing the accident report. Here are the must-knows for Oregon and Washington drivers. Reporting A Car Accident In […]