CARSTAR's free "Unhappen My Accident" iPhone App provides step-by-step expertise, available at drivers'
HAMILTON, ON, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Drivers involved in an auto
collision find themselves in an extremely stressful situation, one for
which many feel unprepared and unsure about what to do. Today, CARSTAR
Automotive Canada, Canada's leading automotive collision network,
launched the Unhappen My Accident iPhone Application. The app is a convenient and innovative solution to
ensure Canadian drivers are equipped with all the information, tips and
tools they need in the event of a collision.
The free app is now available for download from the Apple iTunes App
store or at www.carstar.ca/eng/iphone_app.aspx and works by storing critical driver and accident information, such as
insurance, vehicle, and emergency contact details. One simple press of
a button displays the necessary steps to take following a collision,
including recording accident details, taking a photo of the damage and
locating the nearest CARSTAR location for repairs. The app also
provides 24-7 access to a live experienced operator who can guide
drivers through the process and answer any questions.
"We can all agree that being in a collision is stressful, so CARSTAR has
used the latest smart phone technology to share our expertise with
drivers and help minimize the stress and confusion following an
accident," said Lisa Mercanti-Ladd, AVP, Marketing and Client Services,
CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. "We take our role as trusted auto
collision experts seriously. Our new app provides drivers with the
information they need from the moment of collision right until they
pick up their repaired vehicle from the closest CARSTAR Collision
Centre. In essence, we're trying to make the accident unhappen by helping drivers smoothly navigate their way through common
post-accident pitfalls and mistakes."
The Unhappen My Accident App is a useful tool for drivers of all ages
and levels of experience who may be unsure of the proper steps to take
to protect themselves following a collision when attention to detail is
critical. The Unhappen My Accident App prompts users to enter the
critical details required to generate an interactive accident report,
which can instantly be saved and emailed to the insurance provider.
"In our experience at CARSTAR, we know that even the most seasoned
drivers can become flustered in an accident situation," said
Mercanti-Ladd. "But, the Unhappen My Accident App can be particularly
useful to parents of young drivers. It can help mitigate many of the
accident pitfalls young drivers commonly face, usually as a result of
panic and inexperience, and potentially minimize the cost and
aggravation for the driver, their family and insurance company. "
The app makes use of some of the most current technological developments
offered by the iPhone including location services to pinpoint where the
accident occurred or identify the nearest CARSTAR Collision Centre, and
the iPhone camera to capture a high-resolution photo of collision
For each download of the application, CARSTAR has committed to donate
$1.00 (up to $10,000) to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, a long time charitable
partner for the past 10 years. To date, CARSTAR has raised over $1.9 million to help find a cure for
About CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc.
CARSTAR is the only nationwide quality collision repair network in
Canada and is the largest automotive repair franchise in North America,
with over 400 locations. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR
Automotive Canada Inc. has grown from eight to over 160 locations
throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs approximately
100,000 vehicles per year. Through a variety of fundraising
initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have
raised over $1.9 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For more
information, please visit: www.carstar.ca.
SOURCE CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc.
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