Wednesday, 10 February 2021 19:52

PA Auto Body Shops Cash in on Winter Weather

Written by Carmella Mataloni, WNEP News


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There's no shortage of smashed-up vehicles in the parking lot of Advanced Collision near Bartonsville, PA.

A lot of the vehicles were wrecks related to the recent snowfall.


Steve Jurasits owns the business, and he said it's been very, very busy.


"Pretty steady. The weather has been steady. There is no shortage of snow and no shortage of accidents either. For some reason, the snow falls, and people forget how to drive, which is good for us because it's what we do for a living," said Jurasits.


Repairs coming into the shop range from front-end damage to vehicles being totaled.


"A lot of collisions, vehicle on the vehicle, a lot of people in the median, off to the side of the road, trees and stuff like that," said Jurasits.


Body shop owners tell Newswatch 16 while they appreciate all the business when winter weather hits, they cannot stress enough that people really should drive slowly on the roads.


"There's just such an influx of people up here anymore, and people just drive too fast. That's the bottom line. If you drive slow, you're not going to crash. We just tell people to slow down. That's the key," said Rich Banks, owner of Pocono Motion Body Shop near Stroudsburg, PA.


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