Being involved in a semi-truck accident can be very stressful and unnerving. Regardless of who was at fault, the extent of damages can range from a minor “fender bender” to major damages that keep you off the road for several weeks until your truck is repaired.
While you will certainly be concerned about the damage to your semi-truck and its major operating components—engine, brakes, transmission, etc.—one thing often overlooked after an accident is whether you need replacement truck seats.
The impacts from a crash not only damage the exterior of your truck but can also send vibrations throughout the entire cabin. The extent of these vibrations from impacts could damage your truck seats so they are no longer safe. To help determine if truck seat replacement is needed, ask yourself the following:
- Did your airbags deploy?
- Was the truck undrivable after the accident?
- Did you sustain any serious injuries?
- Were doors to the cabin damaged?
- Is there any visible damage to the seats?
If you answered yes to one or more of these, then you should include replacement truck seats as part of your repairs to your semi-truck.
Insurance May Cover the Costs of Replacement Truck Seats
You will want to include the costs for new seats in your repair estimate. Most insurance policies will cover the costs of new seats as long as they have been verified by the repair shop to be damaged. When choosing a new truck seat, you want to select one that is comparable or better than the one you currently had.
Never Buy Used Air Ride Truck Seats
While it can be tempting to save a little money and buy used air ride truck seats, don’t. The problem with used seats is you do not know their accident history or have any guarantee that the seats will meet safety standards in the event of another accident. If you need to replace the truck seats in your semi after an accident, you want to get the best semi-truck seats possible by purchasing new.
For assistance in finding the best semi-truck seats for your truck, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 1-844-SAS-SEAT (844-727-7328) today!