By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2009
(L to R) Jeff Williamson, Randy Pruitt, Jason Linzy, Liz Pruitt and Michael Minton are there to help if you need them, at Pruitt’s Auto Collision.
Although Randy Pruitt repairs wrecked cars for a living, he wants you to take good care of your vehicle and be safe on the road. The owner of Pruitt’s Auto Collision at 8231 N. Owasso Expressway in Owasso has come up with a number of recommendations to keep your car in top condition and your mind at ease while driving.
Randy encourages all drivers to go over the following checklist that he has provided. Whether you do the work yourself or depend on a professional technician, getting your vehicle in shape now will undo the damage of winter driving and get you ready for the busy summer driving season.
• Wiper blades
• Air conditioning system
• Cooling system
• Oil & filter
• Tires, including your spare
• Lights and bulbs
In addition, Randy suggests you wash and wax your vehicle, clean the interior, clean the underbody, and lubricate door hinges and latches. These seem like simple things, but most people ignore them until a problem develops.
“We’re really concerned about young people driving,” says Liz Pruitt, a realtor with Keller-Williams when she is not at her husband’s shop. “Statistically, a teenager is ten times more likely to have an accident than an adult driver. We’re trying to reach out to parents to show their kids how to be safe rather than sorry.”
Many times people don’t know what to do in case of an accident. Randy offers the following checklist:
• Stop immediately, but do not obstruct traffic.
• Assist the injured. Have someone call police.
• Secure names, phone numbers and addresses of other drivers, witnesses and injured persons.
• Secure make, model and license numbers of all cars involved.
• Make rough drawing of scene, showing position of cars and other details.
• Don’t hastily accept liability at the scene of the accident.
• Remain calm, courteous and consistent in your version of the accident.
• Notify Pruitt’s Auto Collision as soon as possible.
The staff at Pruitt’s is there when you need them to make accident recovery as quick and painless as possible. “Sometimes you just need to talk to someone about your vehicle and see what your options are,” says Randy. “I’m happy to take a look and give a free estimate to anyone who needs it.”
The Pruitt name is well-known and trusted in the Owasso community. Randy worked for his dad, Bud, for 15 years before Bud retired and sold his shop.
In November of 2007 Randy opened his own “small family business.” And that’s the way he wants to keep it. The staff at Pruitt’s is comprised of locals with friendly, familiar faces. They strive to make each customer happy so they will tell their friends and family about the exceptional service at Pruitt’s.
Both expert technicians on staff are ASE tested and I-CAR certified, with more than 45 years combined experience. All collision repairs come with a written lifetime warranty.
Pruitt’s also offers courtesy pickup and drop off within the local area and Hertz onsite rentals. Besides collision repair, Pruitt’s can do windshield and glass replacement and paintless dent repair.
Pruitt’s Auto Collision is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are open after hours by appointment. Call (918) 274-4499 whenever you need them.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.