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Caring for Your Car’s New Paint after a Repair

Your car has been to the collision shop, it’s been repaired, made to look new, and you’ve taken it home. If it had a new paint job, your body shop technicians were meticulous in ensuring that the new paint matched the old paint. Paint is tasked with protecting your car from rust, so it’s up…

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10 Collision Repair Terms to Know

Every industry has its own jargon and not everyone understands the language! It’s important for you to know what’s going on with your car, during your repairs, so we’ve put together a short list of repair shop terms you might hear. Aftermarket Parts Any auto part that isn’t made by the original equipment manufacturer, or…

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Guide to Collision Repair Estimates

Following a car accident, the idea of finding the right collision repair shop can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Hopefully it’s a process that you don’t have much experience with (unless you work in the collision repair industry). Remember that you have the right to select your collision repair shop and nobody, even your insurance company,…

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A Guide To OEM Parts

If your car is in an accident, you’re likely to hear the term “OEM parts” at some point during your repair. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. Your insurance company or your repair shop may suggest that you opt to replace a damaged part with an OEM replacement part, a genuine part, an aftermarket part,…

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Understanding Your Car Insurance Policy

Car insurance is a legal requirement for drivers in most states, but understanding an auto insurance policy is not an easy task. It’s important to know what your coverage includes now whether you’re choosing a new policy or you have one that you’ve never (or rarely) used, before you’re in an accident, so we’ve put…

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Safe Child Car Seat Practices in a Car Accident

According to the CDC, car accidents are the number one cause of death and injury in children. AAA reports that when compared with seat belt use, using safety restraints specifically designed for children, like car seats, can reduce the risk of injury by up to 82 percent. The older a child is at the time…

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How to Avoid Rear End Collisions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 30 percent of all automobile accidents in the United States is the rear end collision. That’s nearly one third of all accidents! There are many ways you can take action now to prevent a rear end collision from happening. We’ve put together a list of…

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Can a Minor Car Accident Cause Major Damage?

Fender benders are the most common kind of accident, and generally, they don’t cause much damage. Most of time time, it’s a good idea to go to the doctor anyway to get yourself checked out because sometimes things, like whiplash, don’t show outward signs immediately. But what about your car? Sometimes, even small things caused…

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Avoiding Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives in the United States during 2015, and injured 391,000 people. We’ve all heard that distracted driving is dangerous, and it can cause accidents, but we still do it! What is distracted driving? Why is it dangerous? The NHTSA defines it as…

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Steps in the Collision Repair Process

If you haven’t been in an accident before, the process, from collision to paid and repaired vehicle, can seem confusing. We’ve put together a simple list to help un-complicate the process for you. The Accident At the accident, make sure you do the following: ● Take photos of the scene, preferably before any of the…

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