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Why Are Accidents so Common in the Summer?

It may seem like there are reasons why each season is more full of car accidents than any other, but the truth is that the changing of the seasons leads to more accidents than anything else. Each season brings new weather and changes in the behavior of people, plants, and animals, all of which can…

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Springtime Pedestrians and Cyclists

Spring has arrived, the weather is getting warmer, and that means pedestrians and cyclists are coming out of hibernation and they’re on the streets and sidewalks. It may be wet, which means lower visibility and slicker roads. In order to prevent or appropriately handle pedestrian and cyclist collisions, keep the following in mind. Driver Safety…

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The Cost of Repainting a Vehicle after a Collision

After a collision, your car may have suffered dents and scratches, among other things. When it’s been put back together and runs like new, does it look like new? At the very least, does it look (and run) like it did before the accident? If the answer is no, it may be due to the…

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What to do if Your Car Floods

Spring is here, water levels are rising, and more vehicles, pedestrians, and animals are out on the roadways, Whether you live in an area that floods often or you’re involved in an accident that lands your vehicle in a body of water, it’s important to know how to safely use your vehicle following high water.…

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Collision Repair Paint Terms

Basecoat – The basecoat is the first layer of paint, and is usually highly pigmented, or strongly colored. A basecoat/clear is a type of paint system in which the basecoat offers the color, and gloss and durability are provided by an additional coat. Clear Coat – The clear coat is the top layer of paint…

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Small Changes to Drive Green

Going green, eating green, and protecting the environment are terms we hear all over the place now. It may seem like the latest trend, but do you know how easy it is to do? Benefits of ‘Going Green’ Not only is green healthier for you and for the environment, it can save you some green…

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Collision Repair Insurance Terms

DRP (Direct Repair Program) – A direct repair program is an agreement between an insurance company and a repair shop. Generally, the insurance company agrees to fast or automatic approvals of repairs in which the repair shop agrees to certain terms and standards, like billing practices, record keeping, and some repair practices. Automobile Liability Insurance…

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Car Collisions Basics

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, or if you’ve had to deal with the aftermath of one, there is a good chance you’re familiar with certain aspects of one. In order to stay safe and prevent an accident, or to ensure that you, your passengers, and your vehicle are safe after one,…

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Collision Repair Terms You Should Know

Appraisal – The written estimate of the vehicle’s worth. A damage appraisal is the written estimate estimate of the extent of the damage caused in an accident, and is usually completed by a body shop and an insurance company adjuster. Estimate – This written document is created by an estimator or an appraiser, and it…

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How To Prevent An Accident

Prevent Accidents with Safe Driving Habits Whether you’ve never been in a car accident before, or you’re lucky to have survived one, they happen more often than you’d think. Keeping your car in safe driving condition can be one great way to prevent an accident caused by something that goes wrong on the road, but…

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