What’s That Smell?

While maintaining your vehicle can help to prevent major issues, even a fender bender can create or exacerbate major and minor issues. Even if you think you’ve just dented the side panel or broken a headlight in an accident, it’s a good idea to have your vehicle examined after a crash. To protect the passengers […]

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Is My Car Safe to Drive After an Accident?

Of course, the answer to this question completely depends on the specifics of the accident that your vehicle was in. However, if you have any question as to whether it is safe to drive or not, it is always a good idea to have it inspected! Your collision technician can tell you if it is […]

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What Does That Mean?

A Mini-Glossary of Helpful Insurance Related Collision Repair Terms When you’re in an accident, it’s (hopefully) a rare occurrence, but that means that you’re likely to run into a few insurance related terms you aren’t accustomed to hearing. That’s why we put together this list of useful insurance terms to help you through the process […]

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Car Insurance Basics

The Basics of Car Insurance In the United States, most states require vehicle owners to have some kind of car insurance, but the laws regarding what kinds of car insurance you need vary from state to state. Your auto insurance company won’t sell you anything less than what is legally required, but they will offer […]

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Why Won’t My Car Start?

If you’ve been in a car accident, your first concern is generally for the safety of the people involved, and then you have to figure out how much damage was done to your vehicle. When your car won’t start, there could be a hundred causes – so how do you narrow it down and figure […]

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Dangers of Driving with a Cracked Windshield

Cracks and chips in a windshield can be annoying, especially if they’re right in your field of view, but they can easily be forgotten if they’re not. Unfortunately, they can be more than just an inconvenience. Chips and cracks can be a major safety hazard, and in some states, they’re illegal. What causes windshield cracks […]

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Airbags – What You Need To Know

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The airbag system is also called the supplementary restraint system (SRS) or the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR), and acts as a secondary line of defense against injury in a crash. The primary restraint system is the seat belt. In the event of a car accident airbags are designed to protect the passengers from injury… Unless […]

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Why Frame Measuring Matters

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When a vehicle is in a collision, it means that it made contact with another moving object. Sometimes, vehicles make contact with stationary objects, or stationary vehicles are hit by other moving things. When a vehicle collides with something else, whether it’s another vehicle or another object, the moving object, or both moving objects, have […]

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Post Collision Painting

After a collision, repainting your vehicle may be the last thing you’re thinking about – especially if the damage was severe. However, it may be the final step in the repair process. Painting is an important part of maintaining the look of your vehicle, but it’s also a barrier that protects the car from rust. […]

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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Auto Parts

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Original equipment manufacturer auto parts, or OEM parts, are car parts that are made by the vehicle’s original manufacturer. They are the exact same parts, made with the same materials in the same way, usually with the same machines, that the vehicle was made with. It does not mean that the parts are made by […]

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