Steering And Suspension

Your vehicle’s steering and suspension system plays a huge role in the performance and safety of the vehicle, and it’s one of the biggest ways that a driver maintains control of the vehicle. Usually, when the steering and suspension system is affected, it is due to a collision in the front of the vehicle or […]

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Air Bags In Your Car

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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in your Vehicle The supplemental restraint system, or SRS, in your vehicle does exactly what its name implies: it supplements the restraint, or seatbelt, system. In the case of a collision, the primary function of the supplemental restraint system is to deploy airbags, although modern systems may initiate other actions, like […]

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What Is Your Car Made Of?

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Metals and Carbon Fiber used in Vehicle Manufacturing As auto technology evolves, so does the materials from which vehicles are made. Many different metals, plastics, and carbon fiber are used to manufacture the various components of a car. Manufacturers may try different materials because each material can affect things like production cost, fuel efficiency, safety, […]

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Rivets, Fasteners, and Adhesive OH MY!

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Proper Joining Methods: Adhesives and Rivets When a vehicle needs repair, old parts may need to be removed and replaced with new ones. Automobiles are made from many separate parts, and they are made to fit together and be fastened in place. Traditionally, rivets and welds have been used to hold parts together. Many modern […]

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OEM vs Aftermarket Parts

The debate between using Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and aftermarket parts to repair vehicles post-collision has been going on since the states stopped requiring collision repair shops to use OEM parts. Most debaters are concerned about either the cost or the safety of using one over the other. Insurance companies often push for non-OEM […]

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OEM Certification for Auto Body Repair Shops

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When it comes to auto body repair shops, not all shops are created equally. Training, tools, parts suppliers, and equipment can vary from shop to shop. Choosing the right shop can make a difference in how your vehicle is repaired, and what tools and parts are used to repair it. Different manufacturers build vehicles differently. […]

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Staying Safe With Airbags

Today, airbags are required in every car sold in the United States as a safety precaution. In many cases, airbags do what they’re meant to do: they provide a cushion in the case of impact and minimize the injuries to passengers. However, when they aren’t installed correctly or passengers don’t use other safety measures, like […]

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2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X: One of the Most Anticipated Cars of the Year One vehicle that has car enthusiasts excited is the 2016 Fiat 500X, which is the first in the series to be offered in the United States market. In fact, USA Today even recently described its Trekking model as an ”SUV with spunk.” Motor […]

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Hyundai Genesis Good And Bad

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The Hyundai Genesis is a luxury sedan that has been manufactured since 2008; second-generation cars are currently being sent to the United States and other parts of the world. Probably the first thing that those who know cars noticed when these started arriving in their home markets was that Hyundai was starting to get a […]

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San Rafael: A Nice Place to Live and Work

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This community of 60,000 people is an enviable place to live and work for a number of reasons. One of the more popular ones is how accessible San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area are from here. For example, you could drive into downtown San Francisco in about 30-45 minutes, crossing the majestic […]

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