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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...
Air Bags In Your Car

Air Bags In Your Car

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...
What Is Your Car Made Of?

What Is Your Car Made Of?

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...
Rivets, Fasteners, and Adhesive OH MY!

Rivets, Fasteners, and Adhesive OH MY!

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...

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...

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...
2016 Fiat 500X

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...
Hyundai Genesis Good And Bad

Hyundai Genesis Good And Bad

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...
San Rafael: A Nice Place to Live and Work

San Rafael: A Nice Place to Live and Work

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...