• Protecting and Repairing Plastic Headlights

    Protecting and Repairing Plastic Headlights

    Cloudy headlights are a common sight on modern cars, but they don’t have to be. By taking some precautions against wear and UV damage and removing damage when it appears, you can keep your car looking good and get the light you need to see. Why Did Automakers Switch to Plastic? Glass lenses required less

  • Finding a Good Mechanic

    Finding a Good Mechanic

    How do you find a good mechanic? It’s not just a matter of finding someone who does quality work, but also someone who can do the work you need. Here are some tips that will help you find a shop that will best fit your needs. Know the Basics Jokes about blinker fluid and muffler

  • How to Reduce Distracted Driving

    How to Reduce Distracted Driving

    Drunk driving may be the leading cause of accident-related deaths, but distracted driving causes more accidents. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 9 people die and 1,000 are injured every day by distracted driving, and all of us are guilty of it in one way or another. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate distractions, these

  • Automatic Emergency Braking

    Automatic Emergency Braking

    Commercials about brake assist make it seem as if it will eliminate the need for drivers to pay attention and save the lives of dog walking pedestrians around the world. While we don’t know why dog walkers are always featured in these commercials, we do know that this technology is recommended by the NHTSA, IIHS

  • How Vehicle Damage is Assessed

    How Vehicle Damage is Assessed

    When you need collision repair services, getting a good estimate can be almost as important as the quality of the repairs. A skilled assessor can create an accurate estimate that will cover most if not all the damage and be done in a way that makes both you and the insurance company happy. Getting that

  • Developing Colors to Match Your Car

    Developing Colors to Match Your Car

    How does an auto body shop get a newly painted body panel to look like it did when it left the factory? Spies Hecker comes out with 25,000 new paint formulas each year that can be recreated in body shops like ours to recreate factory paint. Those formulas are the result of work starting before

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