• Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

    Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

    It’s easy to drive through railroad crossings without paying much attention to them, but each time we do so, we risk a serious, possibly fatal accident. Every three hours, a person or vehicle is struck by a train in the U.S. A collision with a train is 40 times more likely to result in death

  • What is a Direct Repair Shop?

    What is a Direct Repair Shop?

    What should you do when your insurance agent recommends an auto body shop when you file an accident claim? Is it worth following their advice? This recommended shop is probably part of a network of direct repair shops. These businesses meet the insurance company’s requirements for claim filing and warranties, and they have a reputation

  • Fit and Finish: Why It’s Important

    Fit and Finish: Why It’s Important

    Have you ever looked at a car and knew right away that it was in an accident? Maybe the paint was different on one body panel, or the door wouldn’t shut right. While fit and finish may seem cosmetic, this poor repair quality is more than skin deep. If care isn’t taken to get everything

  • Self-Driving Cars: What You Need to Know

    Self-Driving Cars: What You Need to Know

    There’s a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to self-driving cars. When will they hit the market? What are the benefits? How good are driver assistance systems today? Are current cars really self-driving? How do you fix something so complex? Here’s what you need to know about this emerging technology. The Benefits of Automated Driving

  • Repairing Storm Damage: What Happens, and Who Pays?

    Repairing Storm Damage: What Happens, and Who Pays?

    When you think of weather and car damage, you probably think of sliding on icy roads or fixing rust caused by road salt. However, wind and hail from severe storms can do serious damage, even if you’re not on the road. Does your insurance cover the damage? How do you make sure you can make

  • Frame Straightening: Pulling Your Car Back into Shape

    Frame Straightening: Pulling Your Car Back into Shape

    Frame straightening sounds scary, but it’s more common than you’d think. Frames are bent in about half of auto accidents, making this a regular part of autobody repair. Here’s how a little bending, cutting and welding can bring your car back to its original shape and performance. Why is Frame Damage so Common, and What

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