• Paint Curing: Turning New Auto Paint into a Long-Lasting Finish
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    Paint Curing: Turning New Auto Paint into a Long-Lasting Finish

    There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to drying and curing automotive paint. What does it mean when paint is soft? Does the car go into an oven after it’s painted? How long do you have to wait before you can wash and wax your car after it’s repainted? Here’s what actually happens when

  • New IIHS Ratings for Pedestrian Crash Safety

    New IIHS Ratings for Pedestrian Crash Safety

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is rolling out a new crash test. However, it’s not the usual test for vehicle collisions. Instead, it measures how effective active safety systems are at preventing accidents with pedestrians. Here’s what you need to know about these new tests, what you should look for when shopping for a

  • Checking Used Cars for Collision Damage

    Checking Used Cars for Collision Damage

    Almost any car accident will cause major cosmetic and structural damage. If repaired correctly, the look, function and safety of the vehicle can be restored. You might make sure this happens when your own car is in a collision, but what about a car you’re about to buy? Here are some ways you can identify

  • 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

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