• 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?
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    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
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    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

  • Replacement Parts: What You May See on Your Insurance Appraisal
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    Replacement Parts: What You May See on Your Insurance Appraisal

    While it’s easy to understand the labor that goes into collision repair, the parts can be confusing. Is there really a difference between OEM parts and aftermarket parts? What do acronyms like “LKQ” and “A/M” mean? What happens if I modified my car? Here’s what you need to know to decipher the parts section of

  • Driving in Canada

    Driving in Canada

    Weak currency, cooler weather, and ample tourist opportunities make Canada a great place to visit this time of year. With places like Toronto and Thunder Bay within a day’s drive, it makes sense to go by car. What do you need to cross the border? Do you need additional car insurance? Are there differences in

  • Staying Safe when Driving in Fog

    Staying Safe when Driving in Fog

    Driving in fog is more dangerous than you think. Each year, the National Weather Service estimates there are 511 deaths caused by fog each year. That’s 25% higher than the rate of winter weather-related casualties. Knowing how to deal with foggy driving and when to avoid it could keep you from being involved in one

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