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Your Guide to Aftermarket Auto Parts

Your Guide to Aftermarket Auto Parts

If you have to have parts replaced when your car is repaired, it’s likely you’ll have a choice of parts: OEM, aftermarket, or salvaged. You may have heard the general difference: OEM is the exact part your car had when it was new, aftermarket parts are like off-brand...
10 Collision Repair Terms to Know

10 Collision Repair Terms to Know

Every industry has its own jargon and not everyone understands the language! It’s important for you to know what’s going on with your car, during your repairs, so we’ve put together a short list of repair shop terms you might hear. Aftermarket Parts Any auto part that...
Do you need a Diagnostic Repair Scan?

Do you need a Diagnostic Repair Scan?

So you’ve been in an accident, you’ve gotten estimates, selected your collision repair shop, and you’re ready to have your car back! Your repair technician brought up something called a pre and post collision diagnostic repair scan, but you’re not convinced it’s...
A Guide to OEM Auto Parts

A Guide to OEM Auto Parts

If your car is in an accident, you’re likely to hear the term “OEM parts” at some point during your repair. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. Your insurance company or your repair shop may suggest that you opt to replace a damaged part with an OEM...
Safe Child Car Seat Practices in a Car Accident

Safe Child Car Seat Practices in a Car Accident

According to the CDC, car accidents are the number one cause of death and injury in children. AAA reports that when compared with seat belt use, using safety restraints specifically designed for children, like car seats, can reduce the risk of injury by up to 82...
Auto Maintenance Basics: Alignment

Auto Maintenance Basics: Alignment

There are a handful of things that we’re told we need to maintain to keep our cars in shape, some of which we have to know, like filling the gas tank, but others that may slip through the cracks. Tire alignment is one of those things that we may have heard of, but...
How to Handle an Out of State Road Trip Car Accident

How to Handle an Out of State Road Trip Car Accident

Car accidents are stressful at any time of the year, in any weather, no matter where you’re driving. But during the summer, with so many more drivers on the road, driving in unfamiliar places, an out of state car accident is much more likely! Do you know what to do...
How to Avoid Rear End Collisions

How to Avoid Rear End Collisions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 30 percent of all automobile accidents in the United States is the rear end collision. That’s nearly one third of all accidents! There are many ways you can take action now to prevent a...
Avoiding Distracted Driving

Avoiding Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives in the United States during 2015, and injured 391,000 people. We’ve all heard that distracted driving is dangerous, and it can cause accidents, but we still...
The Cost of Repainting a Vehicle after a Collision

The Cost of Repainting a Vehicle after a Collision

After a collision, your car may have suffered dents and scratches, among other things. When it’s been put back together and runs like new, does it look like new? At the very least, does it look (and run) like it did before the accident? If the answer is no, it may be...