Blog Posts in 2012

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Preparing Your Car for Winter Weather

Although San Jose is not exactly known for harsh winter weather, it’s still a good idea to prepare yourself and your car for winter weather should you head out of town for a winter vacation. ...
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A Look at How Seatbelts are Made

Although a collision may cost you a trip to the car repair shop, wearing a seatbelt can oftentimes prevent you and any passengers from being seriously injured. Find out how seatbelts are made by ...
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Examining Common Airbag Myths and Facts

Next to the seatbelt, airbags are the most important safety feature found inside your vehicle. Airbags prevent a countless number of deaths each year. Unfortunately, there is a lot of speculation ...
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Why Proper Tire Maintenance Is Vital to Your Vehicle's Safety

Going to a car repair shop for regular tire care is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your vehicle’s overall safety and drivability. Proper tire maintenance can also help ...
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Driving Safety Essentials for Every Driver

Every year in the United States, over 3 million people sustain injuries that result from car collisions. To avoid a potentially life-threatening car collision, follow the safety tips presented in this ...
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A Look at the Leading Causes of Distracted Driving

Many of the distracted-driving collisions that occur on a daily basis are easily avoided—the key is knowing which behaviors to avoid yourself and which behaviors to look for in your fellow ...
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Get More Seat Belt Facts and Car Safety Information with These Resources

Michael J's Body Shop does more than top-notch auto body repairs. We can also help you make a smart used auto purchase. Also, be sure to check out these online resources to learn more about car safety ...
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Learning How to Augment Your Driving to Suit Road Conditions

Hazardous road conditions may hinder your ability to control your vehicle, increasing your chance of getting into an auto collision. The best way to avoid an accident in harsh weather is to adjust ...
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How to Stay Safe When Driving in the Rain

Stormy weather and poor road conditions can make it tough to stay safe on the road. Fortunately, there are a few things you can to improve your chances of making it home safely. Watch this video and ...
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A Look at the Facts Behind Seat Belts

Seat belts are a critical part of vehicle safety. These simple restraints protect drivers and passengers from the serious injuries that might occur after an auto collision. Unfortunately, new ...
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Common Types of Injuries Sustained in Auto Accidents

Most car accidents produce little more than temporary emotional damage. Unfortunately, some accidents result in a life-changing injury or even death. Learn about the injuries a driver might sustain ...
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Understanding Airbags

There were no airbags on the first Model T’s that rolled off the line over a century ago, but airbags have become one of the most commonly found features on today’s modern cars. But while ...
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A Consumer's Guide to Automotive Collision Avoidance Systems

An increasing number of new cars offer collision avoidance systems as a standard or optional feature. These advanced safety features allow drivers everywhere to reduce their risk of getting into an ...
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Car Dependability Infographic Sheds Some Light on the Muddy Waters of How Dependable Cars Really Are

With so many different car makers all claiming to be the best, choosing the right car can be confusing. If you are looking for a dependable vehicle, check out this great car dependability infographic ...
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Max Speed Limit by State Infographic

Ever wondered where your state stands on the average of the max speed limits across the US? Check out this great car safety infographic from Compliance and Safety to see where your state fits in the ...
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Check out These Resources for More Valuable Safe Driving Tips and Car Safety Information

As San Jose’s leading collision repair center, Michael J’s Body Shop is committed to helping get your car back on the road as soon as possible following a collision. However, we are also ...
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What You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Being Rear-Ended in Traffic

Rush-hour traffic isn’t just extremely frustrating; it’s incredibly dangerous, as well. While you may think that a trip to your local collision repair shop is the extent of a ...
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Do New Car-Safety Technologies Live Up to the Hype?

More than ever, carmakers today are committed to building the safest vehicles possible. It’s no surprise, then, that a considerable amount of resources are spent each year by automotive ...
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Understanding the "Crumple Zone" and How it Keeps You Safe

From anti-lock brakes and side-curtain airbags to adaptive headlights and blind-spot warning systems, automotive safety has come a long way in the last few decades. But without a doubt, one of the ...
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Your Car May Not be as Safe as You Think

Before you buy your new luxury car, read this article to see how safe it actually is.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new front crash test that is tougher than crash tests ...
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Our Very Own Rich of Michael J's is Interviewed by AutobodyNews.com!

When it comes to auto body shops that stay on top of changes, Michael J’s Auto Body Shop is right at the top, which is why AutobodyNews.com decided to interview our very own Rich Villanueva on ...
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Learn More about Safe Driving and Choosing a Body Shop with These Great Resources

We’ve recently talked about the reasons why it’s so important to choose a quality auto body repair shop. We’ve also covered the best ways to avoid ever needing to make a trip to one. ...
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Instant On-Site Repair Quotes from Michael J's Body Shop now Available at Del Grande Dealerships

Michael J’s Body Shop is happy to announce the newest addition to our partnership with the Del Grande Dealer Group. In addition to our VIP Purchase Program, we now offer on-site collision repair ...
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Why Price Isn't the Only Factor You Should Consider When Shopping for a Body Shop

When it comes to auto body repair, finding a proper shop to perform your repairs is essential. The body and structure of a vehicle not only affect the appearance of the vehicle, they also play an ...
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Use the Car Home Android App for a Safer Driving Experience

Minimizing the risk of an accident in a vehicle is every driver’s goal. There are many ways to do this, and improving driving habits is one of the best ways. Taking away the number of ...
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