• A Quick Look at Frame Measuring

    The frame of your car is designed to absorb force during an accident, whether you collide with another moving car on the road, hit a stationary object, or are hit by another moving car while you are stationary. The ability of the frame to absorb the force of the collision protects you and many of […]

  • Highway Driving Tips for New Drivers

    Driving on the highway when you’re a new driver can be intimidating. It’s important to be fully aware of your surroundings whenever you’re driving on the highway, and to stay alert at all times. The advice in this video will help you. For most new drivers, merging on the highway is the most challenging part. […]

  • Don’t Be Fooled by These Collision Repair Myths

    If you’re in an auto accident, chances are that you’ll hear a lot of misinformation about the collision repair process. These myths can cost you money and affect your ability to restore your car to its original condition. Don’t let misconceptions about how collision repairs work keep you from getting the best service for your […]

  • Do You Have a Roadside Emergency Kit Yet?

    Even with careful driving, being out on the road is unpredictable. You never know when a collision or mechanical issue will leave you stranded and in need of help. Cell phones may make it easier than ever before to get assistance, but you can’t always get a signal, and you may need to care for […]

  • What Are OEM Parts?

    Supermarkets stock both brand name products and generic or store brand products. Both products are similar, but sometimes there can be a difference in quality. The same is true of OEM and aftermarket car parts. Original Equipment Manufacturer parts are made by the manufacturer of the vehicle. They were designed and produced to perfectly fit […]

  • How Frame Straightening Machines Work

    Auto body shops have specialized frame straightening machines capable of repairing damaged vehicle frames. When you watch the accompanying video, you’ll see a frame straightener at an auto collision center. The damaged vehicle is placed on a platform. It features two towers, which are upright posts, and a hydraulic ram. Clamps are mounted on the […]

  • A Look at the Evolution of Auto Safety

    Auto safety features have evolved considerably since an experimental steam-powered car killed a scientist, Mary Ward, in Ireland in 1869. Ward has the dubious distinction of being the first known car crash victim. Back then, steam cars were seen as an eccentric hobby, and safety features were unheard of. Just as auto body shops have […]

  • Overcoming Driving Fear After a Major Accident

    The average car accident lasts a mere matter of seconds, but it always leaves a lasting impression. A serious wreck, especially one that caused major injuries, can cause psychological trauma. If you’re feeling nervous after a wreck, you might find yourself unable to drive your repaired car home from the auto body shop . Aside […]

  • Comparing Basecoats, Clear Coats, and Sealers

    An auto body paint job is a lot more involved than just spraying on a quick layer. When you take your car to a professional auto paint shop, your ride will be treated to multiple coats of carefully applied, specially formulated paint and protective materials. First, primer is applied to any unpainted surface. When working […]

  • Simple Preparedness Tips for New Drivers

    As a new driver, you probably aren’t expecting to wind up at a collision repair shop any time soon. But accidents do happen and cars do break down unexpectedly, so it’s important to be prepared for anything. You’ll hear an introduction to basic preparedness when you watch this video, presented by a life coach. She […]