• Download This: The Ultimate Car Safety App

    Considering how fast the average vehicle can go, driving is an inherently dangerous activity, and can be costly if you find yourself in need of  auto body repairs . Even if you’re constantly vigilant, it isn’t always enough to avoid an accident.

    With the iOnRoad Augmented Driving Android app, you can more easily avoid catastrophe. This sophisticated app can recognize the size and position of your vehicle and warn you whenever you’re about to collide with something.

    iOnRoad also alerts you whenever you start drifting off the road, helps you with parking, and performs a number of other functions that can prevent you from damaging yourself or vehicle.

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    Unfortunately, not even the most advanced app can eliminate the possibility of an accident. If your vehicle ever suffers damage of any kind, bring it by Michael J’s Body Shop . We’re happy to provide you with quality collision repair and excellent customer service. For more information, call us today at (408) 279-2070.  

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  • For More Information On Driving Dangers And GAP Insurance, Browse Through These Links

    The road is nothing to take for granted. A  car accident  can happen at any time to anyone, so exercise caution. Here are some tips for protecting yourself on the road with knowledge and insurance.

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    • If someone you know is getting older and you think their age may be affecting the way they drive, you may want to have a discussion about safety with that person. Check out these tips on safe driving for older adults from NHTSA.gov.
    • When it comes to teen driving , drinking should never enter the picture. Find out what the California DMV has to say on the subject.
    • Get the truth on the connections between teen fatalities and vehicle crashes. Here’s a teen driver fact sheet from the CDC.
    • Explore how GAP insurance can help you if your car is totaled. Check out this info from Interest.com.
    • See how GAP insurance fits in to the larger picture of your auto coverage . Check out this article from Insure.com.

    If you’re looking to erase the damage done to your car after an accident and get back on the road, call Michael J’s Body Shop today for quality, professional collision repairs in San Jose . Contact us at (408) 279-2070.

  • 10 Safe Driving Tips From a Car Accident Lawyer

    Certain driving practices can reduce your risk of getting into an  car accident , like the way you hold your steering wheel and the time you day you drive. Here are a few tips for staying safer on the road.

    Michael Pines has been a personal injury lawyer since 1992. He has represented a lot of clients in the past two decades and knows what commonly causes accidents. In this video, Pines offers 10 great driving tips that will keep you safe on the road, like knowing your car’s limits and avoiding the fast lanes of traffic.

    If you would like to get your car back on the road and looking great after an accident, call Michael J’s Body Shop at (408) 279-2070 today.

  • Michael J’s Body Shop – The Official Body Shop of the Del Grande Dealer Group!

    Michael J’s Body Shop is proud to be the Official Body Shop of the Del Grande Dealer Group!

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    With this partnership, Michael J’s provides collision repair services  for the following makes:











    If you are in need of Mazda collision repairs , or need to take your truck to a quality Chevrolet auto body shop , call Michael J’s today! 

  • Mortality Rate High for Teen Drivers

    Bad Driver: Teen Texting while Driving

    It’s a sad fact, but it’s true: traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. Here are some facts on teen driver mortality rates.

    An Age Group at Risk

    Of all age groups, 16 to 19 year olds have the greatest risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. Among teen drivers, those at an especially high risk are:

    • Male drivers and passengers.
    • All teens driving with teen passengers
    • Newly licensed teens, especially during the first year they are eligible to drive.

    Teen Drivers Tend to Speed and Tailgate More Often

    Teens tend to drive above the posted speed limits more often than older drivers. They also leave a smaller cushion distance between themselves and other drivers. If a male teenage passenger is in the car, the likelihood of risky driving behavior increases significantly. The percentage of male teen drivers who were speeding at the time of a fatal crash in 2005 was 35%, and 26% had been drinking.

    Teens Ride in Cars with Drivers Who Drink

    A 2007 survey found that, over the course of a month, three out of ten teens reported that they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol. In 2008, three out of every four teen drivers killed in automobile crashes after drinking had not been wearing a seatbelt.

    It’s a sad and troubling occasion when a teen gets in an auto collision or accident of any kind. If a teen is lucky enough to walk away with his or her life after an accident, the experience should be regarded as a real life lesson.

    If you need  auto body repair to get your car in safe working order and back on the road after an accident or collision, call Michael J’s Body Shop at (408) 279-2070 today.