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The Dangers of Shopping Cart-Car Collisions

The Dangers of Shopping Cart-Car Collisions

The mall or grocery store parking lot can be extra dangerous for your vehicle during this time of year. It's there where your car is most exposed to possible bumper damage or dents. There are many hazards your vehicle must overcome in the parking lot, and the one most people don't talk about is shopping carts. Whether they are stationary at the return post or on the move, shopping carts are a common cause of body damage. If you're someone who has suffered from this type of collision, there are actions that you can take to ensure you have a stress-free and quick restoration process.  Step 1 - Take Pictures of the Damage One of the first things you should do after any vehicle incident is capture pictures of the affected parts. Those photos can come in handy for your estimate at db Orlando Collision Inc. Step 2 - Assess the Situation In most circumstances, businesses are generally not liable for accidents that occur with their shopping carts in their parking lot. It ... read more

Are Car Scratches Worth Fixing?

Are Car Scratches Worth Fixing?

Scratches on your vehicle's body don't just make the appearance of your car look bad, but they can also start up a number of other side effects if not treated quickly. After examining the marks, you might wonder whether you should have them removed or just save some money by ignoring them. Let's dive deeper into why removing car scratches is necessary to preserve your car's look and overall health.   The truth is car scratches can allow outside elements to get into the deep folds of your vehicle's bodywork. Whenever we drive, thousands of particles of water, dirt, and debris graze our cars. And when we have scratches or marks, this debris can get into the metal and produce rust.  Not removing a car scratch will start a bad habit. If you justify putting off your first car scratch or dent, you're more likely going to make excuses for any other damage that comes after that. Before you know it, you're going to be neglecting maintenance services. Lo ... read more

What Are the Pros and Cons of Ceramic Coating?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a silica-based liquid polymer chemical sealant that can withstand external threats to your vehicle's exterior paint. Another common term for it is nano-ceramic coating. The ceramic coating chemicals form a layer on top of your vehicle's natural coating and protect it from scratch marks, dents, etc. The ceramic coating is hydrophobic, meaning it also deters water. This solution is applied by hand, usually by a professional, and can be effective for up to several years instead of wax.   Pros of Ceramic Coating Paint Protection - Everyday driving exposes your car to many airborne contaminants that endanger your car's exterior appearance. The ceramic coating further ensures the original paint is shielded from dirt, debris, or anything that can cause accidental marks, etc. UV Ray Safety - Parking in the scorching sun can have adverse effects on your vehicle paint. Ceramic coating can tackle those harmful UV rays and preserve your car's natural pai ... read more

What Are the Top 4 Common Causes Of Vehicle Accidents?

What Are the Top 4 Common Causes Of Vehicle Accidents?

Cars have been a part of American culture since the very beginning. Whereas automobiles account for most of our daily transportation today, they are also the cause of thousands of fatalities of car crashes every year. Understanding the most common causes of car crashes is vital in making sure you play your part in not causing one in the first place. Here are the top 4 common causes of automobile accidents in the US.   #1: Distracted Driving Distracted driving has always been the number one cause of traffic accidents, but it has only worsened due to the creation of the smartphone. Unfortunately, it is no longer uncommon to drive past someone who's driving while scrolling on an app or texting their friends. The hazards associated with distracted driving are that the more you do it and get away with it, the more inclined you are to do it. You may think you can multitask behind the wheel, but calling, texting, eating, reading, and grooming while driving are all very dangerous a ... read more

What Should I Do Immediately After A Vehicle Accident?

 What Should I Do Immediately After A Vehicle Accident?

Car accidents can be catastrophic, stressful, and scary. Most drivers are likely to get into an accident at least once in their lifetime, so it's probably important to know exactly what steps to take at the scene and in the days following the crash. It's common for most people to feel shaken up whenever an accident happens, but the most important tip to take away is to remain calm.   If you’re involved in an automobile accident, whether you’re at fault or not, there are certain things you should always do to protect yourself. Here are the actions you should take immediately following a wreck: Step 1: Safety FIRST If the incident is minor, consider moving the vehicle out of traffic to a safe location. You should turn off your vehicle and turn on your hazards to alert other drivers. If you or your passengers are severely injured, please call for emergency assistance immediately. Step 2: Call the Police You should phone the police, even if the accident is mi ... read more