Yearly Archives: 2021

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

Why You Should Take Your Bumper Damage Seriously

Why You Should Take Your Bumper Damage Seriously

Your vehicle bumper is designed to take many obstructions, which leads to dings and dents over time. Sometimes, it seems like a small thing for many vehicle owners and not something that should justify a visit to a local auto body shop. However, you'd be doing yourself a favor by taking your car in to be fixed because your car's bumper plays several roles that can lead to other significant problems if not taken care of. Here are the negative effects of ignoring bumper damage:   Bumpers Lessen Impact On Your Car When you experience a collision, there's a good chance that your bumper is the first thing that makes contact. Bumpers are built with solid materials to handle the force straight-on and minimize the impact on the rest of the car. This is especially true in cases where you have fender benders and other more minor crashes. When your bumper is not in decent shape, the damage to your car body and other areas can be affected easier.   Reduces Resale Value O ... read more

Does Car Body Work Always Require a Full Paint Job?

Does Car Body Work Always Require a Full Paint Job?

The appearance of your vehicle is one of the features that prompted you to make the purchase. We all want to be seen driving a spick-n-span car with no blemishes on the paint or body. That's why most drivers feel tacitly obliged to repair dents and dings after getting involved in minor knocks. Other auto body repairs might require a complete paint job. For instance, if you plan to resale the car or simply upgrade its appearance, you'll need an entire paint job. What most drivers find confusing is deciding whether to have a full or partial paint job to repair their vehicle's body. Well, it depends on the extent of damage to the body and the owner's personal preference. Below, we discuss in-depth the circumstances that warrant a whole paint job. Safety – Your vehicle's paint does more than just improving its appearance. It is designed to protect the body from structural damage. The steel used in their manufacture corrodes and weakens when exposed to eleme ... read more

How Often Does Transmission Fluid Need to be Changed?

How Often Does Transmission Fluid Need to be Changed?

Transmission fluid acts as a lubricant that protects all parts of your engine from wear and tear. It is the very reason that everything in your car keeps running as well as it does, so knowing when to have it changed requires some observation on your part. Transmission fluid should be changed at 50,000 to 100,000 miles for automatic cars. This helps in reducing the likelihood of an engine breakdown. Plus, the reason this requirement is so different from a manual transmission is that you don't need to worry about always having to shift to a new gear every time you change speeds. Those who drive manual transmission vehicles should typically get their transmission fluid changed at least once every 50,000 to 90,000. On some cars, you may need to have it changed sooner, which could be at 25,000 miles. Much of this decision is influenced by how often you drive and the behavior of your vehicle. If the transmission appears to be slipping when shifting gears, then the odds are great that ... read more

What are the Most Common Subaru Repairs?

What are the Most Common Subaru Repairs?

If you own a Subaru then it is important that you keep up on all of the necessary car maintenance information and that you know what to do if you need to go out and get your car repaired. There are certain things that will affect the condition of your car and Subaru repair is just one of those things. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common Subaru repairs and what you can expect when you go to our shop for assistance. One of the most common problems that car owners experience with their Subaru vehicles is that the brakes need to be serviced. Brake pad replacement is often needed, which is why our experts are here to assist if you find yourself needing a brake service. Some signs that you may need a brake repair are loss of brake power, a spongy brake pedal, squealing or grinding noises, and more. If your car has lost its steering control then it is imperative that you give us a call or an inspection. The steering is important to your safety and ensuring that ... read more

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