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Steering Clear of Loose Rock Chips

One of the biggest causes of auto glass damage – and to some extent paintwork damage too – is loose rocks on the road. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced driver or a newbie behind the wheel, tires and loose chips of rock don’t mix, and you are likely to scatter some chips at some point while driving. 

However, there are a few steps you can take to avoid unnecessary auto glass damage for yourself and other road users.

Watch Your Speed

Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to avoiding throwing up rock chips and other debris is the role speed plays. It all comes down to physics – the faster your tires turn, the more force they exert on the road...

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Why It Is Important to Handle Dent Repairs Right Away

Dents are one of the most common types of bodywork repairs, whether due to a collision or even from hail damage. When your car gets a dent, it can be annoying and frustrating. However, if the dent is fairly small, you might be tempted to put off booking the vehicle for bodywork repair. Doing so could actually lead to more extensive problems further down the road. 

Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why it is important not to delay bodywork repair when your vehicle is dented. 

1 – Risk of Rust Spots

When a vehicle is dented, it may result in cracks and other damage to the paint. These cracks can allow water to get into the metallic part of the body which may cause rust spots. If...

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Busting 3 Common Myths About Collision Repairs

An auto collision is not an experience any of us particularly wants to deal with, but unfortunately, some drivers may find themselves in this situation at some point in their lives. It is a stressful experience with lots of things to think about including arranging auto collision repairs. That’s where things might get complicated because there are so many myths and misconceptions out there regarding collision repairs. 

Let’s take a moment to bust a few of the most common myths regarding auto collision repairs. 

1 – It’s Up to Your Insurance Provider Where You Get Your Collision Repairs

Many drivers believe it is down to their insurance provider to decide which body shop will handle...

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Bring it to Boyd Autobody & Glass in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Scurfield Blvd

Boyd Autobody & Glass located at 84 Scurfield Blvd is situated in the West Fort Garry Industrial neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Boyd Autobody & Glass prides itself on being your full service auto body repair / auto glass centre. They will assist you in dealing with your insurance company, help you arrange alternate transportation, and will keep you up-to-date on the repair status of your vehicle, while it's in the repair shop. 

The Repair Shop

The facility is...

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Main Causes of Collisions and How To Avoid Them

Getting into a collision can be an overwhelming experience, and definitely reminds us that driving cautiously is more important than anything else while operating a vehicle.

It’s important to note that most accidents are avoidable. The following are a few reasons why vehicle collisions occur and how to avoid them in the future.

Tired Drivers

Driving while tired is never recommended, because you not only put yourself at risk, you put others at risk too. Your body instinctively wants to go to sleep while driving at night, which is why it’s a very dangerous time to be driving.

You will know your body is tired if your...

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Car Cleaning Tips

For many vehicle owners the task of washing a car by hand is therapeutic and an act of pride. Many owners take great pride in the appearance of their vehicles, which in-turn may extend the lifespan of their vehicle. By washing a vehicle frequently it maintains the new-car finish for a longer period of time. While washing a vehicle may seem like a simple task, vacuum, wash with soap and rinse it off, it’s best to start from the inside and work your way out. The following are some tips so that you don’t accidentally scratch or ruin the finish of your vehicle.

 

Interior

Be sure to give your carpets and upholstery a good vacuuming to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. If you want to...

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What to Do After a Collision

Statistically, nearly everyone will be involved in some form of collision in their lifetime. Thankfully, most accidents that occur are minor and involve minimal injuries and auto body repair. Getting into a vehicle accident can be an overwhelming experience. However, having vehicle insurance in place, protect you from repair expenses to your vehicle and may cover you in case of injury.

If you get into a vehicle collision, there are a few things that can be done post-collision to ensure your safety and minimize stress during the insurance claim process and to ensure a seamless collision repair experience.

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Top Tips for Driving at Dusk

The Challenges of Driving During The Day or Night During the day, we might be blinded by the sun During the night, we might not see very well even if our vehicle's headlights are illuminating the path

 

The Challenges of Driving At Dusk

One time of day we don't think about is dusk. Unfortunately, dusk is a very difficult time to drive. Here are five top tips to drive at dusk:

1. Be aware of the quickly changing light conditions. One moment might be extremely sunny so we are forced to wear sunglasses, but within moments, the sun can darken and our sunglasses end up doing more harm than good. If we don't have sunglasses, be aware that the rapidly changing light conditions can be very difficult on...

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Unsafe Driving Excuses (and how to avoid making them)

Excuses That Have Stood The Test of Time!

As a child, were you ever caught doing something you know you shouldn't have been doing? In a desperate "last ditch effort" to get out of trouble, we fire up the same old lame excuses that have stood the test of time:

"I didn't know it... it was my sister!" "The dog ate my homework" "I'll do it tomorrow" Etc.

Popular Excuses People Use When Driving Unsafely

Unfortunately, we never outgrow the need to rely on excuses, and sometimes we feel forced to rely on grown-up versions of those excuses when we drive unsafely.

• "I didn't wear my seat belt because it was just a quick trip down the street". This can be easily avoided by...

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Top Reasons to be a Safer Driver

Everyone Can Agree That Safe Drivers Have Fewer Collisions

The problem is, we don't always remember to be safe when we are behind the wheel. Part of our human nature and trying to live in our busy and stressful culture means that we are rushing everywhere we go and we sometimes take risks that might not normally be taken.

There Is A Disconnect Between What We Say and What We Do

Not because we are necessarily hypocritical by nature, but when we are behind the wheel, we might be in a hurry and therefore have an "incentive" to rush and make riskier driving decisions.

One of the ways that you can be a safer driver, is to provide an incentive to be a safer driver. This needs to be greater than the...

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