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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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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 eyelids feel heavy, you start drifting lanes, or even hallucinate while...

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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, protects 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 ensure a seamless collision repair experience.

 

Move Your Vehicle

At the time of the collision; most drivers feel that it’s best to leave...

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What To Do In A Collision

When A Collision Happens, Everything Seems Distorted

For a brief moment after the grinding metal and broken glass, the world takes on a dizzying, almost unreal feeling. It's a physiological response to such a jarring event.

Actions To Take Once a Collision Has Occurred

But it's these first moments after a collision that we need to act very rationally. It's difficult but here's what you need to do after a collision:

Make sure that your vehicle is safely out of harm's way and stop the vehicle. One of the most dangerous aspects of a collision is not necessarily the first collision but the potential for subsequent collisions that occur as people try to drive through a collision scene. If possible, pull your vehicle to the side of...
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Warning: As Vehicles Get Safer, We Get Unsafer

Times Have Changed!

Years ago, driving was a privilege enjoyed only by a few people who could afford it. Vehicles were more like open-air buggies. They didn't go very fast and you were exposed to the elements. Drivers drove safely because vehicles were such a novelty and they didn't want to get bugs in their teeth or spook the horses that they shared the road with.

Today, things have changed

Roads are paved. We don't share the road with horses. Vehicles are enclosed, much faster, and built to be safer.

But is it making us unsafe when we drive?

Since vehicles are enclosed and built to be virtually soundproof, we can drive very fast without realizing it. We don’t experience the feeling of speed because we are safely...

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The Other Thing That Road Signs Tell You

Years ago, roads were just pathways where more than one horse or wagon traveled

Horses didn't move very fast so no one needed a lot of road signs. As vehicles become more prevalent, and faster, road signs and lane markings were needed to help drivers drive safely.

Our driving is made safer and more informed by the number of road signs and lane markings that are posted

We're told what the speed limit is and when road conditions change (i.e., lanes merge or an intersection ahead or pavement turns to gravel). Signs help us to know how and where to drive.

But signs also tell us something else. They help us to read the minds of drivers around us and anticipate where collisions could occur.

For example, if you are driving...

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The Challenge of Complexity

If you were to get into your vehicle, drive down an empty street and pull into your neighbor's driveway, how many dangers did you face on the road?

You might say "none" but, in fact, you faced several. Fortunately, the rules of the road PLUS your safe vehicle, your safe driving skills, and your experience made those risks seem like none at all. You faced risks by not backing out of your driveway correctly, you might not have driven straight down the road or you might not have turned into your neighbor's driveway correctly.

That driving experience might be considered a "best case scenario" because there were risks but there weren't very many and they were quite minimal.

Now consider your average driving experience: If you...

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Avoiding Collisions By Playing the Numbers

The Best Ways To Avoid A Collision

Collisions are costly and can be avoided sometimes. One of the best ways to avoid a collision is to know what the most common reasons for a collision are and then drive in a way to eliminate or minimize those risks.

What Are The Top Causes of Vehicle Collisions?

If you want to drive safer and avoid more collisions, read this list and adjust your driving to reduce the risks around each of these accidents. Let's take the top five reasons and think about how your driving can change because of it:

Distracted driving. This one is easy. Put the coffee down. Put the iPhone down. Put the makeup kit down. Put the banana muffin down. Put both hands on the wheel and look straight ahead...
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One Way to Avoid Collisions

Our brains take in information from the world around us and that information helps us make decisions

While driving, we see a red light and we decide to stop. Or we see that we are entering a school zone and we decide to slow down. The human brain can only handle so many pieces of information at any given time.

The more information coming into our brain, the hard it is for our brain to process the information and decide what to do with it. If you are mindful of this fact, you can actually avoid some collisions!

A study of an airline crash showed that most pilots handle a normal number of information coming into their brain but during an airplane malfunction, the number of pieces of information increases dramatically and this...

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