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Buckle Up! Proper Car Restraints For Children

2023-02-04T23:53:44+00:00March 21st, 2023|Car Safety|

Safe driving is always important, but just as important is making sure your younger passengers are seated and using the right child restraints in your vehicle. If you were to get in an accident, a child who is not properly buckled in is much more likely to withstand major injuries. Children are safest when they ride in the back seat in the right restraint for their age and size, until they are big enough for adult safety belts to fit properly. That means starting out in a rear-facing restraint before moving up to a forward-facing restraint and then a booster seat. A [...]

Tire Talk: Choosing Tires For Your Vehicle

2023-02-04T23:53:32+00:00March 14th, 2023|Car care|

Choosing the right type of tire is crucial not only for safety reasons, but also to make sure you're getting the most long term value out of your tires. Tire technology is at an all-time high and continues to improve, which is marvelous, but with this comes the need to understand the enhanced sophistication enough so that you choose appropriate tires. When you consider that tires are your one link to the road surface, you will want to make your tire purchase is an educated one. While poor tires can hurt a terrific car, great tires can do absolute wonders for [...]

Making Sense Of Gasoline Octane

2023-02-04T23:53:22+00:00March 7th, 2023|Optimizing Fuel|

Have you ever been confused by the different grades of gasoline offered at the pump, and wondered whether the higher grades are are actually a good investment or a total rip-off? Well you're in luck, because in this article we're going to help bring some clarity to this topic. All gasoline is rated based on its octane, and the most appropriate octane for your car is definitely that which is specified in your owner’s manual. Anything lower than recommended could actually be damaging your vehicle, and anything higher is probably a waste of money. Keep reading for the reasons why... [...]

What To Do If You Get Into A Car Accident – A Checklist

2023-02-04T23:52:37+00:00February 28th, 2023|Car Safety, Davis Body Shop, post-accident|

An auto accident can be distressing, but knowing what to do in advance can help you deal with the unexpected. The minutes and hours following an accident can be hectic and adrenaline-filled. Please print and place a copy of this list in each of your vehicles as a reference tool to help you remember should you ever have the need! AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT Remain calm. Check for injuries. Do not leave the scene of the accident. Assess the scene. Do not get out of your car if it is not safe to do so. Move to a safe location if [...]

Don’t Make Life Easy For A Car Thief

2023-02-04T23:52:09+00:00February 21st, 2023|car theft|

Don't hand your keys to a car thief. Every 43 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to a million vehicles per year, according to a recent ABC News' "20/20." Knowing the "trade secrets," of car thieves could keep your car safe. A car thief can often steal a car in less than 10 seconds. The cars that appeal to car thieves the most are Honda, Toyota and Acura. The top two most stolen cars in the United States last year were Honda Civics and Honda Accords, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Car [...]

Road Trip Preparation Checklist

2023-02-04T23:51:47+00:00February 14th, 2023|Road Trip|

Anytime is the perfect time to gather friends or family, pack up the car and hit the road for a road trip! Whether you’re taking a short weekend trip or a longer cross-country adventure, you want to make sure your car is in top shape before starting your travels. After all, there’s nothing worse than car troubles on vacation! Here is a road trip preparation checklist of 5 items to check on your car before hitting the road: […]

The Do’s & Don’ts Of Insurance Claims

2023-02-04T23:51:19+00:00February 7th, 2023|Insurance|

Let's face it, sometimes the worse case scenario happens. Car accidents are a fact of life in today's world which is exactly why having car insurance is not only advised but legally mandated. Unfortunately, many people are completely unaware of how to handle their insurance claims when and if an accident occurs. Mishandling of insurance claims can cost you thousands to repair you vehicle or cover the cost of medical bills, which makes knowledge of this issue extremely important. At, we found a great list of the "Do's & Don'ts" when it comes to filing an insurance claim. Listed below [...]

How To Help Your Teenager Avoid Unsafe Driving Situations

2023-02-04T23:50:13+00:00January 31st, 2023|Car Safety, safety tips|

Having your teenager become a driver can be a scary thing, and you want to make sure you child is being as safe as possible when behind the wheel. That's why we suggest instilling these 5 Basic Safe Driving Tips into your teen to help them avoid unsafe situations: 1. Familiarize yourself with your vehicle. Whether it's the car you always drive, or a friend's or parent's, it is always important to know your vehicle. Scan the car and make sure you understand all the buttons and controls. Know where all the signal lights are, and check they are all [...]

Keys Locked In Car? – Smart Tips For Key Sanity

2023-02-04T23:49:31+00:00January 24th, 2023|keys locked in car, Vehicle Safety|

Preparation & Planning   If you have never locked your keys in your car you are in the minority, however chances are that at some time you will do so. With a little planning you can save yourself a great deal of frustration, time and money. Get a spare key made:  Go to the nearest hardware store and have them make you a spare or two.  For less than $10.00, you have real peace of mind. Keep your spare key in a secure location:  The best way to get into your vehicle if your key is locked inside is to have [...]

Tips For Optimizing Your Fuel Economy

2023-02-04T23:48:54+00:00January 10th, 2023|Car care, Economizing tips, fuel consumption, Optimizing Fuel|

Whether it's to do your part for the environment or simply to help out your pocketbook, minimizing your fuel consumption is always a good idea. Fortunately, there are several key things you can do, from replacing your current vehicle with a more fuel-efficient model, to adopting some new driving habits to boost the fuel economy of the vehicle you have now. Here's a list of eleven tips to help you get the most miles out of every gallon: Anticipation and Strategizing - This is perhaps the single most effective way to conserve fuel. By anticipating what is happening ahead, you can drive [...]

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