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Safe Holiday Shopping And Driving Tips

2022-10-15T20:14:49+00:00December 6th, 2022|Car Safety, car theft, Child safety, Davis Body Shop, drinking and driving, holiday safety, Parking, safety tips, Vehicle Safety|

As we are in the midst of the the holiday shopping season, it is a good time to be especially careful while driving and shopping. It is a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to both theft and accidents. Even though the Central Coast is generally safer than many big cities, we can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Here are some tips to help you have a safe and happy holiday season: Avoid driving alone or at night. Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set [...]

Prevention And Safe Handling Of A Tire Blowout

2022-10-17T13:57:26+00:00November 29th, 2022|Car Safety, Vehicle Safety|

A tire “blowout” may cause you to lose control, leading to damage to your vehicle and possibly jeopardizing you or your family. If a tire is underinflated, excessive flexing takes place in the sidewalls, causing them to become hot. This can lead to a blowout or tread separation, especially during summer if the vehicle is driven at a high speed on paved roads. If you inflate your tires until "they look right," chances are they're overinflated. Use a tire gauge and check the tire inflation decal on the door jamb for correct pressure. Too much air in a tire increases [...]

Choosing The Right Car Seat For Your Child

2022-10-15T19:21:15+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Car Safety|

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. At Davis Body Shop, you and your family's car safety is our concern and commitment. This concern includes the best way to protect your children in the car. It is important to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. There are so many car seat types and models, how do you know which one is right for your child? The right car seat or booster fits your child [...]

Post-Accident Child Safety Seat Information

2022-10-17T14:33:25+00:00November 15th, 2022|Car Safety, Car seat safety, post-accident|

Two weeks ago we provided you with information on how to purchase an appropriate car safety seat for your children. Now, we are taking it one step further and including critical information on what to do in the unfortunate but common event of an accident with a car seat in the vehicle (whether occupied or not at the time of the accident). Fortunately, there are excellent federal guidelines to help you make an informed and optimum decision. We are pleased to report that with the constant research and improvement in the quality of today’s seats, recommendations were recently reassessed and [...]

10 Tips For Preparing Your Vehicle For Winter

2022-10-15T19:21:46+00:00November 8th, 2022|Car care|

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still relatively mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, below are 10 basic maintenance procedures during to keep your vehicle operating at its best. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear. [...]

How To Handle Getting Pulled Over By The Police

2022-10-17T14:35:54+00:00November 1st, 2022|Car Safety|

Getting pulled over by the police is something that’s likely to happen to everyone at some point in time. Perhaps your taillight is out, your registration is expired or you were speeding. Whatever the reason, seeing those red and blue lights in your rearview mirror can cause panic and anxiety. Though getting pulled over is never fun, there are some actions you can take to make sure your encounter with the law enforcement goes as smoothly as possible. Plan ahead: Keep necessary paperwork in vehicle Be sure you always have your driver’s license on you when operating a vehicle. You [...]

Test Driving A Car: Do’s & Don’ts

2022-10-15T19:23:39+00:00October 25th, 2022|car purchasing|

Are you looking to purchase a new car? Doing your research is crucial in making sure you are getting a vehicle that fits your needs, and also to make sure you are not overpaying for a car. Along with being well informed, making the most of your vehicle test drive is also very important. Here are some do's and don'ts for the next time you get behind the wheel and test drive a new car. Test Driving Do's: Do Your Homework Ahead of Time Before you go to test drive a car, be sure you do your research and learn [...]

Tips For Better Understanding Motor Oil

2022-10-17T14:34:01+00:00October 18th, 2022|Car care|

The goal of motor oil is to protect and extend the life of the car’s engine. Vehicles with internal combustion engines, such as cars, require oil to lubricate its many moving parts as well as to clean and inhibit any corrosion. It further cools the engine by carrying the heat away from the critical moving parts and also improves sealing. Within car engines, there are numerous parts which make contact with each other and cause damaging friction. Not only does this friction wear away at those parts involved, it wastes the beneficial power created by such and instead creates heat, [...]

Prolong Your Car Battery Life With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

2022-10-15T19:24:15+00:00October 11th, 2022|Car care, Davis Body Shop|

Nothing puts a damper on a road trip or daily routine faster than having your car break down with a dead car battery. Prolong your car battery life and make sure you're not stuck broken down on the side of the road this fall with the car battery tips listed below: Hopefully these tips will help keep you moving down the road throughout the fall, the upcoming holiday season, and beyond! _______________________ We hope you enjoyed this post. If there is anything else we can do to help you feel free to call us at (805) 466-2446 (Atascadero) or (805) 239-8752 (Paso Robles). And [...]

How Do Eggs Damage Car Paint? (And TIPS To Fix It!)

2022-10-17T14:34:51+00:00October 4th, 2022|Car care, Davis Body Shop, Exterior car care|

Eggs are the arsenal of choice for car vandalism due to the almost irreversible damage they cause to painted surfaces if not dealt with immediately. House paint, car paint, painted signs, mailboxes and any other painted surfaces of value are all susceptible to damage caused by eggs. Egg White The egg white (also referred to as the albumen) is made up of 15 percent of proteins. Its main purpose is to protect the yolk while providing nutrients to the embryo. Because of its protective composition, egg whites are used for several purposes, including waterproof glue, so it's easy to understand [...]

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