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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winter Safety Tips: Driving In Wet Weather

2023-02-04T23:48:30+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Car care, Car Safety, Davis Body Shop, Vehicle Safety|

The next few months are typically some of our wettest, which requires an even stronger vigilance of safety and preparedness.  Rain can decrease visibility, make roads slippery, and cause overall driving conditions to be more dangerous. Here are some key driving tips to stay safe on wet roads. Slow Down Posted speed limit signs are meant for ideal driving conditions. In rainy weather when roads are slick, driving conditions are less than ideal and your driving speed should decrease. Let up on the gas and leave yourself more time to get to your certainly don't want to be rushing in rainy weather. [...]

Stay Safe On The Road This Holiday Season | Travel Safety Tips

2022-10-15T20:15:56+00:00December 13th, 2022|Car care, Car Safety, Davis Body Shop, holiday safety, Road Trip, Vehicle Safety|

The holidays are one of the busiest travel times of the year, with many traveling by planes, trains and automobiles to be with family. If you're taking to the road this Christmas or New Years - slow down and stay safe! Below are some helpful road trip safety reminders to keep in mind before heading out on your holiday getaway. To read the accompanying article from AAA, click here. _______________________ 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 be sure [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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