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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Science Of Speed

2022-10-15T19:25:51+00:00September 27th, 2022|Car Safety, Davis Body Shop, Vehicle Safety|

The roar of the engines ... the squeal of the tires ... and the race to victory lane. It all says, NASCAR! A race car is much more than steel, gas, rubber and speed. A race car is a science experiment on wheels. Scientists working with NASCAR learn a great deal that can assist in making our own cars more efficient and safe. The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored The Science of Speed, an online video series that uses professional car racing to teach basic principles of science and engineering. This series teaches how science and engineering make cars powerful, [...]

How Crash Ratings Affect Insurance Rates

2022-10-17T14:38:21+00:00July 26th, 2022|car purchasing, Car Safety, Collision Repair, Davis Body Shop, Insurance, New car purchase, safety tips, Vehicle Safety|

Buying a safe car can not only help save your life in the event of an accident, but it can also lead to savings on your car insurance premium. Insurers value safe vehicles because they keep occupants safer and keep claim costs low. Also, drivers of safe vehicles are thought to be more likely to drive responsibly. For these reasons, driving a safe car will translate into a lower car insurance premium. From your insurer's perspective, the rationale's pretty clear: the better your car performs in crash tests and the more safety features it has, the safer you'll be on the [...]

Old Age And Driving: Is It Safe For Mom & Dad To Drive?

2022-10-15T20:10:51+00:00July 19th, 2022|Car Safety, Davis Body Shop, safety tips, Vehicle Safety|

When it comes to our family & loved ones their safety is our primary concern. It's normal for parents driving abilities to change as they age. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, many can continue driving safely long into their senior years. But we do have to pay attention to warning signs that old age is interfering with driving safety and make appropriate adjustments. At some point it will probably be necessary to seek alternative methods of transportation. How Does Age Affect Driving? Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should [...]

Maneuvering Through Work Zones

2022-10-17T14:00:06+00:00May 31st, 2022|Collision Repair, Davis Body Shop, distracted driving, safety tips, Vehicle Safety|

Maneuvering through work zones can be difficult and dangerous. Driving through these areas is not to be taken lightly. Drivers speeding and not paying attention are the main causes of work zone crashes.  What is a work zone? Work zones are wherever you see workers, flaggers and surveyors in bright yellow-green or orange vests. Work zones are also marked with orange cones or barrels, concrete barriers, traffic control devices or moving vehicles with flashers. Work zones operate day and night, anywhere you travel.  What are the risks in work zones? Nationally, one motorist, passenger or highway worker is killed in [...]

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

2022-10-15T20:04:32+00:00March 1st, 2022|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 [...]

Winter Safety Tips: Driving In Wet Weather

2022-10-15T20:12:02+00:00January 4th, 2022|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 destination...you certainly don't want to be rushing in rainy weather. [...]