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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 [...]

Back To School Safety Tips For Drivers And Pedestrians

2022-10-17T14:02:11+00:00August 23rd, 2022|safety tips|

With school starting up again, you may notice heavier traffic and more pedestrians on foot and bike, especially if you live near a school or university. Regardless whether or not you're heading to school, it's important for all motorists to practice safe driving and exercise caution when in busy school areas. Here are some back to school safety tips as kids, parents and teachers head back to school: Sharing the road with pedestrians If you live near a school or campus, it's likely you'll notice a lot more foot traffic as another school year begins. When you're behind the wheel, [...]

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 [...]

Road Trip Secrets: Traveling With Children

2022-10-15T19:36:56+00:00June 21st, 2022|Car Safety, Child safety, safety tips|

As every parent knows, traveling with children is challenging at best and tear your hair out difficult at others. It does not seem to matter if they are toddlers or teenagers, each age group causes its own set of parental anxieties. The most important aspects are to keep them safe and relatively happy with as few “Are we there yets?” as possible. When planning a trip it is important to involve them as much as feasible in the planning: Share maps Daily schedules Places you will be staying Kinds of places you will be stopping for sight-seeing Where they would [...]

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 [...]

Cool Tips To Avoid A Road Rage Encounter

2022-10-15T19:54:56+00:00May 17th, 2022|safety tips|

It is not often that we come across real road rage, yet in today’s increasingly busy world, road rage can be extremely dangerous and a driver with rage should be dealt with very carefully. The following are some tips to stay cool and on how to avoid a road rage encounter: CHECK YOURSELF. Prior to getting in the care make sure that you are not overly stressed. Stretching, taking deep breathes and making a conscious effort to relax is important. It is important that you not behave in a way that will annoy other drivers. BE RESPECTFUL.  Remember you are not [...]

Driving After Dark Safety Tips

2022-10-15T19:58:28+00:00April 12th, 2022|safety tips|

Whether you're on a long road trip or just heading out on a quick outing after work, there are many people out on the road after the sun sets, and precautions should be taken when driving after dark. Here are some tips to stay safe on the road when driving at night. Keep your vision keen. One of the biggest challenges when driving at night is how dark it can be, especially on rural roads. Make sure you have your eyes checked regularly (at least every two years) to make sure your vision is still safe for driving. Also, it [...]

How To Help Your Teenager Avoid Unsafe Driving Situations

2022-10-15T20:07:12+00:00February 1st, 2022|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 [...]