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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 [...]

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 [...]

Making Technology In Cars Safer And Better

2022-10-15T19:59:04+00:00April 5th, 2022|Vehicle Safety|

Making technology in cars safer and better is a boon to Google and Apple, who have both developed alliances with car manufacturers.  This is also a huge advantage to automakers. Car makers who try connectivity options on their own find their 4 to 5 year cycle for new car models makes them totally out of date with technology by the time their vehicles hit the market. By allying with mobile OS, they do not have to develop the technology in house and have the advantage of current developments by the OS provider.  Open Automotive Alliance - Google  Tech companies and auto industry [...]

Keys Locked In Car? – Smart Tips For Key Sanity

2022-10-15T20:07:59+00:00January 25th, 2022|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 [...]

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. [...]