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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. [...]

Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving – Stay Safe This Holiday Season!

2022-10-15T20:16:35+00:00December 20th, 2022|drinking and driving|

The holidays are a busy time of year, especially out on the roads. That's why right now is the perfect time to remember the dangers of drinking and driving. Designated drivers have probably saved at least 50,000 lives and spared many more thousands of people from suffering injury from drunk driving. The proportion of people using or being the designated driver has increased dramatically over time. Each year over 73,000,000 Americans either serve as a designated driver or are driven home by one. For many years, it seemed that people were doing their part to put a stop to this [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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