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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, [...]

9 Questions To Ask When Buying A Used Car

2022-10-17T13:55:11+00:00September 20th, 2022|car purchasing|

When you're looking at buying a used car, the last thing you want is to get ripped off. You want a vehicle that is reliable, reasonably priced and can get you from point A to point B without problem. Before you go online for a great deal, you might want to consider how you intend to use the vehicle. Will it be driven around town for short trips to the market, a second car to transport you to and from work, or is it a family car, maybe one you intend to keep for a few years? Asking yourself these questions [...]

How To Avoid A Vehicle Collision

2022-10-15T19:26:53+00:00September 13th, 2022|Collision Repair|

Here at Davis Body Shop we pride ourselves in being the best in the business when it comes to collision repair. But just because we're the best doesn't mean we want everyone to have a damaged vehicle. In fact, we want you and your family to drive safely and avoid accidents as much as possible - while knowing that if the time ever comes when collision repair is needed we'll be here for you. Listed below are the top ten tips from the editors of, on how to avoid a collision with your vehicle. 1. Avoid the "fast lane" [...]

5 Vehicles That Are Perfect For Tailgating

2022-10-17T14:30:06+00:00September 6th, 2022|Car events|

With Autumn here and school back in session, tailgating season is in full swing! Whether you're attending a sporting event or concert, tailgating is an all-American tradition that people continue to enjoy year after year.  Though any car can work for tailgating, it helps to have a vehicle with a spacious cabin (or truck bed), a large vehicle that can fit all your friends and tailgating supplies, and an awesome sound system to set the party atmosphere while tailgating. Here are our top 5 picks for vehicles that are perfect for tailgating. 1. Ford F-150 The Ford F-150 is perfect [...]

Safety Tips For A Successful Road Trip

2022-10-15T19:27:37+00:00August 30th, 2022|Car Safety, Road Trip|

Right now is a fantastic time to get out and enjoy the warm weather and scenic views with a road trip - even if only for a day or two. Here are some safety tips for your next adventure: Vehicle: Regardless of what type of vehicle you'll be taking, there are some checks you should make before you hit the road. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated, brakes are fitted and that you have a full tank of gas. Also keep current copies of all essential paperwork (registration, proof of insurance, etc.) in your glove box. Planning the route: [...]

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, [...]

Fire Season And Your Car: Fire Prevention Tips

2022-10-15T19:28:07+00:00August 16th, 2022|Car Safety|

With the summer fire season well underway, and the Santa Ana fire season beginning in October, it's important to know how to keep your vehicle safe from catching fire, and also how to prevent your car from being the cause of another wildfire. Preventing Your Car From Catching Fire The most common causes of a vehicle fire are mechanic and electrical issues. A car accident can also cause a car to catch fire. It is important to stay alert; if you ever smell burning rubber or plastic, or notice smoke or flames, take action immediately. If your car catches fire, [...]

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 [...]

Keeping Your Family Safe While Driving

2022-10-17T13:52:39+00:00July 12th, 2022|Car Safety|

Keeping your family safe in the car is one of the most important responsibilities of a parent, and finding the right car for your growing family can be overwhelming. If you're making a car purchase as a parent or just want to make your current vehicle safer, you may want to keep in mind the following child and family car safety tips: Check crash test ratings of any vehicle you consider. Remember that reliability matters as much as crash safety. Maximize space and fuel economy. Invest in family-friendly car features for children. Test before you buy. Note: For a more [...]

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