If you are a hunter, you know when deer season is. If you are a motorist, you are aware that most every time you drive your car; you see a deer on the side of the road. Many times it is not alive. As sad as it is for the deer (and small kids who have to see it) it can also be dangerous if you hit one of these creatures going 50-60 mph. Read more
Getting in an automobile accident is scary and frustrating. Dealing with the aftermath is often the worst part. Depending on how bad the accident is, lawyers, insurance, and doctors might be involved. Most don’t enjoy the hassle of all that has to be accomplished to get life back to normal. Being without a car if it has been damaged is inconvenient, to say the least. When you take your car to an Auto Body Repair Shop to get it fixed the process most likely included car painting. Some shops offer paint jobs for as little as $129. This service might be affordable, but shops that offer these rates are cutting corners. Knowing all that goes into a quality car paint job is key to making an informed decision when selecting the right auto body repair and paint shop. Read more
Weather can be infamous for being unpredictable. Unfortunately, the weather can cause damage to your automobile. Rain, sleet, and snow can lead to collisions, and the weather itself can cause damage to your car. Hail is notorious for wreaking a car’s exterior, but wind can also be a factor. There are months in the year, where it has been very windy in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Winds up to 40 miles per hour have been known to be reported for days on end. But how can wind damage your car? You just might be surprised by the many ways it can. Read more
Hail! It happens. In 2019 alone there were 31 reported hail storms in Kansas City! But what really happens when you experience car hail damage? Well, one thing you can always count on is that midwest weather can be unpredictable. With all their charts and computer weather models, meteorology is the one career you can be wrong on a daily basis and still keep your job. Even though hailstorms can be unpredictable, there are things we can do to protect your car from hail damage. Read more
Getting stuck on the side of the road is never fun. Whether your car broke down, you’ve had a fender bender or are stuck in traffic; significant time can lapse while waiting for a reprieve. There is no ideal time for getting stuck but being prepared with a properly stocked roadside emergency kit can help make the time pass more comfortably and can even be a lifesaver. Take the time to outfit all your vehicles with emergency kits so no matter what family member is driving and whoever the passengers are they can be prepared. Read more
The Boy Scouts have been touting the motto, “Be Prepared” since 1907. It simply is good advice. Indeed, times have changed, and our lives become a little easier since 1907, but the scout motto still rings true for today’s world. Most kids have a cell phone by age 12 and everybody is just a text away, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect being prepared for potential emergencies. When winter strikes, chances for automobile accidents increase. Roads are slick and snow piles up creating potential hazards that don’t exist in the warmer seasons. Taking these small steps to be prepared when driving in winter is an easy way to protect yourself and anyone you may be driving with. Read more
Summer is just around the bend with nearly 89% of Americans planning to take a summer vacation. You know the drill, you pack up the car and the kids and hit the road hoping to avoid traffic and make it to the beach in record time. Sound familiar? Well, keep in mind that it’s important to do some trip planning. We often spend lots of time choosing a destination and buying flip-flops and sunblock, but preparing your car for vacation needs some planning too. Read more
It may be the dead of winter, but we are dreaming of warmer spring days on the horizon. Even with a warm day here and there, spring is far away. We aren’t through the colder, shorter days just yet and who knows if we’ll get more snow before the daffodils burst. Taking care of your car during winter can help ensure you always get where you want to go with little frustration or issues. Cold weather can affect some systems in your car, but with a little maintenance effort, you won’t have to worry. Read more
When you think about wear and tear on your car, the engine usually comes to mind. How much mileage you put on your car determines when maintenance and repairs are due. But have you noticed the wear and tear on the outside of your car lately? Is it riddled with small dents and scratches caused by car doors banging up against it, shopping carts colliding with it, or even worse, a key scraped along the side? We promise not to ask what caused that! Keeping your car looking good on the outside makes you proud to drive it. And when it comes time to sell it or trade it in, the appearance is crucial. Read more
No one ever expects to get hit by a deer, but it can certainly happen, especially this time of year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 1.5 million deer and car collisions occur every year in the United States. And with October through December being the height of their mating season, deer are very active. They also tend to migrate during this time frame. These factors lead to auto accidents and extensive damage to cars. It is estimated that deer and car collisions cost Americans over $1 billion in vehicle damage each year. Read more
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