Here's What to Ask Shops About Calibrating Safety Systems

If your car is involved in an accident, you naturally will have questions for your repair shop. You will most likely talk with your repair professional about dents, costs and when you will get your vehicle back; however, you should not overlook an important safety issue that that your technician must consider as well: calibrating your advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Adaptive Headlights Shine as Advanced Safety System

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is more extensively evaluating headlights when it considers cars and trucks for its TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. Along with sensor-based collision avoidance systems, adaptive headlights have been recognized as an important advanced safety system. These headlamps pivot in the direction of traffic as the driver turns the steering wheel to round a corner, providing a better view on dark, curved roads.

4/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

Stop Doing These Things to Lower Your Chance of Getting in an Accident

What is the most “critical reason” for automobile accidents? It’s not slippery roads, bad tires or brakes -- those rank near the bottom of the list. The source of the problem is not our vehicles or the environment -- it’s us.

4/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

Technology Abounds, But Seek Out Safety Features in New Cars

Technology is the buzzword when buying a new vehicle. Between this year’s CES in Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, in-vehicle electronics and ease of integrating your personal devices with them are likely to take center stage for consumers when considering a new vehicle purchase. But, having the latest infotainment system with vivid touchscreens and Wi-Fi for all occupants is exciting, the most important features on a new car are still safety-based -- many of which can help prevent or mitigate collisions.

4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

‘Catch em’ all’ but say no to distracted driving

The game “Pokémon Go” is one of the latest trends causing traffic-related headaches. Since the game was released in summer 2016, players of all ages have been so focused on catching rare Pokémon around the world they are willing to put their safety at risk.

10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Driving Safety Resources for the Whole Family

Keeping your family safe while driving comes down to two simple words: Be prepared. While cars have more safety features than ever before, drivers are still the most important factor when it comes to ensuring passenger safety. Often, safety can be boiled down to education and implementation.

10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

How to Find and Assess a Collision Repair Shop

You were just in a vehicle collision. Police are on their way, and the insurance company wants to know if you would like your vehicle towed to a nearby shop. Now what?

8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Auto body repairs - Meet the ultra-light weight vehicle

With government fuel economy requirements increasing, aluminum and other lightweight materials such as ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) and high strength steel (HSS) have become more prevalent in new and redesigned vehicles. This makes the understanding of the material and techniques to repair them increasingly important for complete, safe and quality repairs. Here are a few facts about some of the latest materials found on today’s – and future – vehicles, and the repair considerations that go along with them.

8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Look, Listen, Test: Checking your car for proper repairs

If you ever have gotten into a car accident, you probably had several questions run through your head: “How bad is the damage?”, “How much will these repairs cost me?”, “When can I pick up my car?”

8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dash sensors - Why you still need an expert decipher

These days, cars are filled with electronics and packed with sensors to both monitor how your vehicle is behaving and make your life safer and simpler. But, if you’ve been in a collision, it could be difficult to work out exactly whether you should visit a mechanic, or a collision repair professional, to identify what needs to be repaired within your vehicle.

8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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