Tesla Autopilot and Driver Safety

September 1st, 2016|Car Enthusiasts, Consumer Safety|

Tesla Autopilot and Driver Safety Tesla has made some bold predictions for the future of the automotive industry. Their fully electric vehicles have been met with adoration as well as skepticism. While much of the industry continues to strive to improve fuel efficiency in traditional combustion engines, Elon Musk has vowed to see the end [...]

Be Restored

June 23rd, 2016|Consumer Safety|

Be Restored   If you drive a car, you have car insurance. You pay your premiums on time and, in exchange, your insurer is responsible for making you whole again in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, insurers want to repair your vehicle as cheaply as possible. Many shops, especially those on “preferred” [...]

“Who Guarantees Repairs?” The Insurance Company or the Auto Body Shop?

June 13th, 2016|Consumer Safety|

“Who Guarantees Repairs?” The Insurance Company or the Auto Body Shop?   After an accident, one of the most common things you’ll hear from an insurance company is ‘if you take your car to a shop that’s not on our referral program or preferred list, we won’t warranty or guarantee the repair’. “We [...]

Whose Safety Standards Does Your Body Shop Follow?

October 23rd, 2015|Consumer Safety|

Whose Safety Standards Does Your Body Shop Follow? Does the body shop you’re working with put your safety first? Or is their priority their relationship with your insurance carrier? Watch our case study to find out how we helped our customer make sure his daughter’s car was safe to drive before it was allowed to [...]

Open Letter to the North Carolina Attorney General

October 23rd, 2015|Consumer Safety|

Open Letter to the North Carolina Attorney General   Scroll to the bottom of the page to contact the North Carolina State Attorney General or Department of Insurance, or click the following link for a list of Attorney General’s offices by state: http://www.naag.org/current-attorneys-general.php Louisiana’s Lawsuit Against State Farm Insurance The Louisiana [...]

5 Things Insurance Companies Say to Steer You After a Car Accident

October 22nd, 2015|Consumer Safety|

5 Things Insurance Companies Say to Steer You After an Accident After an accident, you look to your insurance provider for advice. Unfortunately, the advice they give you is not always in your best interests. Your insurer may try to bully you into using a shop on their “preferred” network, away from shops [...]

Distracted Driving

September 16th, 2015|Consumer Safety|

Distracted Driving The Numbers Would you be shocked to hear 23% of auto collisions involved distracted driving caused by cell phones? Or that in 2013 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving crashes? We certainly were. Distracted driving is a technological epidemic that puts millions of drivers at risk for accidents every day. Accidents happen, [...]

The Future of Collision Repair

July 29th, 2015|Consumer Safety|

The Future of Collision Repair The number of registered vehicles in the US has steadily risen over the years and is currently at an estimated 253 million. It’s safe to say the future of the collision repair industry is looking bright; not only for body shops, but for industry training education and the job security [...]

What is Car Insurance “Steering?”

June 12th, 2015|Consumer Safety|

Car Insurance "Steering" And How It Effects You You’ve been in an accident. As a responsible, law-abiding driver, you have car insurance coverage. Many people assume that one of the first steps in dealing with the aftermath of an accident is to call their insurance company to find out what to do next. [...]

How to Find Out If Your Car Was Recalled

November 14th, 2014|Consumer Safety|

How to Find Out If Your Car Was Recalled You've probably noticed - car recalls are in the news lately, in a big way. From faulty ignitions to defective airbags, unsafe vehicles are making headlines. With the soaring number of recalls this year, how can you confirm you’re driving a safe vehicle? The U.S. Department of [...]