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Enjoy Your Ride Safely At Night

While the majority of driving is done during the daylight hours, at night, car-related collisions are three times more likely to occur than during the day (NHTSA). At night, drivers’ vision and ability to decipher color and depth are much lower than during the daylight hours. In addition, drivers tend to be more tired during the nighttime hours which results in slower reaction times and higher risks of collisions.

As the summer season is quickly approaching and more drivers will be going on road trips and driving more at night, the following are a few important tips to ensure your drive at night gets you to your destination safely and reduce the risk of collision...

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Drive Safe, Arrive Safe

Driving Safely

In general, driving today is considered to be much safer than in the past. Today, we are driving safer vehicles on safer roads. While this has resulted in the lowest number of collisions in the US ever recorded in 2008 [source: NHTSA], the numbers unfortunately are still disturbing and preventable. In 2008, there were almost six million car accidents in the U.S. The best and most effective way to reduce collisions on our roads, and in-turn collision repairs, is to follow best driving practices and to obey the rules of the road.

With that in mind, here is a list of...

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How to Protect Your Children in Case of an Auto Accident

Every day, close to 3,600 children aged 19 and younger are treated for vehicle accident-related injuries in emergency rooms across the nation. To protect children in an auto accident, it's vital to learn ways to reduce this deadly serious risk.

Use Safety Restraints Correctly

Even with the plethora of restraint devices available, approximately 80 percent of children aren't properly secured when they ride in vehicles. Statistics clearly show that with proper and consistent use of child restraint seats,

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Car Won't Start? Common Reasons That Could Be the Cause

Perhaps only a fender bender that mars a pristine paint job is more frustrating than turning your car's ignition key and getting no response from the engine. Knowing some common reasons why your car won't start can help you troubleshoot the problem and identify the cause:

Fuel System Issues

Two possible culprits here are the fuel pump and the filter. If the filter is partially clogged, the car can hesitate and stall repeatedly. If the filter is completely blocked or if the fuel pump has failed, the engine will crank but it won't start.

Bad...
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Your Road Trip Checklist - What to Do Before You Hit the Road

Getting your car in top condition before a trip can help prevent accidents that put you and your family's safety in jeopardy. It can also avert mechanical breakdowns that require costly emergency repairs. Here's a road trip checklist to get your car prepared.

Brakes Check the brake fluid level and top it up if it's low. If the fluid is a rusty brown color, get the brake system flushed out. Have the pads and rotors checked as well to ensure that the brakes respond as expected if you need to stop suddenly to avoid a collision.   Tires - Check for correct tire pressure,
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