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When Are Your Car Repairs Covered by Car Insurance?

When Are Your Car Repairs Covered by Car Insurance?

As long as you have the right policy with the right company, there are many instances where car insurance may cover car repair costs. Here is a quick list of when auto insurance may help.  Damage From an Accident Your car insurance plan should be able to cover the repairs if your car is damaged in...

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How to Tell if Your Vehicle Frame Is Bent

How to Tell if Your Vehicle Frame Is Bent

A bent frame is one of the most challenging issues to detect in a vehicle. When a car is involved in an accident or a severe collision, most times, one of the results is frame damage. However, unlike other car components like windshields, side mirrors, and tires, the car frame is not very...

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Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Tips for Safe Winter Driving

Winter weather can be dangerous, and that's especially true on Utah roads. Colder temperatures can make it hard to see, harder to stop, and challenging to drive in snow, ice, and heavy rain. That being said, there are many simple things you can do to keep yourself safe and minimize your risk of...

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Auto Body Shops: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Auto Body Shops: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Whether your car needs major collision repairs or only needs a minor paint touch-up, an auto body shop can help restore your vehicle’s appearance. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you get the best value for your money. Do Some Research Even though you want your car to look its best as...

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Tips on Auto Insurance

Tips on Auto Insurance

There are many types of auto insurance available to drivers. The most common are liability, collision, and comprehensive. Each one covers different types of damages and has different features. While liability insurance is the most basic type of auto insurance, it only covers damages to other...

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6 Best Gifts for Men

6 Best Gifts for Men

Whether it is your dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, boyfriend or husband, sometimes they can be difficult to shop for. Here are some gifts that your loved one will be happy to receive. Magnetic Dashboard Car Mount Make sure that he can safely stow his phone while he’s driving with a magnetic...

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Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long, Summer Road Trip

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Long, Summer Road Trip

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for memorable road trips with your friends and family. Before you set out, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is as ready as your travel mates. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your vehicle for your road trip. Check Your Tires Your tires...

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8 Things To Inspect When Buying a Used Car

8 Things To Inspect When Buying a Used Car

Buying a new car has pitfalls of its own, including the massive depreciation that occurs just seconds after you sign the paperwork and the constant worrying about getting that first scratch or door ding. Buying a used car makes a lot of sense. Your costs across the board will be lower and more...

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7 Best Ways to Prevent Car Paint Scratches

7 Best Ways to Prevent Car Paint Scratches

Surveys have shown that at least 69 percent of Americans take pride in their cars, while about 73 percent admitted that they actually love their cars. Carrying insurance and taking measures to protect our cars from damage are some of the things we do to show our cars some love. Try as we might,...

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How to Choose the Right Local Auto Body Shop

How to Choose the Right Local Auto Body Shop

You already know what your deductible on your auto insurance policy will be if you happen to get into an accident or if your car is damaged by an animal, a hailstorm, or by a tree limb falling on it. What you don’t want to encounter are unexpected costs caused by faulty auto body repair methods or...

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4 Ways to Show Your Vehicle Some Extra Love

4 Ways to Show Your Vehicle Some Extra Love

Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect on all the special people in our lives and how their contributions make each day worthwhile. We buy them gifts and cards or share special meals to show them what they mean to us, but it’s not just our friends and family members that help us reach the finish...

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7 Things Every Car Owner Needs This Year

7 Things Every Car Owner Needs This Year

The world around us has changed dramatically in the past two years. As consumers, it’s forcing us to deal with supply and labor shortages and do more for ourselves. Car shortages and the unavailability of many brands of replacement tires are making it essential for car owners to plan ahead and be...

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Steps to Take After a Vehicle Collision

Steps to Take After a Vehicle Collision

When you get into a car accident, it’s important to know what steps you need to protect yourself and your vehicle. Some of these steps will be dependent on where you live. For example, in large urban areas, police officers are so busy that they don’t respond to minor traffic accidents, but that...

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter

5 Tips for Preparing Your Car for Winter

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Winter When winter arrives, your car may face ice-cold temperatures and harsh, battering winds. With proper preparation, however, you can protect it from damage throughout the chilly season. Here are five tips for doing just that: 1. Fix Car Paint Scratches...

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Protecting Your Vehicle Against Sun Damage

Protecting Your Vehicle Against Sun Damage

How to Protect Your Vehicle From Excessive Sun Damage Unless you keep your vehicle in a garage all day, it will be exposed to the sun's UV rays. While today's paint has the capacity to minimize cracks and fading, there's still potential for damage. This is especially true if you live in an area...

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How Do You Know Your Car Frame Needs Straightening?

How Do You Know Your Car Frame Needs Straightening?

Symptoms of a Bent Car Frame If your car has been in an accident, it's always a good idea to take it to a body shop for car frame straightening. But if you're not sure whether or not your frame is even, there are a few symptoms that might indicate frame problems. Here are a few symptoms of a bent...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Professional Car Detailing

A Beginner’s Guide to Professional Car Detailing

Give Your Vehicle a Deep Cleaning With Detailing Many vehicle owners think that as long as they wash and wax the exterior of their car once or twice a year, vacuum the interior, and wipe off hard interior surfaces, they're doing enough to keep their vehicles looking good. While regular cleaning...

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Why You Should Have a Professional Repair the Dents in Your Car

Why You Should Have a Professional Repair the Dents in Your Car

Why Repairing a Car Dent Is Not a DIY Job Finding a dent on your vehicle is never pleasant, even if it is hardly noticeable. While it is possible to use glue dent pullers or suction dent pullers to repair a dent yourself, this can be a difficult task. Dent repair is best left to professionals who...

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Reasons to Take Rust Damage Seriously

Reasons to Take Rust Damage Seriously

How Rust Damage Can Harm a Vehicle If your vehicle has a rusty part, you should have it replaced. Rust is a major risk because it can trigger dangerous automotive problems over time. The Threat When a vehicle has strong parts, it will be less likely to break down. Rust makes metals weaker; this is...

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5 Unexpected Ways You’re Damaging Your Windshield

5 Unexpected Ways You’re Damaging Your Windshield

Car maintenance can come in many shapes and sizes. It can be easy to ignore your car's needs when it is working properly. This should not be the case. Your windshield is generally not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of car maintenance, but it provides up to 30% of your car's...

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