Your car or truck’s tires work very hard. Tires are the only link between the vehicle and the road, and they must handle the forces of acceleration, braking and turning for a vehicle that weighs a couple of tons! Of course you’re going to see tire wear, but the longer you can make your tires last, the less money you will spend maintaining this part of your automobile.
Choosing a body shop to fix your car, truck, or SUV is a very important decision that will affect the safety, value, and appearance of your vehicle for years to come. Unfortunately, most people make this choice in a hurry and under stress.
I’m pretty picky about taking care of my car (just ask my wife). I am dutiful about maintenance, and I like to keep it clean (in fact, I wash it nearly every week). However, the one car care job I really hate doing is waxing my car. I’m particular about it, it takes forever, and if you don’t wax your car correctly the wax can stain the car’s trim and make the paint finish hazy.
It's a question no one wants to think about: "What to do in a car accident while on vacation?" When you and your family are on vacation, you want to relax and get away from your everyday concerns. The LAST things you want to think about are getting involved in an accident, finding a body shop, getting quality collision and paint repair, and getting your car back home again.
Many people think that the only time they need to get their car’s alignment checked is after they’ve hit a pothole or a curb. While it is important to have a wheel alignment performed after such an event, the reality is that everyday use affects your vehicle’s alignment. Because of this, it is important to have your wheel alignment checked about once a year or every 15,000 miles. Here are three good reasons why:
Perhaps the most frequently asked question we hear at Georgia Square Collision is “How long will it take to repair my car?” There’s no hard and fast rule since every car’s body damage is different, but well-run body shops should be able to tell you what their average time to repair is, and they should be able to back it up with objective data.
Automobile accidents are stressful enough without added complications. So why report your auto accident to police? One way people may try to reduce the stress of an accident is by suggesting that the collision be handled without involving law enforcement. This occurs most often in cases where the damage is minor, but in many cases, one or both parties may want to avoid being cited or ticketed by the police.
You’ve probably heard the expression “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This saying is especially true when it comes to improving your car’s resale value. If you are thinking about selling or trading your car, truck, or SUV, there are a couple of inexpensive things you can do to recondition it. This in turn can significantly increase your car's resale value.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a non-profit organization that provides standardized testing of automotive technicians. ASE Certification allows consumers to identify properly trained repairers when deciding where to service their car, truck, or SUV. Technicians are certified in many different specialties, like brake repair or engine repair, as opposed to general knowledge.
In the old days, headlights were made of glass and did not require restoration. They lasted for the life of the automobile unless they were damaged by some impact. Today, most headlights are made of a polycarbonate plastic. This material allows auto manufacturers to make headlights in all sorts of cool stylish and aerodynamic shapes. Unfortunately, because plastic is softer than glass, it is subject to more wear, both from scratches and ultraviolet (UV) sun rays.
Money is tight for lots of folks these days. If your car is involved in an accident that isn’t your fault, you will get a check from the other driver’s insurance company. It is a temptation to take that money and use it for other things rather than repairing the vehicle’s collision damage, especially if the damage is relatively minor and appears cosmetic. Here are a couple of things to consider before you decide to leave your car unrepaired: