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Indianapolis Paint and Body Shop Blog

Road Tripping Tips: Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Spring Break is upon us, and what better way to celebrate warm weather than with a road trip?  Winter months have probably left your vehicle sitting in the driveway more often than not, and doing a brief checkup on your sturdy four wheels is imperative to preventing any more delays from the beach. 
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Distracted Driving Poses Road Safety Concerns

Performance Collision Center recognizes the growing anxieties of hazardous road conditions involving inattentive drivers.  In 2012, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, a nine percent increase from the estimate in 2011 (Distraction.gov).  Distracted driving consists of actions that divert a driver?s attention away from their primary responsibility of controlling a moving vehicle...

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Driving safely in snow and ice

As temperatures drop, Performance Collision Center encourages drivers to take caution of weather conditions when driving.

If roads are icy, drive slowly, giving yourself plenty of room to stop. Do not pass snow plows or sanding trucks because they have restricted visibility. Turn your lights on and keep your windshield clean. Brake with ease, and release the brake if your wheels lock up. Avoid using cruise control, and be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and…
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Remove bird dropping stains

Performance Collision Center knows how difficult bird droppings can be to remove.  Often, the droppings will stain your car or damage the surface, if not removed quickly. Car expert, Autoglyn, advises to:

  • Remove deposit as soon as possible
  • If the deposit is dry, soften it with a moist cloth to remove
  • Dispose of wipe used and wash hands immediately 

Old Car Online suggests using salt-free seltzer water to remove the bird droppings. If the droppings 

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What to do if you’re stranded on the road

Car trouble is a common problem that often comes at the worst times! Read these tips to handle the dreaded car breakdown in the best way possible:

  • Attempt to get to the right-hand shoulder if you notice something unusual with the way your car is driving, and try to coast along that shoulder until you're past any curves in the road. 
  • Make your vehicle evident by turning on your flashers
  • Exit out the passenger side door to avoid the traffic on the right-side
  • Contact Zore's Towing- open 24 hours- (317) 247-8484 and tell them you would like your…
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Be prepared on the road

Before you drive it is smart to have materials in the car with you that will assist you in case of an unexpected delay or emergency:
Performance Collision Center recommends to have the following with you in your vehicle:

  • Box with secure lid to store items
  • 12-foot jumper cables or portable jump-starter
  • Four 15-minute roadside flares
  • Fluids including: Two quarts of oil, Gallon of antifreeze, Spray bottle with washer fluid
  • First aid kit (including an assortment of bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic cream, instant ice and heat compresses, scissors and aspirin)
  • Blanket
  • Phone charger
  • Extra fuses
  • Flashlight and extra batteries…
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The Deadliest Animal is the Deer: Tips for Autumn Driving

Approximately 1 million car accidents involving deer occur each year according to the National Highway Safety Administration. These incidents result in about 200 American deaths, over 10,000 injuries and nearly $1 billion in vehicle damages each year. In comparison, according to University of Florida's Shark Attack File, the U.S. saw 53 shark attacks in 2012 and 7 fatalities worldwide. 
Fall is mating season for North American deer, says Rob Found, biologist from the University of Alberta. State Farm Insurance says November is, on average, the month most car/deer collisions occur.

Preventative Measures from the Performance Collision…
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September 17, 2013:Pearson Automotive and St.Vincent Health are partnering to raise up to $13,000 in support of St.Vincent Cancer Care and its patients as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR Community program. Indianapolis-area residents are invited to test-drive a Ford vehicle on Friday, September 20 at the Pearson Automotive Drive Then Walk event. For every person who test-drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20, up to $6,000 and Pearson Automotive will donate $50 up to $7,000. To reserve a test drive time in…
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Has your vehicle been a victim of hail damage?

This spring Central Indiana has experienced hail storms.  Unfortunately, that means the potential for damage to your vehicle. We at Performance Collision Center, hope you will consider us if your vehicle was in the path of hail this spring. 

We are working with all major insurance companies this spring to repair this season's auto storm damage.  Performance Collision Center repairs all makes and models, by either Paintless Dent Repair or?

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