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5 Tips for being a Smart Winter Driver

Performance Collision Center wants to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for harsh winter driving conditions. There are many different precautions drivers can take to properly prepare themselves and their vehicles for ?tough love? of the winter months. Below are 5 tips that we at Performance Collision Center, want to make sure you are aware of before you hit the road this winter.

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Benefits of a Body Shop with an Aluminum Repair Station

 

Do you have a car that has unique parts or requires extra attention to detail when it is getting cleaned or repaired? When having your vehicle repaired, make sure the shop you choose is properly equipped and trained to do these repairs. For example, separate tools are required for steel and aluminum to avoid cross contamination. The steel dust particles will cause the aluminum to corrode.  The repairs should be done in a clean room environment.   

It is recommended using factory original equipment manufactured replacement parts. Small chips in the paint should be repaired or touched up as soon as…

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Will the Paint Match?

Have you ever seen a car that looked like it had been painted with multiple shades of the same color? This is everyone's fear when bringing their car in for a collision repair. Making sure the paint matches is not easy and requires a high quality repair facility. 

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Items to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergency


Even with proper care, there is always the off chance that your car will break down. It is extremely important to be prepared for this type of emergency at all times because you never know when it could happen to you.  Better to be safe than to be sorry! Here is a list of items to keep in your car in case of an emergency.

1. Box with secure lid to store items

2. 12-foot…

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Are Collision Repairs Safe?

Performance Collision Center recognizes the stress and confusion surrounding auto body repair and post-collision vehicle safety.  Unfortunately, after a vehicle encounters a severe wreck, the original condition will never be restored fully.   With the technology and skill of collision and auto repair experts, however, vehicles that may have seemed totaled get repaired to look and operate almost like brand new.  It?s the job of your collision center technicians to guarantee that the safety, function, and appearance of your vehicle are reestablished once it rolls out of the shop. 
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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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