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Volvo Survey: Californians and New Yorkers Want Autonomous Cars

Volvo Body Shop Discusses Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Drive Me autonomous driving test car

Volvo Drive Me Autonomous Driving Test Car via Wikimedia Commons

Cool news from the automotive sector: Volvo recently partnered with other companies to pack its vehicles with autonomous auto technology. The company’s vision is compelling: to allow drivers to experience the autonomous option while retaining the choice to operate vehicles manually. To determine whether consumers will actually embrace autonomous vehicles, Volvo has conducted a worldwide online survey. Volvo’s Future of Driving survey has elicited over 50,000 responses and facilitated the largest conversation on this topic to date. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car in Great Shape

toyota-maintenance-checklistGeneral Car Maintenance Tips from an East Bay Auto Collision Repair Shop

A reliable car should be safe and effectively maintained to hold its value and maintain its safety. Cars are an investment and should be treated with care, both inside and out. Our Berkeley auto body shop offers some tips for getting the most from your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Fastest Toyota Cars of All Time

Continual Improvement Shows in Lack of Regular Need for Toyota Repair

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As an experienced Toyota auto body shop, we can attest to both the speed and durability of the models that the Japanese automaker produces. Perhaps it’s Toyota’s commitment to what company executives call “kaizen” (or never ending improvement) that accounts for the brand’s dependability and grace under pressure. Notwithstanding Toyota’s accelerator pedal glitch (and subsequent recall) several years ago, the automaker has amassed an impressive record for developing winning cars on the track and on the road. Below, we’ve cataloged ten of the fastest vehicles Toyota has ever released, ranked according to how quickly they can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Of course modifications and vehicle condition make a big difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Step-by-Step Guide: What to Do When You’re in an Auto Collision

What to do after an Auto Accident

step-by-step guide on what to do when you get in an auto accident

If you have been involved in an accident in the Bay Area (or elsewhere), you want to follow best practices not only to ensure that you and your passengers receive prompt medical care but also to protect your rights in any subsequent legal or insurance actions. Medical attention and preventing legal troubles should be addressed before assessing your vehicle for auto body damage.

Follow these 10 steps to regain control of the situation:

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Self-Driving Cars’ Impact on the Future Safety of Roadways

Berkeley Auto Body Shop Discusses Robocar Reality

Autonomous Car Heads Into East Bay Auto Painting CenterSelf-driving cars made a fictional appearance in the 2004 movie interpretation of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, where they were just one aspect of a technology that had gone too far in relieving humans of responsibility. Asimov penned his I, Robot series to take place in 2015. And in 2015, it’s come to this: auto manufacturers are expecting to market self-driving cars within not decades, but a few years. Volkswagen, Mercedes–Benz, Delphi, Tesla, Bosch, Nissan, and Google have been authorized by the California DMV to test driverless cars on our public roads. Read the rest of this entry »

The Research Is In: Newer Cars Are Safer Cars

New Cars Keep you Out of Auto Body Shops

Berkeley Auto Body RepairOver the last ten years, deaths caused by auto collisions have dropped 25%, largely because of better safety features in newer cars. Our  auto body shop is committed to staying on top of recent trends and introducing clients to these safety features; our goal, more than anything else, is to keep our customers safe. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Reasons for Automobile Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Safety Advice from an East Bay Auto Collision Center

Oakland Auto Collision CenterMotor vehicle accidents in 2014 claimed the lives of 42,836 Americans, but we can collectively lower that number. Here are three leading causes of automobile accidents and a few ways to avoid getting in a crash, preventing the need for you to take your vehicle to an auto collision center.

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Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists

Prevent Auto Collisions This Fall

Preventing Auto CollisionsAs children head back to school this fall, the volume of foot and automobile traffic will inevitably increase. This represents an exciting time for kids and parents alike; however, the added number of individuals on the roads often coincides with a higher auto collision rate. Read the rest of this entry »

Safe Driving Tip: How to Eliminate Blind Spots

Preventing Auto Collisions With Proper Mirror Position

Whether somebody you love was injured in a Bay Area auto collision or you simply want to upgrade your driving skills, here is how to to eliminate (or at least minimize) the dangers of blind spots in your mirrors. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Driving in the Rain

Prevent An Auto Collision By Driving Safely

Prevent Auto CollisionsSadly, Bay Area auto collision and auto body shops witness brisk business in the spring months, thanks in part to the wet and windy weather that blows in from the Pacific. We may be in the midst of a drought, but how can you drive more safely when wet weather does hit? Here are 5 tips: Read the rest of this entry »