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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Collision

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East Bay Auto Collision Center has Some Insight

Being involved in an auto accident is often quite traumatizing, but when you’re a victim of a hit-and-run collision, the trauma is indescribable. According to AAA, an average 682,000 hit-and-run collisions have occurred every year since 2006.

Some of the most common reasons for a hit-and-run collision include:

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Why DIY Auto Repairs Could Cost You More Than You Think

Our Berkeley Auto Repair Techs Discuss

Although it appears quite cost-effective to be able to fix small issues on your car, more often than not, DIY enthusiasts take on auto repair issues that are completely beyond their capabilities. Not only do they make the problem worse, but they also put themselves and other motorists in grave danger.

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How Do Auto Collision Avoidance Systems Work?

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Advanced Tech Can Help Avoid Trips to the Auto Body Shop

Over the years, there have been tremendous leaps in the safety features installed in vehicles. These range from automatic braking systems, to front- and rear-mounted cameras and collision avoidance systems. Collision avoidance systems help vehicles detect obstacles, pedestrians, and other vehicles, anticipate collisions, and automatically steer the vehicle away or apply the brakes.

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Professional Auto Care Tips for the Rainy Season

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Berkeley Auto Collision Center Talks Car Care Tips

With the approaching rainy season, it is more important than ever that you are able to properly maintain your car. Not sure what’s involved with rainy season car maintenance? We’ll run through some of the most important considerations for you below.

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Simple Summer Car Care Tips

East Bay Auto Body Shop Oakland, CAEast Bay Auto Body Repair Shop’s Top Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

Summer is a time for vacations, road trips and more time with the kids home on summer break. With the increase in daily activities, car maintenance is usually the last thing to come to mind, even though it’s likely being used more. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Fix Paint Scratches On Your Car

How To Fix Minor Paint Scratches On Your Car

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Regardless of whether you drive around in a new or used car, discovering a scratch can send you spiraling into frustration. This is why we’ve brought you a short guide on how to fix simple car paint scratches at home, which you can easily follow for a like-new paint job in a short period of time. 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 »

Fender Bender? Here Are 4 Auto Body Repair Tips To Keep In Mind

Tips for Dealing with Your Auto Collision Center

auto-body-collision-repair-piedmontPerhaps a careless driver on the 101 sideswiped your vehicle near an exit ramp, or maybe a fatigued truck driver jackknifed in front of you, forcing you off the road and into the curb. Whether you need repairs for major damage or just a few dents and scratches, here are four tips to ensure a quality auto body repair job:

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Auto Body Shops: Choosing Quality and Spotting Errors

What to Look for When Having Auto Body Repair Done

auto-body-repair-adjuster-assessing-damagePerhaps a careless motorist backed into you in the parking lot of your local Bay Area Whole Foods; or maybe a tired trucker sideswiped your vehicle on the freeway, damaging your vehicle’s body and scraping away paint. In either case, when you need auto body repair, you want to be sure that you obtain quality services for an affordable price. However, with so many different Bay Area body shops offering similar auto repair services, selecting the right provider can be a challenge.

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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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