Standard transmission

Most people probably don’t even know the term “Standard Transmission”, I know I was not aware of that term. Some of you may have heard of “3 on the Tree” or “4 on the floor” and I think most of us have heard the term “stick shift.”  Whatever you call it, the fact is, there […]

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We Pay Your Deductible!!

Have you ever heard this when it comes to collision repair? Maybe you have sought out a shop that will do this for you. This practice is unethical at best, but at worst it can be insurance fraud. When a shop has agreed to pay your deductible there has to be a way that they […]

Buying A Used Car

Used cars are in hot demand these days.  People have started to realize that they can be a better buy, in some cases, than going brand new.  The values of used cars are also reflecting this higher demand.  All the more reason to know what you are buying before it is too late. Speidell Body […]

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Driving=Jumping out of a plane!!!

Which one is more of a risk, driving or jumping out of a plane?   Let’s take a look. When you get in a car and decide to drive somewhere you take a risk that something bad will happen.  The same thing happens when you jump out of a plane.  When you drive, you are […]

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I don’t want to get insurance involved, I’ll pay for it myself.

We here this statement all too often when people are afraid of there insurance going up.  The problem with this especially when it is someone else paying for your car, is that there may be hidden damage.  The complexity of today’s vehicles make it nearly impossible to know everything it is going to take to […]

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Distracted!!

Texting, talking, eating, putting on makeup, reading!!!  These are some of the big distractions that can cause you to have an accident.  As I was running along 84th street the other day I did a very unscientific survey of distractions among the drivers that I observed.  I saw people texting, talking on cell phones, eating, […]

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The Choice is Yours!

Why do you do business with a restaurant, hair dresser/barber, department store, or car dealership?  Most of you know why.  Maybe it is because your family likes it and you have always gone there.  Maybe you got a referral or someone raved about their products or service.  Whatever the case is, you go there because […]

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“A Soft Pillow”

This car came into our shop a couple of days ago.  It is, quite obviously, a total loss.  There is very heavy damage to the front left and the left rear.  I always cringe when I see a vehicle with this kind of damage.  The worst is feared.  The worst being personal injury or worse.  […]

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“TTYL”

What was the last text you sent?  Many people don’t think twice about the last text message they sent.  I couldn’t tell you what mine was.  However, families of people that were killed in a car accident because they were distracted by texting will remember forever.  People ask me all the time what our busy […]

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It takes 3 seconds to buckle your seat belt. Dead is FOREVER!!

There have been 3 accidents in the past 2 weeks that I have known about that caused death or a severe injury.  Some people were wearing seat belts and some were not.  This really stirred up something within me. The first emotion is grief.  I feel so bad for the families and individuals involved.  Accidents […]

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