Out-of-Town Accidents: What Should You Do?

Being involved in a car accident in your hometown is frightening enough. When it occurs in another location, it’s easy to become downright panicked. Here is what to do when you’re involved in an out-of-town accident.

5 Best Tips on How to Take Care for A Vehicle Interior

Your car is probably one of your most prized possessions, and with the current cost of a new car it would behoove you to take care of your car and give the longest possible life.

Increase the Value of Your Car with These Quick Tips

There’s a lot that goes into appraising a vehicle, some are objective values such as mileage, service record and accident history, but others can be quite subjective. As great as it would be if every vehicle appraisal were purely objective, unfortunately that’s not the case. So to squeeze out every penny of your car’s worth, you’ve got to do your part to make sure your car not only drives good, but looks feels and smells good to boot!

Listen, Feel, and Look: How to Tell When your Brakes Need Work

One of the best accident prevention tips anybody can give you is to make sure you keep up with your brake maintenance.

How to Keep Kids Safe In and Around Your Car

Of all the things you do to try and keep your kids safe, keeping kids safe around vehicles is an absolute essential. Kids are small, so they can be hard to see from the driver’s seat, and may not recognize the danger a moving car represents. It’s the responsibility of a parent to teach a child how to stay safe around vehicles but there are a number of practices drivers can adopt to do their part. Spectrum Collision has a few tips for driving around kids or with kids.

How to Drive Around Aggressive and Bad Drivers

It seems with everyone in a hurry these days, the road becomes more dangerous. As people are rushing about and not taking the time to drive safely, it can be hard to avoid a crash. Follow some simple driving advice to keep you on the safe track despite all the aggressive and bad drivers on the road today.

Top Tips on How to Stay Safe While Off-Roading

Off-roading offers adrenaline-pumping opportunities that push your driving skills to the limit as you navigate different types of challenging terrain. For those who enjoy a little dirt in their teeth, California’s dirt tracks, swampy strips and ravines provide a great escape when the weekend rolls around. As exciting as these outings can be, it’s important to remember that this sort of activity is not without its dangers. Off-roading, by nature, has you driving in remote and hostile environments, which means it is essential to plan for an off-road emergency.

Common Types of Road Debris and How To Avoid It

(Photo: Improperly secured cargo can be extremely hazard to drivers if it because dislodged during transit. We've put together a helpful list of how to identify and avoid dangerous situations caused by debris in the roadway. / “Loading large boxes up the ramp onto removal truck photo” by Sunset Removals is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Road debris and objects on the road have resulted in collisions and caused the deaths of hundreds of victims and injuring thousands according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Avoiding an accident on the road requires drivers to practice a few safety precautions especially when hauling cargo and furniture.

What that Warning Light is Trying to Tell You

As much as you might talk to your car (whether positive or negative), your car has just one way to talk back – dashboard lights. They light up as if to say “I’m thirsty for oil!” or “My engine hurts!” and are a way that almost anybody can handle maintenance before major damage occurs to your car. Understanding the various lights on your dashboard will help you know what your car is trying to tell you and how urgently you should be treating the issue.

Window Care Advice from Spectrum Collision

Window Cleaning Advice from Spectrum CollisionVehicle upkeep in Southern California can be a challenge. With wind, bugs, dirt and debris pelting your car during your commute, it’s hard to prevent damage to windows without almost constant cleaning.

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