Diamond Certified Experts: Auto Insurance Advice From Auto Body Experts

Posted on February 09, 2021 by James Florence

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Nobody wants to pay for auto insurance, but it’s a necessary protective cushion when it comes to dealing with the consequences of an unforeseen accident. Since auto insurance is something you must have, it makes sense to assess your policy and make the most of your investment. Also, when working with an auto insurance provider, it’s helpful to collaborate with someone who can show you how to navigate these sometimes-confusing waters. Read the following insurance-related tips from five Diamond Certified Experts in the auto body industry. Read more

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Auto Maintenance in the COVID Era

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Suzanne Carroll

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Chances are you’re driving a lot less than you were a year ago. California’s COVID-related regulations mean that more people are working from home and in-person socialization is discouraged. Additionally, those with serious health concerns are mostly homebound. In these circumstances, it can be easy to forget about your car. However, vehicles need regular maintenance no matter how often you get behind the wheel. Here are some ways to make sure your car will still run optimally even if you don’t drive very often. Read more

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Replace or Maintain? Calculating the True Cost of Car Maintenance

Posted on December 15, 2020 by James Florence

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Upon receiving an unexpected car repair bill, you might start wondering if it’s time to replace your current vehicle for something newer that requires less maintenance. However, while it’s natural to react this way to an unforeseen financial burden, it’s important to make such a decision based on information, not emotion. Read more

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How Sun, Salt, Storms and Ash Can Damage Your Car

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Suzanne Carroll

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With many COVID-related lockdown measures still in place, the way we vacation has changed. Trips to amusement parks or festivals have been replaced by day trips to the beach or weekends in the Sierras. If you’ve spent the last few months taking advantage of California’s natural beauty, you’ve probably driven your car into harsher environmental conditions than normal. Read more

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A Basic Guide to Vehicle Fluids

Posted on February 18, 2020 by James Florence

Are you familiar with the many fluids found under the hood of your car? If not, the following article is for you.

Fluids are the lifeblood of your vehicle. Some serve to cool and lubricate the engine and transmission, while others help facilitate the operation of the steering and braking systems. All of them are important and should be regularly inspected. Let’s look at each of these fluids in more detail: Read more

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“Check Engine” Light Diagnosis: What’s Your Best Option?

Posted on September 24, 2019 by James Florence

Few things are more disconcerting than when the “check engine” light illuminates on your car’s dashboard. What’s most alarming isn’t the light itself but the ambiguity it presents. Since the “check engine” light can be triggered by a wide range of factors, you don’t know if you’re dealing with something insignificant (a loose gas cap) or something serious (a catalytic converter failure), which can produce a sense of anxiety every time you drive. Read more

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4 Little-Known Facts About Electric Vehicles

Posted on September 03, 2019 by James Florence

It’s no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are they more environmentally friendly than gas-powered vehicles, they’re far less expensive to fuel. However, there are many things the average person doesn’t know about EVs, including additional benefits and crucial safety information. To shed some light on this topic, we asked Kacey Copeland, owner of autoTech Blackhawk in Danville, to share a few little-known facts about electric vehicles. Read more

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