Vancouver’s weather is getting hotter as we roll into summer and you’re probably thinking about summer vacation or a camping trip you’re planning. One thing you should do before planning anything is ensuring your car is running efficiently and smoothly – especially if you’re going on any road trips or long drives soon.
Being involved in a serious car accident is almost always a stressful experience, but then having to deal with your car or truck repair and ICBC on top of that only makes it worse.
There are several steps you should take if you’ve been in an automobile accident in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Port Moody. If you’re unsure, give us a call and we’ll be happy to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
Automotive vehicles have become incredibly complex in the last ten years, especially luxury vehicles. All modern vehicles have onboard sensors that show the best directions, taking into account traffic and weather conditions; adjust a car, SUV, or trucks’ productivity to lower fuel consumption; and detects problems such as low tire pressure; or errors with the engine.
The ultimate goal of these diagnostic tools is to give the owner more insight into the efficiencies or issues with their car, and, if necessary, allow their auto body shop or mechanic to fix their vehicle quicker, more efficiently and cost effectively.
Luxury cars are created for comfort, performance, and safety. Data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing motor vehicle-related deaths, injuries and accidents, indicates luxury cars are some of the best to own if you’re in a serious accident. The likelihood you’ll walk away uninjured is that much greater.
After you've had an accident, it’s never easy choosing the right auto body shop to fix your car, especially if you aren't familiar with all the ins and outs of your vehicle. It might be tempting to pick whatever auto body shop is close in Coquitlam or the Tri-Cities area, or whoever your insurance agent recommends, but that isn’t always advisable.
There are many misrepresentations and myths circling around about auto body shops and insurance. At Tom’s Custom Auto Body, we want to dispel some of the rumours so you can make better decisions for your vehicle. Here's another common myth...