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Online Repair Estimate

Technology changes just about everything. It provides safety features on cars and added conveniences. Your phone also helps you make informed decisions about what auto body shop to choose. Your smartphone can now make your collision repair simpler. Fogle Collision offers a smartphone estimating tool that customers can use anywhere, and get a preliminary estimate…

Helpful hands-free tools to keep your teen focused on the road

If you have a teen driver, you’re probably worried about your teen and their newfound freedom. Teen drivers are inexperienced, and therefore less likely to know how to avoid accidents. Only practice will fortify their driving skills, but in the meantime, you can help reduce their risk of an accident by giving them hands-free tools…

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On-screen technology adds to distracted driving

Screens in cars located between the driver and passenger, often referred to as vehicle infotainment systems, are becoming a common feature on most cars. Like many other technology, including cell phones, these are adding to driver distractions and accidents. The AAA Foundation conducted a study recently that showed while the technology is convenient in some…

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Environment-friendly painting for cars

Quality has always been a top consideration for collision repair shops when purchasing paint. But shops must also think about safety to the environment. Choosing body shop locations that will provide the quality you expect and be friendly to the environment takes research. When you inquire with body shops you are considering, ask if they…

eco-friendly car paint

Texas’ new texting and driving law

Texas’ new texting and driving law is cracking down on distracted drivers. It is now illegal to write, send, or read on your phone while driving. In 2016, distracted driving accidents killed more than 450 Texans, and the number of accidents increased by three percent. Understanding the new law is not only important to avoid…

The camera looks at a driver and passenger from the backseat. They appear to be driving on an open highway and the driver is using his cell phone.

Are you buying a vehicle with flood damage?

Hurricane Harvey left behind a widespread path of damage in the Greater Houston area. Thousands of Houstonians lost everything they owned, including their cars. When it comes time to replace those vehicles, car owners need to do their homework to make sure their next automobile isn’t one that has flood damage. It’s important to check…

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How is auto repair different for electric vehicles?

To most, it may seem as that car collision repairs are universal, but not all cars are created equal. That is why many auto technicians go through regular training and earn certifications. They need to be knowledgeable about the latest industry standards on various vehicles makes. Different types of vehicles, including electric and hybrid, come…

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The safest cars for a teen driver

Every parent has concerns when their teen starts driving. Even if they are a safe driver, teens aren’t likely to know how to react quickly to dangerous driving situations. This comes with experience. Until they gain experience, you can further protect them with a vehicle with a high safety rating. New cars for teens If…

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