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8 driving myths every Texan should know

Have you ever done something while driving and thought to yourself, “Is this legal?” You’re not alone. We’ve created a list of driving law myths that may surprise you. Maybe your parents have been wrong all these years about leaving that interior light on while driving. Keep reading to find out the truth about some…

Texans: Do you know your state driving laws?

This may come as a surprise to Texans *wink*, but not all drivers know the rules of the road. So what can we do to make the roads safer? Brush up on those driving laws! Even if you are a safe driver, knowing how to react to certain situations could lead you to make a…

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Buying tires: What you need to know

One of the most essential maintenance checks on your car is your tire quality. Buying tires, and knowing when to buy, is important for your safety and to prevent unnecessary wear and damage to your car. Most tires need to be changed between 25 and 50k miles. Not all drivers wear their tires the same….

The front of a red car is parked near a leaning stack of shiny new tires

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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How auto body shops are regulated in Texas

We all know that each shop management has its own standard of customer service and shop maintenance. But have you ever wondered who requires collision repair shops to be in compliance with legal regulations? The real answer is that there is not a comprehensive law in Texas that governs collision repair. However, there are still…

A person sits behind a stack of wood blocks with different words having to do with business. They are pointing to the middle one which is highlighted in yellow and says Compliance.

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…

A driver presses a button on their in-car screen with the other hand on the wheel.

Tips for a safe holiday road trip

It’s the season for family and friends to come together and enjoy time spent with one another. This can mean taking a road trip, along with many others who will head out on the highways and roads. But with more travelers comes a greater chance of accidents. Leave early It helps to leave early for…

Three young men take a selfie, two inside a white SUV, the other standing outside. They have ski gear, and snow and trees are visible in the background.

Driving tips to avoid hitting a deer

There are more than one million deer-related accidents a year across the country. Deer are plentiful in the Central to Eastern parts of Texas, and many roads should be driven with caution. Swerving is likely to worsen your odds of an accident. Instead, here are some tips to avoid hitting a deer. Pay attention Any time…

A deer munches some grass on the side of the road, near a tree.

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.

Types of accidents that send cars to a body shop

The Greater Houston area is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and it’s no surprise that Harris County has the most vehicle collisions of any Texas county every year. In 2016, there were more than 112,000 car accidents, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT). This keeps auto body repair in…

A dusty old mustang sits in a repair shop with tools in the foreground

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