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Summer Safety and Travel Tips for All!

School is out and vacation season is now officially underway! What can you do to ensure you and your family are safe on the road this travel season? Prevention and planning may take a little effort on your part up front, but can spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown – or worse yet, a highway crash – later.

Simply Superior Auto Body has compiled our favorite summer driving tips into three main categories; before you hit the road, safety is key and where the rubber meets the road.

Before You Hit the Road
Regular maintenance is key to the longevity of any vehicle, however, if you are planning a road trip you, may want to get your car serviced prior to leaving. Preventative maintenance will reduce your risk of an unwanted breakdown during your travels.

Pack an Emergency Roadside Kit with cell phone, cell phone car charger and first aid supplies in case of an emergency while you are on the road. Other recommended items include; flashlight, any necessary medications, flares, jumper cables, tire pressure gauge, jack, maps, blankets and nonperishable food and drinking water.

Safety Is Key
Buckle up everyone who is traveling in the vehicle should be buckled up! If your little ones are still utilizing child safety seats, be sure they are properly secured. Adults, too, need to be securely fastened to set an example and stay safe, as well.

While children can be a joy to have on a family vacation, you need to keep in mind that all children 13 and under should ride in the back seat. You should also remember to lock your vehicle when exiting so that children do not play and get trapped inside your car. Also, never leave your children unattended in or around your vehicle as elevated temperatures can harm your children if they are left inside a vehicle alone, even for a short period of time

Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Stay alert while driving by getting plenty of rest the night before. If you start to feel drowsy, consider staying overnight in a hotel or resort. Keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and concentrate on the task of driving without the distraction of your cell phone. Distracted driving includes driving while using your cell phone, texting, drinking, eating or any other activity that takes your attention away from the task at hand. Please refrain from distracted driving to ensure your family’s safety, as well as your own and others on the road.

Distracted driving includes driving while using your cell phone, texting, drinking, eating or any other activity that takes your attention away from driving. Please refrain from distracted driving to ensure your families safety as well as others on the road.

Speeding is not only a bad idea, but it is also dangerous and can be costly if you are caught. Obey all speed limits and adjust your speed if you encounter bad weather or other traffic conditions that require you to slow down.

If you need Simply Superior Auto Body to assist you with any regular maintenance or to inspect your vehicle’s safety features before you set out on the road, give us a call today at 925.326.4861.

Safe travels to you all.

Simply Superior Auto Body
2110 Market St.
Concord, CA 94520
925.326.4861

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat., by appointment only

How to Survive the Emotional Turmoil After an Auto Accident

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No one wants to be in an automobile accident, however on national average all drivers will encounter nearly 3 or 4 accidents in their lifetime.

There’s nothing like an accident to ruin what was once going to be just another average day. There’s a feeling of responsibility for the physical hurt that may occur, the property that has been damaged, and whether or not your car is totaled, you’re going to need collision repairs, and the loss of your car even for a short time is a tough one to bear.

Okay, so you’ve been in a collision. It happens to the best of us. First and foremost, Simply Superior Auto Body is concerned for your safety. Ensure that no one is hurt or needs medical attention. Then you have permission to have a full blown emotional meltdown of sorts. Endorphins are high and that shaky, panicky feeling that often accompanies an accident is truly hard to avoid. However, the physical effects will not last long, while your emotions may linger.

Those emotions you feel aren’t productive if you dwell on them.

Simply Superior Auto Body would like to provide a few tips to help you move on after your auto collision.

  • Drive and Drive Now. An extremely common reaction is to vow never to drive again. But can you really commit to that? Doubtful. Driving is more than just transportation. Don’t wait to get behind the wheel again or you could develop an unrealistic fear of driving.
  • Take care of YOU. Your car is out of commission while it’s being repaired, right? Get a courtesy car or rent one for yourself while your automobile is being repaired. It’s all too common to punish yourself by not driving. You need wheels to get to work and back home, don’t you? Not too mention that amazing social life you have. Just buck up and get a courtesy car. Pay for the upgrade to a better class and enjoy driving again right away. It was an accident and accidents happen.
  • Discuss Your Experience. Whether you were in a minor fender bender or the auto collision of all collisions, talk the accident through with someone. You could go for coffee with a friend and talk about your experience. Sometimes it just helps to get any emotionally feelings out to get you back on track.

You didn’t purposefully get into an automobile collision; so don’t be so hard on yourself. You’ll soon realize that others have forgotten the incident long before you have. You healthy, your vehicle can be repaired or replaced, worse things can happen.

Since 1983 people have been bringing their damaged vehicles to Simply Superior Auto Body for the highest quality collision repair in Concord and the surrounding area. Stop by or give us a call today to see how we can serve you!

Simply Superior Auto Body

2110 Market Street

Concord, CA 94520

Hours 7:30am – 5pm M-F

1.925.680.6946

Will Apple Release An ICar?

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