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Category: Car technology and efficiency

Are electric cars safer in an accident?

You may have heard a grumpy refrain from an elder that “smart cars” offer no protection in an accident. The one that comes to mind is this tiny car, made by the manufacturer, Smart Fortwo. It’s one of the smallest cars on the road and depending on the model, is either gasoline-powered or electric. While…

A tiny orange Smart car is parked, plugged into a charging station.

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. AMM Collision offers a smartphone estimating tool that customers can use anywhere, and get a preliminary estimate…

Are you an eco-friendly driver?

Cars are not so environmentally friendly. The latest CO2 emissions data (2017) puts the U.S. as the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gasses, only second to China. And one-third of that contribution is from transportation. We all need transportation to get to and from work and other activities, especially here in the sprawling land of Texas….

Five mistakes that reduce a vehicle’s lifespan

Whether your car is your beloved baby or simply the reliable way you get around, it is an important tool and a big investment. The longer you can keep your car on the road and avoid spending big bucks on a new vehicle, the better. But many people unintentionally make mistakes that shorten the length…

A red classic convertible sits on the side of a road with the sunset in the background

Luxury features you didn’t know you could add to your vehicle

Have you ever found yourself lusting over luxury car features you know you could never afford? New technology has made cars more comfortable, safe, and connected than ever. The good news is that many of these features can be added to your older vehicle. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite add-ons that can make…

How to jump start a car

Jump starting a car is something all car owners have to do at some point in their lives. Whether we left our headlights on overnight, or just need a new battery, it’s important to know how to start your car when it dies. The good news is that the jumping part is pretty easy. The…

The driver’s guide to self-care

It’s been a full 8-hour workday and you’ve got to get to that family event back in your hometown tonight, several hours away. All you feel like doing is crashing on the couch with Netflix, but you brew yourself a fresh thermos of coffee and haul yourself into the driver’s seat. But with caffeine coursing…

On-screen technology leads to distracted driving

In-car screens, often referred to as vehicle infotainment systems, are becoming a common built-in feature on most newer cars. Like many other devices, including cell phones, these are adding to driver distractions, and consequently leading to accidents. The AAA Foundation conducted a study recently that showed while the technology is convenient in some ways, it…

A driver touches an in-car touch screen.

Paint jobs that are environment-friendly

Quality has always been a top consideration for collision repair shops when purchasing paint. But recently, many have had a growing concern for the effects of our products on the environment. Choosing a body shop that will provide quality and be friendly to the environment takes research. When it comes to paints, ask body shops…

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Here’s how to comply with the Texas no-text law

Texas implemented a state no-text law for drivers in September 2017. While many counties already had cell phone bans, this new law bans reading and writing text communications across the state. For some, it is an adjustment to wait to text or use hands-free devices, which is why we’re providing some tips. Understanding the new…

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