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How car accidents happen in Texas

There is a lot of ground to cover on Texas roads. Naturally, there are going to be a lot of accidents in such a big state. Let’s look at some of the stats about Texas crashes from 2018 and some of the biggest causes of Texas accidents. In 2018, there was a reportable crash on…

What do I do after a deer collision?

Whether you’re driving on I-10 west toward San Antonio or up I-35 to Austin, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. These rolling hills boast their beauty all year long with magical views of spectacular sunsets. What might be the only drawback of driving through the area you might ask? Being…

What happens if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

By now you probably know how insurance works (hopefully). You pay monthly for a certain amount of coverage, and depending on what you pay, your insurance will cover part, or all, of your accident damage. But if you get in an accident that isn’t your fault, the other driver should have insurance to cover the…

The aftermath of a collision, with a silver car facing an upside down red car on a freeway.

These are the worst Austin roads for 2018

Anyone who lives in the Central Texas area is no stranger to traffic and construction delays. Whether it’s construction, rush hour, or a wind turbine blade stuck in an intersection (yes, it’s real), traffic is all but guaranteed to be slow. But just how slow? Texas A&M Transportation Institute has released their annual report on…

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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…

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Choosing a body shop: Do I have to take my insurance recommendation?

After an accident, your insurance company may recommend an auto body repair shop for your repairs. Some may feel obligated to use the recommended shop, but the choice is always yours on which collision center you want to use. Here are some pointers on how to decide where you want to go. Choose Certified As…

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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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How to determine if a used car has flood damage

The Texas Hill Country has seen more than its share of “100-year” floods in the past 5 years. Some cars were severely damaged from the flooding. When it comes time to replace their vehicles, car owners need to do their homework. You want to be sure the car wasn’t damaged by a flood, then repaired…

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