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How to tell your parents you got in an accident

It’s every teen’s nightmare: Getting in a car wreck and having to tell your parents. As if the accident weren’t bad enough, telling your parents adds another layer of conflict. You don’t want to let them down or risk punishment. However, being mature and honest can help you earn your parent’s trust and resolve the…

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…

Should I use the repair shop my insurance recommends?

When you are involved in a car wreck, you may not have the time to research where you want your car fixed. Your insurance company may recommend a collision repair center, and it may seem like an easy solution to go with that shop. However, you have the right to choose where you want your…

Why a body shop tech should inspect your collision damage

When a car has been damaged in a wreck, some of the damage will be obvious, such as a broken taillight or a dented door. What is not immediately noticeable, and may be invisible unless you are a trained auto body expert, is any damage that may be behind the body of the vehicle. Technicians…

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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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How to avoid hitting a deer

Annually across the country, there are more than one million deer-related accidents. The Central Texas area is no stranger to these types of collisions and as a local auto body shop, AMM Collision repairs dozens of cars involved in accidents with deer each year. Any time you are driving, it is important to keep your…

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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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Five ways to find the best collision repair shop

As a driver in the busy Central Texas area, it can be overwhelming to find a quality collision repair shop that you can trust. Getting the best value for what you pay is also important since collision repair shops charge different prices. It takes some research and plenty of questions to narrow down the right…

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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. In 2016, there was a death toll of 3,794 in Texas car crashes, and around 14,000 serious injury crashes. That’s the equivalent of one person killed every two hours,…

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