Owning a Car

2022 Vehicle Collision Safety Ratings

2022 Vehicle Collision Safety Ratings: Introducing the Safest Rides on the Market

Car buyers listen up!  Before you start configuring your next dream ride, ask yourself: where does it line up in the 2022 vehicle collision safety ratings? We know, we know. Model, trim level, and paint colour are way sexier details than a crash rating. Even so, the colour of your ...
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BUY OR SELL IN 2022? OUR CAR BUYING GUIDE OFFERS 7 THINGS TO CONSIDER

A 2022 Car Buying Guide: Advice On Whether To Buy or Sell This Year

Our 2022 JD Collision Car Buying Guide promises to give you the confidence to navigate the current automotive market and make the right car buying decision for you and your family. Should you buy or sell a car in 2022, or hold off until next year? Should you buy new ...
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auto maintenance

An Easy, Printable Checklist for Routine Auto Maintenance

The average life of a vehicle today in Canada is about 12 years. Routine auto maintenance can save you thousands of dollars per year and can increase the life expectancy of your car. A car is similar to a person- it needs check-ups, and the like, to keep it running ...
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customize your car

9 Ways to Customize Your Car and Make It Unique

There are good ways and bad ways to customize your car. The "bad" ways ruin your car and your street cred ;) Customizing your car well helps it stand out and adds value. Having your dream car look and feel the way you've always wanted is a dream come true. ...
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check engine light

What Does My Check Engine Light Mean? And Some Ways to Fix It

Remember your first car and how the check engine light was always on? On modern vehicles the check engine light actually means something, but it still doesn’t tell you exactly what’s going wrong.  So you’re asking yourself, “What does my check engine light mean?” You’ll need to go to a ...
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10 Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring

10 Tips to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Believe it or not, spring has finally arrived in Alberta. That means more daylight, dry roads, summer adventures -- and time to wash the winter from your vehicle. Here's a few tips about the little details like tire changes and windshield ...
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JD Collision is part of the Collision Solutions Network

JD Collision is now part of the Collision Solutions Network

JD Collision is proud to announce that we are now part of the Collision Solutions Network (CSN)- Canada's largest network of independent body shops. Being part of CSN means that JD Collision has been recognised as having service, quality, and facilities good enough to be the autobody shop of choice ...
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Carbon Tax is Coming. Save Money By Lowering Your Fuel Consumption

The holidays can be tough on your pocketbook and saving money in this economy is one of the top priorities of many Albertans. The Alberta government is introducing an economy-wide carbon levy – starting January 1, 2017, the levy will apply to the purchases of fossil fuels that produce greenhouse-gas ...
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Is it better to lease or buy a car? What you need to know.

The time has come for you to lease or buy car. For drivers that prefer to buy new cars, you have two options – lease or buy (finance). Making the decision on whether to lease or finance a car is a personal one and very much dependent on your circumstances ...
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Alberta’s Best Road Trips: 10 Scenic Drives To Take Your Ride On This Summer

Summer is almost here! Time to hit the highway to enjoy Alberta’s best road trips.  From moon-like dessert landscapes to sprawling canola-filled fields to mountain-flanked highways that seem to reach ...
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Alberta’s Best Road Trips

Top 8 Car Tech Trends for 2022

Car tech trends in 2022 are like other technological trends: they seem to change faster than we can go from 0 to 60.  We’ve been covering automotive trends over the ...
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Top 8 Car Tech Trends for 2022

A 2022 Car Buying Guide: Advice On Whether To Buy or Sell This Year

Our 2022 JD Collision Car Buying Guide promises to give you the confidence to navigate the current automotive market and make the right car buying decision for you and your ...
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BUY OR SELL IN 2022? OUR CAR BUYING GUIDE OFFERS 7 THINGS TO CONSIDER

The Future Of The Auto Industry In 2022

What does the future hold for the auto industry in 2022? The auto industry was thrown into chaos in 2021. From semiconductor chip shortages to soaring car prices, empty dealerships ...
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Winter Car Care Tips: 6 Ways to Protect Your Car’s Exterior In The Cold

As the mercury plummets and vehicle maintenance becomes more difficult, it’s important to keep winter car care tips in mind.  Don’t leave your ride out in the cold this winter. ...
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What to Do If Your Car Has Water Damage: A Comprehensive Guide

Have you ever wondered what to do if your car has water damage? We hope not, but if you have, or if you’re in that sticky situation right now, this ...
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2021 Vehicle Collision Safety Ratings: The Winners

No doubt you've heard car advertisements on the radio or television talking about vehicle collision safety ratings.  Crash-test data is mentioned along with the ratings—what does it mean for the ...
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Deer Collisions in the Lakeland: Prevention And What To Do If It Happens

Deer collisions - something Albertans are all too familiar with.  It’s a moment all of us dread; you’re driving down the road, chatting with a friend, or thinking about work, ...
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Hail and The Damage It Can Do To Your Car

Hailstorms in Canada Well, let’s just say car hail damage can get pretty bad in Alberta. Extreme weather conditions in Canada have been giving “severe weather” warnings an entirely new ...
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How To Detail Your Car Like A Pro: The Ultimate Guide

Spring is just around the corner (it’s about time), and it’s almost time to detail your car to get rid of that winter grime. Even with consistent exterior washes, it’s ...
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How to detail your car like a pro

Pothole Damage: The Ultimate & Only Guide You’ll Need

We can’t speak for other towns or cities, but we do know that our beloved Cold Lake and Bonnyville are notorious for pothole damage come springtime. Most of the people ...
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The ultimate guide to pothole damage

Car Maintenance by The Mile…Or Km

Every vehicle manufacturer has a car maintenance schedule that they recommend you follow to keep your car running in tip-top shape. While these car maintenance schedules may vary based on ...
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Car Mileage
how to extend the life of your tires

Save Money and Extend The Life of Your Winter Tires

Anyone who owns a car, truck or SUV knows the costs involved. They are not only expensive to buy initially, but can be costly to maintain as well. Regular maintenance ...
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winter maintenance & safety checklist

Winter Maintenance and Safety Checklist For Safer Winter Driving

Well, it’s November and here in Alberta, that means the snow is just about ready to fall (if it hasn’t already been in your area). November means snow and snow ...
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buying used car vs new

Buying A Car Shouldn’t Be Scary | 3 Key Things To Consider Before Buying New Or Used

Buying a car is a BIG deal. Whether it’s your very first car or your 5th car, signing off on a brand new set of wheels is a big responsibility ...
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understanding car insurance

Understanding Car Insurance | Don’t Forget To Read The Fine Print

Understanding car insurance can be a tricky thing for some. There are an overwhelming number of options and you’re usually just on the phone with someone who's rambling all of ...
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car rust preventative maintenance

Car Rust | Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Even The Smallest Rust Spots

Not only is it extremely unsightly, but it’s also potentially dangerous in large amounts. Car rust is every car owner's worst nightmare! Okay, maybe not their WORST, but it’s definitely ...
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How To Choose The Best Auto Body Shop For Your Repairs

In the event of a collision, no matter how small, the experience can bring a lot of stress along with it. In more serious cases your vehicle may become a ...
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Extend the life of your car

Extend The Life Of Your Car | 6 Easy Tips For Proper Maintenance

Whether you are driving an old second-hand beater or lucky enough to be riding around in your dream car, taking care of it and extending the life of your car ...
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summer road trip essentials

Summer Road Trip | Essentials For Your Next Car Adventure

Families all over the world have had to make some drastic changes to their summer holiday plans because of COVID-19. While this is a total bummer, there are still lots ...
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COVID-19 | How CSN JD Collision is Keeping Our Customers Safe

COVID-19 has taken the world by surprise and not in a good way. One day we were living life as usual and the next everything changed.  The entire world has ...
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spring car maintenance

Car Maintenance | 9 Tips to Get Your Ride Ready for Spring

Spring has SPRUNG! Well...almost. It’s time to shake the winter blues and get your vehicle ready for another season. Seasonal maintenance is important to not only the looks of your ...
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buying used car in Alberta

Buying a Used Car In Alberta | What You Need to Know

Sometimes it’s not feasible to pop into a dealership and sign papers on a brand new vehicle, but it’s also not feasible for most people to be without a car. ...
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JD Collision Becomes CSN JD Collision

Have you noticed anything different about JD Collision in Cold Lake and Bonnyville lately? Are you seeing less orange and black and more blue and white? Have you noticed they ...
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