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

7 Ways To Safer Winter Driving

Everyone hates winter driving. With hazardous conditions like ice (especially black ice), snow-covered roads and whiteouts it can be stressful and dangerous. But the truth is, we are Canadian Eh’ ...
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The Top Signs You Need a New Windshield

Remember the classic scene from the 1994 hit comedy, Ace Ventura, when Jim Carrey was forced to drive around with his head out the window after his windshield got smashed? It was funny ...
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Paintless Dent Repair: How Does it Work?

You've had a long day in the office and run out the door the minute you're clocked out. You can't wait to get home and put all of those work-related ...
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Evaluating Bodywork Repair Costs: Make Sure They Include Vital Repairs

When your vehicle needs vital repairs, you want to make sure that you aren't missing any important details—and that all of the essential repairs are taken care of. Not only ...
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The Top Benefits of Vehicle Customization

"A car isn't a classic just because it's old. To be a classic, a car has to tell us something of its time." -James May  Classic cars shouldn't just say ...
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The Top Signs Your Car Needs a New Paint Job

You drive up to a stoplight and the person behind you doesn’t stop in time. They hit the back of your car, and while you aren’t hurt, your car came ...
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7 Signs that You Are Receiving the Best Car Paint Job in Alberta

A professional car paint job is one of the most powerful ways to enhance your vehicle's appearance and value. However, not all car paint jobs are equal in terms of ...
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driving

Road Trips in Alberta: Helping You Plan Your Summer Adventure

Alberta is one of Canada's largest provinces, and supports nearly every type of biome in North America.  From lush forests and mountains to prairies, deserts, and all stops in-between, it ...
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dent repair

Dent Repair 101: Options for Fixing Dings and Dents on Your Vehicle

Whether it's a brand new, sleek looking car or a reliable vehicle that's gotten you to and from places for many years, no doubt you want the exterior of your ...
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windshield-cleaning

8 Car Windshield Cleaning Tips from Auto Body Pros

Many collisions are a result of poor driver visibility. One way to help improve visibility, regardless of the driving conditions you might face, is to keep your windshield clean. To ...
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car tech CES 2018

The Latest Car Tech from CES 2018 Will Blow Your Mind

The Consumer Electronics Show is always packed with incredible new car technology, and the 2018 show was no exception. It showcased some amazing engineering, proving that AI will soon be ...
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2019 best SUVs

2019 Best Trucks and SUVs Built For The Canadian Climate

  If you're in the market for a new ride in 2019, there are some super cool new trucks and SUVs that have hit the dealerships in the past few ...
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