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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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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 means it’s essential to do a routine winter maintenance check on your vehicle. Breaking down on the side of the ...
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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 should be pretty close to the top of your to-do list. Just like your home, your car needs consistent attention, ...
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Collision repair tips

Collision Repair Tips: 12 Questions to Ask Before Repairing Your Car

If you have ever been in a car accident, you can probably remember how flustered and overwhelmed you felt. You're looking for collision repair tips and how to deal with an already stressful situation. Even small accidents can leave you feeling shocked, bewildered, and worried about how to repair your ...
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rental cars in Cold Lake

How to Find the Best Rental Car in Cold Lake or Bonnyville

Hiking, swimming, and skiing are just a few of the myriad activities Cold Lake and Bonnyville are known for. Each year, people come from all over to enjoy a place to get away and enjoy nature and sometimes they need a vehicle to get them around. But sometimes you need ...
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good auto body shop

10 Tips for Finding a Good Auto Body Shop

  Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Are you searching for a good auto body shop? If so, one of the first things you likely noticed was the significantly different estimates you have received from different shops. You may hear $500 from one, while another auto body ...
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auto body repair

Should You DIY Auto Body Repair?

In the age of unlimited information on the internet, more and more people are attempting to fix their car by themselves. The number of auto body shops in the country has been steadily declining, but does this mean you should tackle all of your auto body repair work by yourself? ...
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collision repair shop Bonnyville

Your Essential Winter Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Fall is definitely here, and winter will be coming soon. That means that a Bonnyville collision repair shop like us will see a major spike in collisions on icy roads, many of which can be avoided. While we've talked about what to do in the event that you skid on ...
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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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hybrid vehicles

What’s The Buzz About Hybrid Vehicles?

France, and now California, are both phasing out cars with internal combustion engines. Hybrid vehicles aren’t a million miles from the vehicle you already drive, but there are a few things you’ll need to know: How They Work When your engine is working it’s also generating electricity—the electricity that runs ...
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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. ...
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2022 Vehicle Collision Safety Ratings

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

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
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. ...
READ MORE
Alberta’s Best Road Trips

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 ...
READ MORE
Top 8 Car Tech Trends for 2022

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 ...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

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. ...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

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, ...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE
How to detail your car like a pro

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 ...
READ MORE
The ultimate guide to pothole damage

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 ...
READ MORE
Car Mileage

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 ...
READ MORE