You Are What You Drive


Ever since the 1800’s, cars have manifested from slow moving objects, to fast machines ripping through gravity at high speeds. Cars, much like drivers, have personalities. In other words, your car is a symbol of who you are as a person. Minivans for example, symbolize someone who is family oriented and loves taking road trips. They’re the type of person who wants to make sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying the smooth ride to their destination.

Sports cars, on the other hand, might symbolize risk takers, which usually means the driver doesn’t mind being the center of attention. But with all these cool new toys (cars) around us, there’s one thing dealership’s won’t tell you. It’s a topic most dealerships won’t even think of bring up when trying to close a deal with a potential buyer.  

“What’s that?” you ask.

Well, most dealerships won’t tell you that vehicles, like most things break. Whether from engine problems, or dings and knocks, no car is perfect. You see, although cars back then weren’t as fast as the ones today, they were a lot sturdier. Meaning that automobiles made prior to the 1980’s were a lot more durable, and could take a bump. Vehicles today, however, aren’t as a strong, resulting in motorist spending more time damaging their car than out driving it.

As a motorist, it’s important to find, and build a relationship with mechanic and auto body shops owners. Although some of us may think we’ll never need to visit one, it’s important to understand the values of a good auto body shop. Like mechanics, you’re trusting these individuals with your life. They not only fix car frames to make sure the driver is safe to hit the road again, but they’re also responsible for making sure the car looks brand new even after an accident.

In some cases, auto body shop workers are also held accountable for contacting insurance companies, letting them know the current status of the vehicle. This means that both companies work hand-and-hand, staying in touch with one another until the vehicle is either fixed, or considered totaled. Whatever the case may be, always make sure you’re not only getting the best deal, but the safest one as well. After all, if you take care of the vehicle, the vehicle will take care of you.

So the next time you’re out on the road, or surfing the information superhighway (internet), keep an eye out for different auto body and mechanic shops. That way you have a general idea of where certain shops are located, and you also have an understanding of the shop’s reputation.

Drive safe!


Thank you again for taking the time to read my article. I would like to know, what are some other ways you can identify reliable auto body and mechanic shops? Or do you prefer fixing things yourself? I will be checking for comments, so feel free to express your thoughts and opinions.

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