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Why Service Your Vehicle at Dallas Collision Center?

In the aftermath of an unexpected collision, you want to make sure your vehicle receives the best possible care. At Dallas Collision Center, our team is committed to helping our clients rebound from unexpected accidents with dedicated, timely, and efficient work across major automakers and body styles. No matter your situation, we will work closely with you to determine the right strategy for your needs. Our factory-trained technicians are always up to the task and ready to help, so you can count on efficiency and quality when working with us in Dallas, TX!

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Available Services at Dallas Collision Center

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If you are involved in an unexpected accident on the open road near Dallas, TX, our team at Dallas Collision Center is here to help accelerate your recovery. We offer a wide range of services, from body repair to detailing, and our factory-trained technicians are committed to helping you get back on the road promptly without sacrificing the quality of work you deserve.

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Understanding a Vehicle's Alternator

Primary Purpose

The alternator is a very important component that allows a vehicle's battery to remain charged. More importantly, your vehicle's alternator is what provides the majority of the electrical power to your vehicle after you have started the engine. The battery in your vehicle will provide some electricity to your vehicle once the engine has been started, but the alternator is the primary source.

 

The Alternator Process

Your vehicle's engine runs as a complete system. 

 

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Keep Yourself Prepared on the Road With a Roadside Emergency Kit

Many motorists in Dallas rely on roadside assistance if their vehicle breaks down. However, what if you're stuck on the side of the road with a poor cellular signal? It can help if you have a roadside emergency kit. You can customize a roadside emergency kit to meet the needs of your vehicle and the area where you live, or you can purchase one from a retailer on the internet.

What should you put in your roadside emergency kit? Basic kits usually include jumper cables, a set of tools, a quart of motor oil, and coolant.

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Indications Your Exhaust is Leaking

A leaky exhaust can cause serious problems if you’re not aware of the problem. Once the exhaust starts leaking, the poisonous and harmful gases from the exhaust can get inside your vehicle and cause harm to you and your passengers. Our team at Dallas Collision Center would like to offer you tips on how to recognize a leaky exhaust. Here are some signs you exhaust may be leaking.

  • Your vehicle is louder than normal when you start it and continues to get louder the more you accelerate.
  • Your gas mileage is decreasing. A leaky exhaust will make your engine…
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Got an Itty Bitty Scratch? How to Apply Touch Up Paint

Your new car was bound to get a tiny scratch sooner or later, but you can make it look like new with a bit of touch up paint. Your local auto parts store can provide matching paint from the paint code on the label on your driver's side door.

When you start your touch-up job, be sure you are in a well-ventilated area free from dust and debris. Clean the area to be treated, and clean away any rust with 220 grit sand paper. Apply a thin coat of primer and let it dry overnight, then multiple thin layers…

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The Importance of a Roof Test

One of the types of crashes that people undergo is the roll-over crash. This is one of the most dangerous types of crashes because more of the vehicle is damaged including the roof. People are very likely to die in rollover crashes. This is why the roof test is conducted for vehicles.

During a rollover, there are certain vehicles that have side curtain airbags that deploy so that the occupants can have reduced chances of major injuries. However, the roof of the vehicle has to be strong enough to leave enough space for the occupant to survive when it hits…

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IIHS Testing For The Safety Of Vehicles

Before selling vehicles, the safety of the vehicles is important. Manufacturers need to make sure that the vehicles that they are releasing to dealers are going to be safe for the customers. If there is a safety related issue that is found in the vehicle, then a recall is very likely to be issued.

In order to find out how safe a vehicle is, a test is conducted by the IIHS. The testing includes different crashes from the front, side, and roof. Other tests include head restraints and different evaluations of the vehicles. This is all done to see how…

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Common Reasons Why Your Engine Might Be Overheating

An engine that is overheating is a dangerous situation for both you and your vehicle. If you ignore an engine that is having temperature problems, this could cause irreversible damage to your automobile. Not sure why this occurs? Here's some common reasons.

  • The coolant levels in your vehicle may be low. If you don't have enough of this specific fluid, your engine will overheat. Also, it's important to check for coolant leaks that could be causing the drop in fluid levels.
  • A damaged or defective radiator cap can alter the temperature of your engine.
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What Should You Know About a Vehicle's LATCH Evaluation Rating?

Are you on the hunt for a family vehicle that will make securing child safety seats a breeze? If so, then Dallas Collision Center urges you not to overlook the LATCH evaluation ratings of the various vehicles that you are considering. Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH, evaluations are created by diligent vehicle safety boards.

Those vehicle safety boards look at how simple a vehicle’s LATCH systems makes it for parents to install a child’s safety seat securely. The four-part evaluation consists of a comprehensive design test. In the end, a vehicle’s 

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