How to install a child safety seat

Learning how to install a child car seat is the key to keeping your little one safe on the road. Whether you lost the original instructions or bought a child seat that didn't include them, you will follow the same steps. Start with the base, which supports the seat. Place the base behind the driver's side or passenger's side in the backseat. Move the seat belt through the latch, making sure that is is smooth and doesn't have any twists or kinks. You can then shut the buckle and lock the belt. Some car seats now…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

When you drive around during the winter, you need to be ready for anything. Among other things, this means having a good survival kit that should at least include the following items:

  • LED Flashlights: Try to have a least a couple of these on hand at all times. Stock some extra batteries as well.
  • Jumper Cables: You should always keep a pair of jumper cables in your car, even during the spring and summer. Take some time to learn how to jump a car battery if you don't already know how.
  • A Blanket and a Change of Clothes: While…
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Roadtrip Safety

Here is a safety checklist to help with your next road trip.

  • Plan out ideal locations to stop if you have multiple people scheduled to drive. You will need planned places to stop, so you can swap places, get food, and take a bathroom break.
  • Assemble an emergency kit and add items that can help during an emergency. These include blankets, a tool kit, bottled water, nonperishable snacks, flashlights, jumper cables, road flares, and playing cards.
  • When traveling with kids, you can keep them calmer and occupied with books, tablets, small toys, healthy snacks, juice boxes, and more.
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How to Handle Your Roadside Emergency in Dallas and Beyond

While some people may be exceptionally lucky, most of us will have to deal with a roadside emergency at some point in our lives. Being prepared and remaining calm are the two most important things to do in an emergency. Here are a few tips for that from Dallas Collision Center.

Traveling with a roadside emergency kit can help you make minor repairs on your vehicle, as well as keep you relatively comfortable. You should include water, flashlights, nonperishable food, a toolkit, etc. There also should be flares or some other item that alerts drivers to your location.

 

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How to Efficiently and Safely Replace a Flat Tire

Most drivers around Dallas will incur a flat tire at some point, regardless of driving habits. It's one of the hassles of driving, but it doesn't have to ruin your day if you know what to do. And Dallas Collision Center wants you to drive safely.

Speaking of safety, that is paramount when changing a flat tire. Never change a flat tire on the highway or a hill. And always choose a well-lit area, even if that means driving at a low speed to get somewhere safer.

 

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How Can You Correct a Slide on Icy Roads?

Icy roads are an unfortunate part of winter. To reduce the danger to you and your loved ones when driving in these conditions, the team at Dallas Collision Center would like to share a few tips on correcting a slide.

Reducing your speed when the roads are icy is important to prevent sliding in the first place. If you do find yourself starting to slide, take your foot off the gas. Do not slam on the brakes, however, because that can reduce your control of the vehicle even further. By keeping your tires spinning freely, you have a better chance…

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How to Avoid a Tire Blowout

There are few things more terrifying than a tire blowout. Not only are they a shockingly sudden event that leaves you stranded, if you’re traveling at high speeds when it happens, they can even be dangerous. Luckily, there are some maintenance tasks you can do to keep the chances of it happening to a minimum.

Maintaining the correct tire pressure avoids weakening your tires. If there’s too much or too little air, the tire surface wears unevenly, making it susceptible to punctures. Always complete tire maintenance on schedule

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Preventing Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is a dangerous situation for drivers navigating wet roads. If the roads are wet, a vehicle's tires could lose connection to the road, and a driver might lose control of the vehicle. Drivers may reduce their risks of hydroplaning by following some safety steps.

Speeding is dangerous under any conditions. Risks increase when a driver travels too fast in inclement weather or when road conditions are poor. Avoiding cruise control seems wise, too. Keeping hands on the wheel and personally controlling the vehicle's operation might prove more than helpful.

 

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How to Drive in the Rain

Rain is among the most problematic driving conditions, whether drizzles or downpours. Wet weather increases accident rates. Understanding how wet roads & poor visibility affect car handling will enable you to drive effectively in the rain.

Keep more space between your car and the one ahead of you. Driving in the rain will make it harder for you to stop your car. Keep a few car lengths of space between your vehicle and other vehicles.

Try to avoid cruise control! In wet conditions, pulling your foot from the accelerator slows you sufficiently to regain traction. 

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Save Time and Money With Windshield Chip Repairs at Dallas Collision Center

One thing that you're guaranteed to encounter when traveling Dallas roads is small and fast-moving debris. Tiny rocks and other miscellaneous items can leave your windshield looking worse for the wear. At Dallas Collision Center, we offer fast and effective windshield chip repair services. With these, you can restore your auto glass back to its former pristine condition within minutes.

Keep Your Auto Glass But Get Rid of the Blemishes

Windshield chip repairs are better 

 

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