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Dynamic Links for New Vehicle Buyers!

Over the last month Richards' Collision Center's Blog has reviewed many sites and videos regarding new 2015 vehicles from the hottest sports cars to the safest, family vehicles in the market this year. This week we will include all of the dynamic links we have provided over the last month with a few new links that caught the eye.  The list below will assist you in finding your dream ride by providing excellent specs,  reviews, videos, incentives, and more!

Photo:   Jalopnik.com 

Photo:  Jalopnik.com 

Jack Frost Blows in Top 2015 Winter Vehicles!

Living in the Midwest we find that winter weather can be mild or messy and if predictions prove true we may end up with some hefty snow.  What are you driving to overcome the snowy, obstacles this winter?  

Do you prefer a fiery, fun, 6 wheel drive, like the Mercedes-Benz G63 6X6 that effortlessly plows and spins through the snow with speed that reaches 60 mph within 4.4 seconds?  How about a more luxurious, family model, like the GMC Yukon with seat warmers through the entire cabin to keep passengers and driver toasty as you travel in spacious comfort and style?  

Yahoo.autos.com has picked 5 awesome vehicles that make the grade for winter driving that will blow your mind and keep you safe and happy in any snowy tundra from here to Russia! Out of these 5 models what is your ultimate favorite?  Richards' Collision Center team has a special liking for the souped up, all wheel drive, 845 Horspower, winter machine, Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang! 

Vehicle Damage from Potholes Tops $27B in Five Years!

Fenderbender.com Report

June 24, 2014—A recently released national survey revealed that potholes have cost consumers and insurance agencies more than $27 billion in vehicle damage over the past five years.

The survey, commissioned by Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), also found that most people who needed repairs from poor road conditions paid for the repairs out of pocket.

“Potholes and poor road conditions aren’t just an inconvenience, they are an expensive and dangerous result of harsh winters like we recently experienced in many parts of the country,” says Robert Rusbuldt, IIABA president and CEO. “This survey highlights how widespread the pothole problem is on our roadways and that the costs are astronomical to both the insurance industry and to consumers.”

The study showed a breakdown of who pays for a car repair related to a pothole:

  • 65 percent pay out of pocket
  • 31 percent report the incident to their insurance company
  • 3 percent said local authorities paid the bill

The survey collected data on 2,565 vehicles and weighted responses by age and gender to represent the general U.S. population over 18 years old. 

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