Don’t leave your furry companion at home this weekend, I’m not talking about your husband!
I have some tips for traveling with your dog.
Tip #1. Safety first! Animals should be just as secured and safe as your human passengers! Perhaps you didn’t know this but you can buy seat belts for your dog! They range in sizes, so you don’t have to worry about your small dog.
Tip #2. If you’re going on a long road trip, remember that dogs get just as bored as humans. Make sure to pack toys and treats for them. If you can, try to find a spill-proof water bowl so you don’t make a mess in your car.
Tip #3. Dogs car get car sick just like anyone else. Make some stops to ensure that your dog can walk around and get some fresh air. Also, if you do leave your car, make sure to never leave your dog alone when it’s incredibly hot or freezing cold.
Those are my quick tips on how to travel with your dog!
I might be jumping the gun on this, but I can’t stop thinking about summer! Picnics, hiking, swimming, tanning and road trips are just a few of my favorite summer activities. And summer activities and cars are meant to be together, just like French fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake (What? Tell me you do that too!) So to help you get excited for summer, I’ve come up with my top three cars for summer fun!
1. 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Can’t you see yourself driving around town in this hot sports car!? The Nissan 370Z Roadster is meant for the adventurer that seeks luxury!
2. 2014 Toyota Prius C
It’s time for some fun road trips this summer, and the 2014 Toyota Prius C can take you anywhere you want to go! Don’t worry about spending too much money on gas when you get 53 city/46 hwy mpg!
3. 2015 Chevy Colorado
Need to haul your things for a campout? This 2015 Chevy Colorado is for the active person inside all of us!
What is your favorite summer vehicle?
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I just received an email from someone who unfortunately had a slight fender-bender. That’s never any fun, but fortunately, her experience after the fact – made it all alright! Here’s her story:
Q. So, what happened?
A. “I was in a hurry for work Saturday morning and had to have my Starbucks. I was pulling into a parking space and I guess my distance/space reasoning was not awake yet. My passenger side totally went into a large trucks bumper.”
Q. What was the first thing you did?
A. “I checked out the other car and was happy that I didn’t do anything to it. Gave the young lady my number. Got my coffee; made it a double!
Q. What next?
A. “So, Monday morning I went straight to McCarthy Collision, met with Danny Larson- who was SOOOOO nice. He assessed the damage and gave me an estimate. Then I called my Insurance Company, and of course McCarthy is an approved vendor! I gave Danny my claim number and he is taking care of the rest. I will grab my car on Wednesday and that is it!”
“Thank you Danny for making my tragic car drama so easy!”
“Debbie from Glitters”
Other than cursing and crying, what are the steps you take after an accident? I recently got into a little fender-bender. Luckily, there was no damage except some scratches. But I can tell you, it shook me up a bit. I can only imagine the amount of stress I’d have if the wreck had been more severe. So, after the fact … what do you do?
Check out this video to find out …
Share an experience you have had involving a wreck and the aftermath. Stay safe on the road!
No worries ... I won't be the one working on your car!
Well, besides cry. There are some necessary steps you should take after you are involved in a car accident.
According to Edmunds
, some things you should do are:
- Keep an emergency kit in your car. (Check back later this week for my post on what to include in your emergency kit.)
- Exchange information with the other driver. Get their name, address, insurance info, phone number, driver’s license and plate number.
- Take photos of the accident.
- File an accident report.
Once you’ve done the necessary stuff, you can then bring your vehicle or have it towed to McCarthy Collision Center. The McCarthy Collision Center services all vehicles and has been awarded in the top 15 Collision Centers in the country.
I talked with Body Shop Managers Dane Griffin and Curt Kellogg about some of the things that sets McCarthy apart.
McCarthy’s offers a Lifetime Warranty on all paint and labor, for the original owner. That’s confidence!
Our Collision Center is doing their duty to be green, too! Instead of a solvent based paint, which not only smells bad but is bad for the environment as well, we offer a “water based paint.” The water based paint is the exact paint that the factories use on the vehicles when they are first painted. So in sense, you are receiving a “true factory finish.”
And our technicians and appraisers are highly trained Gold Class Professionals
“It is truly an artwork, what the guys do here,” Griffin said.
Dane Griffin, myself and Curt Kellogg
Have you ever had to use a collision center? What brought you there?