Long before there were auto garages and body repair shops in just about every neighborhood, the fledgling automobile was a crude, work-in-progress, to say the least. The ride was rough, shattered windshield were common, there was no heat or defrost; and drivers were lucky if their cars even had roofs.
Given the fact that air conditioning, automatic windows and locks, and digital radio are common options on just about every automobile, it is difficult for most of us to imagine what it would have been like to living without any of those things. Even basic car radios were not even offered until 1929!
While the earliest automobiles didn’t have all the bells and whistles that comes standard in any new car, you’d be surprised at the physical capabilities of some of the very first cars ever made. For instance, the 1901 Mercedes was known to reach speeds exceeding 50 MPH! Even though the Ford Model T is widely recognized, at least in the U.S., as the first automobile, the Mercedes rolled out its model seven years earlier.
Regardless of the origins of the automobile, the typical automobile with a V6 or V8 engine can easily exceed 100 MPH; and even some small four cylinder cars can do the same. And when cars are have the capacity of traveling that fast, there are going to be a lot of people with lead feet eager to see just how fast their vehicles can go.
Of course, one doesn’t have to drive 100 MPH to risk getting into a collision, because plenty of accidents occur in slow moving traffic. After all, there are always those impatient, aggressive drivers who will increase cause accidents by trying to weave through stop-and-go traffic.
In the event that you are unfortunate enough to find yourself between a reckless driver and his or her destination, you are going to want to find a body repair shop that’s affordable. Even if your insurance company will be paying for your repairs, a body shop that offers reasonable pricing will arrive at settlement with your insurance company sooner, which means you will get your fully repaired vehicle back more quickly.
Although there are plenty of car body shops around, you need to make sure to select only those local body shops that are both reputable and fairly priced. While your safety is more important than damage to your car, you still can’t afford to have your car in the body repair shop any longer than it needs to be.
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