Driving Under the Influence of Medication

Do you drive under the influence of drugs? You may instantly answer “no, of course not,” without considering the fact that it is illegal to drive under the influence of many common drugs, specifically many prescription medications. Driving under the influence, as we all know, can cause accidental injuries and put your life at risk. It is important to consider the implication of driving while taking many legal medications. It is also important to note that you are not safe from legal repercussions should you be pulled over or cause an accident. According to FindLaw.com, “Driving under the influence of drugs — including prescription medications as well as illegal drugs — can also result in DUI charges.” Here are some of these medications that will require you to be extra cautious:

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How to Avoid Buying a Damaged or Stolen Car

So you’re ready to get into a newer car – Awesome! It’s always exciting to find your new vehicle and get something you love. It is also important to be careful when buying used especially though. If a deal looks like it’s too good to be true, you should do a little extra research to be safe. Sometimes if the price is extremely low and things seem a little fishy, there is a reason behind it. Better to take some precautions beforehand than risk purchasing a car with prior body or mechanical issues, or even worse, buying a stolen car. Here’s a few pointers on how to avoid having this happening to you:

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Dealing with minor parking lot damage

Parking lot accidents happen all the time. As far as collisions go, a parking lot accident ranks pretty low on the scale. Regardless, they can still be a major nuisance! If you’ve been involved in a parking lot accident, or just want to know more about them in case something like that happens to you, this is the right article.

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The Difference between OEM and Aftermarket Parts

When people take their vehicle in for repair, most will ask for an estimate and then leave it at that, but it may be worth your while to dig a little deeper and inquire about the parts that will be used for your vehicle’s repair.

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How Long Do Airbags Last?

Whether you’re a driver of a sports car, sedan, truck or a big rig, airbags are an essential part of your safety, regardless of whether you think about them daily or not. They have been around for many years. One of the vital safety features that have prevented countless injuries and saved many lives is the airbag. But, while airbags can prevent injuries they also can pose a serious threat when they are faulty.

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How to Report a Drunk Driver

Drunk driving can be deadly! Many people struggle to either know when they’ve had one too many to get behind the wheel, or to do something to stop others in these circumstances. It’s evident that driving drunk is against the law, yet people still do it on a regular basis. The extent and consequences of drunk driving demonstrate the challenge of harmonizing a drinking culture with a modern industrial society.

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What’s the difference between an Auto Repair Shop and an Auto Body Shop?

It’s important to understand at least the basics about your car, and that includes where you would go to repair different parts of it! Having said this, we are here to help explain to you the differences between an auto repair shop and an auto body shop. It is common among car owners to think everything concerning car maintenance or repair is the work of a mechanic; they believe once it is an automobile problem, the mechanic is the first go-to person. While that may be true in some cases, it’s best to think of it as you would a doctor. For example, would you go to a stomach doctor for an ear infection? Probably not. So, it’s important to note that you should not go to a mechanic for a dented bumper.

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What to Do When You Have Windshield Damage

There’s nothing worse than the loud “thunk” of a rock or piece of debris jumping up from the highway to collide with your windshield. From small chips, to huge spider web cracks, it’s definitely an inconvenience. Luckily, there are a lot of options with various price points to help you get back to your full range of visibility again. Just be sure not to ignore it, as over time the damage will only get worse and worse!

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The Process to Match Auto Paint

Small scratches and dents on your vehicle detract from the overall finish and can cause rust in the longterm – along with dramatically reducing the resale value.

Many panel repairs will require a new coat of paint, and it definitely can be a challenge to get the colors just right.

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Let’s Talk About Headlights!

Headlights are an essential part of your car, though they often go neglected. You’ll notice that as your headlights age, they may become foggy or hazy-looking. This haze or fog is not from scratching (all headlight plastic used since the 1970s is ultra-durable and scratch-resistant), but from the damage of UV rays, pollution and chemicals.

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