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Penn. HB 1638 Allows Photo Estimating Auto Collisions

By Jayme Soulati | October 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Penn. HB 1638 Allows Photo Estimating Auto Collisions

Alan’s Collision Center, NE Philadelphia, is not in the business of sending auto body repair estimates to customers via email or over the phone. Some insurance companies, like Allstate, are welcoming photo estimating from policyholders who need auto body repair. In the graphic, the story shares the news about Pennsylvania House Bill 1638 which is … Read more

OEM Parts Battle in Auto Body Repair

By Jayme Soulati | October 1, 2015 | Comments Off on OEM Parts Battle in Auto Body Repair

Have you read my series on my first auto accident? There are three stories about the entire experience, but what I’ve not talked about is the battle for OEM parts over aftermarket parts. OEM parts mean original equipment from the manufacturer, brand new parts off the line. I knew, from working with the awesome sauce … Read more

Managing My First Auto Accident

By Jayme Soulati | September 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Managing My First Auto Accident

Managing my first auto accident was a challenge because the airbag exploded on my head. I had a concussion and should have gone to the hospital from the scene. Let me backtrack. In my first auto accident, there were many teachable moments, and this series is about sharing these moments to help you in the … Read more

My First Auto Accident

By Jayme Soulati | September 20, 2015 | Comments Off on My First Auto Accident

Have you ever been in an auto accident? It happens so fast, you don’t know what hit you, literally. It was an icky Friday evening with drizzle, and I was driving my two-month old 2015 Toyota Highlander on a one-lane roadway. I began to execute a left turn into the meridian to turn back northbound, … Read more

Pope Francis And Auto Body Repair NE Philadelphia

By Jayme Soulati | September 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Pope Francis And Auto Body Repair NE Philadelphia

You’re right. The Pope’s visit to the City of Brotherly Love likely has nothing to do with auto body repair NE Philadelphia; however, because Pope Francis is scheduled to attend and lead mass during the World Meeting of Families the final weekend of Sept. 22 – 27, 2015, that is relevant. He’s coming to Philadelphia, … Read more

On The Scene of My First Auto Accident

By Jayme Soulati | September 16, 2015 | Comments Off on On The Scene of My First Auto Accident

Managing my first auto accident has been eye-opening. There are so many moving parts, literally, not to mention my own health and wellbeing after the accident. You may recall what happened in my first story about managing my first auto accident. You can read about it right here. The airbag exploded on my head, and … Read more

Pros And Cons Of DRP Auto Body Repair

By Jayme Soulati | September 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Pros And Cons Of DRP Auto Body Repair

There are pros and cons of DRP auto body repair, and when customers weigh in, the opinions are strong. Clearly, there are two sides of the fence when it comes to Direct Repair Program (DRP) auto body repair, and it resembles the U.S. Congress – with one side of the aisle attempting to out shout … Read more

Choosing Auto Body Repair Near Me

By Jayme Soulati | August 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Choosing Auto Body Repair Near Me

No one expects to need an auto body repair service, and that’s why it’s important to know about auto body repair near me. I was recently in an auto accident, and I wrote three stories about my experience. You can read them here, here and one more here. Getting into an auto accident made me … Read more

Internet-Connected Vehicles Open Doors For Hackers

By Jayme Soulati | July 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Internet-Connected Vehicles Open Doors For Hackers

Alan’s Collision Center recently posted a blog on a trending news story relating to the hacking of a 2015 Jeep with Harmon Kardon infotainment unit. Turns out, Co-Owner Dennis Winokur was driving his new Jeep when he was informed that his Harmon Kardon entertainment unit was subject to hacking. Currently, Dennis is waiting for a … Read more

10 Fourth Of July Travel Safety Tips For Drivers

By Jayme Soulati | July 2, 2015 | Comments Off on 10 Fourth Of July Travel Safety Tips For Drivers

Fourth of July travel safety is more critical as 41.9 million Americans will take to the roadways, skies, trains, and waterways. This holiday is expected to be the most busy since 2007, and it has a lot to do with gas prices for automobiles. Average gasoline prices are $1 less per gallon than a year … Read more