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Hit A Deer…Now What?

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The most common vehicle accident seen is a deer hit. They come out of no where and suddenly the driver now has damage to their vehicle. That also comes with many questions, some which do not have a straightforward answer. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about deer hits.

“So I hit a deer, am I covered?”

                In order to be covered for a deer hit you must have comprehensive coverage on your insurance policy. This type of coverage is for accidents other than collisions. Although the deer did strike or collide with your vehicle, it is specifically listed as a loss covered by “other than collision”. If you have only liability coverage, then the insurer will not pay for the damages from hitting the deer.

“I swerved to miss a deer, then hit ____. Will I be covered?”

                If it was only the deer that hit the vehicle, then it would go under comprehensive insurance. If the driver swerves to miss the deer and then hit something else, such as another vehicle, guardrail, tree or roll the vehicle, then that turns into a collision claim. Even though the deer started this ordeal, contact with the animal was never made so that is not a comprehensive claim.

“Will the state pay for the damage, or for my deductible”?

                The state will not pay for the repairs or deductible. There is an agency that does manage the deer population, but they cannot prevent deer from crossing roadways.

“Do I need to file a police report?”

                Most insurances do not require the insured to fill out a police report for a comprehensive claim. It is best to contact authorities if there are any signs of injury.

“Will my insurance go up?”

                Usually with a comprehensive claim, the company will not raise your insurance rate. If there are multiple claims filed over a period, then that can raise rates.

We here at A&J Collision Repair are always available to help you with any claim that needs taken care of. Give us a call today!

Emily Patterson

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1215 Thomas G Wilson Drive

Conway, AR 72032

501-327-1882

National Transferable Lifetime Warranty

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Have you ever wondered about the warranty of repairs on your vehicle?  Starting out in 2018, we are starting a new warranty program with the NTLW!  Watch this video to find out more and if you have more questions give us a call at (501)205-1218.

 

Customer Service Representative

1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive

Conway, AR 72032

Driving in the Rain

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Singing in the rain is fun. But driving? For some people, it’s anxiety-producing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are on average more than 950,000 automobile crashes each year due to wet pavement, resulting in approximately 4,700 deaths and 384,000 injuries.

 

But being behind the wheel and a rain-splattered windshield doesn’t have to be a white-knuckled, nerve-racking experience. Brent Praeter, a supervising instructor at D&D Driving School, Inc. and a member of the Driving School Association of the Americas, both in Kettering, Ohio, offers these tips for driving in a downpour:

 

Think. “Many people drive subconsciously, out of habit,” says Praeter. “And when it rains, they often don’t adjust their thinking.” When conditions are less than ideal, drivers need to stay alert and focused on what’s going on around them.

Turn on those headlights. It’s the law in all states to turn on headlights when visibility is low, and many states also require having the headlights on when the windshield wipers are in use. Praeter says that well-working wipers and relatively new (not threadbare) tires also are must-haves when driving in rain.

Beware of hydroplaning. That’s the technical term for what occurs when your tires are getting more traction on the layer of water on the road than on the road itself—the result is that your car begins to slide uncontrollably. It’s easy enough to hydroplane: All you need is one-twelfth of an inch of rain on the road and a speed of more than 35 miles per hour. If you start to hydroplane, let off the accelerator slowly and steer straight until you regain control.

Turn off cruise control. Ironically, on rain- or snow- slick surfaces, cruise control may cause you to lose control. You might think it’ll help you stay at one steady speed, but if you hydroplane while you’re in cruise control, your car will actually go faster.

Slow down. “Speed limit signs are designed for ideal conditions, says Praeter, ‘and that means driving when you have little traffic and good visibility.” That’s hardly the environment you’re driving in when it’s raining, so let up on the accelerator and allow more time to get to your destination.

Christmas Lights Around Arkansas

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Central Arkansas is ablaze with holiday light displays. Clear, multi-colored, twinkling, single strands or huge displays—we love them all! Visit these festivals and exhibits for a brighter holiday season, from the Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens to the Arkansas State Capitol’s display in downtown Little Rock.

 

  1. Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs
    See more than 4.5 million bulbs transform approximately 17 acres into a memorable animated holiday display. As you amble through through the winter wonderland, your family can sip complimentary hot cocoa. On special Santa nights (6-8 p.m. Dec. 4-7, 11-14), families can have their photos taken with the big guy. Professional photographer Rebecca Peterman will be on hand to snap pictures, which will be available for purchase. Plus, check the schedule for free holiday concerts held in the Anthony Chapel throughout the season. Leave your pooches at home, except during the special Jingle Dogs Pup Parade on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

Holiday lights are on display 5-9 p.m. nightly Nov. 18-Dec. 31 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission to Gardens is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and ages 6 & under get in free. For more info, call (501) 262-9300 or visit GarvanGardens.org.

 

  1. Arkansas State Capitol in Downtown Little Rock
    Following the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade (Dec. 2 at 3 p.m.) in downtown Little Rock, the State Capitol will be illuminated in its annual holiday display at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will help lead the festivities, which include fireworks, music and children’s activities. And don’t forget to take in the magnificent Rockefeller pine tree and elegant decorations in the Capitol building’s rotunda.

Holiday lights will shine each night Dec. 2-Jan. 1. For details, call (501) 682-1010 or visit SOS.Arkansas.govFREE!

  1. A Trail of Holiday Lights at Sherwood’s Enchanted Forest
    Drive through this mile-long trail of lights in Sherwood Forest to spot over 90 brightly-lit displays. Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary candy cane at the end of the trail. Admission is free but nonperishable items, donated to local food pantries, are welcome.

Open from 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 27-Dec. 30. For info call (501) 833-3790 or visit CityofSherwood.netFREE!

  1. Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration at The Promenade at Chenal
    The shopping center’s holdiay celebration includes free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting and more!
  • Free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 18 & 25 and Dec. 2, 9 & 16.
  • Free photos with Queen Elsa, Kristoff & Olaf the Snowman from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16
  • Free face painting in the courtyard from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16
  • Arkansas Circus Arts will be live with performances by hula hoopers, stilt walkers and more at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 and Dec. 9.

Holiday lights shine and the animated tree show begins Nov. 22 and continues throughout the holiday season. With questions, call (501) 821-5552 or head to ChenalShopping.comFREE!

  1. Jacksonville Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest
    Jacksonville residents will channel their inner Clark Griswold to compete in the city-wide contest! Homes, churches and businesses in the Jacksonville city limits are eligible to compete. If you’re driving through town to ogle the displays, be sure to call and nominate your favorite for a prize! Judging takes place after 6 p.m. on Dec. 19.

For info call (501) 982-4171 or visit CityofJacksonville.netFREE!

  1. Hot Springs Holiday Lights on Bathhouse Row
    Swing through downtown Hot Springs to see its annual light display along Bathhouse Row starting on Nov. 20. While you’re there, stop by the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa’s lobby to see the giant gingerbread house and Christmas tree.

The hotel is located at 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs National Park. For info: (501) 321-2277. FREE!

 

Customer Service Representative

1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive

Conway, AR 72032

Tire Alignment Process

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Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes during the tire alignment process?  Well watch this video to find out, if you have any questions you can call us at (501)205-1218!

We want to make sure your vehicle drives straight, don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can get you going straight down the road.

Customer Service Representative

1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive

Conway, AR 72032

Comfort is very important in driving….

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Drivers of all ages can increase their comfort, safety

All vehicle drivers should check this advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Older drivers particularly should check it out.

* Visibility: Be sure your seat is adjusted correctly. Drivers should be able to see at least 10 feet in front of the vehicle. Headlights should be aimed at the roadway. A mechanic can determine if they are aimed and aligned right.

* Check with an ophthalmologist to be sure your eyeglasses are correct.

* If your night vision is less than it once was, drive only during the day. Arrange your activities so you are not caught outside in the dark. You still have your independence, but remember: safety first.

* Ease of entry. When you are having trouble getting in and out of a car with low seats, consider buying a minivan or SUV, which have higher seats. People of all ages should consider this.

* Ease of driving. Almost all cars have power steering today, which takes much less strength to guide the car. An automatic transmission is easier to drive than a stick shift, even if the stick shift is thought to be more sporty.

Many people feel that small cars are easier to drive. If your big car no longer seems comfortable, a smaller car might be right for you.

* Check your medications. Today, the average person takes several, some of which can produce drowsiness, dizziness or nervousness. If you think a medication has one of these effects, ask your doctor for an alternative medicine.

 

Customer Service Representative

1215 Thomas G. Wilson Drive

Conway, AR 72032

Spring Time Hail Storms

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It is that time of the year again, the spring time.  It is the time of the year when the leaves on the trees start to bud and the flowers start blooming.  It is an all around great time of the year.

But with the changing of the seasons it does bring those spring time storms.  It is inevitable, the storms will happen.  You can at the least say that you will see some heavy rain and some wind, occasionally it will happen- “that hail storm”.

With the recent hail storm that was in our area, we have seen a lot of vehicles that have hail damage on them.  Some of the vehicles have been severe, they were pretty banged up but the most of them were not.  Either way, for the vehicle owners, it is something that they could have done without.

The staff members at A & J Collision Repair are here to help you through the claims process to get your vehicle back to normal.  This is from the first inspection of the vehicle, calling the insurance company with you, to returning it back to you after the repairs have been completed.

So if you have been affected by the recent storms give us a call today at 501.205.1218 and get you and your vehicle back to normal.

Jody Gatchell

Hail Damage

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happy lady customerIt is that time of the year again, the spring time.  It is the time of the year when the leaves on the trees start to bud and the flowers start blooming.  It is an all around great time of the year.

But with the changing of the seasons it does bring those spring time storms.  It is inevitable, the storms will happen.  You can at the least say that you will see some heavy rain and some wind, occasionally it will happen- “that hail storm”.

With the recent hail storm that was north of Conway, AR. in Greenbrier, we have seen a lot of vehicles that have hail damage on them.  Some of the vehicles have been severe, they were pretty banged up but the most of them were not.  Either way, for the vehicle owners, it is something that they could have done without.

The staff members at A & J Collision Repair are here to help you through the claims process to get your vehicle back to normal.  This is from the first inspection of the vehicle, calling the insurance company with you, to returning it back to you after the repairs have been completed.

So if you have been affected by the recent storms give us a call today at 501.205.1218 and get you and your vehicle back to normal.

 

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