Sunday, July 14, 2024

Forces and Motion – Collisions


A collision occurs when an object hits another object. A collision can occur between two objects in motion, or by an object in motion and an object at rest. During a collision, kinetic energy is transferred between the colliding objects. A collision occurs when a tennis player hits a tennis ball. Kinetic energy is transferred from the player’s moving tennis racket to the ball, causing it to move. The more kinetic energy that is transferred, the faster and farther the tennis ball will move. During a collision, the faster an object is moving, the greater the energy transfer and the greater the impact on the other object. We can see this by looking at car accidents. If the cars are traveling slowly at the time they collide, there may be little damage to the cars. If the cars are traveling faster, there is a much more observable impact. There is likely to be more damage to the cars. The observable impact of a collision reflects how much energy was transferred between objects and relates to the amount of energy of the moving object. At the start of a game of billiards, a player uses a large force to hit one ball into the other balls. The ball gains kinetic energy from the billiard cue and moves down the table. As it hits the other balls, a loud sound is made. Kinetic energy is transferred to the other balls as they scatter all over the table. When a player uses a smaller force, less kinetic energy is transferred. The balls produce a softer sound when they collide and move more slowly. Motion is the process of changing position. When something is moving it is in motion. An object that is in motion has kinetic energy. We can describe motion by measuring its speed and direction. Speed is the time it takes an object to cover a certain distance. The faster an object covers a distance, the greater its speed. Direction is which way an object is moving. The greater the speed of an object, the more energy it has. Forces can also affect the motion and energy of an object. Larger forces will cause objects to move faster and have more energy than smaller forces. All forms of energy can be described as either stored energy or moving energy. The stored energy in an object is called potential energy. Food has potential energy. The energy is transformed into other forms when we eat the food and use the energy to move about, keep warm and stay healthy. Potential energy is also related to the shape and position of an object. If you hold a ball above your head, the ball has potential energy due to its position. If you drop the ball, the potential energy is transformed into moving energy. When potential energy is released, it is converted into kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of an object due to its movement. All moving objects, from the tiny particles that make up our air to an airplane flying in the sky, have kinetic energy. The amount of kinetic energy in an object depends on how fast it is moving. The faster an object moves, the greater its kinetic energy.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

NHTSA’s New SaferCar App


Our new SaferCar app allows you to save your vehicles, car seats, equipment, or tires in a virtual garage on your smartphone. If a recall is issued, you’ll get an alert.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Old Car vs Modern Car during Crash Test / Evolution of Car Safety



The first models and designs for automobiles were created in the 15th century by none other than Leonardo da Vinci, and the state of the global auto industry has evolved significantly since. First steam, to electric, gasoline, and today’s hybrids, the evolution of safety features in cars plays an essential role in reducing the once overwhelming number of injuries and damages resulting from auto accidents. Auto manufacturers have come a long way over the history of auto safety, paving the way for improved global safety standards.

Unfortunately, as a vehicle ages, a number of factors come into play that reduce the automobiles safety, aside from mechanical wear and tear. According to statistics, a driver is 10 times as likely to suffer fatal injuries in a collision while operating a 30-year-old vehicle versus a late model. The auto industry is continually working to improve the safety of current mechanisms, as well as developing and testing new ideas for safer vehicles. Developments in driving technology and new types of airbags have been prevalent just this year.

While the ultimate safe vehicle may be a long way off, American auto manufacturers have made significant strides in improving the overall security and protection a vehicles structure provides. Over the past 3 decades, fatal accidents in the U.S. have decreased by more than 1/5, a substantial decrease demonstrating immense progress in terms of the safety features in cars.

The need to revolutionize auto safety was not fully realized until the 1950s, when the first usable airbags were developed, among other safety mechanisms. Then, in 1970, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created. The organization still uses the same name today, and continues its role in promoting and effectively executing driving safety regulations throughout the U.S. Whether creating new policies or revising existing regulations (at the state and federal level), the NHTSA and the United States have been true catalysts in the history of car safety.

Friday, July 5, 2024

How to Deal with Roadside Emergencies


                                  Some tips on how to deal with roadside emergencies.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Safety Tools Truck Drivers Need to Have

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Truck drivers perform an important but dangerous work. Safety then should always be a top priority whether on the road or loading and unloading the boxes and crates they're required to deliver. The task proves to be more tiresome particularly if the driver works alone with no companion to help in the loading and unloading aspect.

In the U.S., trucks are among the vehicles that often get involved in road accidents. In 2000 alone, the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that more than 450,000 big trucks encountered accidents.

Currently, there are approximately 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. handling different types and sizes of trucks. These people should have undergone the necessary CDL or commercial driver's license training that is one of the important qualifications considered by companies when hiring truck drivers.

Trucks need to have the right safety tools that will allow them to fix problems during their travel and navigation devices to guide them when locating their destination. For those who transport huge boxes, they also need to have the proper equipment such as levers for loading and unloading purposes.

GPS navigation device - This is a very important tool that helps drivers locate the place they're going to. With its small monitor, drivers will be able to view a map of their area of destination. There are also units that have voice features and tell drivers the streets they can take.

Vehicle backup camera - As it's hard to monitor a truck's blind spots, having a backup camera is very helpful. This is normally attached on the top part of the license plate and is connected to a monitor positioned on the dashboard or sun visor. With this tool, a driver can easily check what's behind the truck while backing up or moving along the highways before changing lanes or making turns. It's an affordable device that's a must today for all types of vehicles.

Jack and tire iron - You never know when you'll get a flat tire or your tires experience low pressure the reason why having a jack in your truck is very important. The CDL training course will teach you the right way of changing tires so this should not be a problem in case you encounter flat tires during your travel.

Tire chains - Also known as snow chains, these devices are meant to provide traction when you're driving through snow and ice. These are fitted in the drive wheels of the vehicle and are required by transportation authorities during snowy conditions. Usually, they are sold in pairs. When these are in place, you have also to reduce your speed to ensure the safety of your vehicle.

Other than these devices, a truck driver traveling on long hauls should also bring along water, food and extra clothing. There are times when you need to travel through desert areas or places wherein there are no restaurants along the highways so it's always best to be ready.

Getting your CDL training should provide you with the appropriate knowledge on truck driving safety and the tools you need to have while traveling. So never ignore its value for it will benefit you for the long term.

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Collision Repair Process: What You Need to Know


If you are involved in any kind of car accident or collision, the process of getting your car repaired and back in working order can be a hassle. From insurance adjusters to finding alternative transportation and reviewing estimates, many people feel overwhelmed by the whole ordeal. When you work with a reputable collision repair shop, they will walk you through the process so that you feel comfortable and secure knowing that your vehicle will be expertly repaired for a fair price.

When you take your vehicle to a collision repair shop, the first thing that the technician will do is visually inspect the car and fill out an estimate. This inspection will not only give you a price for the repairs but will also determine how much time the repair process may take. Keep in mind that there may be hidden damage that is virtually undetectable until the vehicle is disassembled. Once all of the damage is identified, an official report will be created and serves as the blueprint for restoring your vehicle to its pre-accident condition.

Once the estimate is complete and approved by you and your insurance company, the vehicle repair process can begin. Your vehicle then enters the metal shop and is disassembled to identify any additional damage. If there is frame damage, the repair shop should have specialized machinery that is able to verify and record the condition of your frame repair. It is at this point that your vehicle is restored to factory specifications. The technicians repairs or replace any panels and the vehicle is primed and prepared to go the paint shop.

The goal of the paint department is to restore your vehicle to its factory finish and correct color match. With proper preparation, including priming, sanding, and sealing, your vehicle paint will look as beautiful as it did when you first drove it off of the lot. If you only need one or two areas repainted, the technician should be able to closely match the paint to the original so that the repaired area is virtually unnoticeable.

Once the painting process is complete, your car will be reassembled. All trim pieces and decals will be added at this point. If there was glass damage, it will be repaired or replaced. Your tires and wheel alignment will be inspected and adjusted if needed.

Your vehicle will be thoroughly inspected to ensure that every bit of damage has been fixed properly and the vehicle has been reassembled correctly. The interior and exterior will be detailed to be sure that all dust and debris has been washed away. Your new paint will be polished for extra shine. It will be given a road test to make sure that it runs well and is restored to its pre-accident condition.

The collision repair technician should be in contact with you and the insurance company if any issues or problems occur during the collision repair process. Be sure to inspect your vehicle thoroughly and feel free to ask your technician any questions you may have. They are usually more than willing to help customers with insurance issues or anything else that may trouble them.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Physics of Car Crashes


How is the chemical energy of gasoline transformed into kinetic energy of a moving car? And where does that kinetic energy go when the car crashes into something and stops moving? Thanks to Ford (http://www.takeagoodlook.com) for sponsoring this video. Link to Patreon supporters here: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporte... Music by Nathaniel Schroeder, http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder MinutePhysics is on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzEwc6 And facebook - http://facebook.com/minutephysics And twitter - @minutephysics

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Driving Tips for Wet Roads



After the Woodbridge Township, New Jersey Mayor explains the unique vehicle needs of municipalities, the various payment options available to cities wanting to bundle fleet vehicle purchases with upfits are detailed by a Ford Pro FinSimple Municipal Finance Operations Specialist.


Thursday, June 20, 2024

How Body Shops Repair Serious Collision/Accident Damage - Start to Finish


Shows in detail, from start to finish, how body shops repair serious collision or accident damage. Tools, materials.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Towing Overview | Ford How-To | Ford


This informative video will help explain some of the features your vehicle may have that can help with towing a trailer.

Friday, June 14, 2024

How to Deal with Roadside Emergencies


                                     Some tips on how to deal with roadside emergencies.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

How Odometer Fraud Became A $1 Billion Problem


Odometer fraud is a stealthy and a lesser known form of fraud that is hard to detect, but can cost a car buyer thousands. Fraudsters will roll back odometers on cars to hide the vehicle's mileage in the hope of extracting a better price. And as used car prices rose during the pandemic, odometer fraud could've become a more attractive way to make some extra bucks. About 10.5 million cars on American roads have had their odometers tampered with in some way, and about 1.9 million individuals have had their odometers rolled back, according to Carfax. The average cost to those affected is about $4,000 in addition to higher taxes. It is enough of a problem that there is even a federal Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation at the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administation (NHTSA) It is staffed by agents investigating these types of crimes. The department estimates that about 400,000 vehicles are sold each year with false odometer readings. Chapters: 0:00 — Introduction 01:28 — Chapter 1: Fraud 03:10 — Chapter 2: Enforcement 05:03 — Chapter 3: Victims 09:56 — Chapter 4: The Problem of Technology Produced by: Robert Ferris Editor: Jacob Harrell Camera: Shawn Baldwin Senior Managing Producer: Tala Hadavi Graphics: Jason Reginato » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Major heavy duty accidents and recoveries compilation


This is a compilation of recent recoveries I've done that I did not have enough footage for an entire video on its own. They range from a simple vehicle vehicle over the side recovery to a massive heavy duty burn job. Leave a comment to let me know which one was your favorite; I'll be choosing 3 winners at random by the end of this week to give out cool limited Pepe's swag!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Tips For Avoiding a Rear-End Crash


You might be able to prevent a rear-end crash if you apply a little technique to how you handle following distance.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Corby's Collision's History and Sense of Community



"Hands On" Owner / Operator Paul Troutner talks about Corby's history and sense of community. See more at http://corbysvacaville.com

Thursday, May 30, 2024

What Are the Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents?


What are the most common causes of auto accidents? Safety experts agree that the number-one cause of accidents is human error.

Almost all crashes can be prevented by more careful behavior and responsible conduct and driving habits. In more recent years, this is commonly known as "Distracted Driving" and it takes on many different forms.

The most common mistakes drivers make include drinking and driving; speeding; drag racing other vehicles; driving while fatigued; and distractions involving applying make-up, talking, singing, passenger misconduct or immaturity, eating or drinking, texting, browsing social media sites or other activities involving smart phones. But in many cases, simply not paying attention and being mentally distracted by personal matters can cause drivers to drift out of the lane, run red lights and stop signs or break other basic traffic rules.

These "Distractions" and many others have caused many, many terrible, needless and life-changing accidents that were otherwise avoidable or preventable.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Choose the right Brake Pad! | SCIENCE GARAGE


Thanks to Pep Boys for sponsoring this episode! #pepbros4life https://www.pepboys.com/ There’s three main types of brakes you’ve probably encountered- Organic, semi-metallic and ceramic- then the one you’ve heard of that uses carbon fiber: Carbon Ceramic. So which one is best for your car? Join Bart as cuts open some brake pads to find out! Bart teaches us how cars work buy blowing stuff up and cutting things in half. It’s a science show for the car lover who’s easily bored. Join Bart as he explains the science behind everything automotive. This is cars down to the atom. This is Science Garage. Some of our best videos ever are coming out soon, stay tuned so you won't miss a thing! ►Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1JQ3qvO Check out more Donut Media Videos:    • Evolution of the Porsche 911 | Donut ...   Want a Donut shirt or sticker? Visit https://shop.donut.media/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donutmedia/ Click here if you want to learn more about Donut Media: http://www.donut.media/ Donut Media is at the center of digital media for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. We are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts who love to tell stories.

Friday, May 24, 2024

ENGINE BRAKING | How Semi Trucks Slow Down Without Brakes | SCIENCE GARAGE


When you let off the clutch in a manual- you can feel your car slow down. It’s called engine braking! It gives you more control over your car, but how does it work? Is it friction? And how is that different from the loud rumple of a diesel Jake Brake? We get into the differences between the two, and let you know if engine braking is good or bad for your engine! Bart teaches us how cars work by blowing stuff up and cutting things in half. It’s a science show for the car lover who’s easily bored. Join Bart as he explains the science behind everything automotive. This is cars down to the atom. This is Science Garage. Some of our best videos ever are coming out soon, stay tuned so you won't miss a thing! ►Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1JQ3qvO

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Should I Have My Car Repaired?

After an accident, consumers often wonder if having their car repaired is worth the time, money, effort and risk.
  • "Won't my insurance rates go up?"
  • "The damage isn't that bad... Can't I just wait and have it done later?"
  • "I'm selling the car soon anyway so why bother?"
Recognizing that there are inherent costs of time and money it is still usually advisable to have vehicles repaired unless they are deemed a total loss by a qualified and trusted body shop or insurance adjuster. 

In a nutshell our typical advice is this: Have it repaired, via an insurance claim, at a trusted body shop. Have it repaired. First, unless it's deemed a total loss, have it fixed. Repaired cars retain their value when it comes time to sell. You might save money in the short run but lose even more when you go to sell it. Un-repaired cars typically deteriorate after an accident. Remember the second law of thermodynamics from science class? Unchecked everything tends toward greater disorder. Cracked paint allows for rust. Broken parts strain adjacent parts and can cause further damage or even make the car unsafe. In short, repaired cars hold their value and are safer for you, your loved ones and other drivers.and Via insurance Second, it is almost always better to run it through insurance - yours or the other parties - if at all possible. Many people fear making a claim thinking there will be a premium increase. Typically that only occurs if there are multiple claims in a short period of time. (And even then it usually takes months before the increase goes into effect.) Many companies now offer accident forgiveness which allows you a certain number of claims before the rates are at risk of going up. Your agent can typically tell you case by case the impact a claim will have on your premiums. It's at least worth a phone call to your agent. Since you pay for insurance you might as well use it. Think about your monthly premium more as an investment in your car that will allow you to get your vehicle fixed right when you need it. If you're not at fault your insurance company can fight for you better than you can fight for yourself. Yes, you'll have to pay your deductible after the repairs are completed but they can often recover that money if you're not at fault. In the auto body business we see this happen all the time. Insurance companies have the skills, knowledge and attorneys most of us couldn't afford. This is one of the reasons we pay them, right? If for any reason you are unable (or decide not to) use insurance many shops have an "Economy Repair" option. This is case by case and depends on the body shop but it never hurts to ask. After getting an estimate simply ask if there is any cheaper way to get the repairs done since you are not going through insurance. They may be able to find aftermarket parts or extend a self-pay discount.

Use a trusted body shop Lastly, for the repairs find a reputable body shop to perform the repairs. There are a few things you can do to determine if a shop is reputable. I suggest you use all of these together rather than rely on just one. First, ask your insurance company who they recommend. Shops on insurance preferred repairer lists tend to be better monitored and have a longer track record of quality repairs. Second, check for reviews to see if the shop has good recommendations from other consumers and even consumer advocates like the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org). Typically there are also reviews online of reputable shops at sites like Google and Yelp. Just type the name of the shop into a search engine and reviews will typically be available for shops with a long track record of quality repairs. You can also get reviews or recommendations by asking friends of their experiences with a body shop. Finally, visit the shop, request an estimate and take the opportunity to simply look around. You will need to trust your gut on this one but shops that are clean, professional and orderly are more likely trustworthy than ones that are dirty, in disarray and have a rude staff. Hopefully you will not need the advice this article offers but if you find yourself in a collision I hope you will consider having your car repaired, via an insurance claim by a trusted body shop. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3798181

If your car has been damaged in an accident bring it in to Corby's Collision! We have been in business for 47 years in Vacaville, California. When you do business with Corby's Collision you will not only deal with their qualified and professional staff but, also with Paul himself. He is an Owner/Operator and likes to be "hands on" with everything that goes in and out of the shop.
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Importance of a Properly Installed Windshield


Did you know up to 30% of your vehicle’s structural strength is derived from your windscreen? Or that the windscreen supports the airbag or airbag cover when activated in an accident?

The vital role a windscreen plays in the safety of your vehicle cannot be overstated. Every time we turn the ignition we place our trust in our vehicle. Our safety and that of our passengers, other motorists and pedestrians is reliant on our vehicle’s components meeting all necessary safety standards.

Windscreens form a key part of your vehicle's safety restraint system (SRS).

SRS has been developed to keep the driver and passengers inside the vehicle during an accident. Provisions for seat belts and air bags are found in the SRS, and each component within the SRS must be functioning for the vehicle to be deemed safe.

Occupant ejection and head injuries account for a large proportion of fatalities in road accidents. Maintaining the integrity of the windscreen is integral to the prevention of such occurrences as the windscreen helps keep passengers inside the car while supporting the roof and the airbags when activated.

For optimal safety, always repair a windscreen as soon as the damage occurs. Repair can save the windscreen and in doing so maintain its original factory seal, which will help reduce the risk of air and water leakage.

Hiring a trained specialist to fix your windscreen is paramount, which is why it pays to use an AGA member who understands the standards, has access to the latest technical advice and abides by a code of practice. Click here for a list of auto glass technicians because

when it comes to safety, there should be no compromise.

A word on wiper blades…

Who has waited for the next rainy day before remembering their wiper blades need changing? Even though maintaining vision in inclement weather is critical, for some reason wipers aren’t seen as a priority. The AGA recommends wipers are changed regularly, at least twice a year.

Source: https://www.autoglass.org.au/Safety

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

How Wrecked Cars Are Repaired | Cars Insider


We got an inside look at Hendrick Collision center in North Carolina to learn how the frame machine, Bondo, flatliner and paint processes are used to fix damaged car bodies. For more visit: https://www.hendrickcars.com/hendrick...

Sunday, May 12, 2024

A Far Too Brief History of Chevy Full-Sized Trucks From Advanced Design to Silverado


Chevy trucks are part of "Americana" and have been around since 1918. Once the bestseller in the market, they've changed names but been a continuous fixure across the Nation, sometimes being the styling or feature leader. From the advanced design, task force, the C/K lineup, to today's Silverado, Chevy Trucks have a fascinating story spanning over 100 years!