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  • Writer's pictureJason Azima

What Are the Biggest Threats to the Health of My Vehicle?

Your vehicle is, understandably, an important part of your life. You use it to do everything from driving to and from work to bringing groceries and other items home after shopping to just going on long road trips. There are threats out there that can damage your vehicle, chipping precious years off its lifespan and forcing repair shop visits. Here's a brief overview of the biggest and most common threats to the health and longevity of your vehicle.


Despite your best efforts to avoid it, the weather will likely have an effect on your vehicle's body over time. After all, according to AAA, most vehicle owners will add at least 10,000-15,000 miles to their vehicle during a year. Rain can affect the surface, and if it snows a lot and your vehicle is often covered, that and the salt from the roads can take their toll over the years. Pesky impurities can make their way into the vehicle, so be sure to keep up with regular maintenance to catch interior degradation early on.


Your vehicle should be treated like a work of art. Too often, though, people just drive it back and forth without thinking much about what's happening to the body. The wear and tear of constant use can also leave a mark on the exterior. Little bumps and dings can add up, and you will wind up taking it to a shop sooner rather than later, thanks to negligence. Taking care to drive carefully does help, however.

Fender Benders

While you might have slammed on the brakes in time in an emergency, the momentum carried you. The result is a dented fender, which doesn't look great. Have an auto body repair expert take a look and see what they can do to fix it as soon as possible to minimize further damage from weather and other hazards.

High-Speed Collisions

While vehicles are designed to dissipate the amount of impact away from the driver when collisions happen at a high speed, there's only so much that can be done. The result will be significant, and you'll be lucky to walk away without any injuries. The end result can be a lot of auto body work and a hospital stay.

If you need an auto body shop in the area you can count on, give our team a call at C&D Auto Body today! We work on all kinds of vehicles, regardless of the brand. We also work with all kinds of insurance.

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