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Trusted Regina Autobody Shop gives us some TIPS on safe driving in Saskatchewan

Bergens are a local family business and from the moment you walk in the door you will be treated like family! 

They are proud to have an amazing 80 Years Auto Body Experience, and they have been serving Regina Auto Body needs for over 30 Years....they have a loyal customer base that simply wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Bergen's are an SGI Accredited Regina Auto Body and Collision Repair shop  , they offer courtesy cars to their clients and they specialize in foreign vehicles. They are a part of the Auto Body Category.

SAFE WINTER DRIVING IN SASKATCHEWAN 

Driving conditions in Saskatchewan aren’t always ideal. Inclement weather can affect roads and as a motorist, you need to adjust your driving habits accordingly. On average in Saskatchewan, road and weather conditions are a contributing factor in more than 8,500 vehicle collisions each year. These crashes result in an average of 1,530 injuries and 21 deaths annually.

It’s important to recognize that poor visibility – whether caused by rain, snow, fog or bright sunlight – gives you less time to react to hazards.  Slowing down and constantly scanning the road in front of you is the best way to stay safe.


TIPS AND TRAVEL GUIDELINES

  • Posted speed limits are for ideal driving conditions. When those conditions deteriorate you must slow down in order to maintain control of your vehicle. So even if the posted limit is 100 km/h, in poor conditions you should be driving under that speed.
  • If possible, prepare your car before your trip by checking the battery, windshield wipers, and fluid levels.
  • Be sure your headlights and taillights are functioning properly so that you can see (and be seen) in low visibility.
  • Remember to use caution near intersections when the roads are slippery. Another driver may be approaching too fast and be unable to stop, so you should always look both ways before proceeding, even if you have the right of way.
  • Leave more distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you when driving conditions are poor. Slippery surfaces increase your stopping distance, so following another vehicle too closely could result in a rear-end collision. This is especially true in the winter when snow and ice present a unique challenge to drivers.
  • Stay safe in the cold by checking the road and weather conditions before your trip and ensuring that your vehicle has a full tank of gas.
  • Clear snow from your vehicle and be sure your windows are completely free of frost before hitting the road.
  • When you’re driving in the winter, keep both hands on the steering wheel and try to stay in 1 lane as much as possible.
  • If you begin to skid or lose control of your vehicle, remain calm and take your foot off the accelerator. Don’t lock the brakes. Instead, brake steadily, look where you want to go and steer in that direction.
  • A roadside emergency kit is another essential part of safe winter driving.
  • roadside emergency kit is another essential part of safe winter driving.
  • roadside emergency kitBuy or put together and maintain an emergency kit that has:

    • a shovel
    • Blankets
    • Snow brush
    • Ice scraper
    • Flashlight
    • Batteries
    • Flares
    • Booster cables
    • Candles
    • First-aid kit
    • Food
    • Water cup

No matter what causes poor driving conditions – from a winter blizzard or a summer rainstorm – remember that your 1st choice should be avoiding travel altogether. Wait until the conditions improve to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely.

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Our Trusted Regina Auto Body Repair professionals at MAACO Regina tell us why Certifications matter.

When you’re trying to find an auto body shop, comparing pricing alone is tough. You may end up with a bunch of estimates that are all completely different. How do you tell what you’re getting for your money? How do you choose the best auto body shop? One of the biggest things you should consider is their certifications.   You want to make sure whoever works on your vehicle is properly qualified and trained. Certifications are one way to make sure both the collision repair shop and the repair technician you choose have been trained in the most current repair techniques and technologies available.

Maaco Regina has gone to great lengths to ensure they are Certified in many ways.  In addition to having been given the thumbs up by Trusted Regina.  Here is a list of their certifications and some descriptions to explain why they are important and what they mean to you. 



I-CAR Gold Class Certification is a independent third-party certification process that is quite literally the gold standard for collision repair. That means this Center is extensively trained in the latest tools and technologies of the trade.  I-CAR (The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing those in the collision repair industry with the knowledge and skills to achieve a complete and safe repair. Shops who achieve I-CAR’s highest level of training are designated as I-CAR Gold Class Professionals, considered the highest level of training in the industry.

All ProFirst Certified shops are validated for their skill and expertise, commitment to a complete, proper and safe repair, to ongoing industry education, and to customer satisfaction. Each shop is validated annually by an independent third party to help ensure a high standard of repair quality. Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone, in the way Honda and Acura cars are built, and in the way they are repaired after a collision. 


The Ford National Body Shop Network program was created to promote Certified dealership and independent collision repair providers to Ford vehicle owners and insurers.  The program will ensure that Ford vehicle owners can choose a Certified collision repair provider to return their vehicle to OEM specifications, and ensure the vehicle's fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved.  This is particularly important based upon the increasingly complex vehicle design and repair requirements of Ford vehicles.


This new program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. According to Certified Collision Care, the program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training and facility required to repair their vehicle to OEM specifications and ensure the vehicle's fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved.




Assured Performance has launched the Canadian Certified Collision Care Program. This program provides complete national coverage of Certified repair providers - best in class businesses that have met or exceeded the advanced technical requirements to become officially Certified. With Canadian management and an inspector team that is trained, tested and trusted covering Canada, Certified Collision Care is rapidly expanding, providing critical benefits to the Canadian market.


Our Maaco Certified Centres are the "best of the best." These Centres are distinguished for their quality of work in both auto painting and body repairs. Certified Centres have to pass a rigorous certification process annually that is a comprehensive review of their business and repair services.


All accredited repairers are required to meet or exceed the highest levels of equipment, certification and training and must warranty the repair for a minimum of 1 year. There are 4 levels of accreditation for SGI-approved repair shops: Elite*** - Top level of recognition, exceeding SGI’s requirements for certification. Can perform vehicle damage estimates on eligible claims.



If you are looking for a qualified Auto Body shop that is locally owned Maaco Regina. They are a Trusted Regina Auto Body Shop.

Need to book your car in?  Contact MAACO Regina today!

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