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Cars are Safer than Ever

on Tuesday, 26 February 2013. Posted in News

Great News! Cars are Safer than Ever

At Anderson Behel, we always stay aware of trends and breaking news about car safety. Driving safely is still the #1 reason for fewer car accidents, but crashworthy vehicles also save a ton of lives every day. By concentrating on things such as occupant protection to reduce the number of fatal and serious injuries that occur in the United States each year, the carmakers are making all the right moves when it comes to safety.

By stepping up its research efforts and dramatically upgrading their test procedures for evaluating motor vehicle safety, car manufacturers are happy to say that “Safety does not happen by accident!” Crashworthiness research encompasses new and improved vehicle design, safety countermeasures and equipment to enhance occupant safety, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).

Did you know that alternative fuel vehicles are more crashworthy than gas cars?

The NHTSA says alternative cars are now safer than ever, but there is still more testing required: “Ensuring that alternative fuel vehicles attain a level of safety comparable to that of other vehicles requires extensive research, due to the many advanced and unique technologies that have previously not been tested in the transportation environment.”

Did you also know that your kids are also safer in today’s newer cars, vans and trucks?

“Child safety crashworthiness is at its all-time highest, due to new technologies, in-depth studies performed by carmakers and reports that illustrate the progress of child safety in the United States. In addition, the NHTSA has been vigilant in promoting child safety by devising regulatory actions, and sponsoring discussions about the issues regarding obstacles in the wide-spread use of booster seats.”

Finally, your rear seat occupants are also safer today than ever before, according to the NHTSA:

“Front-row occupant protection in frontal crashes has benefited from recent developments in restraint performance and vehicle crashworthiness, which have been driven partly by manufacturers’ efforts to improve vehicle scores in consumer information tests. Occupants in the rear seat have not seen the same benefits their front seat counterparts. NHTSA is investigating different technologies to better understand the potential of these front seat technologies in the rear seat.”

Green Reason #1: We're Waterborne!

on Monday, 18 February 2013. Posted in News

Our Head Painter Says It's Numero Uno

While people all over the world try to save the planet, the collision industry is stepping up to embrace a greener approach to fixing and painting cars. Several years ago, the state of California became the country’s first to mandate the use of waterborne paint. Some shops were reluctant to change, but auto body paint shops like Anderson Behel gladly made the conversion, with the help of PPG and its Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Waterborne product. This planet-friendly paint is distributed by PPG and Anderson Behel was the first auto body paint shop in the Bay Area to use Autocolor Aquabase, to compete with other high-end European paint lines.

Since then, every car repaired at Anderson Behel is painted using this newer, more progressive type of paint, thereby saving the environment and providing a safer workplace for the shop and its employees. Anderson Behel’s auto body paint shop head painter Gerardo Lopez (pictured) appreciates the greener approach to painting cars by using Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Waterborne, he explained. “I paint around eight cars every day, so the finished product has to be superior. As far as the time it takes to paint the cars with waterborne, it’s actually a shorter process as compared to solvent. It’s faster, because normally the basecoat flashes in 1-3 minutes, where it used to take five minutes with solvent. So, right there you’re saving time in the booth. Plus, the finished product is always excellent! Customers are thrilled when they see their cars painted with the Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Waterborne paint.”

So, the next time your car gets into an accident (it happens, unfortunately) and you take it to Anderson Behel for repairs, rest assured that your vehicle is being painted using waterborne paint. We’re all working harder to be green, by using less gas when we drive and recycling whenever we can, so why not be green when your car is getting fixed? It just makes good sense!

Meet Our Blogger Ed Attanasio

Written by Anderson Behel Body Shop on Monday, 04 February 2013. Posted in People

The Anderson Behel Blog Starts Right Now!

My name is Ed Attanasio and I’m excited to be the new blogger for Anderson Behel Auto Body, the best Santa Clara Auto Body shop. I am an automotive journalist and an editorial contributor with Autobody News, one of the most popular and well-read collision-related publications in the country today. With more than 30 years experience writing for a wide range of industries, I plan to write about every aspect of the collision field that customers can appreciate and use.

I will be publishing a mix of educational, entertaining and news-related items on a weekly basis, to keep this blog fresh, pertinent and fun. I’m hoping that readers will offer comments and feedback, because that way I can determine what is popular and what readers truly want. I’m looking forward to a great ride and happy to be working for the finest body shop in Santa Clara. No one likes to get into an accident, but if you do, there’s no better place than Anderson Behel to get your vehicle fixed.

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