Common Errors First-Time Car Buyers Make


Common Errors First-Time Car Buyers Make

Buying your first car is a genuine rush! At 1stCertified Collision Center, we don’t want you to get taken at the dealership, so here are some common errors that many first-time car buyers commit that we are sharing with you. Most car dealerships are honest and fair but you can run into a shady one […]

LAPD Leases Fleet of Electric Cars from BMW

A new type of police vehicle will soon be cruising the streets of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is joining a number of other companies in going green by adding 100 all-electric BMW i3s to its fleet. Based on news provided to 1stCertified Collision Center, LAPD signed a deal with the German manufacturer […]

Are You a Red Light Runner?

You’re approaching an intersection and the light is yellow. Do you speed up to make it through or do you slow down and get ready to stop? If you’re an average driver in this country, you probably accelerate when you see a yellow light or maybe even when you see a red one.  At 1stCertified Collision […]

Don’t Get Caught Up in Road Rage

There are many angry people on the roads all the time, especially in cities where traffic is a daily problem. After encountering traffic day after day, even the most levelheaded people can fall victim to road rage. At 1stCertified Collision Center, we have seen road rage firsthand and we know that it is caused by a […]

Petersen Automotive Museum Cracks Open The Vault

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA is every car lover’s dream. Massive exhibits across their three above ground levels could keep you enthralled for hours. Early Japanese model cars, motorcycles, and lowriders are just a few of the exhibitions currently open to the public. Still, it may be worth a trip downstairs into […]

Is It a Good Idea to Donate that Old Car to Charity?

Selling an old car can be a real hassle. Classified ads can be ineffective, and online ads can be risky. Many people are reluctant to invite strangers to their homes, and that can make selling a used car even more difficult. At 1stCertified Collision Center, we’re often asked this exact question, so we did a […]

Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

Whether it’s your first car or your 15th, the process of buying a car is pretty much the same every time. The biggest factor that could change this process, however, is your credit. At 1stCertified Collision Center, we know from personal experience that lenders like to see buyers with solid credit backgrounds, and a history […]

5 Best Cars for Dog Owners

In this country, there are an estimated 78.2 million dog owners and the car manufacturers have responded with innovative designs and features to make chauffeuring canine family members a lot more practical and convenient.  Here are the top five vehicles for dogs and their owners, brought to you by the dog loving folks at 1stCertified Collision […]

So, What Exactly is I-CAR?

You just walked into a body shop and you’re obviously not in a wonderful mood, because you got into a car accident and that’s never fun. Now you have a lot of details to deal with and finding the right body shop for you is one of them. You look on the wall in the […]

Five Important Questions to Ask Any Body Shop

  If you’re going to a body shop, it means one of two things—you either caused an accident or were the victim of one, which means that you’re likely 1.) Upset and angry or 2.) Frustrated or embarrassed. But, don’t fret—accidents happen every day and no one is perfect. That’s why we have body shops […]

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