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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:17 AM

  The wacky winter weather here has apparently caused a large number of fender benders. According to a local radio station body shops are booked solid and there is a long waiting list at some of them. I guess these guys will have a good winter along with the snow removal folks.

 


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:23 AM

I hope you don't make it on that list!


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Almost all negatives lead to a positive somewhere I suppose.  At least maybe that's a positive way to look at it.


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 12:01 PM

busy time of the year for auto body shops, tow trucks like it too

 

and you wonder why your insurance is so high


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Yeah it seems to work that way. I talked to a guy who ran a body shop a while back and he said if it was not for auto-deer collisions he would have to lay off three employees.


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 01:13 PM

Just from that one snow last week the body shops are now booked up until March and April.  Yep it is a good season for Body shops.


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 02:26 PM

Snow usually means body shops, and tire shops will be busy.

 

If I ding my car in the winter I usually wait till into spring to get it repaired anyway.



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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:37 AM

busy time of the year for auto body shops, tow trucks like it too

 

and you wonder why your insurance is so high

 

 There was a local insurance company rep on the radio yesterday explaining why rates would be going up due to increased car crashes and also increased water damage claims on home insurance. Both things are weather related.



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 09:58 AM

It currently looks like a hurricane went through here with all the trees down from the ice last week.  They're saying all the tree service companies are booked indefinitely.  All generators are sold out and you can't find a chain saw for sale anywhere.  I'm hearing that even the big dollar, top of line Stihls are sold out.



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Posted February 09, 2014 - 03:11 PM

When my uncle had a salvage yard he said he liked getting totaled vehicles insurance co sold in winter because in the summer the damage was greater because higher speeds ,sounded good to me

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Posted February 10, 2014 - 12:22 AM

 There was a local insurance company rep on the radio yesterday explaining why rates would be going up due to increased car crashes and also increased water damage claims on home insurance. Both things are weather related.

Sad part is even if you dont have a wreck it goes up.. We may as well drive like jerks like everyone else..



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 06:18 AM

Sad part is even if you dont have a wreck it goes up.. We may as well drive like jerks like everyone else..

 

 I drive as carefully as possible but we are all human and mistakes happen. Sometimes it's scary how quickly it can turn bad. Locally, last Friday, the trailer from an 18 wheeler came off the tractor veering into the oncoming lane and instantly killing some poor guy on his way to work.



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Posted February 10, 2014 - 03:30 PM

Sometimes our life ends up with the old saying "wrong place at the wrong time"....

 

I feel for that poor guy and his family...


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 10:16 PM

 I drive as carefully as possible but we are all human and mistakes happen. Sometimes it's scary how quickly it can turn bad. Locally, last Friday, the trailer from an 18 wheeler came off the tractor veering into the oncoming lane and instantly killing some poor guy on his way to work.

Crap happens and poo breaks.. But the way some people drive when it's -40 and snowing to beat the band.. They think nothing will happen.. Just boggles my mind how these people still have the right to drive a car..






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