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Collex Collision Assists Drivers in Post-Accident Procedures

In Automotive on May 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

Collex Collision is a Michigan based auto body repair organization with over a dozen locations across the Eastern United States. Most clients come to Collex Collision because they have been involved in an accident. Collex Collision knows that car accidents can be very frightening and disorienting experiences. Nevertheless, Collex Collision reminds drivers that there are a few basic steps to keep in mind if ever involved in a collision.

The first order of business at the scene of a car accident, notes Collex Collision, is to make sure that all passengers are safe and sound. If the accident is in the flow of traffic, advises Collex Collision, move out of the way of traffic. By the same token, adds Collex Collision, if the scene of the accident is isolated away from traffic, do not move the automobiles from the position of impact until a police officer arrives on the scene to make a report. If anyone is injured, call 911 for medical assistance. Collex Collision reminds drivers that it’s essential to call the police, no matter what. The police will assess the scene of the wreck and write a report, explains Collex Collisions, which will be indispensable during the insurance claim process later.

Collex Collision suggests that it’s best to refrain from discussing the accident with other drivers involved. Only discuss the accident with the reporting police officer or an insurance representative. According to Collex Collision, this suggestion is for each driver’s own legal protection. Car accidents tend to get a lot of adrenaline flowing, notes the team at Collex Collision, and it can be challenging to stay calm. In such an excited state, Collex Collision says it is unwise to discuss the accident right away.

Collex Collisions says that many drivers in an accident, simply because of the emotional tension of the experience, tend to mistakenly admit fault even when they were not at fault. Collex Collision warns drivers not to admit guilt at the scene of an accident, even if it feels like the “right” thing to do. Check for injuries, wait for the police, fill out a report, and then call the insurance company. Leave the discussion of fault to the insurance companies, advises Collex Collision. It’s their specialty.

For more information about Collex Collision, call 888-426-5539 or visit them on the web at

BikesDirect | Bicycle Retailer Celebrates | BikesDirect

In Automotive on October 2, 2009 at 6:50 am

Bicycle Retailer BikesDirect Celebrates A Decade On The Web

It has been just over a decade now since BikesDirect launched their online store. BikesDirect has been selling bicycles online longer than most bike shops have been in business. They do this with a simple business model–offer any bicycle the customer needs, at a price no retailer can beat.

As their name states, BikesDirect gets their inventory direct from factories. This translates to prices that are 40% to 50% lower than retail prices. Through BikesDirect, you can get a Kestrel, Motobecane, Windsor, or any other bike for far less than the manufacturer’s retail price.

BikesDirect has recently added a whole new line of fixed gear and single speed bicycles to their inventory. Their enormous inventory is well organized on the BikesDirect website. The bicycles are arranged according to the experience level of the rider, but you can also browse according type of bike or by a specific brand.

All bicycles from BikesDirect come with a satisfaction guarantee, no sales tax, and free shipping to the lower 48 states in the USA. Additionally, their bikes ship with parts of such high quality that you may never buy merchandise from a retail bike shop again. Get your tune-ups at your local bike shop. Get your bike from BikesDirect.

About BikesDirect

BikesDirect continues to provide the same excellent cycling experience that riders around the world have come to expect from Motobecane. As a beginning, BikesDirect can offer this brief history; Motobecane has been making bikes since 1923 and was named after the French word Moto for motorcycle and Becane for bike. Things went well for the company until 1981 when they were bankrupt and bought by Yamaha and became MBK. Now Motobecane USA is not related to the French company as they import bikes from Taiwan and China, these are the bikes you are interested in. BikesDirect offers these BikesDirect to the public at competitive price points and excellent quality.

According to BikesDirect, Motobécane was a major manufacturer in the French bicycle industry. The frames on Motobécane’s mid-to-upper bikes were typically double-butted lugged steel made from Vitus or Reynolds 531 molybdenum/manganese steel tubing with Nervex lugs. Motobécane finished their frames in beautiful and high-quality paint, a practice not often followed in the French industry. Considered the second most prestigious French bicycle (after Peugeot, whose more durable design they emulated, but ahead of Gitane), BikesDirect remembers Motobécane’s mid-range bikes as a good value; the company kept prices reasonable by matching high-quality frames with lower-priced, but higher-quality components from Japan, at a time when competitors were putting higher-priced, lower quality French components on mid-range bikes. BikesDirect says that Motobécane bicycles included the Nomade, Mirage, Super Mirage, Super Touring, Grand Touring, Sprint, Jubilee, Grand Record, Le Champion, and Team Champion.

BikesDirect now offers Motobecane models that use carbon on two of their ranges of bikes, the Race Carbon/AL and the Full Carbon ranges. From the Race Carbon they produce the Century Comp, Elite, Pro and Team and from the Full Carbon they have the Immortal Pro, Force and Spirit.

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