Loyalty Collision Blog Posts and Articles in Chester, VA

How to lessen the impact of a collision.

New technologies have made today’s vehicles safer than ever. Still – things happen! Even the best drivers can wind up in an accident.  While being in an accident is stressful enough, dealing with what comes next can be its own kind of nightmare. That’s why you should know your rights when it comes to choosing [...]

November 3, 2023

Your car “looks fine” after that fender bender? Not so fast.

It's smart to have your car checked out after a small accident or curb bump, even if your fender looks fine. There could be hidden damage to your vehicle! Today's vehicles are loaded with sensors, cameras and radar that monitor your car and your surroundings. Any kind of impact can easily disrupt these systems. If [...]

September 22, 2023
Is Your Car Rainy Season Ready?

Rainy Season is Here

At Loyalty, the forecast calls for safety! Can you believe it? Fall is right around the corner! Here at Loyalty, we want to make sure our customers stay safe no matter what Mother Nature brings. And if you’ve lived around Virginia long enough, you know that means big afternoon thunderstorms, drenching tropical storms, and all [...]

August 2, 2023

Tips for New Drivers – And Their Parents

Got a New Driver In the House? If you’re teaching your teen to drive, safety should be a priority, of course. Here are a few tips to help make it a safe of rewarding experience for everyone: Stress the importance of always wearing seat belts Don’t allow texting or other distracted driving practices Obey the [...]

June 30, 2023

Summer Driving Tips

Warmer weather means road trips, beach days, and more! Everyone spending more time out and about means more people on the road, and higher risk of accidents. Keep these summer driving tips in mind to stay safe on the road! Keep your car fluids full to avoid overheating Prep for sun exposure, wear sunglasses to [...]

May 31, 2023

A Crash Course On What To Do If You’re In An Accident.

Hopefully you’re never in an accident, but just in case, you should know the basics of what to do. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. Call 911 if anyone requires medical care. Call the police to report the accident. Move your car out of traffic to a safer spot if possible and appropriate. At [...]

April 27, 2023

Spring into Safety: Avoiding Common Spring Driving Hazards

Spring is when nature wakes up and starts to hum with activity, and the same is true for humans. More people out and about. More people driving, biking, jogging and walking. Which is great – but one downside is that the number of accidents increases, too.  Here are some of the things that contribute to [...]

March 31, 2023

How to Choose a Repair Shop After a Collision

Car accidents happen. But which repair shop you choose can make a huge difference in what comes next – whether it’s one hassle after another, or a surprisingly smooth experience.  You want a repair shop that will treat you well, provide the best service and do great work. One that’s transparent, certified and puts YOU [...]

February 9, 2023

‘Tis the Season for Wintry Conditions. Be Careful Out There!

EXTREME COLD. SNOW. FREEZING RAIN. IT’S COMING! In this part of Virginia, snowy, icy driving conditions aren’t something we have to deal with very often. But that can make driving in snow, ice and freezing rain even trickier – we’re not used to it! Here are some tips to keep in mind the next time [...]

December 28, 2022
EXTREME COLD. SNOW. FREEZING RAIN. IT’S COMING! Now’s the Time to Prep for Winter Driving.

Now’s the Time to Prep for Winter Driving.

EXTREME COLD. SNOW. FREEZING RAIN. IT’S COMING! Is your vehicle ready for the cold winter months ahead? November is the perfect time to prepare. When temperatures plummet, or that first winter storm hits, you’ll be glad you did! Put Together an Emergency Kit Include jumper cables, a flashlight, gloves, a warm coat & a car [...]

November 14, 2022

What Does It Mean If a Car Is Totaled?

You’ve probably heard the term “totaled” about a car that’s been in an accident. But what does that really mean? Simply put, it means the cost of repairs compared to the car’s pre-accident value would make it not worth repairing. In Virginia, the threshold is set at 75%.  So if you’re in an accident, after [...]

October 4, 2022

Paintless Dent Repair = Painless Dent Repair

Tired of driving around with that dent or ding in your car? Fixing it may cost less than you think! Paintless dent repair (PDR) is faster and less expensive than traditional repair methods, and will have your car looking like new again. What is it? PDR uses special tools to pull out the dent – [...]

August 29, 2022

How to protect your car while riding out a heatwave.

Extreme heat isn’t just hard on us. It’s hard on our vehicles, too! Here are a few tips for keeping your car healthy in the heat.   Have your tires checked Overheated tires are blowouts waiting to happen. To prevent this, check your tire pressure regularly and replace worn or damaged tires – something Loyalty [...]

July 29, 2022


Is This a Certified Collision Repair Shop? It’s important that you’re able to trust the capabilities of your mechanic after an accident. At Loyalty Collision, our techs are I-CAR Gold Class & Toyota Collision Certified to make safe, quality repairs and get you and your car back on the road in no time! Will You [...]

May 27, 2022

Busting Collision Repair Myths

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is stressful enough. You don’t need confusion piling on! So let’s clear away a few common myths and misconceptions. MYTH #1: Once Damaged, Your Frame Can’t Be Fixed  Many cars and trucks today feature a unibody frame, which makes repairing them easier. Here at Loyalty Collision, our technicians [...]

April 29, 2022


Whether it’s recovering from salt exposure and other winter driving abuses or preparing for a summer of punishing heat and road trips, your car could use some attention right now. Repair Your Windshield – Have you noticed a small chip or crack? Fixing it now can prevent it from expanding due to heat come summertime. Wait [...]

March 29, 2022


From minor makeovers to major repairs, there are lots of ways a collision repair shop like ours can help make your car look great, including: Dent Removal & Repair – Our certified mechanics conduct a full analysis of your dent and repair all cosmetic and structural flaws, so your car looks good as new. Just [...]

February 28, 2022

What To Look For In A Collision Repair Center

1. Expert technicians who can handle all work in-house. ✅ At Loyalty Collision, our manufacturer-certified technicians have the latest cosmetic, digital, electronic and mechanical equipment needed to expertly repair your car, whether foreign or domestic. And we stand behind our work with a lifetime guarantee*. 2. A shop that works with you and your insurance [...]

January 27, 2022

Prepare Your Vehicle for Holiday Travel

Get your car winter ready. As winter settles in, it’s a great time to prepare for adverse driving conditions, and to get any ongoing problems with your car fixed. Here are a few issues – some more urgent than others – that we can help with: Restore Your Headlights It’s easy to see why dim, [...]

December 3, 2021

Loyalty Collision Center’s Top Ten Tips to Stay Safe on Rainy Drives

Rainy Day drives can seem pleasant … and risky. Whether a light sprinkle or torrential downpour, wet roads can make driving conditions less than ideal. Steer clear and drive safe, with these rainy day driving tips from Loyalty Collision Center.  Tip #1: Wait for Clearer Conditions If you feel at all uncomfortable driving in rainy [...]

October 13, 2021

Loyalty Collision Centers are Now ICAR Gold Certified

After a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to take your vehicle for repairs by trained professional technicians. At Loyalty, our priority is our customers’ safety and satisfaction. That’s why we went the extra mile, and earned the ICAR Gold Certified Status for our Collision Repair Centers.  Only 20% of collision repair [...]

August 27, 2021

Top 3 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

After you’ve been in an accident, you don’t need any more headaches. You’ve been through enough. Let Loyalty Collison take some of the burden.  Loyalty Collision has developed a 3-step process for removing the pain from your claim. Follow these simple steps to streamline your experience after a car crash. Choose Loyalty as your official [...]

July 19, 2021

Avoid Paint Damage

When bugs hit your vehicle’s front bumper, grill and the backs of the mirrors -- the most common landing areas -- make sure to clean the bugs off as soon as possible. Acidic bug splatter can lead to paint damage. On top of that, bacteria grows on the dead bugs, and this, too, eats away [...]

April 19, 2021

See Clearly This Spring with Headlight Restoration

Winter weather -- along with pollution and car wash chemicals — can leave headlights yellowed and clouded. It’s way more than a cosmetic issue but also a safety concern! Clean, clear headlights are just as important as a clean windshield. You will be able to see the road better, and importantly, other drivers will be [...]

March 24, 2021

15 Things To Keep In Your Car, Just In Case

When You Hit the Road, You May Hit a Roadblock Breakdowns, accidents, weather, traffic and other occurrences impact travel. While you can’t be 100% prepared, we have suggested items to keep in your car that can help. You may not need all of these items. Assess your situation and personalize your preparedness package. Sturdy ice [...]

February 16, 2021

Accidents Happen! When It Comes to Vehicle Repairs, You’re in the Driver’s Seat.

After an accident, getting life back to normal means getting back on the road as quickly as possible. Make sure you receive what you’re entitled to from your insurance company. Know your rights. You are in the driver’s seat. You have the right to: ✅ Choose a repair shop to fix your vehicleOnce you’ve informed [...]

January 18, 2021

When It’s a Winter Wonderland, Be Prepared.

Safety Tips from Loyalty Collision When the temperature dips below freezing, black ice -- a thin layer of ice that forms on surfaces in cold weather -- can form from melting snow, lawn runoff or other liquids, and is often present under bridges and in other shady spots. Black ice isn’t actually black; it’s clear, [...]

December 15, 2020

Collision Prevention Tips to Help You Steer Clear of an Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey,” over 97% of all motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver error. Collisions happen. But many can be avoided. Consider the following Collision Prevention Tips and apply them to your driving to help steer clear of a fender bender or worse: [...]

November 18, 2020