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 "Accidents happen"

Sometimes there is no avoiding a collision.


Whether the accident is due to wildlife, parking poles, fences, snowbanks, other drivers, street repairs, road conditions, over-due vehicle maintenance, drivers on cell phones...whatever the reason behind the mishap..


Fredericton Volkswagen has your BEST interests in mind.







Now although Fredericton Volkswagen does not have a body shop......... that doesn't mean we don't care about your vehicles repair needs. Which is why we proudly recommend Carstar Collision & Glass Service and Dana's Collision Centre right here in Fredericton!


If your vehicle is in need of body repairs or estimates, we will gladly assist in connecting you to these two reputable shops for fast, friendly and reputable vehicle repairs. 










Carstar Collision & Glass Service

350 Alison Blvd., Fredericton, NB  E3B 5C8

(506) 459-4575 | (506) 458-1324






Your car is more than just a car! When an auto accident slows you down, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts are here to get you back up to speed. As North America’s No. 1 brand of auto body shops, we know just how to take the stress out of your collision repair.





Dana's Collision Center-CSN

369 St. Mary's St., Fredericton, NB  E3A 2S5

(506) 458-9272 | (506) 450-6125





We believe a courteous reception, acknowledgement and a comfortable reception area will only help set the stage for a smooth claim and repair process. We recognize that every customer is unique in their own situation and needs. Each year we have the privilege of repairing & restoring vehicles to pre accident condition for over 1500 customers in Central New Brunswick.








Check Mark Full Insurance & Collision estimating centre – Unsure of the damages? We can help 
Check Mark Full autobody collision repairs –  Grilles, hood, bumpers, doors, trunk & fender repair or replacement 
Check Mark Paint Revisions – Service faded & worn auto paint 
Check Mark Headlight Repair – Scratched or damaged headlights, tail lights, turn signals, parking and fog lights  
Check Mark Windshield Replacement – Fast and effective replacement of your broken windshield, windows or sunroofs 
Check Mark Paint/Bumper Scuff Repair – Surface reconditioning and paint touch-up for damaged surfaces or corners. 
Check Mark Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) – Removal of dings and dents without the need of repainting. 
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Exterior & Interior Car Spa Detailing – Restoring that exterior and interior for that clean, lustrous shine.

Check Mark Clear Film Paint Protection – A high-quality, durable film applied to the hood, fender corners and bumper of your vehicle to protect against stone chips to your paint from road debris. 
Check Mark Headlight Renewal – Polishing away the discolouration and restoring your lenses, improving the performance of your headlights. 
Check Mark Rustproofing – Non-drip, eco-friendly undercoating to protect your car from rust. 








Check MarkAs much as 40% of the damage to a vehicle can be "hidden"   
Check MarkToday's vehicles are of a unibody design.   
Check MarkYour insurance company must put "you" back in "pre-loss condition" after your collision.   
Check MarkOur obligation is to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition.   
Check MarkPlastics now make up a large part of your vehicle   
Check MarkA deployed air bag system must be restored by trained professionals   
Check MarkIf your vehicle has been declared a "total loss" (write-off) it means it is not economicaly feasible for the insurance company to repair it.   
Check MarkSome repairs can take a number of days depending on parts availability 


Check MarkIf your vehicle would not pass the provincial MVI after a collision, than it should not be driven.   
Check MarkYour VIN vehicle identification number found on you dash tells the entire story of your vehicle.   
Check MarkAfter metal repairs are completed to a damaged vehicle, corrosion protection must be applied to all metal parts.   



If you would like to learn more about your Volkswagen, we welcome you to visit our next VW Owners Recall night! This is an evening arranged by our Service technicians to show you some features you Volkswagen has.





"In general, driver distraction is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents."


Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational health and saftey





What skills does a driver use?







Visual (Seeing)


  •   Watching the road (in front and around the vehicle)
  •   Using mirrors, shoulder checks
  •   Checking gauges, speedometer, etc.


Auditory (Listening)


  •   Squealing of brakes
  •   The sirens of an emergency vehicle
  •   Vehicle sounds



    ('Doing', Activity, Hand-eye coordination)      


  •   Turning the steering wheel
  •   Activating signals, headlights, horn, etc.
  •   Pressing the accelerator, brakes, clutch


Cognitive (Thinking)


  •   Anticipating any future movements
  •   Assessing situations such as movement of other vehicles, weather conditions, etc.
  •   Preparing to avoid hazards




What are some common causes of driver distraction?


It is not known how much distraction a driver can "handle" before he or she loses focus on the road. We probably have all seen examples of activities that can distract drivers such as:



  • Eating/Drinking/Smoking
  • Reading (including looking at a map, book, etc.)
  • Applying makeup/shaving
  • Adjusting radio/cassette/CD/MP3, DVD players, climate, or other controls
  • Adjusting features such as pedals or steering wheel
  • Watching a person, object or event outside the vehicle
  • Moving objects in the vehicle (food containers, insects, etc.)
  • Talking with other people, especially if the driver turns to those in the back seat of the car
  • Dialing and talking or texting on a cellular telephone, and
  • Using CB radio or other communication devices



What are some 'good' driving tips?


Most importantly, pay attention. Accidents occur because drivers were not aware of the conditions around them. Be aware and know that distractions can come from many sources at any time.


In general:

  • Be well rested.
  • Do not consume alcohol, drugs, medications or other substances that may affect driving.
  • Try not to think about personal or business matters, especially those that are upsetting.
  • Do not use cellular phones or other devices if at all possible (including hands free devices).


Before leaving:

  • Stow belongings properly.
  • Adjust seat, mirrors, steering wheel, climate controls, etc.
  • Select a radio station or have the tape/CD in the player.
  • Plan your route, check the map or read the directions.


While driving:

  • Pay attention.
  • Keep distractions to a minimum (eating, drinking, smoking, adjustment to radio, cell phone use, etc.).
  • Be aware of changing driving conditions such as the volume of traffic, weather, etc.
  • Do not reach for items that have fallen or shifted unless absolutely necessary and can be done safely.
  • Do not write notes while driving and/or talking.


If you must use the phone while the car is in motion:



  • Avoid using the phone or device whenever possible (see below about laws banning devices).
  • Have a voice mail option and allow it to pick up messages.
  • Pull over to a safe location to take the call. Tell your caller you will phone them back after you have parked.
  • Have a passenger answer or place the call.
  • If allowed and if you must answer the phone while driving, keep the phone within easy reach.
  • Use a hands free device (e.g., voice activation) but remember the conversation itself is still a distraction.
  • Pre-program commonly used numbers.
  • Pause conversations if driving conditions become hazardous (e.g., rain, snow, construction, heavy traffic).



  • Do not participate in very emotional or stressful conversations while driving.
  • Do not take notes or look up information while driving. Ask the person on the other end to make notes for you if necessary.
  • Do not use the text feature on your phone while driving.
  • Do not make gestures while talking and driving.


Are there laws about using cellular phones while driving?


YES!!! New Brunswick, British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario currently have legislation which specifically bans or restricts using hand-held cellular phones or other similar devices while driving. While other Canadian jurisdictions do not have specific legislation, drivers who cause accidents or who are driving unsafely while using a cell phone or device can be charged with offences such as dangerous driving, careless driving, and criminal negligence causing death or injury.


Always check with the local, provincial, state or country regulations. Using a cell phone while driving may be banned or may require hand-free sets.






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Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational health and saftey