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Truths and Myths About Car Color

2016 Honda HR-V

Red 2016 Honda HR-V

Everyone’s heard the “fact” that red cars get pulled over more than different colored cars, but is it actually true? And what other myths about car color are there? There are actually quite a few urban legends on the subject, most of which are false.

First of all, no, red cars aren’t pulled over more often. According to Snopes, this myth might have sprung from a few different ideas, the most prominent that red cars are more eye-catching. Red cars have also been said to create an illusion of going faster than they really are. However, statistics show that red cars aren’t pulled over any more often than other cars.

Red cars also aren’t more expensive to insure, another popular myth. This has roots in the previous myth about red cars being ticketed more often. It also comes from the idea that red cars are associated with sports cars and thus are more likely to go dangerously fast. But, car insurance companies don’t actually take this into account.

Finally, the one true fact is that car color can affect resale value. Crazy colors get less money and are harder to resell than neutral colors like black, grey, and white.

Helpful Tips: What to Do After an Accident

Automobile accidents are never fun. Even if no one is hurt and no serious damage is done to the cars involved in a crash, an automobile accident can quickly become a hassle that neither party wants to take part in. However, there are certain precautions that drivers should always take in the event of an accident that help prevent confusion and ensure fairness and safety. Here are some helpful tips you can use if you ever find yourself in a minor accident.

  • When confronted with an accident, however small, the first thing you should do is check to make sure everyone involved is safe. If someone needs medical assistance, call 911 ASAP.
  • Be sure to exchange insurance and contact info with the other drivers involved with the accident to help ensure the aftermath of the accident is easy and efficient.
  • Take photos and file a report with local authorities as soon as possible, recounting all the details of the accident as accurately as you can. Official documentation can help assign fault and ensure fairness.
  • Contact your insurance company with all the details of the accident, and have your car inspected as soon as possible.
  • Once the damage has been assessed and insurance coverage has been decided upon, take your car to a local service department for repairs!

For more information on steps you should take in the event of an accident, check out this helpful graphic from Allstate!

Avery Greene Honda hopes you stay safe on the roads this summer! Should you be involved in an accident, remember these tips to ensure ease and fairness in the aftermath of the crash. For more information on Avery Greene Honda, including its wide selection of new Honda cars, trucks and SUVs, stop by www.AveryGreeneHonda.com!

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