Auto Body Shop Owner in Manhattan Beach Speaks About Rear-End Crash Safety

Rolling Hills Estates, CA (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- Rear-end crashes are very common. Though fatalities are rare, whiplash injuries are a major problem that cost insurance companies millions in claims each year. Pain and lack of flexibility can disable victims for years. Joaquin Hernandez, owner of Collision on Wheels Mobile Auto Body Shop recently attended a meeting where he spoke about rear-end crashes.

“Many people feel safer in a bigger vehicle; they believe there will be less chance of severe injury if they are involved in an accident. In the event of a rear end crash, head restraints are important for proper head and neck support. Studies have shown that many larger vehicles, like SUVs, that were analyzed by an insurance industry group did not have proper seat back and head restraint combinations. Passengers in these vehicles are at a greater risk of suffering a whiplash injury.”

The auto industry has come a long way in providing crash safe features in cars; however, they still have work to do on protection for rear-end crashes. Joaquin said, “Back seat passengers have little or no protection from whiplash injuries. Some vehicles have built-in head restraints that cannot be adjusted; they’re just bumps on top of the seat back.”

Like crash safety technology, auto body shops have also improved their methods to provide a safer atmosphere for their technicians and the environment. Collision on Wheels only uses PPG Envirobase products for a healthier work place and to reduce the VOCs released into the atmosphere. “We take pride in staying ahead of the compliant curve,” said Hernandez.

Founded in 1987 by Louis Mancina and John Maio of Warren, Michigan, the company has awarded over 45 franchises in major metro markets since franchising began in January 2007. Collision on Wheels services a niche market of consumers who don’t have time to take their vehicle to a body shop for minor scratch and dent repairs. Visit to learn more.

Contact: Joaquin Hernandez Collision on Wheels 46-E Peninsula Center, #396 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 866-402-3368

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About Collision on Wheels

Collision on Wheels of Portland will bring a fully equipped van & trained collision repair technician right to the home or workplace where the work is done on-site to their satisfaction. We service a growing market of consumers who don’t have time to take their car to a body shop for small collision repairs or may be reluctant to make an insurance claim.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 24, 2009 at 1:35 am
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