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Why You Shouldn’t ‘Veer for Deer’

It can often cause a more serious crash.
Swerving to miss wildlife wandering in the road is often a natural reaction. But it can also be dangerous and put you at risk for a serious crash. More than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates. Those collisions result in about $1 billion in vehicle damage and cause 150 deaths each year.

You’re more likely to cross paths with deer during the fall, which is their mating season. Insurance claims for collisions with animals rise dramatically in the last three months of the year. Combine deer mating season with fewer hours of daylight, and it’s a recipe for disaster if you’re not paying attention to your surroundings.

Reduce your chances of colliding with deer by following these tips—and learn what to do if a crash is unavoidable.

Avoiding car-deer collisions

Heed speed-limit and deer-crossing signs, and stay especially alert for deer at dawn and dusk, when they’re most active. If you do see one crossing or standing beside the road, slow down—deer can be highly unpredictable, and because they often travel in herds, there are likely others nearby. Don’t bother with gimmicks: Flashing high-beam headlights or honking your horn won’t keep deer off the road.

Minimize the impact by braking firmly

If you can’t avoid hitting a deer, don’t swerve but do brake firmly. Hold on to the steering wheel and stay in your lane. Then bring your vehicle to a controlled stop.

Handling the aftermath of a collision

Pull off the road and turn on your emergency flashers. Don’t try to remove the deer from the roadway—it may be alive, and its hooves or antlers could injure you. Report the crash to the police and your insurance company.

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Dick Scott Collision & Auto Glass Food Drive

Advanced Notice of Road Closures – Old Village

CSX Railroad has announced that they will be closing the following railroad crossings in the City of Plymouth later this week.  CSX anticipates closing Mill Street South (in Old Village) and Holbrook Street at the railroad crossings in order to re-construct the crossings.  They are also scheduled to reconstruct the Starkweather crossing; however this morning CSX indicated that they would come back and complete that work at a later time.

Motorists can anticipate that both the Mill Street south railroad crossing and Holbrook railroad crossing in the Old Village area of the City will be closed to all traffic from approximately Wednesday, July 27th through Saturday, July 30th.  For updates check out the CSX Railroad Web Site at or call 800-232-0144.

Again, as of this morning CSX reports that they will leave Starkweather open until they make repairs to the Mill Street and Holbrook Crossings in Old Village.

The railroad crossing repairs are a CSX Railroad Project and they are responsible for the repairs, closures and detour routes.  Repair schedules are subject to significant changes as a result of CSX Scheduling, equipment, site conditions and crew availability.


Dick Scott Collision and Auto Glass is Sponsoring a Community-Wide Food Pantry Drive for the
Fowlerville Family Impact Center  from August 1st to August 31st

Donations can be dropped off between 8am and 6pm Monday – Friday
at Dick Scott Collision Center, which is located at
3030 Fowlerville Road, Fowlerville MI. 48836

“Committed to Families in Need”
“A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor” Proverbs 22:9″

Family Impact Center is a Christian-based organization that began serving those in need in March of 2002. We work hand in hand with local communities to help bring restoration to individuals and families in need by offering the following programs:

Programs Provided
•    Client-Choice Food Pantry
•    Educational Resources
•    Support Groups
•    Counseling Services
•    Mentoring Programs

More families request assistance from Family Impact Center during summer months because their children are not in school and, therefore, are not receiving free lunches. Consequently, the need to keep the Pantry’s shelves replenished is greater than usual. In addition, donations from food drives done by schools and other organizations are much lower in the summer. So, join us to help stock the Food pantry at Family Impact Center, our local organization for individuals and families in need!

Items MOST Needed:
Canned fruit, fruit juice & juice boxes
Canned meat (such as tuna or chicken)
Canned vegetables
Cleaning supplies, including detergent
Meat meals, including complete meals
Paper products
Peanut butter & jelly
Personal products
Soups: chunky, regular & Ramen Noodles
**Please check expiration dates. “Home Canned” items cannot be accepted.**

Don’t miss Roy w/Dick Scott Collision & Auto Glass @ 17th Annual Car Show by the Williamston Eagles

The Williamston Eagles are hosting their 17th annual car show Tomorrow, Saturday, July 16. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the show starts at 1 p.m.

The Eagles are once again serving their famous pulled pork sandwiches and grilled seasoned chicken leg quarters at family friendly prices. Car show entries receive a free meal. Great music by the Sea Cruisers.

Also, put your money on a duck in the car show Red Cedar duck derby. Cash bar and silent charity auction, too. This year’s event is sponsored by Dick Scott Collision and Auto Glass in Fowlerville.

The Eagles Club is located at 835 High Street in Williamston.

Car show makes impact


Car lovers recently came together to enjoy themselves and support a service organization at Dick Scott Motor Mall of Fowlerville.

Dick Scott Motor Mall on May 21 hosted a carshow with proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit Family Impact Center in Fowlerville. Vehicle classes include hot rods, street machines, muscle cars, motorcycles, imports, trucks and special-interest vehicles. The event included live entertainment and concessions.

A total of $557.75 was raised for the Family Impact Center, a Christian-based organization that began serving people in need in 2002. The group provides a client-choice food pantry, educational resources, Support groups, counseling services and mentoring programs.

Where is Roy of Dick Scott Collsion this Week?

Come visit Roy Hurst from Dick Scott Collision
this Saturday AND Sunday, August 7th & 8th!!!

Roy will be out and about this weekend giving away lots of
great products and gift cards and showing off our
Plum Crazy” 2010 Dodge Challenger
as well as ALL NEW 2011 Big Dog Mastiff
and a NEW 2010 Indian Chief Vintage!
Come visit him and enter to
win multiple $50 & $25 Gift Cards, a
FREE 2 Day Weekend Rental Giveaway From Enterprise,
and other Free Product Giveaways!
(No Purchase Necessary to win)

Saturday, August 7th starting at 10:30am
The Howell Eagles Poker Run
Located at 141 Schroeder Park Dr
Howell, MI

Sunday, August 8th from 12pm – 4pm
Knights of Columbus
3555 E Grand River
Howell, MI

Don’t miss your chance to Win and check out our
Challenger and New Indian and Big Dog Motorcycles!!
See you there!

Dick Scott Collision goes GREEN!

Introducing our all NEW PPG EnviroBase HP waterbased paint system!!! We have switched over to an all NEW enviornmentally-friendly waterbased paint system which matches paint even better than solvent base paints do! This new technology also allows for faster dry times and since most manufactures are all ready using water borne paint on new production vehilces it is now a lot more effecient to match all paint jobs!!!

Dick Scott Automotive Group has been participating in local cell phone recycling programs, recycleing outdated computer equipment and saving hundreds of gallons of water and trees through our paper recycling programs. The NEW PPG EnviroBase HP waterbased paint system is just another way we are striving to be good to our planet and make our automotive group “Green!”

Visit Dick Scott Collision in Fowlerville, located at 3030 Fowlerville Rd, Fowlerville, MI 48836 for a tour of our facility and receive a FREE GIFT from us!!

Fowlerville Fair Derby Driver, Our Very Own Porter!!

The Fowlerville Family Fair starts Monday, July 19th and runs through July 24th! Don’t miss all the fun including the Fowlerville Fair Derby!
Our very own Porter, Bobby, will be participating in the derby both
Wednesday and Friday, July 21st & 23rd! So come down for all the
fun, food and excitement and stay for the Derby to root on Bobby!!
Dick Scott Motormall & Collision Shop are Proud Sponsors
of this year Fair and Bobby’s Derby Car!!!
We can’t wait to see you there!!


NEW Quick Repair Program at Dick Scott Collision

Quick Repair Service
Visit our Collision Shops and take advantage of our SAME DAY Quick Repair Options!
Check out our available Services Listed above!
Visit for more details about our Collision Shops!