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Tips to Protect Your Vehicle Against Parking Lot Dings

Parking lot dings are a fact of life.  However, you have the power to minimize the number of automotive dings in these crowded spaces by being proactive.  Strategically approach parking your vehicle in parking lots and other busy areas and you just might go a decade or even longer without a single ding.  Here’s how…

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What Is a Post-Repair Inspection and When Should You Ask For One?

After your car is repaired by an autobody repair shop, the shop itself typically conducts an inspection. During this inspection, a mechanic looks over your vehicle and ensures everything that was marked as damaged when the car was brought in is properly repaired. Unfortunately, though, mistakes can occur, and you may get your car back…

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What Should You Do If Your Vehicle Was Not Properly Repaired After an Accident?

When you take your vehicle to an autobody repair shop following an accident, you expect your vehicle to be repaired and for it to be in pre-accident condition. Unfortunately, things do not always go to plan, and not every autobody repair shop is the same. If you have found that your car is not up…

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The Top 5 Auto Repair Myths You Should Know

It is a mistake to believe everything you hear about autobody repair unless the individual doing the talking is an experienced autobody repair specialist.  Though you might have heard something interesting about autobody repair in passing or overheard someone discussing autobody repair, there is no guarantee the information is actually accurate.  Below, we provide a quick…

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The Inside Scoop on Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless dent repair, also referred to with the acronym of PDR, is changing the auto repair industry.  It is now possible to remove small dents from a vehicle body without paying for a paint job.  If you own a vehicle with dents that are a couple inches in diameter or smaller, your ride is a candidate…

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Hidden Damage That May Be Present After an Auto Accident

After an auto accident, it is important to have your vehicle looked at by an autobody repair shop. One of the most common types of mistakes that people make is assuming that there is no damage because they do not see any, or assuming there is minimal damage because only a small dent is present….

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Signs a Bumper Needs to Be Replaced Rather Than Needing to Be Repaired

If someone’s car runs right into the back of yours, you know you will need to take your vehicle to an autobody repair shop. One of the questions you may find yourself wondering is whether the bumper will be replaced or whether the dents in the bumper will simply be removed. There are a few…

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The Basics of Auto Collision Avoidance Systems

If you have a relatively new vehicle, it likely has a collision-avoidance system.  However, if you are like most people, you probably do not understand how this technology works.  In short, your vehicle’s collision avoidance system is designed to prevent you from getting into an accident.  However, having such a system in your car does…

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How to Prevent Sun Damage to Your Automobile

The summer has arrived, meaning the sun will be shining bright, posing a direct threat to your vehicle’s paint and even its interior.  However, you are not powerless against the sun.  Follow the advice detailed below and you will have done your part to prevent the sun from damaging your vehicle. Park in a Shaded…

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Should You Use OEM Parts or Aftermarket Parts When Repairing Your Vehicle?

Although dealing with auto repairs after a collision may seem intimidating, it can be helpful to see your next autobody repair as an opportunity to invest in high-quality parts that will last you for years to come. However, when it’s time to purchase your new parts, you may find yourself at a crossroads — should…

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