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How Can Auto Body Repair Restore Car Values?

Scratched paint, dented fenders and broken windshields not only diminish the curb appeal of your vehicle, but they also reduce its resale value. Fortunately, auto body shops can fix these imperfections to your benefit. In particular, there are specific procedures that tend to have the most impact.

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Signs Your Car May Need Rust Repair

Rust can be extremely damaging to a metal automobile. If left untreated, rust will eat away at the paint and the metal. This weakens the metal, which can make it less effective if you are in an automobile accident. It can also affect the appearance of the car, which can affect the resale value. Knowing what signs are indicative of rust being present on your car can help you catch it and then have it repaired before these larger problems occur. Here are a few of the signs that your car may need rust repair.

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The Big Factors Affecting Car Insurance Rates

For many, auto insurance is a bit of a mystery. We know that we are required to carry it. We know we don't like paying for it. We may even have been glad to have had it when we needed it for an auto body and collision repair. But how are our car insurance rates rates determined? Let's take a look at the big factors involved in determine those auto insurance rates.

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Can I Change My Car's Paint Color if I need Accident Repair?

If your car needs body work after a car accident, it is common that your car may need to be repainted. This is because the body work that was done may have scraped your paint, or parts may have been added to your car that don't match. If you don't like the color of your car or are looking to make a change, you may be wondering if you can change the color of your car's paint at this time. Here are a few questions you may have and the answers to those questions.

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After the Accident

If you were involved in auto accident, your car needs to be repaired. However, if you have not been involved in an auto accident before, or even recently, you may be unsure of what needs to happen. Here are some steps you should follow after you are in a car crash.

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I've Never Been in an Accident, What Do I Do?

Hopefully, you never have and never will have to figure what to do after your first traffic accident. Unfortunately, nearly everybody is going to be an accident at some point in time. Because you’re such a safe driver and aren’t used to the process after an accident occurs, and yet don’t know when a wreck may happen, it’s best to be prepared with some information as to how best to handle the situation.

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What to Expect When Your Insurance Company is Handling Your Car Repair After an Accident

If you have never been involved in an accident before, you may be unsure of what the process is for the insurance company fixing your car. Learning what you can expect will help you to better understand the process and prepare yourself as you navigate through this first in your life. Here is what you should expect when your insurance company is handling your car repair after an accident.

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Beware of these 4 Auto Body Repair Scams

With our busy lives, sometime we just don't have enough time to research a proper auto body shop, especially when we are consumed with trying to get our car repaired or find alternative transportation. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, haste makes waste.

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The EZ Process when Your Car Needs Bodywork

The idea of having work conducted on your car is probably not something you look forward to. First, you’re upset that your car even needs work performed on it, secondly, you’re probably not familiar with the process, and third, you’re not sure how you’re going to conduct your daily affairs while your car is in the shop. Fortunately, Suburban Auto Body provides EZ service to the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas to get your car back on the road as quickly and easily as possible.

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After an Accident will the Auto Body Shop Make my Car as Good as New?

Yes - But. You knew there was the inevitable " But" and there are many reasons why.

First of all, auto body work is an art and there is a range of skill levels as in any other profession. Most auto body professionals adhere to a very high standard but is up to you, the owner to decide where to have collision repairs done and that can make a big difference.

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