Frequently Asked Questions About Original Equipment Parts

When you are looking for an auto body repair shop or collision center for your car following an accident, one of the questions that you should ask is whether the repair shop uses original equipment parts, also known as OEM parts. Unfortunately, most people are not familiar with this term. Getting answers to the questions you have about it will help you understand what OEM parts are and why it is important to find a repair shop that replaces the parts in your car with them.

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Repairing Fire and Smoke Damage to a Car

What happens if you experience fire damage or smoke damage to your car? Either of these can occur if you have a car in a garage and a house fire breaks out — or if a small fire gets lit inside of your car itself. Smoke damage can even occur if your car is by a large fire, such as a wildfire. All of these things can impact the safety of your vehicle.

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How Can You Tell Whether There's Damage to Your Car's Frame?

Whether you've been in a serious accident or a fender bender, it can be difficult to determine the actual extent of the damage. Cars are designed to "crumple" when hit in order to protect you and your passengers from impact. Some damage, such as paint damage, is often considered to be cosmetic. Other damage, such as frame damage, is more severe. Of course, the best way to determine whether you have frame damage is to see a professional -- but in the heat of the moment, you might just want to be able to visually assess the problem.

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What Car Damage Should Be Repaired Immediately

How long can you wait to have your vehicle repaired? If you have surface damage to your car, it's very easy to decide to put it off -- after all, your car might just get scratched or dinged later on. But there's a difference between things that can be put off and things that need to be fixed immediately. It's often a good idea to at least get a quote for repairs and a professional opinion before making a decision.

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Repairing Your Vehicle When You're Responsible For An Accident

What happens if you're responsible for an accident? Though it can be a frightening experience, it's also important to remember that everyone is human. Accidents happen, and that's why you have insurance. Even when the accident was considered to be your fault, you're still going to have some options available for repair.

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The Importance of Removing Cosmetic Scratches and Dents From Your Car

If you have a minor scratch or dent on your car, you may debate whether to have it repaired or removed. Many people do, as auto body repairs can be pricey and these smaller dents and scratches are viewed as cosmetic issues. However, these minor issues may not be as minor as they appear. Here are a few of the reasons why it is important to remove cosmetic scratches and dents from your car.

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Signs You Need Auto Body Repair After Hitting a Curb or Road Debris

There are many hazards that you may encounter while out driving on the road. And unfortunately, many of these hazards can cause damage to your car. Some of the hazards cause damage to the exterior of your car, allowing you to easily see the scratch, ding or dent that occurred. Other hazards cause damage that is hidden or hard to see. If you run over a pot hole, hit a curb, or hit a piece of road debris, such as tire remnants, the underside of your car may be damaged. Since you cannot see the underside, you have to rely on signs that indicate damage was done. Here are a few of the common signs that you need auto body repair after hitting a curb or road debris.

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The Importance of Properly Preparing Your Car for Painting and How Suburban Auto Body Does This

If your car has been involved in an accident, it may need to be painted. This may be needed to help cover up dents that may have needed to be filled in with a compound or to help cover scratches, flaking paint or peeling paint left behind from the accident. In any case, your car has to be properly prepared to be painted. Here at Suburban Auto Body, we know just how important it is to properly prepare your car for the painting process. Here are a few of the steps we follow to get your car ready to be painted.

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How Cold Weather Can Affect Accident Repair

Many people do not realize it, but repairing damage to the body of a car is a bit more challenging in colder weather. This is because the cold weather can affect accident repair. As such, it is important to find a repair shop that knows how cold weather can affect your car and what steps need to be taken to ensure the repairs are properly made. Here at Suburban Auto Body, we know how cold weather can be damaging when auto repairs are done and we take steps to prevent this damage. Here are a few of the ways cold weather can affect accident repair and how we manage this issue.

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What Is Suburban EZ and How Is It Beneficial to You?

If you have been involved in an auto accident, you want your car repaired quickly and correctly with as little hassle as possible. Suburban Auto Body Repair in St. Paul, MN. has mastered this process with a service we like to call Suburban EZ. If you need auto body work, learn more about our service and how it can help to make your life a little easier.

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