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Taking Care of Your Car After Rust Removal

Once you've gotten your vehicle repaired, the last thing you want is to experience issues with rust again. Removing your rust requires the rust be taken out of the vehicle's frame itself, by physically abrading the surface. After that, your vehicle is going to have to be repainted or re-coated to prevent rust exposure again. Here's how to protect your car just after it's been repaired:

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Matching a Premium Paint Color: What You Need to Know About Limited Edition Paints

What happens if your premium paint job needs to be repaired? Scratches and dents can seem difficult to fix if you have a rare type of paint color, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a way to fix it. In fact, sometimes it can be just as easy and affordable to fix as basic colors.

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Before Your Road Trip: Consider These Things About Your Scratches and Dings

Before you take a road trip, you might want to give your car a once-over. If you've been accumulating scratches and dings throughout the year, it may be better to fix them now. On the other hand, if you're going to be going into difficult terrain, you might want to schedule a trip to the mechanic afterward.

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The Benefits of Fleet Services

As a business owner, you may have a fleet of vehicles that you use daily to run and operate your business. If you have a fleet of cars, you may benefit from fleet services. Many auto repair shops and mechanics offer fleet services to help make it easier for business owners to get their cars the repairs and services they need. Here at Suburban Auto Body, we offer fleet services. Here are a few of the benefits of the fleet services that we have to offer.

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Are There Limits to How Much Rust Can Be Removed From a Vehicle?

It is important to remove any rust that develops on the body of a car, truck or SUV as soon as you spot the rust. This is because rust will continue to spread quickly if it is not removed. And unfortunately, rust can weaken the metal. This can be dangerous as the metal panels on your car are designed to sustain an impact if you are involved in a car accident. If you have a car that is substantially rusted, you may wonder if there are limits to how much rust should and can be removed from a vehicle. Here is some information you will want to know if you are in this position.

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Should I Repair Damage to my Leased Car before I Turn it in?

If you are about to turn in your car at the end of the lease, the first thing to do is ask the dealer if there will be any charges for excess "Wear and Tear." Remember that the dealer may waive some damage if you are leasing another car from them.

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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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