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When Can a Bumper Be Repaired Versus Replaced?

If someone rear-ended your car, you may find that the bumper is dented. And due to the material used to make bumpers, even a small impact can leave a major dent. In some cases, a car bumper can be repaired. In other cases, it needs to be replaced. So how does a technician determine which is needed? Read on to learn when a bumper can be repaired versus when it needs to be replaced.

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The Importance of Removing Rust Before Snow Hits Your Car

The body and parts on a car are made from various types of metal including steel and aluminum. They are often coated with clear coats and paint to prevent them from rusting. But as the car is exposed to real life elements, this paint and coating can become scratched, scraped and damaged. A rock, shopping cart, key or even driving over a speed bump can scrape away paint and coating on the car. This leaves the metal exposed to outdoor elements such as water, and rust can form. Rust can eat away at the metal, causing significant damage. If you notice rust on your car, you will want to have it removed before snow hits the car. Here are two reasons why.

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The Importance of Using One Mechanic for Fleet Auto Services

Many businesses have fleets of autos. This means you have multiple automobiles that are used and driven by various employees to complete their job. However, maintaining and repairing these automobiles can be a chore. Some companies may be tempted to use different mechanics or auto body repair shops when the car needs work. But there are benefits to sticking to just one mechanic and one auto body shop. These are three benefits to staying loyal to on auto service shop for all of your fleet auto needs.

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

The winter months take a toll on your car. And unfortunately, the freezing temperatures and weather elements can cause damage on your car. Taking the time to properly prepare your car is the best way to prevent major damage, keeping your car functioning and looking great. Here are a few of the things you will want to do to prepare your car for winter.

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How Snow Build Up Can Affect Your Car

If you don't drive your car often in the winter months, it is highly recommended that you at least shovel the snow from your car before it piles on. This is because heavy amounts of snow can strain your car and cause damage. Here are three different ways that snow build up can harm your car.

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When Should Your Windshield Be Replaced After a Car Accident?

When you are involved in a car accident, the impact can cause internal damage or pressure to your windshield. When airbags deploy, they put pressure on the windshield. When you hit a tree, the impact can cause the windshield to shake. Unfortunately, a lot of this damage is not visible, which causes you to wonder when or if your windshield should be replaced. Here is some information you need to know about when a windshield should be replaced after a car accident.

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What is the Difference between a Ding and a Dent ?

What is the difference between a Ding and a Dent ? We have all experienced that "Oh No" feeling when we come back from a shopping trip and see a blemish on the side of our car. This type of damage is almost inevitable but there is some good news! There are varying degrees of body damage, and there is a big difference between a " Ding" and a "Dent" when repair costs are considered.

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The Importance of Repairing or Replacing a Bumper After a Car Crash

If you were involved in a minor car crash, you may not think that repairing or replacing a bumper is important. However, it is.  Here are a few reasons why it is important to repair or replace a bumper after a car crash, including minor fender benders.

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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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