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Tag Archives: Collision Advice

Keeping your car CLEAN!!!!

If you are like me you like to have a clean car. Also if you are like me, finding the time to clean it in the driveway might be hard. My solution was a monthly membership to Mike’s Carwash which is a local chain in the midwest. It runs about $50 for unlimited washes each month. I have seen first hand what the salt and grime does to trucks and cars in the midwest. So I wanted to share the tips I use to help keep my truck clean and rust free on the outside and how a couple quick tips can keep your interior in top shape as well. First off you need a couple things. Similar to Clorox wipes, Armor all and Mothers sell their automotive interior wipes in the plastic containers that allow you to grab one at a time. You can find them at many grocery stores as well as Target and others. Next time you are out pick up a pack or 2 to keep in your vehicles. The also sell window wipes in the same type of containers. Most of the packs fit in the glove compartment, center console or even the door ... read more

Auto Body Repair Tips

So you were involved in a wreck. You either have a place you can take your vehicle to or you insurance company recommends a shop. Before the repair begins there are a couple of things to be on the lookout for during the repair. When having the vehicle initially inspect most times the insurance company sends out an adjuster to do an appraisal on the vehicle and estimate the repair. This person is actually working for the insurance company and their job is to do two things: 1. Keep the repair cost as low as possible while repairing the car properly. 2. At this point estimate only the visible damage. Both points are equally important. Once the vehicle is torn down through a process called 'Blueprinting' we make an additional estimate called a supplement will be written and additional parts will be ordered to complete the job. This process can take some time so keeping in contact with the insurance company and the repair shop in the beginning is vital in making sure this is ... read more

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