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When You Need an Auto Body Shop

When You Need an Auto Body Shop

The reality is that car accidents happen everyday. We can try our best to prevent them, but things do happen. If you find yourself in this situation, here are tips on what to consider when searching for an auto body shop.

According to an article at autos.aol.com,”Do You Have Minor Damage to Your Vehicle?”

6831635_s“Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. With millions of drivers on the road every day, many of them distracted by phone calls, messy burritos, bad weather or lack of sleep, crashes are inevitable. Luckily, most of these accidents are relatively minor and nobody gets injured.

But a minor accident can seriously damage the outside your car. Areas like the fenders and doors are especially susceptible to damage.

While it’s generally the insurance company’s job to get your car patched up and back on the road when this happens, there are a few things you should know in order to ensure that your car is properly fixed.

1. You can choose the body shop

Insurance companies can refer you to shops that they work with, but ultimately you can choose who does the work. Most insurance-recommended body shops are reputable and perform high-quality repairs, but there are a few bad eggs out there that cut corners to get the job done faster and cheaper. These shops will entice insurance adjusters with lower repair costs, but that could result in a shoddy repair. Before agreeing to get your car fixed at an insurance-recommended shop, do some research online by searching Yelp or other sites with small business reviews.

2. Avoid aftermarket parts

When you take your car in for repair, you should inquire about the replacement parts that are being used by the body shop. Body shops may use new original parts, used parts or aftermarket parts. While used parts were made by your vehicle manufacturer and perform as well as new original parts, aftermarket parts are often cheap imitations with inferior quality. These parts can corrode, rattle and ultimately diminish your car’s value.” To read the entire article click here.

For excellence in customer service and knowledgeable staff in the auto body repair service, contact A1 Body Shop at 775-348-0908 or visit A1BodyShopRV.com.

Understanding Paintless Dent Repair

Understanding Paintless Dent Repair

Does your vehicle need dent repair? Have you heard about paintless dent repair? Let’s take a look at key points to understanding paintless dent repair.

According to an article at frontrangedents.com, “Dent Repair”

car accident 3“What is (PDR) Paintless Dent Repair?
Paintless Dent Repair, commonly known as PDR, is the process of repairing door dents, hail damage, and even some larger damage without the use of bondo or paint. A trained and skilled dent repair technician uses a variety of tools to access the dent from the backside of the panel and then slowly, push by push, massages and reshapes the dented panel to its pre-damage condition. If repaired properly, often the damaged area can be entirely restored whether it be a common door ding, hail damage, or even a larger dent.

Benefits of Paintless Dent Repair:
• Cost- Significantly cheaper than conventional body shop repair
• Value- Unlike conventional body shop repair, PDR does not harm your vehicle’s factory finish, thus maintaining the value of your vehicle. Some are not aware that a conventional repair actually decreases the value of your vehicle.
• Time- Repairs usually require 1-3 hours vs. 4-6 days at a typical body shop.
• Lifetime Warranty- Through our process of PDR, we completely repair the dent, and do so with no possibility of the same dent ever returning.
• Convenient- We come to you. We are able to complete most repairs at your work or home location, or wherever else is most convenient for you.” To read the entire article click here.

A1 Body Shop offers top-notch auto body service to the Reno, Nevada. For more information on our services contact A1 Body Shop at 775-348-0908 or visit A1BodyShopRV.com.

Winter Car Care Tips

Winter Car Care Tips

The harsh conditions of the winter season is a tough time on your vehicle. Let’s take a look at ways to keep your vehicle in tip-top-shape during the winter season.

According to an article at autotrader.com, “Winter Car Tips”

auto repair“One major hazard with winter driving is that the sun sets earlier in the day, which means there’s less daylight, especially on your commute home. As a result, you’ll want to do everything you possibly can to make sure all of your vehicle’s lights are in excellent shape, providing the brightest possible illumination they can. If a bulb is out, fix it before winter starts, and if there’s snow covering any exterior light, make sure you remove it before setting off to drive anywhere. If your headlights are foggy or yellow, consider replacing them or look into an easy restoration kit.

Battery

It’s often more difficult for a battery to operate in cold weather than it is for a battery to operate in warm weather. As a result, a battery that’s merely weak during the summer could turn into a dead battery during the winter. Our advice is to have a volt test performed on your battery before winter starts to make sure it’s still in good working order. If it isn’t, buy a new battery as soon as possible so you’ll never have to worry about being stranded or left in a cold parking lot with a car that won’t start.

Coolant

Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is tremendously important to your car, as it keeps the engine from freezing in cold temperatures. Before you head into winter, make sure your car isn’t low on coolant and that there aren’t any leaks in your vehicles engine that could cause coolant to drain out. Many mechanics recommend drivers use a 50/50-mix of coolant and water in their radiators, which usually results in a lower engine freezing point than just coolant.” To read the entire article click here.

Why pay more for your Reno auto body repairs? Here at A1 Body Shop we offer reasonable auto body repair rates to better serve you. For more information contact A1 Body Shop at 775-348-0909 or visit A1BodyShopRV.com.

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