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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” “What is (PDR) Paintless Dent Repair? Paintless Dent Repair, commonly known as PDR, is the process of repairing door dents, hail damage,Continue Reading

How to Prevent Exterior Damage to Your Vehicle

How to Prevent Exterior Damage to Your Vehicle

Over the course of a car’s life exterior imperfections do happen even to the best car owners. While keeping your car’s exterior in the best shape is always best especially in the case of resale value. Let’s take a look at ways to prevent further damage to your car’s exterior. According to an article atContinue Reading

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle

Is it time for a new vehicle? Before you rush to the nearest dealership, do you know how to increase the value of your vehicle before selling it? Let’s take a look at tips on how to maximize the resale value of your vehicle. According to an article at edition.cnn.com, “Vehicle Resale Value Tips” “IfContinue Reading

What to do After You File a Motorcycle Collision Claim

Did you recently file a motorcycle collision claim? Are you aware that you can choose which auto body shop to repair the damage done to your motorcycle? Here are tips on how to find an auto body shop in Reno. According to an article at thesimpledollar.com, “Find an Auto Body Shop” “Choose a Shop with aContinue Reading

Exterior Vehicle Care Tips

Exterior Vehicle Care Tips

Harsh weather conditions can do a damper on your vehicles’ exterior finish. Let’s take a look at simple auto care tips on how to prevent your paint job from fading. According to an article at geico.com, “Auto Care Tips” “Start with a good coat of wax, then be on the lookout for these common problems:Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Classic Vehicle Looking Great

Do you have a classic beauty in the garage that you cherish? Owning a classic vehicle is a labor of love. Here are tips to to keep your classic vehicles exterior looking great. According to an article at EzineArticles.com, “Owning a Classic Vehicle” “You drove it when you were partying like it was 1999 (andContinue Reading

Recommendations on How to Find a Reno Auto Body Shop 

Recommendations on How to Find a Reno Auto Body Shop 

If you’ve been in a recent accident and need help finding a Reno auto body repair shop you’ll need one that will meet your needs. Here are tips to help you make an informed decision when searching for an auto body shop. According to an article at doityourself.com, “3 Tips on How to Find anContinue Reading

Was the Auto Collision the other Drivers Fault?

Was the Auto Collision the other Drivers Fault?

Have you recently been in auto collision in Reno? Was the accident caused by the other driver? Let’s take a look at who pays for auto body repairs when it wasn’t your fault. According to an article at advancedautobodysc.com, “Who Pays for the Auto Body Repairs?” “Who Pays For The Car Repair when the OtherContinue Reading

Was Your Vehicle Involved in a Minor Auto Accident?

Was Your Vehicle Involved in a Minor Auto Accident?

Did you get into a small fender bender? Even a minor auto accident could lead to a major auto body repair issue if not taken care of correctly? According to an article at insidehalton.com, “Got a Minor Auto Body Repair Issue?” “The frame will affect how your car handles and also can impact the safetyContinue Reading