When you need to choose an auto body repair shop to handle collision repairs, dent removal, or touchup paint, there are several things you must consider to make a good decision. While price, reputation, location, and your insurance company’s recommendation all play into your decision, specialty service offerings — also known as concierge services — should also be a consideration.
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Colliding with an object in the road can happen to even the most vigilant driver. If it recently happened to you and the resulting vehicle damage is significant, you’re probably wondering how your insurance coverage works in this type of situation. While most insurance policies cover auto body repair caused by accidents involving road debris, the extent of your coverage really depends on your situation.
Whether you plan on taking a road trip this summer or you’re sticking around the Twin Cities metro, you’ll encounter your share of road debris during the warmest months of the year. Not only are there more passenger vehicles on the roads, but it’s also road construction season, so tire blowouts, gravel, and garbage inevitably end up on our highways.
Summer is hail season in the Twin Cities, and that means hundreds of vehicle owners throughout the metro area will likely end up needing hail damage repairs at some point. Unfortunately, a few common mistakes surrounding those repairs cost drivers hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively each year — but that doesn’t have to be your story.
If you’re getting ready to price out auto body repairs, it’s in your best interest to get several estimates from different auto repair shops. It’s also important to understand that the quotes you receive can (and probably will) vary wildly from shop to shop. And while it might seem logical to go with the budget option to save some cash or the pricier option if you want better quality workmanship, price isn’t always a strong indicator of a shop’s service.
If your business relies on fleet vehicles, it’s imperative that you keep in them in proper working order all the time. Your automobiles are literally the driving force behind your business, and if they don’t work well, neither can your team.
When you notice a fairly minor dent in the body of your vehicle, you might be tempted to see if you can pull the dent out on your own. But should you really? While there are a number of DIY dent fix tools floating around in auto parts shops and on the internet, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a viable solution for dent removal.
There’s a lot more to the collision damage assessment and repair process than most vehicle owners realize. Since most vehicle owners never think twice about auto body repairs until after a collision occurs, there are a few misconceptions about how the restoration process is handled.
If you need to address scratches or chips vehicle’s paint job, you need to find an auto body repair shop that specializes in precision paint color matching. With many vehicles, paint colors can be difficult to match, especially if there’s a custom paint job or the manufacturer uses specialty coatings that aren’t widely available.
So you’re dealing with dents in the body of your vehicle? Are you apprehensive about getting them fixed because you’re worried about expensive, time-consuming repairs? At Minnetonka Collision, we’ve got some good news: Paintless dent repair may be an option for you, depending on the extent of the body damage.
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