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Auto Body Maintenance Tips for Cars with Over 100,000 Miles

When talking about car maintenance, most car owners think about what’s under the hood. Here at Minnetonka Collision, we care about how great your car looks as well as how well it runs. Once your car reaches 100,000 miles, we recommend that you bring it to our auto body shop so they can detail it from front to back. Your car may have a few miles on it, but we can keep it looking beautiful throughout its life with our comprehensive auto body repair service.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional Auto Technician for Color Matching

At Minnetonka Collision Center, we paint used and damaged cars every single day. Our entire crew of professional know what it takes to match the paint on your car in a seamless manner and with zero flaws. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you bring your car for paint repairs or touch ups instead of doing it yourself. Here’s why:

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What Should you do if Your Car is Damaged by Hail?

Hailstorms can cause some significant damage to your vehicle in a very short period. When it happens, it can catch you off-guard. So what do you do after your car has been pelted by hail? Here is our step-by-step guide to help you.

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What is Included in a Complete Auto Detailing Service?

Before you take your car to any center to get detailed, you need to find out what is included in the detail package. At Minnetonka Collision Center, we go the extra mile to ensure that you receive a comprehensive package that makes your car look stunning from front to back. Below we provide a checklist of all major components of your car that should be treated during a professional detail.

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How do Insurance Companies Determine if a Car is Totaled?

As an insurance preferred shop, Minnetonka Collision Center works with insurance providers every day to determine if a vehicle can be properly repaired and to what extent. In some cases, a car has to be totaled. This means that the insurance company has determined that the car will not be repaired. Below we explain in detail what totaled means and how insurance companies arrive at the decision to total a car.

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How Minnetonka Collision Checks & Repairs Your Car From Storm Damage

A storm can cause a lot of damage to your vehicle. Hail can leave dings and dents in the car, high water levels can damage water underneath the carriage of the car, and debris flying around in high winds can chip, crack or break your windows...the list goes on. If your car has been through a storm and you suspect there may be damage or you can see the damage, you may be wondering what steps a collision center, such as Minnetonka Collision in Plymouth, MN, takes to ensure all of the damage is spotted and repaired. Here are the steps that are followed when checking for and repairing car storm damage:

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How is Hail Damage Removal Done?

Hail can be damaging to the body of your vehicle. The amount of damage that is caused depends on the size of the hail and how fast it fell onto your car. If your car has dents or dings in it from hail, you will likely want your car repaired. Hail damage can affect the appearance of your car and the value. There are three techniques that are typically used to repair hail damage, depending on the severity of the damage. Here are the three techniques that we use at Minnetonka Collision.

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Body Shop

When your vehicle needs to have body work completed, you'll have to find the right shop for the job. Though you might think that all body shops are alike, there are some key factors that you need to consider before entrusting your vehicle to one. Keep the following in mind when doing your research:

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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Car

Your car is a major investment that needs to be treated as such if it's going to last. There are numerous ways that you can protect your investment so that you are able to get the most out of it. Here are a few:

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The Different Ways Fenders Are Repaired

If you are involved in a car accident, the fender of your car may be damaged. While the terms fender and bumper are often used interchangeably, they are two different parts on your car. The fender connects to either your front or back bump, framing the outside of your wheels. This helps to protect the wheels of your car. If the fender is damaged during a car accident, you may be wondering if it can be repaired and how. Here are the different ways that fenders can be repaired following a car accident.

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