How does your insurance company decide if your vehicle is a total loss after a collision? The auto body repair experts at Minnetonka Collision explain the process.
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Keeping your vehicle clean is an essential component of proper maintenance. Learn how complete auto detailing keeps your vehicle in top condition from the experts at Minnetonka Collision.
Winter weather in Minnesota is notoriously harsh and can quickly damage your vehicle—but only if you let it. Since winter is officially here, now is the time to be diligent about protecting and maintaining your vehicle’s exterior. At Minnetonka Collision, we know winter vehicle maintenance can be a pain, but we also know that neglecting it can result in expensive damage and repairs. To help you better protect your car or truck throughout the season, make sure you implement the following protective measures:
If you own a high-mileage vehicle, you know it requires more extensive maintenance than a newer car or truck. Many high-mileage vehicle owners focus solely on maintaining the internal working components, but the exterior of an older vehicle requires the same level of care and protection. At Minnetonka Collision, we want you to get the most life possible out of your vehicle, which is why we offer industry-leading auto body repair and maintenance services. Curious about what you can do to take great care of your car or truck? Check out our brief guide on caring for the exterior of your high-mileage vehicle.
Does your vehicle have minor dents and dings? Have you been thinking about repairs, but find cost a deterrent? Fortunately for you, paintless dent repair may be just what you’re looking for. At Minnetonka Collision, we provide PDR services for vehicles that have suffered minor auto body damage. It’s quick, convenient, and can restore your vehicle’s exterior to its former, flawless glory. How do you know if PDR is the right choice for you? We’ve put together a quick guide below.
If you’re the unfortunate victim of a fender bender, you may be considering leaving your dents unrepaired. After all, what kind of issues can a dented bumper or fender possibly cause? At Minnetonka Collision, we know many vehicle owners believe fender bender repairs are wholly unnecessary. Unfortunately, though, even minor damage that goes unrepaired can snowball into larger issues down the road. So if you’re thinking about leaving that dent in your bumper, think again. Here are the top reasons you should always take your car to a qualified auto body repair shop after a fender bender.
If you’re a business owner who relies on a group of vehicles to conduct your day-to-day operations, you know just how important a fully functional fleet is. As the (literal) driving force behind your business, your fleet brings in substantial revenue; you can’t afford to lose out on profits because one or more of your vehicles is down. From rental cars to police vehicles, delivery vans to cabs, at Minnetonka Collision, we service them all. Here’s how we’ve earned our reputation for excellence in the Twin Cities area:
Statistically, you’re more likely to be involved in a traffic accident after dark. How much more likely? According to the National Safety Council, three times more likely. As Daylight Saving Time comes to a close, and sunlight gradually occupies fewer of our waking hours, the chances of involvement in a fender bender or more severe collision only grow. And, if you’re routinely out and about burning that midnight oil, the likelihood of experiencing an accident increases further. According to the National Safety Council, most nighttime vehicular accidents occur between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m., primarily due to substance impairment or sleep deprivation. What should you do if you’re the victim of a late-night accident? The professionals at Minnetonka Collision explain:
In Minnesota, we like to joke that there are only two seasons: winter, and road construction. And since it’s not quite winter, that means we’re deep in the middle of road construction season. While long lines of backed-up traffic can make your daily commute a tedious task, that’s not the only annoyance road construction season brings. Damage to your vehicle’s exterior can make a tedious drive even more frustrating. If you must drive through a construction zone, it’s important to modify your driving habits to protect your ride. Here with a few tips on how to avoid auto body damage in construction zones are the auto body experts at Minnetonka Collision.
So you had a fender bender—no worries, right? It’s just a minor dent that’ll be fixed in a flash, right? Perhaps not. When most people get into a fender bender situation, they assume the only damage incurred is cosmetic—but that isn’t always the case. Even a minor accident can cause small internal issues, that if not taken care of promptly, can snowball into much larger problems.