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Common Issues in Auto Color Matching (And How We Solve Them)

The only thing worse than having to fix a collision or body damage to your vehicle is not being able to match your paint job. Auto manufacturers typically use a standard set of formulations. However, there are many reasons your paint job may not be easy to match. Fortunately, our auto body experts at Minnetonka Collision in Plymouth understand many of the common issues in auto color matching.

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Your Guide to Auto Body Paint

When your vehicle needs a paint job choosing the right auto body shop can make all the difference in the world. A true professional will match the right type and color of paint for the make and model of your vehicle. There are many different types of auto body paints such as acrylic lacquer paint which is used exclusively for luxury cars. Car manufacturers such as a Rolls Royce and Jaguar use an acrylic lacquer paint that has a glossy finish which is quite elegant. However, this type of paint can fade easily.

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What Caused That Dent? Auto Body Dent Mysteries Revealed

Having a dent removed from your vehicle can be like reconstructive surgery. You need an auto body shop that is experienced in auto body repair and dent removal. Pulling out dents from a flat surface is easy. However, there are many angles and slopes where only an experienced and skilled technician knows what to do. We have seen dents on all types of vehicles and repair them to make. Minnetonka Collision Center makes any type of dent disappear like it was never there.

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Why You Need to Repair Your Car's Bumper ASAP

No one likes to get in a car accident. When you run into someone or someone runs into you, chances are your car sustained damage to the bumper. While the damage might seem minor, there could be more going on that you can’t see. Minnetonka Collision Center can repair your car’s bumper ASAP to continue safe operation of your vehicle.

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What to Look for in an Auto Detailing Company

A car is a big investment. You want to take care of that investment by keeping it looking its best. Your schedule probably keeps you too busy to detail your car, so it might be time to look for a professional to clean and detail your car. Minnetonka Collision Center is here to you tips on what to look for when you are choosing an auto detail company.

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Can Fender Benders Conceal Internal Damage to Your Car?

A minor fender bender has the potential to cause underlying issues for your vehicle. Even if you only see a small dent or a few scratches, there may be hidden internal damage. While it may not seem necessary to take your car for an inspection, neglecting to do so could prove dangerous. You may not be able to see it, but internal damage can often snowball into more serious issues. Regardless of the severity of an accident, it is vital that a qualified auto body repair shop examine your car. At Minnetonka Collision, we recognize the potential for damage and can alert you to any dangers. What can a fender bender conceal? Let’s take a closer look.

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5 Everyday Things that Damage Your Car’s Exterior

When you own a vehicle, incidental damage is nearly unavoidable. Unless you keep it safely tucked away in your garage, you’re sure to notice scratches, dents, and dings eventually. What you may not have noticed, however, is where those damages originated. Just about everywhere you drive, your vehicle is at risk for damage, both large and small. But did you know that everyday things like rain, sun, and dirt can damage your car’s exterior? At Minnetonka Collision, we know how important it is that you keep your vehicle in top condition. That's why we provide comprehensive, high-quality repairs, both big and small.

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What to Do if You’re in a Collision While Out of Town

A memorable road trip can turn into a nightmare quickly when you find yourself in an auto collision. Being out of town can complicate matters and leave you in uncertainty. Minnetonka Collision Center can provide some relief for you if you get in a wreck away from home. We help you get the car to our auto body shop, help you file the insurance claim, and restore your vehicle back to looking like new once again. If you’re ever out of town and need help in a collision, give us a call.

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Fixing dents, Cuts, and Rust on Your Car

It happens to everybody sooner or later. You walk out to your car and notice that there is a dent, scratch, or rust in the paint job. As irritating as this is, you may find yourself asking if it’s worth it to fix the dent. Although much of your decision will depend on the age and condition of your car, there are other factors you should consider. Below, we take a closer look at dents, cuts, and rusts, and why you need to fix them.

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What is Paintless Dent Repair and Why We Use It?

Paintless dent repair (PDR) is a method we use for removing small dents, scratches, and dings from your car. This technique is especially useful for eliminating hail damage dents from the metal panels of your vehicle. Minnetonka Collision Center specializes in paintless dent repair for cars, trucks, and SUVs. If you have a small dent anywhere on your automobile, bring it to our auto body shop, and we can smooth the surface out in no time.

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