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DIY Scratch Repair: 4 Reasons It Isn’t Worth the Risk

No matter how cautious a driver you are, chances are your vehicle will suffer a scratch or two. And even if the damage isn’t your fault, it’s important to pursue repairs if you hope to maintain the integrity of your vehicle’s paint. When it comes to minor paint repairs, there’s one question everyone wants to know: Can’t I just do it myself? Well, you certainly can – but that doesn’t mean you should.

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What to Look For In a Trustworthy Auto Body Repair Shop

To say auto body repair shops get a bad rap is an understatement. Unfortunately, far too many shops are more than willing to cheat you out of your hard-earned cash—if you don’t know what to watch for, that is. At Minnetonka Collision, we pride ourselves on our commitment to honest, transparent, high-quality auto body repair, and superior customer service. But not every shop takes pride in their work the way we do. If you’re on the hunt for a shop you can trust to handle your high-end vehicle, here are three non-negotiable traits to look for:

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How We Repair Storm Damage to Your Vehicle

When a storm damages your vehicle, the resulting dents and breakage follow a pattern that is much different from that of a regular car accident. Often, the damage is concentrated on the upward-facing parts of the car, such as the roof, hood, and trunk lid. You may also have parts sheared right off the vehicle. The mirrors are some of the most susceptible, but your bumpers and header panels are also vulnerable.

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Protect Your Car From Storm Damage

As the weather continues to grow more unpredictable, heavy storms continue to be a common occurrence. Storms can bring damaging winds, hail, and torrential downpours. While you should always try to have your vehicle inside during a storm, we understand this is not always possible. Below, let's examine some possible ways your car can become damaged during a storm.

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7 Steps to Protect Your Vehicle from Weather Damage

Wind, rain, and wild weather threaten your vehicle's finish every day. In extreme cases, violent weather can even break windows and mirrors and cause ugly dents on your exterior. Use these tips to reduce the effects of unstable weather patterns on your vehicle's exterior.

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Maintenance for Cars With Over 100,000 Miles

If you love your car and want to get as much mileage as you can out of it, then maintaining a new appearance is just as important as fixing what is under the hood. Minnetonka Collision can revitalize your car’s new shine and give it a fresh paint job as you take it into the next 100,000 miles.

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Auto Repairs for Cars With Ice Damage

So, if you discover your car has ice damage, then bring it to Minnetonka Collision Center. Our Minnesota-certified technicians can repair your vehicle's surface no matter how extensive the damage is from an ice incident. To schedule service, contact us today at 763-230-7805.

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Restoring Your Car After Hail Damage

If your car was damaged in a hailstorm, your best option is to take it to an auto body shop as soon as possible. A certified technician can inspect your car and make the necessary repairs. If you wait to fix the car, the damage will progressively get worse.

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Professional vs. DIY Color Matching: What's The Difference?

The DIY auto body repair craze has empowered amateurs everywhere perform auto body repair on their vehicles. Also, while is this is a noble effort, DIY projects often produce lackluster results, and, in some case, more damage to the car.

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Buying a Used Car? We can Restore the Paint

Minnetonka Collision can help you beautify your recent used car purchase. When you bring your vehicle into our service center, we can inspect the paint job and make necessary improvements. Contact us today for a quote.

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