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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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:
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.
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.
Your vehicle should be a thing of pride, and this is shown by a perfect exterior surface. This is why it's so annoying when something causes that surface to be dented. Every time you look at your car, your eyes will travel to that dent and it'll irk you to no end. Even worse, you'll automatically imagine that everyone else is only looking at the dent, too—and depending on where the flaw is, that might actually be the case.
We aren't perfect, and sometimes fender bender accidents happen. We can bump into another car or object and cause slight damage to our vehicles. Fender benders should be repaired quickly to prevent further damage to our cars. Not only are fender bender accidents unsightly, but they can leave your car susceptible to further damage if left unfixed. Luckily, our trained auto body professionals have a wide range of services and techniques to help repair damage sustained from a fender bender.
If a car rear ends you, you may find yourself with a dented bumper. When your bumper is dented, a collision repair shop can repair the dent, helping to bring your car back to its pre-accident collision. A collision repair shop may use three different techniques to fix a dented bumper, depending on the size of the dent and the condition of your bumper. Here are the three techniques that are used to fix a dented bumper.
It happens to everybody sooner or later. You walk out to your car and notice 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.
Ice storms can cause a tremendous amount of damage to your vehicle in several ways. First, it can cause sizable dents in the car upon impact if it falls from the roof or a tree. Second, during the freezing or melting process, ice can produce cracks or dings in the paint. Third, ice crystals can bang up against the car while you’re driving and penetrate the surface. In any case, bring your car to Minnetonka Collision Center for an auto body repair. Our ASE certified mechanics will give your car a thorough inspection and make the necessary repairs to fully restore the body.